BRAD PITT - biography

William Bradley Pitt is the oldest of three children. He was born on December 18, 1963, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. His mother was a school counselor and his father worked as an executive at a trucking firm. The family moved to Springfield, Missouri, where Brad attended Kickapoo High School.

1963 - a star is born
William Bradley Pitt is the first child of Jane, a guidance counselor, and Bill, a trucking company manager. Though Brad is born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, the family later moves to Springfield, Missouri, where the Pitt family grows to include brother Doug and sister Julie. In Springfield Brad also worked for Colonel Day's Levi Emporium as a salesman.

1978-82 - Kickapoo High School
A tennis ace and basketball player for the Kickapoo High School Chiefs, Brad also participates in choir, drama, student government and the debate team. He's named Best Dressed by his classmates.

1982-86 - University of Missouri
Brad attended the University of Missouri, majored in Journalism and Advertising, joined the fraternity Sigma Chi, and 'got in enough trouble to keep things interesting.' He posed for the "Men of Mizzou" pinup calender and, in 1987 (his senior year), he left college, two credit hours short of graduation. He hopped in his car named 'Runaround Sue' and headed for California.

1986 - Arriving in Hollywood
He arrived in Los Angeles with $325.00 in his pocket.
His first jobs was handing out free cigarette samples, standing outside El Pollo Loco restaurant in a chicken outfit and also escorting strippers around in a limousine. He also worked as a swimming pool attendant, bus boy and refrigerator boy. The money from these odd-jobs helped to pay for community theater and acting lessons. Slowly, he began to find his way into television and later to his breakout role.

1991 - Thelma & Louise
Brad was cast in the role of 'J.D.' a lanky cowboy in the movie 'Thelma and Louise.' In just fourteen minutes of screen time, Brad created a character so memorable that it launched what will most likely be a long, high-profile film career. He followed up that success with a good turn in 'A River Runs Through It,'.

1995-97 - Gwyneth Paltrow
In 1995 Brad met Gwyneth Paltrow, his co-actor in 'Seven'. On June 16th 1997, Brad's publicist announced that the relationship was over..

1998-* - Jennifer Aniston
In July 29th 2000, he married Jennifer Aniston.

Did you know?

Given title "Sexiest Man Alive" from People Magazine in 1995 and 2000.
Was considered for the lead in The Matrix (1999).
Listed in "People Weekly's 'Most Intriguing People' list. (December 25, 1995)
Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (1995).
Banned from entering China because of his role in Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Turned down a role as an astronaut in Apollo 13 (1995) to accept his Oscar-nominated role in Twelve Monkeys (1995).
(Dropped out of the University of Missouri School of Journalism (Columbia, Missouri)
Posed for a campus calendar in college.

1998 - Rembrandt Audience Award - Best Actor - "Seven Years in Tibet"
1997 - Blockbuster Entertainment Award - Favorite Supporting Actor - Science Fiction - "Twelve Monkeys"
1996 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - "Twelve Monkeys"
1996 - MTV Movie Award - Most Desirable Male - "Se7en"
1995 - MTV Movie Award - Best Male Performance - "Interview with the Vampire"
1995 - MTV Movie Award - Most Desirable Male - "Interview with the Vampire"
1993 - ShoWest Award - Male Star of Tomorrow

2001 - Oscar - Best supporting Actor - 'Snatch'
1996 - Oscar - Best Supporting Actor - "Twelve Monkeys"
1996 - MTV Movie Award - Best Male Performance - "Twelve Monkeys"
1996 - MTV Movie Award - Best On-Screen Duo w/Morgan Freeman - "Se7en"
1995 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - "Legends of the Fall"