Who would believe that Brad Pitt is 53 years old? He looks the same as he used to look 10 years back. There's no doubting the fact that Brad is one of the most renowned actors in the Hollywood industry. He is in this business since 1987 though his early roles did not get him much recognition.
Brad's first big break came in the movie, Thelma & Louise, and since then he has become the actor to watch for.
We have seen Brad play many roles; from a zombie killer to a mental hospital's patient. But still, we hardly know how he is in real life. He has been the mystery guy of Hollywood. In past few years, he has become more than just an actor. He has produced movies like '12 Years a Slave' and 'Moneyball,' both of which got nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
From his early days to his unlikely romances, we've gathered some interesting facts about Brad Pitt.
#1 He has been a gun owner since the age of six. He fired his first shot from a handgun at the age of eight. The actor was given the gun of his grandfather.
#2 He enrolled at the University of Missouri for the degree in journalism, but just two weeks before completing the graduation, he left the college and headed to Los Angeles to try his hand in acting.
#3 Brad Pitt was an active participant in the school events. He was a good debater and also played sports like golf and basketball.
#4 He was born in Oklahoma but was raised in Missouri, US.
#5 Brad Pitt made his Hollywood debut in 1987 with the movie, 'Hunk.' His role in the film was uncredited.
#6 Later that year, he appeared in the movie, 'Less Than Zero' that had Robert Downey Jr as the lead actor. Brad played a partygoer, but his role was not acknowledged.
#7 While he was auditioning to start his film career, he worked as a chicken mascot at El Pollo Loco. He used to stand at the door and tempt customers to enter the restaurant.
#8 His breakthrough role came in the movie, 'Thelma & Louise.' He played a role of a (mostly) shirtless criminal named JD.
#9 He broke his arm during the shooting of the film, 'Seven.' Later the movie's script was modified, and Pitt's hand was shown broken.
#10 Brad Pitt declined the role of Patrick Bateman in the film American Psycho because his management asked him to do so.
# 11 Pitt was the first person to be named the Sexiest Man Alive twice by the People's magazine in 1995 and 2000.
#12 He has been the part of three movies with seven in the title, Seven, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas and Seven Years in Tibet.
He has also been part of three movies with twelve in titles, 12 Monkeys, 12 Years a Slave, Ocean's Twelve.
#13 Brad Pitt was banned from entering China after his role in the movie, Seven Years in Tibet (1997). The film was considered controversial by the Chinese people because it was against their belief.
#14 He visited Shanghai, China, in 2016 for the premier of his film Allied. This was 20 years after his film, Seven Years in Tibet, was banned.
#15 He attended the 1989 MTV Movie Awards with Christina Applegate, but she left the event with another man.
#16 His first on-screen kiss took place on the primetime soap Dallas with the actress Shalane McCall. Brad acted in five episodes of the show.
#17 On January 7, 1999, a woman entered his home in the Hollywood area by crawling through an open window. She then dressed in actor's dress and stayed in his home for nearly ten hours. The 19-year old girl was later ordered to stay away from Pitt for three years.
#18 Brad's nude pictures were taken by the paparazzi and were later published in the magazine Playgirl. He then sued the magazine.
#19 Brad Pitt went to a dentist to have his front teeth chipped for the role of Tyler Durden in the movie, Fight Club. After the completion of the movie, dentist fixed his teeth again.
#20 He even spent a day in a psychiatric ward at a hospital in Philadelphia for the movie, 12 Monkeys.
#21 Brad earned a lot of recognition for his role as a person with a mental health condition in the movie, 12 Monkeys. The movie even gave him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Awards.
#22 He is one of the few actors who have his hands and shoe imprints on the cement outside the Grauman's Chinese Theatre on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
#23 Pitt was highly appreciated for his role in the movie, 12 Years a Slave. Steve McQueen directed the film.
#24 He won his first Oscar for 12 Years a Slave as the producer of the movie. The picture won the award in the category of best film. He shared the award with Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, and Anthony Katagas.
#25 Brad Pitt married Jennifer Aniston in 2000. Brad and Jen met on a blind date in 1998, which was set by their agents.
#26 They both separated after five years of marriage in 2005. Angelina Jolie was blamed for ruining their marriage.
#27 Brad injured his tendon while he was playing Achilles in the film, Troy. According to Wolfgang Petersen, the director of the movie, the injury took place while performing a stunt.
#28 He even quit smoking while filming Troy.
#29 Pitt fell in love with Angelina on the sets of Mr & Mrs Smith. There was no romantical attachment between them until divorce between Pitt and Aniston took place.
#30 Brangelina have six kids together. The three oldest children are adopted, and the younger ones are their biological children.
#31 Pitt Suffers from the problem of prosopagnosia also called face blindness. He even stated that he needs to see people consistently to remember faces otherwise it gets hard for him to remember. Some people even think that he is disrespecting them.
#32 Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's married life lasted longer than his marriage with Angelina Jolie.
#33 Brad Pitt and Barack Obama are cousins. It was proved in scientific research, and they both are linked to Edwin Hickman who died in Virginia in 1769.
#34 He has also donated money for same-sex marriages and opposes California legislation's banning such things.
#35 Commercials with Brad Pitt's face in it are banned in Malaysia because they think it makes their men feel inferior due to his charm.
That's all, folks!