- Brad Pitt Facts – # 100 Fun Facts
- Brad Pitt Early Years
- Brad Pitt Family
- Wonder Years of Brad Pitt
- Odd Jobs of Brad Pitt
- First Roles of Brad Pitt
- Acting Career Brad Pitt
- Brad Pitt: Awards and Recognitions
- 26) Won First MTV Movie Awards
- 27) Film Critics Appreciation on Pitt’s Performance
- 28) Academy Award and Golden Globe Award Nominations
- 29) Sexiest Man Alive
- 30) Rankings in Forbes and Premier Magazine
- 31) Pitt’s Ranking in TIME 100
- 32) Hand and Shoe Prints At The TCL Chinese Theatre
- 33) Most Wanted Man-Guinness World Record
- 34) 2011-the Winning Year
- Romantic Interests: Brad Pitt
- Marriage to Jennifer Aniston
- Family Life with Angelina Jolie
- 43) Pitt’s Involvement with Jolie
- 44) Pitt took on the Role of ‘Dad’
- 45) Unborn Baby Picture Sold for £2.6 million
- 46) Birth of First Daughter
- 47) First Baby Celebration
- 48) Another Child Adopted
- 49) $ 14 Million Payment to Publish Twins Pictures
- 50) Brad Wants One of His Six kids to Go into Design
- 51) Digital Memory Card Stolen
- 52) Junk Food-The Family Weakness
- 53) Brad Pitt’s Thoughts on Being Married
- 54) Enlightened
- 55) Most Wanted Family Man
- Personal Interests of Brad Pitt
- 56) Brad Pitt’s Style:
- 57) The Wedding Ring Designer
- 58) Best-Dressed Man According to Polls
- 59) Brad Pitt Has A Pilot’s License
- 60) Always Eating or Drinking Something on the Big Screen
- 61) Pitt’s Favorite Food and Drink:
- 62) Unique Eye for Design & Architecture
- 63) Pitt’s Favorite Music and Movies:
- 64) Big Fan of MTV’s “Jackass”
- 65) Humanitarian Side
- 66) Charity & Donations
- 67) Brad Pitt’s services for Victims of Hurricane Katrina
- 68) Make it Right Foundation
- 69) One of the Founders of Not On Our Watch Organization
- 70) Patron of the Mineseeker Foundation
- Brad Pitt Political Views
- Other Work by Brad Pitt
- Brad Pitt Personality
- Brad Pitt Assets
- Interesting Facts about Brad Pitt
- Endorsements Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt Facts – # 100 Fun Facts
Brad Pitt Early Years
1) Brad Pitt – a shining star of Hollywood
The American actor and the film producer, Brad Pitt, is a shining star of Hollywood.
Not only is he a handsome man, he is also a gifted performer, a philanthropist, a student of architecture and a doting dad.
He has been known to score high in all types of top rankings.
2) William Bradley “Brad” Pitt (Born 1963)
William Bradley “Brad” Pitt-the eldest child of the couple, Jane Etta and William Alvin, was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA.
He was born on December 18, 1963 and was brought up in Springfield, Missouri with his siblings.
On one occasion, Pitt described Springfield as “Mark Twain country, Jesse James country” where his early childhood days were spent around a lot of hills and lakes.
Brad Pitt Family
3) Parents and Siblings
Brad Pitts’s father, William Alvin Pitt was a truck company owner, and his Mother, Jane Etta was a high school counselor.
Pitt has two siblings younger than him, named Doug, who was born in 1966, and Julie Neal, born in1969.
He belonged to a middle-class family and was not among the people born with a silver spoon and hence did low paying, small jobs in his early life.
4) Family Ancestry
Brad Pitt was born and grew up in a strong, Midwestern church going-family and was raised as a Southern Baptist.
He was a choirboy.
In 2012, in an American Television show “Inside the Actors Studio” while describing about his family ancestry, he said “probably… Irish-Scots-Germans who settled in the area….. I know we have some Seminole, and some Cherokee Indian, in us.”
Wonder Years of Brad Pitt
5) Very Active At School:
“Pitt-bull”, high school nickname of Brad was a sharp, intelligent child and very active in extracurricular activities at school.
He was a student of Kickapoo High School where he joined the golf, tennis and swimming, wrestling teams.
He was also a member of the choir, the debating club, the forensics club and the student council.
He was also active in drama club, and there he polished his acting skills.
After his graduation in 1982, Pitt enrolled himself in the University of Missouri, Columbia, opting journalism and advertising as his major.
Being a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, he performed in a number of fraternity shows.
As the graduation time approached, Pitt had made up his mind to join film industry and be an advertising art director.
7) Drove Out to California with $325 only:
Pitt loved films, as according to him, it is “a portal into different worlds for me”.
Since films were not produced in Missouri, he moved to California with only $325 in his pocket, in order to pursue his biggest dream of attaining a Hollywood career.
He left the university, two weeks before earning the degree, as he stated, “In my head, I was done with college.
I was on to the next thing.”
8) Listens to His “voice within”
Brad reportedly said that he always listens to his “voice within.”
His inner voice asked him to discontinue university early, and he did it.
It then, told him to try his luck in acting, he went for it.
Later his inner voice told him to end the commitment with Gwyneth Paltrow, and let her free, as she could never be his wife; he took the decision and broke up with her.
9) Family-Oriented Person
Brad Pitt believes in strong family values.
He is described by a fellow classmate as a guy who always gave her flowers after taking help from her study material.
According to her, he was very family-oriented as shown by her wordings;
“He would sit in class and write letters to his mom and his grandma.
One of the things I liked best about Brad was the value he placed on family.”
10) “Quite the Flirt”
Brad Pitt, being a young handsome boy in his early age won hearts of many girls in college and was known as “quite the flirt” in his college.
11) Love for Movies:
When Brad Pitt left college, he lacked experience in the field of acting but still wanted to pursue this profession as his career because of his love for acting and movies; as he said, “I loved movies so much… I loved movies the most — next to music, that is.
It is the simple notion in the world, but the hardest thing to learn.
I thought, “Ah, I’ll just leave and go do it.”
Odd Jobs of Brad Pitt
12) Struggling Period
Before starting the acting career, he had to struggle to settle in Los Angeles.
Whilst taking acting lessons from acting trainer Roy London, he did part-time jobs among which, the most notable ones are ; being a pool boy and serving as chauffeur, delivering refrigerators and a furniture mover, and being a dancing mascot for restaurants.
13) Dressing up as Giant Chicken
During his search of a job, at one point he had a bet with one of his friends as to who could get the most humiliating job.
Brad Pitt won the bet.
He dressed up as a huge chicken for the restaurant, El Pollo Loco and hanged out on the corner of the Sunset Boulevard in 100-degree heat.
First Roles of Brad Pitt
14) Pretty Boy Roles-1980’s
In the late 1980s, he got some television work.
His first unaccredited role was in ‘No Way Out’.
Other movie performances include in ‘21 Jump Street’, ‘Dallas’ ‘Growing Pains’, ‘Freddy’s Nightmares’, ‘Another World’, ‘Head of Class’ etc.
Brad Pitt’s debut on big screen remained an unaccredited part as a waiter in the movie ‘No Man’s Land’ in 1987.
15) First Leading Film Role-1988
In 1988, a movie called The Dark Side of the Sun, which was the Yugoslavian–U. S co – production that gave Pitt a chance to act in his first leading film role.
He played a character of a young American taken to the Adriatic in search for a remedy for a terrible skin condition.
When the Croatian War of Independence broke out, this film was shelved and did not appear on screen until 1997.
16) Romance Behind the Scenes
Brad Pitt began dating Juliette Lewis, who was just 16 years old, when he met her on the movie set of ‘Too Young TO Die’.
What he says about this relationship is, “We were trying to be Sid and Nancy or something,” Pitt and Juliette who later acted as serial killers in the movie Kalifornia, in 1993, broke up in February in the same year.
Acting Career Brad Pitt
17) Instant Stardom
Brad Pitt made his big screen debut in 1989 in a horror film named, Cutting Class with actress, Donovan Leitch, and played the character of a teen track star in Sandy Tung’s Across the Tracks.
It was a well-timed little part in a controversial Hollywood movie that brought him into the glare of instant stardom.
18) “Too Sweet” for the Role
Brad Pitt auditioned for the character of “J.D.” in the Cult Classic film Heathers (1989).
Although he impressed everyone by his talent, the casting directors considered that Pitt is “too sweet” for the character, and the role later offered to Christian Slater.
He later did the same type of role in a horror movie called Cutting Class in 1989.
19) Few Minutes Performance Created Charisma-1991
After a number of guest appearances indifferent television series, Pitt gained extensive recognition in his few minutes on-screen act as a cowboy hitchhiker in Thelma & Louise, a road film made in 1991.
In this movie, he played a role of a sexy criminal who cheated Geena Davis.
His romance and love scene with Geena Davis has been referred as the event that defined Brad as a sex symbol.
20) Career-Making Performance
In 1992, Brad Pitt played the role of Paul Maclean in a biographical film called “A River Runs Through It”, that has been marked as a career-making performance,and has proved that Brad could be more than a “cowboy-hated hunk.”
According to Pitt, it was one of his “weakest performances … It’s so weird that it ended up being the one that I got the most attention for.”
21) 1994-Turning Point of the Career
Brad Pitt’s leading roles in the big-budget productions of movies like “Interview with the Vampire” and “Legends of the Fall” in 1994 marked a biggest turning point in Brad Pitt’s career.
Interview with the Vampire starred Brad Pitt as the unforgettable Louis de Pointe du Lac acting opposite Tom Cruise in the fantasy/horror that made him win the hearts of the audience.
22) 12 Monkeys- A Big Success
In 1996, Pitt was given a supporting role in which he acted as a mental patient; Jeffrey Goines in Terry Gilliam’s science fiction film 12 Monkeys.
For his “startlingly frenzied performance” (as per Janet Maslin of The New York Times), he won the first Golden Globe Award, and received his first Academy Award nomination in the category of Best Supporting Actor.
23) Pitt’s Most Commercially Successful Movie
Troy has been Brad Pitt’s most commercially successful movie to date.
The picture brought a total worldwide gross of $497 million.
It earned a huge amount of $364 million outside the U.S. and $133 million in the home country.
According to Stephen Hunter of The Washington Times , Brad Pitt outshines in the demanding role of the movie.
24) Brad Pitt’s First Animated Movie
Brad Pitt’s first animated movie was; Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas; a fantasy adventure movie produced by DreamWorks Animation.
It was his first voice-acting role.
The story is of Sinbad, a pirate who travels the sea with an aim of recovering the lost Book of Peace from Eris .
Brad Pitt voices Sinbad.
25) Biggest Hit
Pitt acted in an action comedy Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2005.
The film got a high appreciation for the chemistry between Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who acted as his character’s wife Jane Smith.
The Star Tribune describes it as “while the story feels haphazard, the movie gets by on gregarious charm, galloping energy and the stars’ thermonuclear screen chemistry.
“The movie made $478 million worldwide, and came out as one of the biggest hits of 2005.
Brad Pitt: Awards and Recognitions
26) Won First MTV Movie Awards
In 1995, after the success of the movie “Interview with the Vampire”, Brad Pitt won two MTV Movie Awards for Most Desirable Male and Best Male Performance.
Pitt also got nominated in the category of Best Actor by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, and nominated for the Best On-Screen Duo in the 1995 MTV Movie Awards.
27) Film Critics Appreciation on Pitt’s Performance
A number of film critics appreciated Pitt’s outstanding performance in ‘Legends of the Fall’ in which he played the role of a wild and charming Tristan Ludlow.
According to Janet Maslin of The New York Times, “Pitt’s diffident mix of acting and attitude works to such heartthrob perfection it’s a shame the film’s superficiality gets in his way.
” The Deseret News predicted that the movie “Legends of the Fall” would strengthen Brad’s reputation as a lead actor.
28) Academy Award and Golden Globe Award Nominations
Until Today, Pitt has got five Golden Globe Award nominations and four Academy Award nominations.
For his brilliant acting, he received his first Golden Globe Award nomination for the movie “Legends of The Fall” in the Best Actor category.
In this film, he played a role of a stereotypical romantic hero named Tristan.
He received his first Academy Award Nomination for the movie “12 Monkeys”.
29) Sexiest Man Alive
In 1995, Brad Pitt’s has been chosen by the Empire magazine for his sex appeal, which ranked Pitt one of the twenty-fifth sexiest stars in the film history.
In the same year, Pitt also won People’s Sexiest Man Alive, and he won this accolade in the year 2000 as well.
In fact, Brad Pitt is the first man ever who was awarded with title twice by People Magazine.
30) Rankings in Forbes and Premier Magazine
Brad Pitt appeared on the Forbes’s annual Celebrity 100 list highlighting the 100 most powerful celebrities in the year 2006 to 2008, at No.
20 and 10 respectively. In 2005, he was also ranked by Premiere Magazine as No.
50 on the list of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in ‘Stars in Our Constellation feature’.
31) Pitt’s Ranking in TIME 100
Brad Pitt was included in the list of the Time 100 in 2007, compiling the names of 100 most influential people in the world, as chosen annually by an American magazine, TIME.
The magazine endorsed Pitt using such words as “his star power to get people to look [to where] cameras don’t usually catch”.In 2009, Brad Pitt was again listed in the Time 100, in the list of Builders and Titans.
32) Hand and Shoe Prints At The TCL Chinese Theatre
Brad Pitt is among the few actors whose hand and shoe prints have been embossed in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre, (formerly known as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre) in the memory of his class performance in the movie called Ocean’s Eleven (together with Matt Damon and George Clooney).
An engaging and huge fan following is the greatest achievement Pitt has had out of his acting career.
33) Most Wanted Man-Guinness World Record
In 2005, the Hollywood star Brad Pitt has been most wanted man on the Internet search engine, Google and had been awarded a Guinness World Record in September 2006.
In addition, he has the honor of being one of the Most Searched Names of the year 2005 as per STAR meter, which is an IMDB.com’s site search index.
34) 2011-the Winning Year
In the year 2011, Brad Pitt won Number of awards in different categories for his movie Money Ball and Tree of Life.
Therefore, we can say that 2011 was the year which brought great success for him.
He won 6 awards for his acting in Money Ball and 4 awards for his performance in Tree of Life.
Romantic Interests: Brad Pitt
35) Pitt’s Relationship with Several Co-Stars
Pitt had been engaged in successive relationships with many of his co-stars in the late 1980s and early 1990s, namely Robin Givens (Head of the Class), Jill Schoelen (Cutting Class), and Juliette Lewis (Kalifornia and Too Young to Die?), who, at that time was only 16 years old, and was ten years junior from Pitt.
36) Brad’s Leading Ladies
Although Pitt had been in relationship with several of his co-stars like Robin Givens, Geena Davis, Jill Schoelen, and Juliette Lewis; but his longest and most publicized relationships were with Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston and his current fiancé Angelina Jolie.
37) Much-Publicized Relationship with Gwyneth Paltrow
Brad Pitt met Gwyneth Paltrow during filming of the movie ‘Se7en’ in 1995 and began dating her.
They were engaged in December 1996.
The couple claimed that it was “love at first sight.”
They stayed together for two and a half years and were considered as one of Hollywood’s most celebrated and admired couples.
In 1997, after a seven-month engagement, they broke up for some unknown reasons.
Marriage to Jennifer Aniston
38) Hollywood’s ‘Golden Couple’
In 1998, Brad Pitt got involved with Jennifer Aniston, the star of TV sitcom ‘Friends’.
On July 29, 2000, Pitt and Aniston got married in a private wedding ceremony, in Malibu, California.
The marriage was considered a rare Hollywood success for years.
In fact, they became famous as Hollywood’s ‘Golden Couple.’
39) Romantic by Nature
Brad Pitt’s has a romantic nature and does anything to please his beloved ones.
In his relationship with any woman, he is known to be a sweetheart.
The statement is evidenced by the fact that during his relationship with Aniston, he took Greek lessons to get proficient in the language, only because Aniston has Greek origins.
40) Pitt’s and Aniston’s Separation
On January 2005, Pitt and Aniston declared in the media that they had decided officially to separate after seven years of marriage.
After two months, Aniston filed for divorce, mentioning irreconcilable differences.
Their divorce was finalized by the Los Angeles Superior Court on October 2, 2005, leading to end of their marriage.
41) Sold Beverly Hills Estate as Part of Divorce Settlement
Brad Pitt sold Beverly Hills estate, the 10,000 square foot property, which he and Aniston bought for $13.5 million in 2001.
The estate featured a French Normandy-style home whose designer was Wallace Neff.
The house was sold for $28 million as part of the couple’s divorce settlement.
42) Separated but still Friends
In 2007, Brad revealed that Aniston is still her friend stating, “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.”
In February 2009, in another interview, he expressed that they both “check in with each other” and that they were both important parts of each other’s life.
Family Life with Angelina Jolie
43) Pitt’s Involvement with Jolie
Brad Pitt’s involvement with Angelina Jolie, the co-star of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, attracted a lot of media attention.
He admitted on the movie set that he “fell in love” with Jolie.
Both were seen together on various occasions and so the entertainment media named the couple as “Brangelina”.
44) Pitt took on the Role of ‘Dad’
In December 2005, Pitt announced that he wanted to adopt the Jolie’s two adopted children; daughter Zahara from Ethopia and son Maddox from Cambodia.
Their surname was changed to Jolie-Pitt. On January 11, 2006, Jolie acknowledged her relationship with Brad for the first time in People Magazine.
Finally they got engaged in April 2012 after spending seven years together.
45) Unborn Baby Picture Sold for £2.6 million
In May 2006, an American weekly magazine purchased the first picture of the Pitt’s and Jolie’s unborn baby for an amount not less than £2.6 million.
The money received by the couple was generously donated to the international children’s charity; The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
46) Birth of First Daughter
On 27 May 2006, Pitt and Jolie were blessed with a daughter, named Shiloh Nouvel, who took birth in Swakopmund, Namibia, by caesarean section.
Pitt was present at the time of birth and cut the umbilical cord, which was a proud moment for him.
The first pictures of the baby were sold through the distributor Getty Images.
47) First Baby Celebration
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie celebrated the biggest moment of their life, the birth of their first baby, Shiloh Nouvel by donating a huge amount of $300,000 to several local hospitals in Namibia.
They also pledged amount of $15,000 for a school and a community center located in Swakopmund.
48) Another Child Adopted
After adopting Jolie’s two adopted children; Zahara and Maddox, Pitt took the responsibility of another 3 years old child, named Pax in the United States on February 21, 2008.
Jolie adopted Pax Thien from an orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City situated in Vietnam.
49) $ 14 Million Payment to Publish Twins Pictures
People Magazine paid 14 million dollars for acquiring the rights and getting the honor to bring the first pictures of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s twins in the public.
It was the most expensive celebrity picture ever taken.
The twins named Knox and Vivienne were born on July 12, 2008.
The proud parents later gave all of the money to charity.
50) Brad Wants One of His Six kids to Go into Design
Although Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie belong to the Hollywood film industry, they want one of their six kids to go into the field of architecture.
While Pitt’s visit to the ninth Ward in New Orleans with Ellen DeGeneres to discuss about the “Make It Right” project, he revealed that, “I think I got a future architect, I am pushing them that way.”
51) Digital Memory Card Stolen
In 2006, a digital memory card that contained Jolie’s’ and Pitt’s number of personal photographs including the picture of their children were stolen and offered for sale.
One of the pictures on the card had been placed on the internet showing Brad, Angelina, Zahara, and Maddox, having fun in Namibia.
52) Junk Food-The Family Weakness
Junk food has always been Pitt’s family weakness.
Brad loves to eat Pizza.
Not only him but his children also loves to have junk food.
On one occasion Jolie said; “The kids eat fast food every day, doughnuts for breakfast, Shiloh’s a sugar addict, screaming when she’s cut off.”
53) Brad Pitt’s Thoughts on Being Married
Brad Pitt gave his views about marriage in 18 September 2000 issue of the US weekly magazine.
The magazine published his words as: “Being married means I can break wind and eat ice cream in bed.
” On another occasion, he expressed his thoughts on his marriage with Jennifer Aniston as:” The thing I don’t understand is looking at this as a failure.
It is talked about like it failed, I guess because it wasn’t flawless. Me, I embrace the messiness of life.
I find it so beautiful, actually.”
After doing the movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Brad realized and said that it helped improving 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 don’t want to waste time being angry at someone I love.”
55) Most Wanted Family Man
Pitt is an exception when we talk about the Hollywood actors.
He has not only earned numerous awards for his tremendous acting skills and his natural beauty; he has been ranked #1 on the list of The Top 10 Hollywood Dads by Hollywood’s Life & Styles, and on #4th on Touch Magazine’s Hottest Hollywood Dads list.
Personal Interests of Brad Pitt
56) Brad Pitt’s Style:
He is very calm, careful and protective about his private life events and his philosophy.
This is proved by his words: “Where I grew up, you deal.
You get through it, power through it, straight up the middle.
And you don’t complain.
” He was famous in his school life for getting in enough trouble to make things interesting and exciting, but he mostly came out of it without any trouble.
57) The Wedding Ring Designer
Brad Pitt has such personality that oozes exclusivity.
The ring maker to whom the design for Jennifer Aniston’s ring was given was sued by Brad Pitt, for making its replicas and selling it to people with his brand name.
It was also heard from sources that Brad designed wedding ring himself to make it special for his first wedding.
58) Best-Dressed Man According to Polls
People all around the globe love Brad Pitt’s sense of style.
In 2006, he was titled as the Best Dressed Man after considering the poll’s result, which was conducted in this category to find out the Hollywood’s Most Elegant Man.
Together with wife Angelina Jolie; the couple has also been selected as the ninth Best Dressed Couple in the whole world.
59) Brad Pitt Has A Pilot’s License
Brad Pitt has an adventurous streak, which is an asset to his personality.
In 2010, Brad Pitt reserved a seat with Richard Branson in order to travel into space in Branson’s Virgin Galactic shuttle.
Unlike other movie actors, Brad Pitt also possesses a pilot’s license for the single-engine planes.
60) Always Eating or Drinking Something on the Big Screen
According to his fan gossips, it is observed that Brad Pitt is always shot while he is drinking or eating something.
This is really a curious fact that whenever any scene from any of his movies is recalled, he is always carelessly munching on something or the other.
61) Pitt’s Favorite Food and Drink:
As stated earlier, Brad Pitt loves eating food.
As far as snacks are concerned, he likes to eat Pizza very much.
His favorite cereal is Frosted Flakes whereas his favorite drink includes Coffee and Beer.
Among fizzy drinks, he likes Mountain Dew.
Twizzlersare his favorite candy.
62) Unique Eye for Design & Architecture
Brad Pitt’s has an artistic nature.
Among his most favorite hobbies, include photography, playing instruments, collecting functional metal art pieces, swimming and paying attention to detail in famous architectural monuments and interior designs.
His home costing 4 million dollars is worth seeing and is known for its amazing architecture and immaculate design.
63) Pitt’s Favorite Music and Movies:
Brad Pitt loves listening to music.
His favorite singers include Gipsy Kings, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley and Stone Temple Pilots.
Elton John’s ‘Captain Fantastic’ was the first album he bought.
Planet of the Apes and Saturday Night Fever are his favorite movies.
In 2002, Brad Pitt, being a huge fan of late musician Jeff Buckley, appeared in a documentary about the art-rock singer-songwriter, defining his interest “a bit of an obsession.”
64) Big Fan of MTV’s “Jackass”
Brad Pitt is a fan of an American Reality show called MTV’s “Jackass”, first on-aired in 2000.
This is evidenced by the fact that he once requested the cast that if he could be in their team during one of stunt jokes they are presenting.
He then appeared well dressed in the ape outfit, so that he may not be recognized by people.Charity
65) Humanitarian Side
Brad Pitt supports an organization called the ONE Campaign that is aimed at eliminating poverty and AIDS in the underdeveloped countries.
He was also a presenter at the July 2005 Live8 benefit concert held in London’s Hyde Park that revealed his solidarity to fight against world poverty.
He, along with Jolie also travelled to Pakistan in 2005 to see the destruction of the Kashmir earthquake in 2005.
66) Charity & Donations
Brad Pitt’s has made immense charitable contributions and donations.
He donated $1 million to the foundation Doctors Without Borders and another million to the Global Action for Children in 2006.
A charitable foundation is also running under his name and his wife, Angelina Jolie; known as the Jolie-Pitt Foundation.
67) Brad Pitt’s services for Victims of Hurricane Katrina
Brad Pitt has the heart that feels pain and miseries of humans.
His contributions to help deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and his services for the victims are undeniable.
He also works with an environmental group named Global Green USA to design an environmentally sustainable plan for establishing communities and homes for the homeless people.
68) Make it Right Foundation
Brad Pitt is the founder of the Make It Right Foundation.
It was established in 2006, with the aim of arranging housing professionals in the New Orleans.
The step was taken to construct and finance 150 sustainable and affordable new houses after the destruction produced by Hurricane Katrina.
The foundation completed first six homes in October 2008, and Pitt got an award in September 2009 from the U.S. Green Building Council for his services.
69) One of the Founders of Not On Our Watch Organization
Brad Pitt and Jolie donated $1 million to the three organizations in Sudan and Chad in May 2007.
It was dedicated to the people who suffered due to the catastrophe in the Darfur region.
Together with Damon, Clooney, Don Cheadle, Jerry Weintraub, David Pressman, Pitt is also one of the founders of the Not On Our Watch, the organization that aims at focusing global attention on the stopping “mass atrocities”.
70) Patron of the Mineseeker Foundation
Brad Pitt is a supporter of the Mineseeker Foundation and the Sole of Africa, which is a campaign formed to detect and remove land mines in the areas of Africa.
The Foundation’s patrons also include Nelson Mandela, Queen Noor, Sir Richard Branson, John Paul de Joria, and Graca Machel.
Brad Pitt Political Views
71) Supporter of Same-Sex Marriages
Brad Pitt strongly supports same-sex marriage.
In his interview with Esquire magazine, in 2006, Pitt stated that he would marry Angelina when everybody in America is officially able to marry.
He repeated his views to Parade in 2009,and later to People in 2011.
72) $100,000 donation to the campaign against Proposition 8
Brad donated $100,000 to the campaign showing his support against California’s 2008 ballot Proposition 8, a step taken to abolish the constitutional amendment that had prohibited same-sex marriage.
According to Pitt: “Because no one has the right to deny another their life, even though they disagree with it, because everyone has the right to live the life they so desire if it doesn’t harm another and because discrimination has no place in America, my vote will be for equality and against Proposition 8.”
Other Work by Brad Pitt
73) Successful Movie Producer
Apart from being a great talented actor, Brad Pitt also gained fame by producing a number of successful movies.
Since 2006, he had produced 17 films and among them; the movies Money ball and The Tree of Life, produced in 2011, were big hits in Hollywood.
74) Owner of Plan B Entertainment
Brad Pitt together with Jennifer Aniston and CEO of Paramount Pictures, Brad Gray founded a film production company called Plan B Entertainment.
The first movie produced by Plan B Entertainment was Troy.
It also produced Tim Burton’s ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ in 2005.
Later in 2006 Brad Pitt had full control over the company and became its sole owner
75) Teamed up with Kiehi to develop Eco-Friendly Product
In August 2008, Brad Pitt teamed up with Kiehl and the JPF Eco Systems to produce an eco-friendly product, called “Aloe Vera” Biodegradable Liquid Body Cleanser.
While describing its benefit to the environment, he said:”Kiehl’s formulated this product to minimize the impact we have on our environment. All proceeds will go to benefit green initiatives around the globe.”
76) Joined Hands to save “EastEnders” (1985)
EastEnders, the BBC television soap opera was taken off the air in 2003.
The show was mainly about the inhabitants of the fictional Albert Square.
At that time, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, supported a petition of US fans who demanded the channel to reinstate the UK soap.
77) Pitt’s Commercials Banned in Malaysia
Everybody loves watching Brad’s appearance in the Toyota Altis commercials; however, these commercials have been banned in Malaysia as the authorities there have reached the conclusion that if his commercials run for too long, Malaysian men will have an inferiority complex.
There are no more words to describe the Pitt’s global charm.
78) Works with Dedication
Brad Pitt has always played the characters by putting his heart and soul.
This is evidenced if we recall his acting in the movie, Troy.
According to various sources, Pitt gained more than 20 pounds of muscles to fit in his role in the movie, Troy.
Undoubtedly, he has the dedication needed by any actor to completely immerse himself in the role he plays.
79) Singing his Praises -1969
Pitt being only a six-year-old choirboy sought the attention of many people during his services at South Haven Baptist Church, situated in his hometown in Springfield.
Connie Bilyeu, a piano accompanist, told PEOPLE magazine, “You couldn’t keep from watching Brad because his face was so expressive, he would move his little mouth so big with all the words that he attracted everyone’s attention.”
Brad Pitt Personality
80) A Private and Possessive Person
Brad Pitt knows how to manage his private family life.
In fact, he is known to be a private and possessive person as far as his family is concerned.
In July 2008, he threatened the news outlets with legal action if any of the photographs, Angelina or their children got published while their stay at French Residence, considering it as an evasion of privacy
81) Pitt and Jolie to Get Matching Tattoos
The celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is planning to have similar tattoos on their bodies permanently, as part of their wedding ceremony.
According to the sources, they have planned to ink their tattoos in their own handwriting, by a local French artist.
A special motif has been designed which includes their wedding date, their vows and their children’s names.
82) Pitt’s Hair Styles
Brad Pitt has acted in more than sixty movies and throughout his career; he transformed himself into a variety of looks by wearing some excellent hairstyles.
While celebrating 25 years of his journey on the big screen, his fans voted for his Hollywood best hairstyles.
Pitt’s ’90s flick’ appearance in the movie Seven, the floppy blonde ‘curtain’ style in the movie Seven Years in Tibet and his rough greasy boxer hair do for Snatch, ranked on the top.
83) Brad Pitt Wrote Poetry
During struggling period of his career, Brad Pitt wrote several poems in Roy London’s Garage, while taking acting lessons from his coach.
When he left the place, he did not take them away with him as he considered them junk.
But Roy didn’t know that he could make a lot of money one day, by selling his poetry to the public.
Brad Pitt injured his Achilles tendon in the making of movie “Troy,” where he ironically portrayed the character of Achilles.
During the making of “Se7en” Pitt broke his arm, and this led to the injury to be incorporated into the script.
He also chipped his tooth while filming “Fight Club” and did not have it capped till the completion of the film, as it added authenticity.
85) Smoking Habit- Quit Smoking for Troy
Brad Pit loves smoking. He began smoking at school, in sixth grade. His favorite brands are Camel, Marlboro and Wides.
However, it was heard from sources that he quit smoking in 2004 for four months in order to prepare for the physical scenes of the film, Troy.
Soon after the completion of the movie, Brad Pitt went back to smoking.
86) Took Lessons in Boxing, Taekwondo, and Grappling
In 1999, Brad Pitt played the role of Tyler Durden in Fight Club for which he prepared himself by taking lessons in boxing, grappling and taekwondo.
An interesting thing about the movie is that, since the movie had a lot of violence in it, Brad prevented his parents from watching Fight Club by showing them the “Chemical Burn” scene of the movie.
87) Trained to Handle Weapons
Undoubtedly, Brad Pitt has appeared in numerous scenes playing with heavy guns and weapons.
A renowned Hollywood gun coach named Thell Reed trained him, to handle weapons.
Thell Reed is the one who also trained other actors, which include Leonardo DiCaprio, Val Kilmer, Russell Crowe,, Girard Swan, Sam Elliot, Ben Foster and Kurt Russell.
Brad Pitt Assets
88) Mansion in Southern California
In the year 1996, Brad Pitt bought a mansion in the Southern California from the actor who portrays “Elvira” (Cassandra Peterson).
He was reported to pay 1.7 million dollars for the mansion.
This house is decorated with antiques and this gives a gothic look to it.
89) French Mansion
In May 2008, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie bought a chateau in the French Riviera for £35 million to settle their growing family.
The couple looked at around hundred properties before buying the 35-bedroom mansion.
The extensive residence has its own vineyard, lake, moat, and forest that they directly purchased from the owner.
90) Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie-Top Earning Couples
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie ranked at the fifth spot on the Forbes list of Hollywood’s Top 20 Earning Couples.
They earned around $34 million in a span of one year that is between 1 June 2007 and 1 June 2008.
Apart from this, Pitt and Jolie got third position at the annual survey conducted by Quigley Publishing Co., to determine the Top Moneymaking Stars of 2005.
91) Brad Pitt’s Highest Movie Salary
Brad Pitt is the actor who earned huge amount of money in his acting career.
He is known to earn approximately, $23,000,000 per year.
He has drawn high salaries for all the movies, which became a big hit on the box office.
Some of the movies for which he received giant figures include:
“Mr. & Mrs. Smith” – $20,000,000
“Troy” – $17,500,000
“Ocean’s Eleven” – $30,000,000
Interesting Facts about Brad Pitt
92) Number ‘Seven’ and ‘Twelve’ in Movie Titles
Brad Pitt has acted in three films having number seven in their title: Se7en (in1995), Seven Years in Tibet (in 1997), and Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (in 2003).
He also performed in two films having number twelve in titles: Ocean’s Twelve (in 2004) and Twelve Monkeys (in 1995).
93) Seven Years in Tibet. -A disappointment
In 1997, Pitt played a role of an Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer in the movie Seven Years in Tibet, for which he took training for months as the character demanded major mountain climbing and trekking practice that included rock climbing as well, in California and the European Alps.
However, the movie was a failure and mostly received negative reviews
94) Banned from China
Brad Pitt has been banned officially from China for life for his character in the pro-Tibetan film called “Seven Years in Tibet”.
The film is about the life history of Heinrich Harrer, the role played by Brad Pitt in the movie.
Heinrich was a German adventurer who traveled in the East in 1940’s and ended up befriending Dalai Lama in Tibet.
95) A Girl Broke In Pitt’s Home
On 7 January 1999, a girl named Athena Rolando who was only19 years old, entered secretly into Brad Pitt’s Hollywood home-area at midnight.
She entered from an open window, and wore Pitt’s clothes.
She stayed there for ten hours until the alarm rang.
She was then ordered not to get in touch with the actor for three years.
96) Medical Attention
It has been reported that during the making of Mr. and Mrs. Smith both Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt had to frequently seek medical attention. This is because, a flu virus had been found, going around the set.
Because of the requirement of hot scenes in the film, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were re-infecting each other repeatedly.
97) Hair Crisis
Brad Pitt called off the shooting of the movie, Troy, to go abroad in order to have his hair dyed again.
He was worried about the Mediterranean climate adversely affecting his hair, therefore he appointed a hair stylist in Britain to get his hair dyed during the shooting.
Daniel Galvin opened up his shop in Britain only to help Pitt, in dealing his hair crisis.
Endorsements Brad Pitt
98) Favorite Celebrity Endorser
In the 2006, ACNielsen, a global marketing research firm, conducted a global industry survey in 42 international markets.
According to the survey, Brad Pitt and Jolie; both the stars together, were considered the most favorite celebrity endorser of products and brand globally.
Pitt also got second position in the ranking of Forbes.com’s first-ever study of Top-Selling Famous Faces in October 2007.
99) Appeared in Many Television Commercials
Brad Pitt appeared in Heineken commercial for the U.S. market, which was aired during the Super Bowl, in 2005.
David Fincher was the director of the commercial, who had also directed, Figh Club, Seven and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
He also did commercials for Asian Markets, which advertised products like Soft Bank, Edwin Jeans and Acura Integra in which Pitt was featured against Tatiana Sorokko, a Russian Model.
100) Played a Leading Role in Money ball Despite Hating Baseball
Brad Pitt’s favorite sport is bicycling, rock climbing and tennis.
However, it is surprising that he played a leading role in a baseball movie; Money ball but doesn’t like this sport at all.
According to him,“It’s shameful how little I know about baseball… I’m amazed they let me do this movie… Baseball and I didn’t get along that well.
I wrestled one year [in high school].
I dove one year.
Everything but baseball,’ according to Just Jared’s Staff per SI’s Austin Murphy.”