William Bradley “Brad” Pitt is a celebrated American film actor and producer. He received much media attention for his glitzy celebrity marriages and subsequent divorces to Hollywood megastars Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie.
Born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, Pitt worked a variety of odd jobs while struggling to establish himself in Hollywood. To pursue his passion for the big screen, he moved to Los Angeles from Missouri two weeks before he was about to earn his degree in journalism. He took acting lessons and made contacts. Within months, Pitt got uncredited roles in three films. For the next seven years, he increasingly gained recognition in supporting roles on television and in films before securing leading roles that catapulted him to worldwide fame.
Pitt is an Academy Award and Golden Globe winner well-known for such films as Legends of the Fall (1994,) Fight Club (1999,) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008,) Moneyball (2011,) and 12 Years a Slave (2013.)