William Bradley Pitt, fondly called Brad Pitt, is one of the top actors born and brought up in America. The legendary actor was born into the family of William and Jane Pitt in Shawnee, Oklahoma before his family moved to Springfield, Missouri, United States. He is the firstborn of three and has Doug Pitt, I have a comprehensive write up about him on this link, and Julie Neal Pitt as younger ones. Douglas is an American millionaire real estate investor. Meanwhile, Julie, who according to her Instagram account is a “Lover of Jesus”, is very much known for her religious and humanitarian works. Surprisingly, she adopted 2 of her 3 sons from Ethiopia.
Brad attended Kickapoo High School after which he gained admission into the University of Missouri to study journalism. His passion for movies didn’t allow him to finish his University education. He left university in his final year to pursue his career in acting.
Brad Pitt Career
Brad left Missouri for Los Angeles because in Missouri there wasn’t any room to build a career in acting. In Los Angeles, he took a couple of courses in acting from Roy London and hustled for daily bread.
His dream came to life in 1987 when he featured in No way out. He did so well in that movie that he got roles in other movies like No Man’s Land and Less Than Zero. He also featured in a soap opera, Another World. Same 1987 he featured in Trial and Error and Growing Pains.
His top two movies are Thelma & Louise (1991), and the controversial Mr and Mrs (2005).
Brad Pitt’s Family; Wife and Children
Brad’s love life is a soap opera on its own. He married twice and divorced twice for different reasons.
His first love was Jennifer Aniston, an actress. Brad Pitt married Jennifer Aniston in 2000. He co-founded Plan B Entertainment with her.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
In 2005, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were the main actors in a blockbuster movie, Mr and Mrs Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Relationship started after that movie. Jennifer filed for divorce because Brad was cheating on her with Angelina. She got her request and Brad bought her out of Plan B Entertainment.
It was the beginning of a new love life for Brad and Angelina. They were seen together with Jolie’s son, Maddox in Kenya. They were never away from each other. Fans even tagged them “Brangelina”. Brad and Angelina even adopted Ethiopian Zahara Marley in July same year.
In 2006, Brad Pitt was legally confirmed father of both Jolie’s Maddox and Marley as they had added Pitt to their names. Jolie confirmed that she was pregnant for Brad. Thus confirming the rumours of their relationship. Later in May 2006, Jolie gave birth to Shiloh Nouvel.
In 2008, Pitt and Jolie legally adopted Pax from Vietnam and he was added to the other 3 children. In July 2008, Angelina Jolie gave birth to a set of twins; Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline.
They finally got engaged in 2012 and got married two years later in France.
In 2016, Pitt was accused of hitting his son and being “verbally abusive”. But the FBI after investigating ruled it out. In September 2016, Jolie filed for divorce and in 2019 the court granted her request and Jolie was granted full custody.
However, the story changed in May 2021 when the court granted changed things and both parties had joint custody. But in July the case was reviewed and reversed to the initial agreement where Jolie had full custody because Brad’s lawyers had some “business” with Judge John W. Ouderkirk.
Does Brad Pitt see his kids?
At the moment, Brad Pitt only gets to see the minor children once in a while.
Who is Brad Pitt dating now?
There are reports that Brad is currently with Lykke Li. However, it’s difficult to confirm because both of them are neighbours. But they have been together severally at date nights. It’s also rumoured that they sneak into each other’s houses as they are not ready to confirm their relationship statuses.
How Old is Brad Pitt?
Brad was born on 18th December 1963. At the moment he is 59 years old.
How Much is Brad Pitt Worth
Brad Pitt is worth over $300,000,000. He made his money from his movies, his Brad Pitt brand, and real estate. Brad Pitt’s real estate investment is over $100,000,000. His most recent acquisition is a $3million villa on the Spanish island of Majorca.
Brad and Jolie started Jolie-Pitt Foundation and they donated $1,000,000 to Haiti doctors after the earthquake. And through this foundation he has donated to has donated generously to different charity organisations like ONE Campaign, Make It Right Foundation, Global Humanitarian Aid fund, just to mention a few.
Brad Pitt Awards and Recognitions
No doubt Brad Pitt has had a successful award Laden career. He has been nominated 76 times and has won 52 of them. But in this biography, we shall focus on his major awards, which are Academy Award, BAFA, Golden Globe and Prime Time.
|1996||Golden Globe Awards||Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture||12 Monkeys|
|2010||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture||Inglourious Basterds|
|2014||Academy Awards||Best Picture||12 Years a Slave|
|2014||Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Television Movie||The Normal Heart|
|2019||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture||Once Upon a Time in Hollywood|
|2020||Academy Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Once Upon a Time in Hollywood|
|2020||Golden Globe Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Once Upon a Time in Hollywood|
|2020||British Academy Film Awards||Best Film Actor in a Supporting Role||Once Upon a Time in Hollywood|