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Brad Pitt



The son of a trucking company manager, Brad Pitt was born December 18, 1963, in Shawnee, OK. Raised in Missouri as the oldest of three children, and brought up in a strict Baptist household, Pitt enrolled at the University of Missouri, following high school graduation, studying journalism and advertising. However, after discovering his love of acting, he dropped out of college two credit hours before he could graduate and moved to Hollywood. Once in California, Pitt took acting classes and supported himself with a variety of odd jobs that included chauffeuring strippers to private parties, waiting tables, and wearing a giant chicken suit for a local restaurant chain. His first break came when he landed a small recurring role on Dallas, and a part in a teenage-slasher movie, Cutting Class (1989) (opposite Roddy McDowall), marked his inauspicious entrance into the world of feature films. The previous year, Pitt's acting experience had been limited to the TV movie A Stoning in Fulgham County (1988).



1991 marked the end of Pitt's obscurity, as it was the year he made his appearance in Thelma & Louise (1991) as the wickedly charming drifter who seduces Geena Davis and then robs her blind. After becoming famous practically overnight, Pitt unfortunately chose to channel his newfound celebrity into Ralph Bakshi's disastrous animation/live action combo Cool World (1992). Following this misstep, Pitt took a starring role in director Tom Di Cillo's independent film Johnny Suede. The film failed to score with critics or at the box office and Pitt's documented clashes with the director allegedly inspired Di Cillo to pattern the character of the vain and egotistical Chad Palomino, in his 1995 Living in Oblivion, after the actor. Pitt's next venture, Robert Redford's lyrical fly-fishing drama A River Runs Through It (2002), gave the actor a much-needed chance to prove that he had talent in addition to physical appeal.



Following his performance in Redford's film, Pitt appeared in Kalifornia and True Romance (both 1993), two road movies featuring fallen women and violent sociopaths. Pitt's next major role did not arrive until early 1994, when he was cast as the lead of the gorgeously photographed Legends of the Fall. As he did in A River Runs Through It, Pitt portrayed a free-spirited, strong-willed brother, but this time had greater opportunity to further develop his enigmatic character. Later that same year, fans watched in anticipation as Pitt exchanged his outdoorsy persona for the brooding, gothic posturing of Anne Rice's tortured vampire Louis in the film adaptation of Interview With the Vampire.



Pitt next starred in the forgettable romantic comedy The Favor (1994) before going on to play a rookie detective investigating a series of gruesome crimes opposite Morgan Freeman in Seven (1995). In 1997, Pitt received a Golden Globe award and an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of a visionary mental patient in Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys; the same year, Pitt attempted an Austrian accent and put on a backpack to play mountaineer Heinrich Harrar in Seven Years in Tibet. The film met with mixed reviews and generated a fair amount of controversy, thanks in part to the revelation that the real-life Harrar had in fact been a Nazi. Following Tibet, Pitt traveled in a less inflammatory direction with Alan J. Pakula's The Devil's Own, in which he starred with fellow screen icon Harrison Ford. Despite this seemingly faultless pairing, the film was a relative critical and box-office failure. In 1998, Pitt tried his hand at romantic drama, portraying Death in Meet Joe Black, the most expensive non-special effects film ever made.



Pitt's penchant for quirk was prevalent with his cameo in the surreal comic fantasy Being John Malkovich (1999) and carried over into his role as Tyler Durden, the mysterious and anti-materialistic soap salesman in David Fincher's controversial Fight Club the same year. The

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet World War Z 2
  • Gerry Lane
  • Producer
2017
87% The Lost City of Z
  • Executive Producer
2017
No Score Yet Brad's Status
  • Actor
2017
61% Allied
  • Max Vatan
2016
98% Moonlight
  • Executive Producer
2016
92% Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience
  • Producer
2016
No Score Yet War Machine
  • Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal
  • Executive Producer
2016
62% Voyage of Time: Life's Journey
  • Producer
2016
88% The Big Short
  • Ben Rickert
  • Producer
2015
33% By The Sea
  • Producer
  • Roland
2015
44% True Story
  • Executive Producer
2015
99% Selma
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
2015
80% Nightingale
  • Executive Producer
2015
No Score Yet Hitting the Apex
  • Producer
2015
No Score Yet The Audition
  • Actor
2015
77% Fury
  • Executive Producer
  • Wardaddy
2014
100% Big Men
  • Executive Producer
2014
94% The Normal Heart
  • Executive Producer
2014
35% The Counselor
  • Westray
2013
96% 12 Years a Slave
  • Producer
  • Bass
2013
31% Kick-Ass 2
  • Producer
2013
67% World War Z
  • Producer
  • Gerry Lane
2013
No Score Yet The Counsellor
  • Actor
2013
74% Killing Them Softly
  • Jackie
  • Producer
2012
No Score Yet The Odyssey
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet The Sparrow
  • Actor
2012
46% Happy Feet Two
  • Will the Krill
2011
94% Moneyball
  • Billy Beane
2011
84% The Tree of Life
  • Producer
  • Mr. O'Brien
2011
No Score Yet Corrections
  • Actor
2011
73% Megamind
  • Metro Man
2010
36% Eat Pray Love
  • Executive Producer
2010
76% Kick-Ass
  • Producer
2010
68% The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
  • Executive Producer
2009
89% Inglourious Basterds
  • Lt. Aldo Raine
2009
38% The Time Traveler's Wife
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
2009
72% The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Benjamin Button
2008
78% Burn After Reading
  • Chad Feldheimer
2008
76% The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Jesse James
  • Producer
2007
79% A Mighty Heart
  • Producer
2007
70% Ocean's Thirteen
  • Rusty Ryan
2007
70% Year of the Dog
  • Executive Producer
2007
91% God Grew Tired Of Us
  • Executive Producer
2007
75% Happy Feet
  • Actor
2006
69% Babel
  • Richard
2006
31% Running With Scissors
  • Producer
2006
91% The Departed
  • Producer
2006
No Score Yet The Doctor, the Tornado & the Kentucky Kid
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Bird Flu: How Safe Are We?
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Celebrity News Reels - Hollywood's Hottest Hunk Brad Pitt
  • Actor
2006
59% Mr. & Mrs. Smith
  • John Smith
2005
56% Ocean's Twelve
  • Rusty Ryan
2004
54% Troy
  • Achilles
2004
No Score Yet Special Thanks to Roy London
  • Actor
2004
79% Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
  • Bachelor Brad
2003
46% Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
  • Sinbad
2003
38% Full Frontal
  • Himself
2002
No Score Yet Fighting for Freedom: Revolution & Civil War
  • Narrator
2002
No Score Yet Ultimate Fights
  • Actor
2002
82% Ocean's Eleven
  • Rusty
2001
66% Spy Game
  • Tom Bishop
2001
56% The Mexican
  • Jerry
2001
73% Snatch
  • Mickey O'Neil
2001
93% Being John Malkovich
  • Actor
1999
79% Fight Club
  • Tyler
1999
No Score Yet Brad Pitt: Hollywood Hunk
  • Actor
1999
51% Meet Joe Black
  • Joe Black
1998
61% Seven Years in Tibet
  • Heinrich Harrer
1997
33% The Devil's Own
  • Rory Devaney
1997
74% Sleepers
  • Michael
1996
88% Twelve Monkeys (12 Monkeys)
  • Jeffrey Goines
1995
80% Seven (Se7en)
  • Det. David Mills
1995
56% Legends of the Fall
  • Tristan Ludlow
1994
61% Interview with the Vampire
  • Louis
1994
27% The Favor
  • Elliott
1994
No Score Yet Shadow Casting: The Making of "A River Runs Through It"
  • Actor
1994
92% True Romance
  • Floyd - Dick's Roommate
1993
67% Kalifornia
  • Early Grayce
1993
83% A River Runs Through It
  • Paul Maclean
1992
4% Cool World
  • Det. Frank Harris
1992
No Score Yet Contact
  • Cox
1992
36% Johnny Suede
  • Johnny Suede
1991
83% Thelma & Louise
  • J.D.
1991
No Score Yet Too Young to Die
  • Billy Canton
1990
No Score Yet The Image
  • Steve Black
1990
25% Cutting Class
  • Dwight Ingalls
1989
No Score Yet Happy Together
  • Brian
1989
No Score Yet Across the Tracks
  • Joe Maloney
1989

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Guest
Inside the Actors Studio
1994
  • Guest
Growing Pains
1985-1992
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
No Score Yet POV
1988
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Meet the Press
1947
  • Guest

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