William Bradley Pitt is an American actor and film producer. He first gained recognition as a cowboy hitchhiker in the road film Thelma & Louise. His greatest commercial successes have been Ocean’s Eleven, Troy, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, World War Z, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Pitt has been cited as one of the most influential and powerful people in the American entertainment industry.
About Brad Pitt in brief
William Bradley Pitt is an American actor and film producer. He has received multiple awards, including two Golden Globe Awards and an Academy Award for his acting. Pitt first gained recognition as a cowboy hitchhiker in the road film Thelma & Louise. His greatest commercial successes have been Ocean’s Eleven, Troy, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, World War Z, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Pitt has been cited as one of the most influential and powerful people in the American entertainment industry. From 2000 to 2005, he was married to actress Jennifer Aniston, and in 2014 he married actress Angelina Jolie; they legally separated in 2019. Pitt and Jolie have six children together, three of whom were adopted internationally. The couple have a son, Maddox, and a daughter, Vivian, who were born in 2011 and 2013, respectively. Pitt also has a son and daughter-in-law, both of whom are actresses, and an adult daughter, Ava Phillippe, who was born in 2012. Pitt is the brother of actor Michael Keaton, who starred in the film adaptation of The Godfather: Part II. He is the son of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and ex-Missouri Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. Pitt’s father was a trucking company owner; his mother was a school counselor. Pitt grew up in Springfield, Missouri, and attended Kickapoo High School, where he was a member of the golf, swimming and tennis teams. Pitt attended the University of Missouri in 1982, majoring in journalism with a focus on advertising.
He left the university two weeks short of completing the coursework for a degree, and moved to Los Angeles. Pitt took acting lessons and worked odd jobs in Los Angeles to support himself. Pitt made his television debut in May 1987, with a two-episode role on the NBC soap opera Another World. In November of the same year, Pitt had a guest appearance on the CBS sitcom Trial and Error and the ABC sitcom Growing Pains. He appeared in four episodes of the CBS primetime series Dallas between December 1987 and February 1988 as Randy, the boyfriend of Charlie Wade. Later in 1988, Pitt made a guest appearances on the Fox police drama 21 Jump Street. Pitt gave his first leading role in a film, The Side of the Sun, as a young American taken by his family to find a remedy for a skin condition. The film was shelved at the start of the Croatian War of Independence and was not released until 1997. Pitt was the first in a supporting role in the comedy Happy Together; he featured in the second film, Class of Thirty-something, Freddy’s Nightmares, and was featured on the television series Head of the Class of Freddy’s Class. He also appeared in the horror film The Class of Class, which featured a young boy taken by the Yugoslavian S.J. Adriani. Pitt produced The Departed and 12 Years a Slave, both of which won the Oscar for Best Picture, and also The Tree of Life, Moneyball, and The Big Short, all of which were nominated for Best Short.