Sunday, March 18, 2007

Brad Pitt


Profile
Name: Brad Pitt
Birth Name: William Bradley Pitt
Height: 6'
Sex: M
Nationality: American
Birth Date: December 18, 1963
Birth Place: Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA
Profession: actor
Education: Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Missouri
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri (majored in Journalism, left two credits short of his degree)
Sigma Chi fraternity alumni
Husband/Wife: Jennifer Aniston (actress; born on February 11, 1969; married on July 29, 2000; separated on January 7, 2005; divorced on October 2, 2005)
Relationship: Angelina Jolie (actress; b. June 4, 1975; rumored to have a relationship during filming Mr. And Mrs. Smith - 2004); Gwyneth Paltrow (actress; b. September 28, 1972; 1996-1997), Juliette Lewis (actress; b. June 21, 1973; 1990-1993), Robin Givens (actress)
Father: Bill Pitt (trucking-company manager)
Mother: Jane Pitt (high school counselor)
Sister: Julie Pitt (born in 1969; married)
Brother: Doug Pitt (businessman; born in 1966)
Son: Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt (Cambodian; adopted; born on August 5, 2001), Pax Thien Jolie (adopted from an orphanage in Vietnam)
Daughter: Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt (born on May 27, 2006 in Namibia; via Caesarean section and weighed in at a healthy seven pounds; Shiloh means Messiah), Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt (Ethiopian; adopted; born on July 6, 2005)
Claim to fame: as J.D. in Thelma & Louise (1991)
Nickname: In school he got the nickname Pittler
Smokes: Yes. Started smoking in 6th grade. His favourite brands are Camel Wides and Marlboro.
Drinks: Coffee and beer.
Hobbies: Interior design, architecture and nature. Collects functional metal art pieces and furniture.
Pets: He probably have pets now and have had several dogs before (Blanco, C.C. Rider, Purdy, Saudi and Todd Potter).
Car: White Toyota hybrid car. Previous a black Mercedes G500 SUV and black Jeep Cherokee.
Fav. Author: Cormac McCarthy
Fav. Candy: Twizzlers
Fav. Cereal: Frosted Flakes
Fav. Drink: Mountain Dew
Fav. Food: Pizza
Fav. Movies: Cuckoo's Nest, Planet of the Apes and Saturday Night Fever
Fav. Music: Jimi Hendrix, Gipsy Kings, Bob Marley, Stone Temple Pilots, Neil Young, Clapton and Bob Marley. The first album he bought was Elton John's 'Captain Fantastic'. He also likes Shirley Manson (Q Magazine March 1999). His first concert was the 'Dobbie Brothers'
Fav. Sports: Bicycling, rock climbing and tennis.
Fav. Time of the Year: Fall
Fav. Travel Destination: Europe (in the winter)
Fav. TV-Show: All In The Family
Hates: Sharks and spiders.

Biography
William Bradley Pitt is the eldest of three children. He was born on 18 December 1963, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. His mother was a school counselor and his father worked as an executive at his own trucking company. The family moved to Springfield, Missouri, where Brad attended Kickapoo High School. In Springfield Brad also worked for Colonel Day's Levi Emporium as a salesman.

Brad Pitt may look and sound likea Generation X slacker, but he has workedhard for most of his adult life. Brad Pittwas born in Oklahoma and raised inSpringfield, Missouri.In high school Pittwas involved in sports, debating, studentgovernment and school musicals. Pitt studiedjournalism at the University of Missouriwith a focus on advertising (he occasionallyacted in fraternity shows). He left collegetwo credits short of graduating to move toCalifornia. Before he became successful atacting, Pitt supported himself by movingrefrigerators and dressing as a giantchicken while working for el Pollo Loco.After attracting attention as a magazine-admodel for Levi's, Pitt made his TV debut inDallas and his film debut in CuttingClass(1989). His first film role of note was asthe hitchiker in Thelma and Louise (1991).Since that time, Pitt has exhibited a rangeabove and beyond his ''Hey dude'' demeanor throughsuch films as A River Runs Through It (1993),True Romance (1993), Interview with the Vampire(1994), and Legends of the Fall (1994).

Filmography
Actor
2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2008 State of Play
2007 Ocean's Thirteen
2007 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
2006 The Doctor, The Tornado & The Kentucky Kid
2006 Babel
2005 Special Thanks to Roy London
2005 Mr. and Mrs. Smith
2004 Troy
2004 Ocean's Twelve
2003 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
2001 Ocean's Eleven
2001 Growing Up Grizzly
2001 Celebrities: Caught On Camera
2001 Spy Game
2001 The Mexican
2000 Snatch
1999 Fight Club
1998 Meet Joe Black
1998 Meet Joe Black
1997 The Dark Side of the Sun
1997 The Devil's Own
1997 Seven Years in Tibet
1996 Sleepers
1995 Seven
1995 12 Monkeys
1994 Interview With the Vampire
1994 Filmmaking: Shadow Casting - The Making of "A River Runs Through It"
1994 The Favor
1994 Legends of the Fall
1993 Kalifornia
1993 True Romance
1992 Johnny Suede
1992 Contact
1992 A River Runs Through It
1992 Cool World
1991 Thelma & Louise
1990 Too Young to Die?
1989 Across the Tracks
1989 Cutting Class
1989 The Image
1989 Happy Together
1988 A Stoning in Fulham County
Fighting for Freedom: Revolution & Civil War

Executive Producer
2007 Year of the Dog
2005 God Grew Tired of Us

Producer
2008 Eat, Pray, Love
2007 A Mighty Heart
2007 Dirty Tricks
2007 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
2006 Running With Scissors
2006 The Departed

Awards
Teen Choice Award
Year : 2004
Category : Choice Movie Actor - Drama/Action Adventure
For : Troy
Nominated

Emmy Awards
Year : 2002
Category : Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
For : Friends
Nominated

Golden Satellite Awards
Year : 2001
Category : Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical
For : Snatch
Nominated

Blockbuster Entertainment Award
Year : 2000
Category : Favorite Action Team
For : Fight Club
Nominated

Rembrandt Awards
Year : 1998
Category : Audience Award
For : Seven Years in Tibet
Won

Oscar
Year : 1997
Category : Best Actor in a Supporting Role
For : Twelve Monkeys
Nominated

Trivia
  • Pitt and Angelina Jolie's publicists have joined forces to deny tabloid reports the pair is close to splitting up after agreeing to a trial separation. (April 20, 2007)
  • Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reportedly buying a $138million Italian yacht. (April 12, 2007)
  • Kidnappers reportedly planned to abduct his Vietnamese son Pax when Jolie and the boy arrived back in the US on March 19 and hold the three year old to ransom for $100million. (2007)
  • Reportedly installed a $500,000 security system in his home in New Orleans to keep their four children safe.
  • Is set to star as a reporter in a new movie titled STATE OF PLAY, which is based on a 2003 British mini-series. (March 23, 2007)
  • Brangelina have reportedly purchased a luxurious apartment in Berlin. (February 9, 2007)
  • Angelina Jolie treated him to a tour of a famous house built by his architectural idol Frank Lloyd Wright, Fallingwater, for his 43th birthday. (December 11, 2006)
  • Brad and Angelina Jolie spent Thanksgiving holiday traveling around the Vietnamese capital Ho Chi Minh City on a motorbike. (November 25, 2006)
  • Denied allegations that three bodyguards racially insulted parents and children at an Indian Islamic school during the shooting of a film starring his partner Angelina Jolie. (November 20, 2006)
  • Pitt and Angelina Jolie, currently in India shooting the film A MIGHTY HEART, have received threats on their lives from members of terrorist group al-Qaeda because of the political nature of the film. (November 3, 2006)
  • His representatives hit out at Vanity Fair after it splashed semi-naked photos of the actor on the cover of its December issue because he was not consulted by the magazine's representative before the printing of the cover. (November 2, 2006)
  • Two employees of E! Networks have been sacked after accusations that they trespassed in the grounds of Pitt's Hollywood mansion. (October 30, 2006)
  • Regularly made his BABEL co-stars smile by yanking his underwear above the waist of his trousers and waddling about like a duck. (October 28, 2006)
  • Wants to have lots more children so he can have his own soccer team. (October 6, 2006)
  • Pitt and Angelina Jolie have reportedly asked David Beckham to be Maddox' s private instructor because the five-year-old has showed such promise since enrolling at the David Beckham Soccer Academy, in Los Angeles. (October 4, 2006)
  • Denies rumors that will replace Tom Cruise in the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE franchise. (September 26, 2006)
  • Says he will be more picky about his movie roles because he worries what his children might think of him when they are old enough to watch his movies. (September 13, 2006)
  • Says he will not marry Angelina Jolie until restrictions on gay marriage are dropped. (September 9, 2006)
  • Has revealed the winning architects in his competition to find an environment-conscious design for a new building project in New Orleans: Andrew Kotchen and Matthew Berman of New York firm Workshop/APD. (September 2, 2006)
  • Pitt and Angelina Jolie are said to be leaving their beachfront compound in Malibu for it happens to be a bit too close to his ex wife Jennifer Aniston. (August 18, 2006)
  • Barely two months since her birth, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's baby Shiloh Nouvel has been chosen to be the first infant ever memorialized in wax by Madame Tussauds. (July 26, 2006)
  • Pitt and high-profile architects urged New Orleans to think green, selecting a series of environmentally friendly housing projects they hope to build in the hurricane-hit city. (July 17, 2006)
  • A Jordanian man was caught trying to get cash from a money exchanger by using a fake ID with a photo of Brad Pitt. (June 30, 2006)
  • Pitt's production company, Plan B, beat out DiCaprio's Appian Way label in a bidding war for the film rights to Max Brooks' zombie-powered World War Z. (June 16, 2006)
  • Pitt and Angelina Jolie deny rumors they are planning to marry. (June 9, 2006)
  • His parents arrived in Namibia via private plane on June 2, 2006 to meet their new granddaughter Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt.
  • Pitt and Angelina Jolie celebrated the birth of their daughter in Namibia by donating $300,000 to help other babies in this impoverished southern African country. (May 30, 2006)
  • Sent an e-mail to the Cannes Film Festival to wish the cast of his new film Babel luck, saying he was unable to attend because of the imminent birth of his baby with Angelina Jolie. (May 24, 2006)
  • Pitt and Angelina Jolie have reportedly signed a $5-million deal for the first pictures of their unborn baby. And the money will go to children's charity UNICEF. (May 19, 2006)
  • Pitt and Angelina Jolie will launch a range of African homeware products in Paris in September. (May 13, 2006)
  • Upsets George Clooney because he has still not signed his contract for OCEAN'S 13 as he is currently in Namibia, Africa with Angelina Jolie, who is expecting their first child. (May 11, 2006)
  • Pitt and Angelina Jolie are asking the press to respect their privacy while they await the birth of their child in the African country of Namibia, giving a local journalist a statement, To the local people who have been so kind and gracious, thank you for making us feel at home. As for the press, we kindly ask for privacy so that we can enjoy this beautiful country with our children. (April 24, 2006)
  • Is sponsoring a competition that will choose architects to rebuild part of New Orleans, teaming up with Global Green USA in their campaign aiming to find environmentally-friendly designs for the houses that are going to be rebuilt. (April 22, 2006)
  • Voted 100th place on a list of un-sexy men by The Boston Pheonix, apparently due to unhygienic grooming habits. (April 21, 2006)
  • His production company is facing legal action over allegations from a French screenwriter that his Oscar-winning oil thriller SYRIANA was copied. (April 7, 2006)
  • Rumors that Pitt and Angelina Jolie were due to marry at pal George Clooney's villa on Lake Como have been proved wrong. According to locals, police in the Lake Como area were on alert and a private security firm had increased security around Clooney's villa. (March 21, 2006)
  • Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have concluded their $60 million divorce settlement. Aniston will be the sole owner of their $29 million Beverly Hills mansion, and Pitt gets control of the former couple's lucrative film company Plan B Productions, with Aniston retaining only a “minor stake.“ (February 22, 2006)
  • Is so impressed with the success of gay cowboy movie BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, he wants to find a script which will portray the ultimate gay love story. (February 2, 2006)
  • A sonogram picture purporting to be Pitt and Angelina Jolie's baby has been removed from auction website eBay.com after eBay bosses decided it violated their policy on celebrity materials. (January 21, 2006)
  • Is being considered as a future United Nations goodwill ambassador by Secretary General Kofi Annan. (January 20, 2006)
  • Angelina Jolie is pregnant with his baby. (January 12, 2006)
  • Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been spotted checking diamond wedding rings - separately. (January 4, 2006)
  • Pitt and Angelina Jolie are considering a permanent move to France – they have viewed a 127-year-old mansion once owned by legendary fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. (January 2, 2006)
  • Donated 40 orthopaedic beds to victims of the Pakistan earthquake. (December 30, 2005)
  • Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's split was rated the most fascinating break-up of 2005 in a survey by USA Today.
  • May have a little trouble becoming Maddox and Zahara Jolie’s father because he is not married yet with the actress. (December 8, 2005)
  • Is in the process of becoming the adoptive father of Angelina Jolie's kids. (December 5, 2005)
  • Pitt and Angelina Jolie appeared in Tokyo together to promote MR. AND MRS. SMITH. Pitt actually walked out into the lobby of Tokyo's International Airport carrying Jolie's adopted daughter, Zahara. (November 29, 2005)
  • Pitt and Angelina Jolie will spend their Thanksgiving weekend visiting earthquake victims in Pakistan. (November 24, 2005)
  • Pitt and Angelina Jolie made their first public appearance together at The Muhammad Ali Center's Grand Opening Gala in Louisville. (November 22, 2005)
  • Calls police after catching a paparazzi peeping into his living room through a window. (November 3, 2005)
  • While shooting his new movie THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES, he was scolded by Canadian police after he left the kitchen window of his cabin open, resulting in a horde of brown bears on his property; the bears was attracted by the smell of food coming from his kitchen. (November 1, 2005)
  • Has reportedly formed a plan to foil the paparazzi from nabbing photos of him and Angelina Jolie and their ready made adopted family; he has bought a secluded, modest getaway cabin in the Canadian wilderness and instructed his bodyguards to take pictures of any snappers who follow him and Jolie should he need evidence one day in court after he presses harassment charges. (October 11, 2005)
  • Three paparazzo trying to photograph Pitt on the set of forthcoming movie THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD have been arrested. (October 8, 2005)
  • According to rumors among paparazzi, a picture with Brad canoodling Angelina Jolie can fetch up to $500,000. (October 8, 2005)
  • Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are selling their former Beverly Hills home for $28 million. (October 3, 2005)
  • According to relationship expert John Gray, Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's marriage was doomed from the start. He said, They started out like the prom king and queen. He was the sexiest man and she the sexiest woman. That kind of pressure makes it hard to make a relationship last. (September 30, 2005)
  • Helped designing a British $525 million housing and sports complex in a British seaside town. But the residents of the town didn't like the complex, saying it looks like tin-can towers and crumpled Victorian dresses. (September 24, 2005)
  • Is reportedly to marry Angelina Jolie at George Clooney's holiday home in Italy. (September 17, 2005)
  • Will reportedly film a nude scene in his upcoming movie THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES. (September 15, 2005)
  • A freelance photographer was arrested for sneaking into the set of his new movie THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES in Fort Edmonton, Canada. (September 13, 2005)
  • Pitt’s parents are said to have warned their son to be careful with his relationship with Angelina Jolie, recalling her bad marriage history. (September 7, 2005)
  • A life-sized photo of Pitt and and ex-wife Jennifer ANiston has been left behind in the mansion they once shared reportedly because neither Pitt nor Aniston wanted it. (September 3, 2005)
  • According to a pool made by British TV channel Five, Pitt is the celebrity most men wish they look like. (September 1, 2005)
  • Is taking care of Angelina Jolie's adopted children while she films THE GOOD SHEPHERD in New York. (August 31, 2005)
  • Has left his Billy Idol blond look and has decided to wear black hair. (August 24, 2005)
  • Has blasted the media for using unflattering pictures of estranged wife Jennifer Aniston to illustrate how badly his relationship with Angelina Jolie has hit her. (August 22, 2005)
  • Is named the actor with the sexiest bottom on film for his role as Achilles in the Greek epic TROY according to a poll carried out by Odeon cinemas. (#2) (August 17, 2005)
  • Attended the Hollywood Foreign Press Association luncheon in Beverly Hills, California to dish out donations to non-profit organizations and film schools. (July 22, 2005)
  • According to a survey by British magazine Grazia, most women want their men to emerge looking like Pitt if they could have cosmetic surgery. (July 13, 2005)
  • Pitt and Angelina Jolie are photographed playing happy families with her son Maddox at her English country estate. (July 1, 2005)
  • A jar containing air reportedly breathed by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is being sold on internet auction site eBay. (June 30, 2005)
  • MR & MRS SMITH director Doug Liman insists there were no signs that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were an item on his film set, saying the story was just the tabloids working overtime, trying to explain Pitt's break-up from wife Jennifer Aniston. (June 28, 2005)
  • Defends his decision to punish reporters who interfere his personal life in interview sessions, insisting he's just using a little personal justice. (June 9, 2005)
  • Dismayed to discover photos of his Kenyan beach holiday with alleged lover Angelina Jolie earned a persistent photographer in excess of $500,000 because he says the money could have been much better spent. (June 9, 2005)
  • Pitt and Angelina Jolie forced Hollywood bosses to switch their new film MR & MRS SMITH from a comedy into a full-scale action movie because they wanted to see who, among the two, could perform the best stunts. (June 7, 2005)
  • Calls the media focus on his personal life misguided, and denies that he wanted children and Aniston didn't. (June 7, 2005)
  • Says he will never get an Oscar because there is too much competition for the coveted award. (June 6, 2005)
  • Ellen DeGeneres and her girlfriend, Portia de Rossi, have bought Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's Beverly Hills house. (June 2, 2005)
  • MR AND MRS SMITH director Doug Liman fears the sex scenes between Pitt and Angelina Jolie in the movie are so realistic that fans of Pitt's estranged wife Jennifer Aniston will boycott the film. (May 31, 2005)
  • According to MR AND MRS SMITH director Doug Liman, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had immediate chemistry from the first day of the movie’s filming. (May 25, 2005)
  • Is astonished by the amount of money Angelina Jolie donates to charity, and is convinced the screen beauty is more interested in helping good causes than making movies. (May 16, 2005)
  • Described the rumor that he wanted a baby and Jennifer Aniston didn't as nonsense. (May 14, 2005)
  • Says he still loves estranged wife Jennifer Aniston because he respects the way she's dealing with their divorce. (May 14, 2005)
  • Said he did not understand the idea that marriage had to be forever. (May 14, 2005)
  • After losing a high stakes bidding war to rival Us Weekly for exclusive photos of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie strolling along a secluded African beach, Star magazine used doctored photos to recreate the stars' romantic rendezvous on its cover. A tiny note on page 8 says, The image on the cover ... is a composite of two photographs. (April 30, 2005)
  • Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been photographed together on a beach in Africa. The picture is featured in a current issue of a British tabloid. (April 26, 2005)
  • Topped a poll by Oxygen magazine for the best rear in Hollywood. (2005)
  • Publicly denies reports that he is dating Angelina Jolie. (April 8, 2005)
  • Is among the A-list celebrities featured in new public service announcements for a campaign led by U2 singer Bono to fight poverty and AIDS. (April 7, 2005)
  • After giving estranged wife Jennifer Aniston their Hollywood home, Pitt bought a Malibu, California cliff-top retreat for $9 million. (April 7, 2005)
  • Experts have found that a new virus that purports to offer steamy pictures of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie contains a payload targeted at Microsoft. (April 1, 2005)
  • Has handed over keys to the $14 million Hollywood mansion he shared with Jennifer Aniston to his estranged wife. (April 1, 2005)
  • TROY co-star Rose Byrne credits Pitt's level-headed attitude with helping her cope with her sudden rise to fame. (March 29, 2005)
  • Has warned Ashton Kutcher off playing a practical joke on Hollywood's most notorious prankster, George Clooney - because Clooney will make his life a misery. (March 24, 2005)
  • Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's shocking split has left London waxwork museum Madame Tussaud's facing a $19,000 bill. Staff are having to re-mould the Hollywood couple as they were the first joined waxworks figures at the London venue. (February 21, 2005)
  • Pitt's gran is convinced he and Jennifer Aniston are only on a trail separation and will rekindle their romance. (February 4, 2005)
  • Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are set for a bitter legal battle over their $190 million fortune after failing to sign a pre-nuptial agreement. (January 18, 2005)
  • Before his July 2000 nuptials with Jennifer Aniston, Pitt contacted the late Jeff Buckley's mother, Mary, to get permission to use Buckley's music at their wedding. The pair listened to him while dating.
  • Voted best dressed at Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Mo.
  • Sang in the church choir.
  • For his 40th birthday, Jennifer Aniston gave Brad a silk-screened-on-canvas image of Steve McQueen's 1972 mug shot. McQueen is Pitt's all-time idol.
  • Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston often chatted by webcam when they were working in different locations.
  • Has cancelled his OCEAN'S TWELVE promotional activities in Britain to support his wife Jennifer Aniston as she mourns her close friend's death. (December 18, 2004)
  • Turned down the chance to star in critical chat show Inside The Actors Studio because he doesn't think he's experienced enough. (2004)
  • Brad Pitt and George Clooney played on each other filming OCEAN'S 12. Brad sent a memo to crew members, as if from George, telling them they had to call him Mr Ocean and not to look him in the eye. George decided to get him back by putting a bumper sticker in the back of Pitt's car saying 'I'm gay and I vote.' (2004)
  • Is featured in a 30 second television ad, which forms part of the Nelson Mandela 46664 Aids campaigne. (2004)
  • Is secretly coaching Matt Damon to become the Sexiest Man Alive after Damon lost out to Jude Law on this year's PEOPLE magazine list. (2004)
  • Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston visited Ethiopia for a four-day trip to learn more about the effects of the autoimmune disease in Africa. (November 10, 2004)
  • Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have bought English home belonging to their celebrity chef pal Jamie Oliver. (November 3, 2004)
  • Bought wife Jennifer Aniston a yacht, which was originally purchased by Richard Burton in 1967, when he wanted to congratulate Elizabeth Taylor on her Oscar for 'WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?. (July 23, 2004)
  • Has been branded a wimp by Val Kilmer who claims Pitt’s muscle-bound physique on TROY posters have been air-brushed. (June 23, 2004)
  • Wildfires are threatening the Los Angeles oceanfront home of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston while they away in Europe. (June 10, 2004)
  • Caused outrage at the Cannes Film Festival by walking out of the official screening of his film TROY before it had started. (May 29, 2004)
  • Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Matt Damon have found the perfect way to promote their OCEAN'S 12 - they home video their weekends off.
  • Has reportedly canceled a series of interviews for his movie TROY, because he's sick of answering questions about his marriage to Jennifer Aniston. (May 17, 2004)
  • During downtime on the set of TROY, Eric Bana and Brad Pitt make their trailers, which were right next to each other, a bar, where all cast and crew could do was sit around and drink.
  • Is among People's most beautiful people. (2004)
  • Quit smoking for months of intense physical training to prepare for his role as Greek hero Achilles in the film TROY. (April 21, 2004)
  • A doorman refused to let Brad Pitt and George Clooney, who were caught in a rain storm while out jogging, into a top Italian hotel after mistaking the actors for vagrants. (March 17, 2004)A doorman refused to let Brad Pitt and George Clooney, who were caught in a rain storm while out jogging, into a top Italian hotel after mistaking the actors for vagrants. (March 17, 2004)
  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie constantly needed medical treatment especially after filming a series of sexy clinches in MR. AND MRS. SMITH -- The doctors blamed a flu-like bug that was sweeping the set and it looked as if the stars kept re-infecting each other. (March 13, 2004)
  • Pitt and Angelina Jolie took to firing guns in preparation for their roles as assassins in MR AND MRS SMITH. (February 12, 2004)
  • Police arrested six security guards hired to protect the set of the Brad Pitt's movie TROY and charged them with stealing an all-terrain motorcycle and tools belonging to the production crew. (September 30, 2003)
  • Abandoned his TROY film set on the island of Malta to have his hair dyed, 2,600 miles away in Britain – He was reportedly concerned the strong Mediterranean sun had damaged his hair, so he contacted his favorite stylist Daniel Galvin and begged him to open up his shop even though it was closed. (September 17, 2003)
  • Pitt is devastated after his friend's death on the set of new film TROY – Pitt became a regular visitor and enjoyed playing poker with George Camilleri, who suffered an horrific leg wound after jumping off a galleon as it approached the beach in the Trojan War epic, before the extra died of heart attack. (July 8, 2003)
  • Pitt was furious when a British tabloid accused him of bulking up with the assistance of steroids, because it took such a lot of dedication to get in shape -- His spokesperson Cindy Guagenti says Brad has worked extremely hard for months to obtain his look for the film TROY and he does not use steroids under any circumstances. (June 23, 2003)
  • Pitt has proved it's not just in movies where he's an action hero – He was having a cigarette on the pavement outside Dan Tana's Italian restaurant in Los Angeles on Sunday, when he saw a sports car jump the curb and hurtle towards a female pedestrian; Brad then pushed the woman out of the way before the wayward driver plowed into her. (February 26, 2003)
  • Filming of Pitt's new blockbuster movie TROY was delayed, amid fears of a terrorist attack. (February 19, 2003)
  • Has the best eyes and lips among male celebrities, according to an annual survey conducted by the Beverly Hills Institute For Aesthetic And Reconstructive Surgery in Los Angeles. (February 6, 2003)
  • Admits the sex scenes with Geena Davis in his big film debut THELMA & LOUISE remind him of one of his most embarrassing and uplifting moments. (February 4, 2003)
  • The news all men wanted to hear: Voted one of the sexiest guys alive, Brad Pitt has dandruff -- according to a Britain tabloid, since letting his hair grow long and straggly Pitt's suffered from a flaking scalp. (January 31, 2003)
  • Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have been rowing over when to start a family -- Pitt is so desperate to become a daddy that he was sorely disappointed to hear that his wife had signed on to do a tenth series of FRIENDS. (January 16, 2003)
  • A sequel to hit film SEVEN is to be made with original star Morgan Freeman but minus hunk Brad Pitt -- the grisly serial killer movie wowed audiences in the 1995 who watched as Pitt's character Detective David Mills was left bereft after his wife and unborn baby became the last victims of Kevin Spacey's eerie psycho; instead the action will center on Freeman's character William Somerset as he comes up against another serial killer. (January 3, 2003)
  • Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston turned Christmas into a season of sexual frolics, by buying each other naughty gifts -- the couple didn't leave their Beverly Hills mansion over the festive season where it is rumored they haven't even left the bedroom. (December 28, 2002)
  • Pitt is sought after for magazine covers and posters worldwide, but the Malaysian government believes the Hollywood star's appearance in a recent series of car advertisements in this region was an insult to Asians -- Deputy Information Minister Zainuddin Maidin said Monday that ads featuring models and personalities who don't look Asian would plant a sense of inferiority among Asians. (December 17, 2002)
  • Pitt has been keeping himself up all night looking at videos of his house because he fears the threat of intruders. (October 25, 2002)
  • Pitt missed his wife Jennifer Aniston's big night at the Hollywood Film Awards on Monday night because he was back home celebrating his parents' wedding anniversary. (October 10, 2002)
  • Pitt walked off the Australian set of THE FOUNTAIN because he couldn't bear to be away from his wife Jennifer Aniston a minute longer; he was desperately unhappy on the set after a series of supposed creative disputes with director Darren Aronofsky. (September 25, 2002)
  • Hundreds of crew members on filmmaker Darren Aronofsky's sci-fi flick THE FOUNTAIN are taking Pitt to task for bailing on the production just two months before its scheduled start date in Australia, apparently scuttling the project. (September 2002)
  • He got into a real life car chase after a crash in LA on Wednesday, August 7th as he chased after a woman driver who sped off from the scene. (2002)
  • He has upset residents of an Australian tourist resort - by refusing to shoot his new movie there. The movie star is moving DOWN UNDER for six months while he makes new film THE FOUNTAIN, with Cate Blanchett and Johnny Depp, there.
  • Brad has been urging movie (THE FOUNTAIN) bosses to move the shoot to nearby Cairns, because he thinks the Gold Coast is a shlocky tourist area.
  • With looks that have inspired countless People magazine covers, Internet shrines, and estrogen surges, Brad Pitt is an actor whose very name inspires drooling platitudes, more about male beauty than about acting.
  • He was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#23). (1995)
  • He turned down a role as an astronaut in APOLLO 13 (1995) to accept his Oscar-nominated role in TWELVE MONKEYS (1995).
  • He posed for a campus calendar in college.
  • He dated Jill Schoelen whom he met on the set of their film CUTTING CLASS (1989).
  • A girl went to Pitt's Hollywood-area home shortly after midnight Jan. 7, 1999 and crawled in through an open window, dressed herself in his clothes and stayed for 10 hours before the alarm went off. Athena Rolando, 19, was ordered Feb. 10 to not contact the actor and to stay 100 yards away from him for three years. (1999)
  • He mutally agrees to split with Gwyneth Paltrow. (June 1997)
  • He was banned from entering China because of his role in SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET (1997). (1997)
  • Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world. (1997)
  • He donated $100,000 to the Discovery Center - a children's learning museum in his hometown of Springfield, MO. (June 1996)
  • Was chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world. (1996)
  • He purchased a mansion is Southern California from the actress who portrays Elvira (Cassandra Peterson). He reportedly paid $1.7 million for the house. This mansion is filled with antiques and has a vampirish look to it. (1996)
  • He was given title Sexiest Man Alive from People Magazine after making LEGENDS OF THE FALL (1994). (1994)
  • Pitt had to learn how to fly-cast for his role in A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT(1992). He practiced on top of buildings in Hollywood. During these practices, Pitt would frequently hook himself in the back of his head.
  • He was listed in People Weeklys Most Intriguing People list. (December 25, 1995/January 1, 1996 issue)
  • Given title Sexiest Man Alive from People Magazine, Mr. Pitt was also People's choice in 1995. (2000)
  • He sued Dalmani International, the company which created the wedding ring he gave Jennifer Aniston. According to Pitt, the ring was his design and was to be exclusive. The company has since been selling replicas and indicating Pitt/Aniston's endorsement of the ring. (18 July 2001)
  • He and wife Jennifer Aniston spent $1 million on their wedding. (2000)
  • For the last couple of years Brad has been the spokesman for Edwin Jeans ads in Japan. In 2001 he was also the face of the ads for a new Japanese canned coffee which is named ROOTS. He was replaced in these tv ads (2002) by Kevin Costner.
  • Splashed out on a $21,000 birthday party for his beloved wife Jennifer Aniston.
  • Wanted to leave the production of THE DEVIL'S OWN (1997), but was threatened by a lawsuit. In the February 2, 1997, issue of Newsweek, Pitt called the film a disaster, and said that it was the most irresponsible bit of filmmaking - if you can even call it that - that I've ever seen. I couldn't believe it. Rumors of fighting on the set (especially over which star would be the focus of the film) plagued the production. The original script was discarded and there were at least seven subsequent rewrites. Pitt said the final version was a mess. The script that I had loved was gone, he said. I guess people just had different visions and you can't argue with that. But then I wanted out and the studio head said, 'All right, we'll let you out, but it'll be $63 million for starters.'
  • He chipped his tooth during the making of FIGHT CLUB (1999) and decided not to get it fixed so as to add to the character.
  • In one episode of JACKASS (2000), Johnny Knoxville and a few other guys drive a van to a film set where Pitt is shooting a movie and grab him, throw him into the back of the van and drive off with him guerrilla-style. Pitt was not aware that this stunt would take place, nor was anyone else on the set. He eventually dons a monkey suit and joins the guys in their wild antics for the remainder of the episode.
  • During rehearsals for FIGHT CLUB (1999) Pitt and Edward Norton found out that they both hated the new Volkswagen Beetle with a passion. In the film they are seen banging a Volkswagen Beetle with baseball bats.
  • A big fan of LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS (1998), he approached director Guy Ritchie and asked to for a role in SNATCH. When Ritchie found Pitt couldn't master a London accent, he gave him the role of Mickey the Gypsy.
  • At the end of LEGENDS OF THE FALL (1994), the narrator says Tristan (Brad Pitt) died in 1963, the year Brad Pitt was born.
  • His character in SPY GAME (2001) is named Tom Bishop. In SNEAKERS (1992), Robert Redford plays a character named Martin Bishop.
  • His character, Rusty Ryan, eats or drinks in all but four scenes in OCEAN'S ELEVEN. This came about when director Steven Soderbergh was looking for a funny trait for Pitt's character. He asked Brad for an idea when Brad happened to be eating dinner. Pitt, who had not eaten anything that day and was starving, said, with a mouthful of food, How about he eats all the time?
  • In SPY GAME when asked by Nathan where he learned to shoot like he could, Tom (Brad Pitt) says he learned it in Boy Scouts. In FIGHT CLUB, when asked where he learned about how to build a bomb, he also said in Boy Scouts.
  • New Line executives originally balked at the ending of SE7EN, but Pitt, refused to make the film if the ending were changed.
  • The role of Tommy Williams in THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994) was intended for him.
  • The scene where Brad Pitt teaches Joshua Jackson and Topher Grace to play poker is spoofed in the Taco Bell commercials Rules of The Table and King of Clubs. The commercials were meant to be so accurate that the very same card table used in the film was tracked down and rented for them (OCEAN'S ELEVEN).
  • When Guy Ritchie told him that he would be playing a boxer in SNATCH. (2000), Pitt became concerned because he had just finished shooting FIGHT CLUB and did not want to play the same type of role again. But because Pitt wanted to work with Ritchie so badly he took the role anyway.
  • While filming the scene where Mills chases John Doe in the rain, he fell and his arm went through a car windscreen, requiring surgery. This accident was worked into the script of SE7EN (1995).
  • Brad would prefer being a rockstar than an actor.
  • He is interested in music.
  • Brad has been smoking since the 6th grade.
  • His favorite food is pizza.
  • He said that he was glad to be an American and it made him proud to live here.
  • Was nominated Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Action Team in 2000 for FIGHT CLUB. (shared with Edward Norton)
  • There're a gossip in music world that Pitt is the father of the rock star Melissa Etheridge's daughters, Bailey and Beckett, along with the other names: Bruce Springsteen and Tom Hanks.
  • Pitt has given his shaggy beard a rather strange name — the Bin Laden. The Hollywood actor says his straggly whiskers make him look just like the al-Qa’ida terror leader. Brad grew the beard for a part in sci-fi thriller THE FOUNTAIN, but because filming has been repeatedly cancelled the beard has grown and grown.
  • 1 comments:

    stevetyler said...

    You've put together an amazing summary here. Respect to you. You mentioned about Brad going into the interior design profession. He does seem to have flair in this field, just like he does as an actor. I guess he's just talented all round. I haven’t used his firm because its services are really aimed at mega-rich people! But I have had very happy experiences with Domane - they are an excellent firm of interior designe who do very impressive interiors. I have worked with them and they are highly professional and full of ideas:
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