He may be one of the world's most famous actors, but there's still a lot about Brad Pitt that may come as a surprise... check it out!
Facts About Brad Pitt
Brad's Humble Beginnings
Brad Pitt was named William Bradley Pitt on December 18, 1963 in Oklahoma and raised in Missouri.Their family was Baptist, and his father, a trucking company manager, raised Brad and his younger brother Doug, and sister, Julie, to be respectable, churchgoing folk.
Brad auditioned for the role of J.D. in the cult classic 1988 film, "Heathers."Although he showed promise, casting directors thought he was "too sweet" for the role, and gave the role to Christian Slater instead.
Here are a few of Brad's favorite junk food...cereal: Frosted Flakedrink: Mountain Dewcandy: Twizzlersfood: Pizza
Brad's Leading Ladies
Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie are not the only actresses who fell in love with Pitt while filming a movie with him.Jill Schoelen couldn't resist him during the filming of "Cutting Cla*s" (1989); he met ex-girlfriend Juliette Lewis on the set of "Too Young To Die" (1990); and Geena Davis, his co-star in "Thelma & Louise" (1991), also had a brief relationship with him.
Brad's hobbies include interior designing, architecture and nature, collecting functional metal art pieces and furniture.For his birthday, Angelina took Brad to famous historical landmark built by Frank Lloyd Wright in Mill Run, PA. The home was designed over a waterfall.
No China for Brad
Due to his controversial role in "Seven Years in Tibet," the actor is banned from entering China.
Brad married Jennifer Aniston on July 29, 2000 in a lavish wedding.Jennifer filed for divorce on March 25, 2005. Their divorce was finalized on October 2, 2005.Brad revealed in 2007 that he is still remains friends with his ex."Jen and I still maintain a deep friendship and have a lot of life together that isn't erased in any way. I don't know how better to have handled it."My view was, this is no one's business in the end - at least in matters of the heart. So you need to protect all involved as much as possible."I don't know if that cooled things off or exacerbated them, but it was a thing I felt justly about at the time. Again, the thing guiding me then was you don't know how many days you have and you need life to be everything you want it to be."
Brad has appeared on the following lists:Empire magazine1995 - #23 in "100 Sexiest Stars in Film History"Forbes2007 - #5 "Top 100 Celebrities"2006 - #20 "Top 100 Celebrities"Empire magazine2000 - "Sexiest Man Alive"1995 - "Sexiest Man Alive"
Brad tore his Achilles tendon during the production of "Troy," where he ironically portrayed the character of Achilles. The injury caused the production of "Ocean's Twelve" to be pushed back to April 2004.During the filming of "Se7en" Brad broke his arm, which led to the injury being written into the script.Brad also chipped his tooth filming "Fight Club" and didn't have it capped until after the film was completed, because it added authenticity.
Brad's Movie Salaries"Mr. & Mrs. Smith" - $20,000,000"Troy" - $17,500,000"Ocean's Eleven" - $30,000,000"Spy Game" - $17,500,000"The Mexican" - $10,000,000"Fight Club" - $17,500,000"Meet Joe Black" - $17,500,000"Seven Years in Tibet" - $10,000,000"The Devil's Own" - $10,000,000"Sleepers" - $10,000,000"Se7en" - $4,000,000"Kalifornia" - $500,000"Thelma & Louise" - $6,000"Cutting Cl*ss" - $12,000
Shiloh, the Star
Angelina and Brad's daughter, Shiloh, had a cameo role playing Cate Blanchett's baby in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."The twin babies hired to take turns playing Cate Blanchett's daughter wouldn't settle down, so Brad grabbed Shiloh, who had been in the on-set day care center, and put her in the costume.
Brad is an ambassador for DATA, an advocacy group that champions debt reduction, fair trade and AIDS relief in Africa.Brangelina used their star power to help The Children's Health Fund for Katrina victims. Brad and Angelina have made New Orleans their home and have been working to help the area recover.Brad also formed the "Make It Right" foundation to reconstruct the homes that were destroyed in 2005. To that end, he has secured the help of Mike Holmes of Holmes on Homes to build houses that can withstand hurricane force winds and flooding.
In May 2008, Brad and Angelina Jolie bought a chateau on the French Riviera worth $72 million. The Chateau Miraval contains a forest, lake and a moat.Johnny Depp and Bono are close neighbors.
After filming "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Brad came to a realization, and said it helped his relationship with Angelina Jolie."Angelina and I do not fight anymore. What occurred to me on this film, and also with the passing of Angelina's mother Marcheline Bertrand last year, is that there's going to come a time when I'm not going to get to be with this person anymore."I'm not going to get to be with my children anymore. And so, if we have a flare-up, it evaporates now. I don't want to waste time being angry at someone I love."
Brad and Angie famously have six kids together. Angelina adopted Maddox, 10, after filming "Tomb Raider" in Cambodia.The couple later adopted Pax, 8, from Vietnam, and Zahara, 7, from Ethiopia.They also have biological children Shiloh, 5, and twins Vivenne and Knox, 3.
Brad once told US Weekly that "being married means I can break wind and eat ice cream in bed."He and Angelina said they don't want to tie the knot until same-sex marriage is legal in the US, despite their kids constantly hounding them about it.