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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

William Bradley Brad Pitt  was born in December 18, 1963, he is a son of Jane Etta (nee Hill house), a high school counselor, and William Alvin Pitt, a truck company owner, Pitt was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Along with his siblings Doug (born 1966) and Julie Neal (born 1969), he grew up in Springfield, Missouri, where the family moved soon after his birth. He was raised as a conservative Southern Baptist. Pitt attended Kickapoo High School, where he was a member of the golf, tennis and swimming teams. He participated in the school's Key and Forensics clubs, in school debates, and in musicals. Following his graduation from high school, Pitt enrolled in the University of Missouri in 1982, majoring in journalism, with a focus on advertising.
Pitt has received two Academy Award nominations and four Golden Globe Award nominations, winning one. He has been described as one of the world's most attractive men, a label for which he has received substantial media attention. In 1995 he gave critically acclaimed performances in the crime thriller Seven and the science fiction film 12 Monkeys, the latter securing him a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and an Academy Award nomination. Four years later, in 1999, Pitt starred in the cult hit Fight Club. He then starred in the major international hit as Rusty Ryan in Ocean's Eleven (2001) and its sequels, Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007). His greatest commercial successes have been Troy (2004) and Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005). Pitt received his second Academy Award nomination for his title role performance in the 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Following a high-profile relationship with actress Gwyneth Paltrow, Pitt was married to actress Jennifer Aniston for five years. Pitt lives with actress Angelina Jolie in a relationship that has generated wide publicity. He and Jolie have six children—Maddox, Zahara, Pax, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne. Since beginning his relationship with Jolie, he has become increasingly involved in social issues both in the United States and internationally. Pitt owns a production company named Plan B Entertainment, whose productions include the 2007 Academy Award winning Best Picture, The Departed.
Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitts Children

 

Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt (born August 5, 2001 in Cambodia; adopted March 10, 2002 by Jolie; adopted early 2006 by Pitt)
Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt (born November 29, 2003 in Vietnam; adopted March 15, 2007 by Jolie; adopted February 21, 2008 by Pitt)
Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt (born January 8, 2005 in Ethiopia; adopted July 6, 2005 by Jolie; adopted early 2006 by Pitt)
Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt (born May 27, 2006 in Swakopmund, Namibia)
Knox Léon Jolie-Pitt (born July 12, 2008 in Nice, France)
Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt (born July 12, 2008 in Nice, France)

In July 2005, Pitt accompanied Jolie to Ethiopia, where she adopted her second child, a six-month-old girl named Zahara, a decision which Jolie later stated she and Pitt had made together. It was confirmed, in December 2005, that Pitt was seeking to legally adopt Jolie's two children, Maddox and Zahara; on January 19, 2006, a California judge granted their request to change the children's surnames from "Jolie" to "Jolie-Pitt". The adoptions were finalized "not long before" the birth of the couple's first biological child. 
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Along with Jennifer Aniston and Brad Grey, CEO of Paramount Pictures, Pitt founded the film production company Plan B Entertainment in 2002, although Aniston and Grey withdrew in 2005. The company has produced several films, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring Johnny Depp in 2005, as well as 2007's The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and A Mighty Heart, starring Angelina Jolie. Plan B was also involved in producing The Departed, the winner of the 2007 Academy Award for Best Picture. Pitt was credited onscreen as a producer; however, only Graham King was ruled eligible for the Oscar win. Pitt has been reluctant to discuss the production company in interviews. Pitt has appeared in several television commercials: one for the U.S. market, a Heineken commercial aired during the 2005 Super Bowl; it was directed by David Fincher, who had directed Pitt in Seven, Fight Club and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. 

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