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This man needs to no introduction, since he has been one of the leading men of Hollywood for the longest time. Brad Pitt has managed to capture all our hearts with his stellar performances since the 80s. Now, decades later, he is still one of the best actors in Hollywood, and his work is known well all over the world.
There are a lot of things people don’t know about Brad Pitt beyond his charms, good-looks, and his performance in some of your favourite movies, and we’re here to tell you all about it. So, here’s everything you need to know about the very popular Brad Pitt, from his net worth, to his biography and much more:
Working as both an actor and a producer, Brad Pitt is sometimes set to make twice as much as his co-stars, which doesn’t always sit right with everyone, but he has been one of the most popular and consistent men in Hollywood so far. On average, he earns a minimum of $20 million per major motion picture release, making him one of the most highly-paid actors, not just in Hollywood but in the world. As of 2022, his net worth is estimated to be $300 million. Brad Pitt has future projects lined up already, so undoubtedly, his net worth is bound to increase until he retires, which we don’t see happening any time soon.
William Bradley Pitt was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, on December 18, 1963. He was raised by his parents and two siblings. He attended Kickapoo High School and was a part of the swimming, gold, and tennis teams, Additionally, he was a part of the school journals, key club, forensics club, and debate team. He enrolled in a journalism program at the University of Missouri in 1982 and left two weeks shy of completing his degree in 1987. He decided to go out west and film movies, moving to Los Angeles to do so. He worked off jobs and took acting lessons from Roy London in his spare time.
Pitt began his career with several uncredited roles in the films No Man’s Land, Less Than Zero, Roy, and a two-episode role on the NBC soap opera Another World. Throughout the late 1980s, he appeared on a number of television shows, such as Growing Pains and 21 Jump Street. His first leading film role was in 1988 in the Yugoslavian–U.S. co-production The Dark Side of the Sun, However, the film’s release was shelved at the outbreak of the Croatian War of Independence, and was not released until 1997. He continued to pick up leading roles, such as that of a young student in Too Young to Die, opposite Juliette Lewis.
His breakout came in 1991 when he was cast as J.D. in Ridley Scott’s Thelma & Louise. In 1992, he starred as Paul Maclean in Robert Redford’s A River Runs Through It. Although he personally thought it was his weakest performance, others praised him highly. His next big ole was as the vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac in the horror film of the same name. Pitt also receives praise for his role as Tristan Ludlow in Legends of the Fall.
In 1995, Pitt won a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination for his part in the science fiction film 12 Monkeys. His popularity continued to rise, and in 1999, he starred as Tyler Durden in Fight Club, based on the Chuck Palahniuk novel of the same name. He prepared for the role by learning taekwondo, boxing, and grappling. Although Fight Club was not a box-office success, it did become a cult classic. In 2001, Pitt played Rusty Ryan in Ocean’s Eleven, a remake of the 1960 film starring the Rat Pack.
For someone as good-looking, popular, and charming, Brad Pitt sure has an interesting dating history and has been with some of the most famous women in Hollywood. Even today, Pitt is one of the most eligible bachelors, and his dating history is proof of that. Pitt’s dating history trails all the way back to 1984 when he was romantically linked with the popular American singer Sinitta, and they dated on and off for almost two years. Pitt was briefly engaged to Jill Schoelen in 1989 but their engagement lasted for less than a year because according to sources, Jill fell in love with someone else while filming her movie. Fast forward to ten years later, Brad Pitt was engaged once again, but this time, it was to none other than Gwyneth Paltrow. However, the relationship ended in 1997, and Paltrow admitted that Brad Pitt was too good for her at the time.
One of the most popular celebrity couples were Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, everyone loved them and wanted to be them. They were set up on a blind date and became Hollywood’s golden couple. Two years after being together, they tied the knot in 2000, however, five years later, the couple announced their separation, leaving a series of broken hearts. Nevertheless, Brad didn’t give up on love just yet.
He eventually went on to date Angelina Jolie and even adopted her kids, Zahara and Maddox, so everyone knew things were getting serious between the gorgeous couple. They got adopted more kids together and had a dreamy wedding in 2014, however, the marriage didn’t last long, as the couple split in 2016.
Apart from these lovely women, Brad Pitt has also been rumored to be linked with Robin Givens, Christina Applegate, Juliette Lewis, Geena Davis, Alia Shawkat, and most recently, Emily Ratajkowski. As of now, Brad Pitt is rumored to be single, but it is only a matter of time before we might just see him engaged to another woman!
Brad Pitt’s parents were William Alvin Pitt, the owner of a trucking company, and Jane Etta (née Hillhouse), a local counselor. He has two younger brothers, Douglas Mitchell (born 1966) and Julie Neal (born 1969).
On his conservative upbringing, Pitt has said that he was raised as South Baptist. Interestingly, he is very distantly related to Barack Obama, former President of the United States. They have a common ancestor named Edwin Hickman from the 1850s.
Brad Pitt has been the Hollywood heartthrob for as long as we can remember and continues to do so even today. He has appeared in several movies and tv shows, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for him. Let us know in the comments what your favorite Brad Pitt appearance has been so far.