Dec. 18th, 1963
Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA
Brad Pitt's Main TV Roles
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Brad Pitt (born December 18,1963) in Oklahoma and raised in Springfield, Missouri. His mother's name is Jane Etta Hillhouse. His father, William (Bill) Pitt, worked in management at a trucking firm in Springfield. He has a younger brother, Douglas (Doug) Pitt and a younger sister Julie Neal Pitt. At Kickapoo High School, Pitt was involved in sports, debating, student government and school musicals. Pitt attended the University of Missouri, where he majored in journalism with a focus on advertising. He occasionally acted in fraternity shows. He left college two credits short of graduating to move to California. Before he became successful at acting, Pitt supported himself by driving strippers in limos, moving refrigerators and dressing as a giant chicken while working for "el Pollo Loco."
- His first job was dancing in a chicken suit to draw in customers at an El Pollo Loco restaurant on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood.
- Has been in 7 movies where the title contains the name of the character he plays: _Johnny Suede (1991)_ (qv), _Meet Joe Black (1998)_ (qv), _Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)_ (qv), _Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)_ (qv), _The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)_ (qv), _The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)_ (qv) and _Chad Schmidt (2010)_ (qv).
- Is the first man ever to be named "Sexiest Man Alive" twice by "People Magazine." (1994 and 2000).
- (2003) Tore his Achilles tendon during the production of _Troy (2004)_ (qv), in which he plays, ironically, Achilles. His injury caused the production of _Ocean's Twelve (2004)_ (qv) to be pushed back to April 2004.
- For the last couple of years he has been the spokesman for Edwin Jeans ads in Japan. In 2001 he was also the face of the ads for a new Japanese canned coffee which is named Roots. Was replaced in these tv ads (2002) by 'Kevin Costner' (qv).
- In 2005, he earned $4,500,000 for a Heineken commercial that aired during the 2005 Super Bowl.
- He is a Patron of the Mineseeker Foundation and the Sole of Africa, a campaign dedicated to detecting and removing land mines in Africa. The Foundation's patrons include Nelson Mandela, Sir Richard Branson, Queen Noor, Graca Machel and John Paul de Joria.
- Turned down a role as an astronaut in _Apollo 13 (1995)_ (qv) to accept his role in _Se7en (1995)_ (qv).