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Actor and producer Brad Pitt made his big-screen debut in the horror film Cutting Class and his role in 's Legends of the Fall helped secured his place as a Hollywood staple. A two-time winner of People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" title, Pitt also proved willing to take on grittier roles for features like Seven and Fight Club He began earning more serious award consideration for performances in BabelThe Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonInglourious Basterds and Moneyballwinning his first Oscar in the best picture category as a producer for 12 Years a Slave His father, Bill Pitt, owned a trucking company, and his mother, Jane Pitt, was a family counselor.
Pitt originally aspired to be an advertising art director, studying journalism at the University of Missouri. However, the young college student had other, quiet aspirations that were the product of hood love of movies. His dreams finally seemed tangible his last semester at university when he realized, "I can leave. Pitt told his parents he intended to enroll in the Art Center College of De in Pasadena but instead spent the next several months driving a limousine — chauffeuring strippers from one bachelor party to the next, delivering refrigerators and trying to break into the L.
He ed an acting class and, shortly after, accompanied a classmate as her scene partner on an audition with an agent. In a twist of fate, the agent ed Pitt instead of his classmate. After weathering only seven months in Los Angeles, Pitt had secured an agent and regular acting work. Pitt's first jobs came in television, appearing in episodes of Dallasthe daytime soap Another Worldthe sitcom Growing Pains and in 's short-lived Fox Television series Glory Days.
Pitt and Lewis nine years his junior, at age 16 started dating and eventually moved in together. Pitt's performance as a renegade, sugar-tongued hitchhiker who gets picked up by the two title characters in Ridley Scott 's Thelma and Louise grabbed universal attention despite only a few minutes' worth of screen time. Pitt's combination of charming bad boy charisma and sensual playfulness — particularly in a fiery love scene with Geena Davis—made him a genuine sex symbol and wore out the rewind button on many a VCR.
Pitt's next few films failed to boost his acting credibility and establish him as more than just a pretty face in Hollywood. Pitt played the main character's gambling, fly-fishing brother looking remarkably like a younger version of the director. Redford later admitted that he did not choose Pitt on the strength of his audition, rather, because "[he] had an inner conflict that was very interesting to me.
Pitt played Early Grayce, a man who goes on a cross-country killing spree with his girlfriend. The film was deemed self-indulgently violent and nihilistic by many reviewers and did not do well in the box office. Pitt and Lewis broke up soon after filming, creating a publicity disaster.
Pitt proceeded to lighten his repertoire with a comedic performance as "Floyd," a burnt-out hippie in Tony Scott's True Romancebut his next major role came in the adaptation of Anne Rice 's Interview With the Vampirealongside Tom Cruise. Rice initially expressed outrage at the casting choices, finding the two boyish, all-American film stars too rough for the homoerotic overtones of the tale.
However, after seeing the final film, Rice retracted her initial statements and filmed a short spot for the video version, endorsing the film. Pitt's rich and deeply affecting performance. Low-key and serene, he makes Louis convincing as a bereaved father, lover, even son. Pitt's next few efforts secured his place as a Hollywood staple; still, many critics found his roles lacking in dimension. In 's Legends of the Fallan epic family melodrama, Pitt played Tristan, a stereotypical romantic hero with long, golden locks and a penchant for alternately selfish and self-sacrificing gestures.
However, Pitt abruptly took a gritty turn as a detective on the trail of a serial killer in David Fincher's disturbing and gory thriller, Seven. During filming, Pitt met and began dating his then relatively unknown co-star, Gwyneth Paltrow. Both claimed it was "love at first sight. Then, inafter a seven-month engagement, the couple split for unknown reasons. InPitt starred as a mental patient in Terry Gilliam's psychological thriller Twelve Monkeyswinning a Golden Globe for best supporting actor for his performance and Age of brad pit his first Oscar nod.
He followed with another dark thriller, Sleepersand Alan J. His next film, the three-hour Meet Joe Blackco-starring Anthony Hopkinsfound Pitt playing a very comely version of death and did not inspire high praise. Inafter a brief hiatus from the Hollywood hot list, Pitt re-teamed with Seven director Fincher to make Fight Club. The apocalyptic film, also starring Edward Nortonpresents an unglamorous Pitt in a disturbing role as leader of "fight club," a bloody Age of brad pit for young professional males.
That same year the actor was featured in Ocean's Twelve. InPitt starred opposite Angelina Jolie in the blockbuster action flick Mr. And Mrs. Pitt's next film, the critically acclaimed Babelearned the actor another Golden Globe nomination. The actor moved on to less serious fare in the reprisal of his role as Rusty Ryan in Ocean's Thirteen Scott Fitzgerald. In this Fincher-directed movie, Pitt plays the title character, who is born as a year-old man and ages in reverse. Pitt received another Oscar nod for the film, which won three Academy Awards.
He was also the lead player in Moneyballa baseball dramedy that follows the travails of Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane and his quest to reshape his team. The film earned six Oscar nominations, including nods for Pitt as both lead actor and producer in the best picture category. InPitt won acclaim for his performance as Gerry Lane in the zombie-apocalyptic thriller World War Zdirected by Marc Forster, and later that year appeared as a supporting character in The Counselor. He also received raves for his work on 12 Years a Slave. The film, directed by Steve McQueentells the true story of free African American musician Solomon Northup played by Chiwetel Ejiofor who is kidnapped and sold into slavery.
For his work as a producer on the film, Pitt earned his fifth Academy Award nomination, receiving his second nod in the best picture category. Then inPitt co-starred with wife Jolie in the art house outing By the Seawhich she wrote and directed. He also appeared in The Big Shorta film which focuses on the housing market bubble that fueled the financial collapse and a group of men who'd predicted the turmoil to come.
Based on the nonfiction bestseller by Michael Lewis, the project earned a slew of award nominations. General Stanley McChrystal. Pitt and Aniston married on July 29,in Malibu, California. The couple announced their separation in Januarydivorcing in October of that year. Soon after their separation, Brad Pitt began dating Angelina Jolie, with the actress later revealing that the two developed feelings for each other on the set of Mr.
They also have three adopted children: Maddox, Pax Thien and Zahara. The couple became engaged in and tied the knot in a private ceremony on August 23,in France. However, Jolie filed for divorce in Septemberrequesting sole physical custody of their six children. The drama surrounding their contentious split played out the media, with Jolie in June reported to be in danger of losing custody due to her insistence on keeping the children from seeing their father.
In August, Jolie filed court documents that claimed her estranged husband had "paid no meaningful child support Age of brad pit separation. The actor faced more legal problems that month when an attorney announced plans to sue Pitt's Make It Right Foundation on behalf of residents of an area of New Orleans that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. The foundation built more than "green" houses inand allegedly promised to return to make necessary fixes. The lawyer claimed his clients endured infrastructural issues and illnesses at their homes.
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