William Bradley Pitt (born William Bradley), better known as Brad Pitt, is an American actor and producer. Winner of the Golden Globe Award for 1995 - for his supporting role in the film "The Twelve Monkeys". Award Winner"Oscar"as one of the film's producers"12 years of slavery" - the winner in the category "Best movie" on the 2014 ceremonies and for Best Supporting Actor in a PictureOnce Upon a Time in… Hollywood(2020). Prior to that, he was nominated four times for the award "Oscar"(Three times - as an actor and once - as a producer).
Place of Birth. Education. William Bradley Pitt was born December 18, 1963 in Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA and grew up in a very religious American family. His father, William Pitt, worked as a manager in a trucking company, and his mother, Jane Etta Hillhouse, was a teacher at a local school. He, his brother Doug Pitt and sister Julia Pitt grew up in Springfield, Missouri, where the family moved shortly after his birth. At school, Pitt played sports, was in a debate club, a music section, and participated in student government. After high school, William entered the University of Missouri - Columbia, where he studied journalism and advertising.
Career. However, after graduating from the university, he did not go to work by profession, but went to Hollywood in order to start an acting career. There he changed his name to Brad Pitt. Brad went to every possible audition and it finally gave some results. Due to his natural acting talent and good looks, he was noticed in a television commercial for "Levi's" 501 jeans.
In 1987, Brad gets the role of a friend of Priscilla Presley and appears in 5 parts of the famous television series about the Texas oil magnates "Dallas". Somewhat later, he appears in one episode of the hit teen series 21 Jump Street and several episodes of The Homeroom Teacher. He also appeared in separate series of television series: "Another World", "Tales from the Crypt", "Life Begins After 30". In the 6-episode mini-series 1988 "Glory Days" (Glory Days), he already played the main role.
He made his film debut in two small roles back in 1987, but his real film debut can be considered a role in the 1989 film "Acute Class". Pitt now characterizes the tape as "a bad, bad horror movie for teenagers that is embarrassing to be shown even on cable television in the late evening hours." Also during the filming of this picture, he met his first Hollywood love, actress Jill Scholene. But this romance did not last long, because the very next year, Brad was filming together in the TV movie Too Young to Die? met with 16-year-old actress Juliet Lewis. They lived together for the next three years.
The film that immediately made Pitt famous was the 1991 film directed by Ridley Scott "Thelma and Louise" about two women fleeing the monotony of provincial life in search of adventure. The main roles were played by popular actresses Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis. Pitt appeared in this tape for some 10 or 15 minutes. He played the role of a certain tumbleweed guy who spends one night in a motel with the heroine Geena Davis, and in the morning disappears with all her savings. And it is with this handsome man that the not-so-young heroine of Gina experiences her first orgasm in her life. Therefore, it is not surprising that after this role, Brad began to be considered a male sex symbol, and in Hollywood the nickname “orgasm of 6000 dollars” stuck to him for the next few years.
A great success can be considered the role of Pitt in the film of the famous actor and director Robert Redford "A River Runs Here". This touching tape about relationships in a family from a provincial town reminded Brad so much of the relationship of his own family, he had to be on the screen only himself.
Pitt, at the end of three years of marriage with Juliet Lewis, starred with her in the film "California" about two psychopathic killers. Then everything went on increasing - all the best films, the best roles: a role in the independent film "True Love" (1993), a young man becomes a vampire in the film "Interview with the Vampire", work with Anthony Hopkins in the film "Legends of the Fall".
After the failed mystical melodrama "Meet Joe Black" (1998) by Martin Brest, Pitt again starred with David Fincher, and this time their collaboration was even brighter, more controversial and more provocative. After the film "Fight Club" (1999), the actor said that he hates to fight.
Pitt's further roles ("The Mexican", "The Spy Game", "Ocean's 11") seem like a step backwards against the background of his game with Fincher. But this in no way affects his popularity: the actor who starred in two 100-millionth hits a year in Hollywood, can get any role in any movie.
In 2018, Pitt starred as Cliff Booth, a stuntman, with Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in… Hollywoodabout the Manson family murders. He received awards for his performance in the film"Oscar", "golden globe", BAFTA, US Screen Actors Guild Award and "Critics' Choice"for Best Supporting Actor. This is the first Oscar for Brad Pitt, which he received for his acting work.
Awards. Pitt received the prestigious Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in 12 Monkeys. Award Winner"Oscar"as one of the film's producers"12 years of slavery" - the winner in the category "Best movie" on the 2014 ceremonies and for Best Supporting Actor in a PictureOnce Upon a Time in… Hollywood(2020). Prior to that, he was nominated four times for the award "Oscar"(Three times - as an actor and once - as a producer).
Fees. If we measure the popularity of an actor by fees for his roles, then here Pitt is progressing extremely quickly. For the film "Seven Years in Tibet", filmed in 1997, he received a check for $ 8 million, and for his role in the film "Meet Joe Black", filmed in 1998, already $ 17.5 million. The actor was offered even more sums: $ 25 million for participating in militants, to which he categorically did not agree. The actor says: "I choose roles and films according to my mood at the moment. I do not want to play against my feelings. And I intend to continue to do so. Some of my most famous colleagues in the selection of roles are guided by the preferences and expectations of other people. I wanted to avoid it and behave the way I do it now, that is, to play in films that mean something, first of all, to myself. When choosing scenarios, Brad listens more to the advice of his father, who still remains the greatest authority for him.
Hobbies. Brad has a variety of hobbies. He kept several dogs at home, a terrarium with several dozen chameleons. Pitt has repeatedly stated that he loves music more than movies. Therefore, in several houses of Pitt you can see guitars, whole stacks of CDs and players. Music in Pitt's house plays almost continuously. He loves antiques, his house is filled with old handmade furniture. Before filming the film "Seven Years in Tibet" about a German who became the teacher of the Dalai Lama during the Second World War, Pitt was very afraid of heights. In preparation for filming, he traveled with partner David Thewlis to the Swiss Alps, the Italian Dolomites, and became so fascinated with the mountains that he even thought about seriously taking up mountain climbing.
Personal life. While filming Seven, Pitt became involved with actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Their engagement and subsequent marriage was even announced. The announcement of the couple's divorce surprised everyone. Some argue that Paltrow decided that she was not yet ready for marriage, others that Pitt cheated with another girl, actress Claire Forlani, during the filming of Meet Joe Black.
In 2000, Pitt married actress Jennifer Aniston. The wedding took place on a Hollywood scale, and cost the couple $ 1 million. Four years of marriage seemed almost cloudless, but in January 2005 they broke up. According to most journalists, it is the fault of Angelina Jolie, who was Brad's partner in the action comedy Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Since 2005, Brad Pitt has been increasingly seen with Angelina Jolie. In May 2006, Angelina gave birth to a daughter from Brad. Civil marriage with Jolie for Pitt is the second experience of a serious relationship. In 2010, a couple of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie decided to legalize their relationship. Their six children persuaded them to do this: the couple is raising Zahara from Ethiopia, Medox from Cambodia, Pax from Vietnam, as well as their biological children - daughter Shilo Nouvel and twins Knox and Vivienne. In September 2016, after 11 years of marriage, the Jolie-Pitt couple broke up. The reason for the divorce was disagreement in the methods of raising children, also because of Brad Pitt's alcohol addiction. On April 12, 2019, the marriage was annulled.
December 16, 2023