Brad Pitt is a $300 million film actor and producer who has won numerous awards. Brad is one of the most well-known and well-paid entertainers in the world, receiving at least $20 million for major motion film releases on a regular basis.
He has received a number of Academy Award nominations. In 2014, he received an Academy Award for Best Picture as a Producer for the film.
William Bradley Pitt was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma on December 18, 1963. Brad grew up in Springfield, Missouri, with his two younger siblings. He majored in journalism with an emphasis on advertising at the University of Missouri.
He was bitten by the acting bug in college and decided to relocate to Los Angeles. He dropped out of school two weeks before his degree was to be completed and moved to California.
His first cinematic role was in a supporting role in the film Hunk. In the 1987 Kevin Costner film No Way Out, he can also be seen in the background. Pitt rose to prominence with guest appearances and minor roles in Thelma and Louise, and then went on to act in the Academy Award-winning 1992 picture A River Runs Through It.
Pitt received a lot of praise for his role in the $327 million-grossing crime drama Seven, which he starred in in 1995. For his following film, 12 Monkeys, Pitt garnered a Golden Globe nomination as well as an Academy Award nomination.
Pitt’s commitment to his roles has brought him to the heights of the Alps, the ring, and the depths of astonishingly authentic accents.
Oceans Eleven, Troy, Babel, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Fight Club, World War Z, Moneyball, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood are among Pitt’s other notable films.
Pitt co-founded Plan B Entertainment with Jennifer Aniston, his then-wife, in November 2001. After their divorce, Brad bought Jennifer out of the company.
Troy, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Departed, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Eat Pray Love, Moneyball, World War Z, Kick-Ass, 12 Years a Slave, and Ad Astra are just a few of Plan B’s blockbuster films.
Image in the public eye
An interview is being conducted with a male with dyed blonde hair. He’s standing on a red carpet, dressed in a black suit and tie with a white shirt. In the backdrop, people standing behind barricades can be seen, while microphones can be seen in the foreground.
Pitt’s public image is heavily influenced by his sex appeal, with Empire magazine calling him one of the 25 hottest stars in film history in 1995. He was awarded People’s Sexiest Man Alive the following year, and he got the award again in 2000.
Pitt was ranked 20th, 5th, and 10th on Forbes’ annual Celebrity 100 list of the world’s most powerful celebrities from 2006 to 2008. He was named to the Time 100 list in 2007, which is a compendium of the world’s 100 most important individuals as chosen by Time magazine each year.
Pitt was credited with harnessing “his star power to encourage people to look [to places] cameras don’t usually catch,” according to the magazine. In 2009, he was named to the Time 100 for the second time, this time in the “Builders and Titans” category.
Pitt’s relationship with Angelina Jolie became one of the most widely publicized celebrity stories in the world when it began in 2005. The enormous media buzz around the couple reached “the verge of lunacy” once Jolie’s pregnancy was confirmed in early 2006, according to Reuters in a piece titled “The Brangelina fever.” To avoid the media, the couple travelled to Namibia for the birth of their daughter Shiloh, who was dubbed “the most anticipated baby since Jesus Christ” by a paparazzi site.
The announcement of Jolie’s second pregnancy two years later drew similar media attention; reporters and photographers camped outside on the promenade for the two weeks Jolie spent in a seaside hospital in Nice to report on the delivery.
Pitt and Jolie were named the most popular celebrity endorsers for brands and goods worldwide in a 2006 global industry study conducted by ACNielsen in 42 international regions. Pitt has been in a number of commercials on television.
He appeared in a Heineken commercial for the American market, which aired during the 2005 Super Bowl and was directed by David Fincher, who had previously directed Pitt in Seven, Fight Club, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Other commercial appearances included Acura Integra, SoftBank, and Edwin Jeans, in which he was paired with Russian beauty Tatiana Sorokko. The minor planet 29132 Bradpitt was named after him on June 2, 2015.