Ups and Downs of Brad Pitt’s Life Then and Now

Brad Pitt used to be a young man who “stole the heart” of women with attractive roles. At the age of 55, Pitt is at a peak that few male stars have reached. Let’s have a look at Brad Pitt then and now!


Brad Pitt was born in Shawnee City, Oklahoma, USA on December 18, 1963. He grew up in Springfield, Missouri. Brad Pitt was the oldest son in a family with other two brothers. Pitt parents had traditional view points.

His father, Mr. Bill Pitt, owned a truck operation company while his mother, Mrs. Jane Pitt was a marriage counselor. As a high school student at Kickapoo, Pitt was a member of golf, swimming and tennis clubs.


When Pitt had just two more credits to get a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, he dropped out of his studies to pursue his love for acting career. He then decided to leave for Los Angeles in the late 1980s.


In Los Angeles, the young man first worked as a driver for a few months, while he was attending several acting classes. Within 7 months, Pitt found a company to become his representative and began to be given the first small roles.

Pitt did many jobs before the acting career began to bring a stable income. At the beginning of his career in Hollywood, Pitt used to be a driver, a porter, a restaurant waiter, and so on.

A small but memorable role that led people to notice Brad Pitt was in “Thelma and Louise” (1991) directed by Ridley Scott

After appearing in a few movies but not making a strong impression, Brad Pitt began to be recognized for impressive acting ability in “A River Runs Through It” (1992)

After having his first success, Pitt began to experience love affairs with many actresses such as Jill Schoelen, Robin Givens, and Juliette Lewis.

Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis, who co-starred in movies “Too Young to Die” and “Kalifornia” then switched to dating

The next step in Brad Pitt’s career was the main role in “Interview With the Vampire” (1994). He acted with the hottest face in Hollywood at that time – Tom Cruise.


In 1995, People magazine voted Brad Pitt as “The sexiest man alive”. This was also the year Pitt appeared in many movies like “Seven” and “Twelve Monkeys”.


It was his role in the thriller psychological movie “Twelve Monkeys” (1995) that earned Pitt his first nomination at the Oscar Award and the first gold statue at the Golden Globe Award.


In 1995, Pitt started dating a favorite actress in Hollywood at that time – Gwyneth Paltrow. They had dated for two years and then got engagement. In 1997, the couple announced their marriage cancellation but they did not specify the reason. Pitt and Paltrow were co-stars in the movie “Seven” (1995).


In 1998, Brad Pitt and actress Jennifer Aniston started dating. They married two years later in a lustful ceremony in the coastal city Malibu.


From 1998 to 2001, Pitt appeared in several important films of his career including “Fight Club” (1999), “Snatch” (2000), “The Mexican” (2001), “Meet Joe Black” (1998), “Ocean’s Eleven” (2001, acting alongside George Clooney and Matt Damon).


In 2000, People magazine once again voted Brad Pitt as the “Sexiest Man Alive”, which made him be the first male to receive the title twice.


In 2004, “Troy” was the next big movie in Pitt’s career, but the box office did not meet the expectation and the movie also received both compliments and criticism from critics. This was also the first movie produced by Pitt’s film company, Plan B Entertainment.


“The Departed” (2006) was the first film produced by Brad Pitt to win four Oscars at the 79th Academy Awards in 2007 for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Film Editinie.


2004 was an important year in Brad Pitt’s life. He starred in the movie “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” with Angelina Jolie. At this time, rumors about the romance between the two co-stars appeared. In addition, there was also information about rising issues in the marriage between Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston.


Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt announced their breakup in January 2005. Then they completed the divorce procedure in October. Soon after, Brad Pitt officially began to date with Jolie.


In the following years, Pitt appeared in many movies that received positive reviews such as “Babel” (2006), “Burn After Reading” (2008), “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (2008),” Inglorious Basterds “(2009) and” Moneyball “(2011). 

Brad Pitt played the role of a resersed aging man in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

In 2014, Pitt won the first Oscard Award for Best Film with the movie “12 Years A Slave” produced by Pitt’s film company.


After starting dating in 2005, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got married in 2014 in a private wedding ceremony in France. The couple had six children including three biological and three adopted children.


In 2015, Brad Pitt appeared with Jolie in a film made purely for their artistic experience – “By the Sea”. Jolie wrote and directed the film, which told the story of a couple trying to mend their broken marriage.


In 2015, Brad Pitt produced and acted in “The Big Short”. The movie earned Brad Pitt a nomination at the Oscar Award for The Best Film. The film continued being an artistic success produced by Pitt’s film company.


In September 2016, Jolie filed for divorce after two years of official marriage and 11 years of relationship. The deal after divorce was still in progress around child custody and asset division worthing up to hundreds of millions of dollars.

Jolie-Pitt family in 2009

Brad Pitt’s acting career had slowed down according to Pitt’s own intentions, though, sometimes he still appeared in some movies. However, most of them didn’t gain well receiving. For example, in “War Machine”, a film made for online movie channels, Pitt’s role had received mixed both positive and negative reviews.

The actor still continued actively participating in film production. The film that won the Oscar Award for Best Film was “Moonlight” (2016), which also had a producing participation of Brad Pitt. In the same year, the movie “Lost City of Z” also received positive reviews.

Now, despite being mostly active behind the camera, Brad Pitt was still one of the most popular stars in the international film industry.


“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” was the latest movie Brad Pitt took part in. This movie was released in July 2019 with the participation of the star Leonrado DiCaprio.

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