Brad Pitt may be one of the most famous actors in the entire world, but here’s some awesome facts about him that you probably didn’t know!

  1. His full name is William Bradley Pitt.
  2. He was born on 18th December, in 1963.
  3. He originates from Oklahoma, in the United States.
  4. His parents are William Pitt (head of a trucking firm) and Jane Etta Hillhouse.
  5. He has two younger siblings; Douglas and Julie.
  6. Brad has Irish, Scottish, German, Seminole and Cherokee Indian roots.
  7. He attended Kickapoo High School, where he enjoyed sports, debates and musicals.
  8. He majored in journalism, at the University of Missouri.
  9. While trying to find acting work, he had multiple jobs including, limousine driver.
  10. Brad once dressed as a giant chicken to advertise, ‘el Pollo Loco’.
  11. He stands at 5’11”.
  12. Brad’s first uncredited role was in, No Way Out.
  13. His debut television appearance was in NBC’s, Another World.
  14. His first film role was in The Dark Side of the Moon, in 1988.
  15. He played the infamous vampire, Louis de Pointe du Lac in Interview With The Vampire.
  16. Brad turned down a role in Apollo 13 to be in Se7en.
  17. He was engaged to Gwyneth Paltrow, whom he met on the set of Se7en.
  18. He has been banned from visiting China due to his role in Seven Years in Tibet.
  19. He studied boxing, grappling and taekwondo for his role in Fight Club.
  20. His first animated role was the lead Sinbad, in the Dreamworks film Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.
  21. He was paid $30 million for his role in Ocean’s Eleven.
  22. Brad tore his Achilles tendon, whilst playing the role of Achilles, in Troy.
  23. He is a supporter of same-sex marriage.
  24. His agent set up a blind-date with Jennifer Anniston.
  25. He fell in love with Angelina Jolie on the set of Mr and Mrs Smith.
  26. He donated $5 million to rebuild homes in New Orleans, after Hurricane Katrina.
  27. In 1999, Athena Rolando broke into his Hollywood home, where she dressed in his clothes and waited for him. She received a court order to stay 100 yards away from him for three years.
  28. He owns and plays Taylor guitars.
  29. He has a Single Engine Land pilot license.
  30. Gun coach Thell Reed taught him to handle weapons, alongside Val Kilmer, Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe.
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