Brad Pitt he manages to do it all with effortless style. Enter characters now schizophrenic (The 12 Monkeys Army) now elegantly fatal (Meet Joe Black) with extreme believability and subtle glam all its own: how hilariously silly and deadly in Bullet train, the last film in which we saw him at the cinema! Live, when he speaks to reporters, Pitt is a affable gentleman prone to jokes, without excesses. On the red carpet, even when she wears a brown skirt over a lilac shirt to ward off the great summer heat, she knows how to be classy with irony.
And he also has a casual style as he ages: on December 18 he turns 59 and his arrogant and indisputable beauty has decided not to leave him and to mature wisely with him.
Here are 10 things you may not know about him yet.
Only more than twenty years old he discovered the cinema
The idea of becoming an actor did not immediately occur to young Pitt. In 1982, in fact, he enrolled at the University of Missouri to study journalism, with the idea of a career as an art director in advertising. It wasn’t until he was about to graduate, at the age of 22, that he realized he wanted to make films. A kind of enlightenment.
He had always loved the seventh art as a teaching tool to see things from different angles, but until then it was not among the career options he grew up with. “Then he came to me, literally two weeks before graduation», he said candidly several times.
First kiss on set: Shalane McCall in Dallas
On set, he kissed Julia Roberts, Marion Cotillard, and sure, Angelina Jolie. But the first professional kiss was in the soap opera Dallaswhen between 1987 and 1988 he appeared in four episodes as Randy, Charlie Wade’s boyfriend, played by Shalane McCall. To her his first kiss on the screen.
Brad Pitt on the red carpet for the premiere of “Bullet Train” at the Zoo Palast in Berlin, July 19, 2022
He had his teeth chipped for Fight Club
As for putting the characters on really Brad Pitt is no joke. To play the iconic rebellious and nihilistic soap salesman Tyler Durden in Fight Club he had his front teeth chipped. At the end of filming he then had them put back in place.
In asylum for The 12 Monkeys Army
Similar devotion to his roles has shown for The 12 Monkeys Army. To embody the schizophrenic Jeffrey Goines, interned in a psychiatric clinic, Pitt became locked up in an asylum for a day and a night. For him Golden Globes as best supporting actor.
In the movies he eats often
A funny trivia? Pay attention, Brad Pitt often eats in his films. We see him nibbling or nibbling almost absently, talking and meanwhile voraciously biting a sandwich… In Moneyballs devour a plumcake, in Mr & Mrs Smith enjoy a bite of meat, in The Mexican – Love without the safety eat a sandwich, in Ocean’s Twelve eat potato chips…
Pitti said he often eats on screen because he likes to keep busy. In the case of robber and con man Rusty Ryan from the series of Ocean’s, a junk food addict, explained that it makes sense that he eats often: “He was always on the run, always on the go, I thought he could never sit down and have a proper meal. So she always had to eat something on the run ».
Brad Pitt, early 90s
Banned from China and readmitted
After turning Seven years in Tibet (1997) as the Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer, friend and tutor of the young Dalai Lama, Brad Pitt was banned from China. In fact, the film was condemned by the People’s Republic of China for its positive portrayal of Tibetans and negative representation of the Chinese military.
Nearly 20 years later, the ban has been lifted and Pitt is back in China to promote his film Allied – A hidden shadow (2016).
Favorite movie is his biggest flop
Brad Pitt’s favorite movie among the many in which he starred? The assassination of Jesse James at the hands of the coward Robert Ford by Andrew Dominik. Here he plays the outlaw Jesse James. Absurdly, however, it is also one of his biggest flops. “It’s a film that is very dear to me and to the 10 people who saw it,” he said with self-irony. With a budget of $30 million, it grossed globally only 15 millionof which just 4 are scarce in the USA.
Some of Pitt’s best performing films? Troydespite mixed reviews, brought in $497 million at the box office, Mr & Mrs Smithwith then-girlfriend Angelina Jolie, 487, the all-star Ocean’s Eleven 450.
Most hated movie? Interview with the vampire
Interview with the vampire it is instead the film that Pitt hated the most making. He was so stressed and desperate on the set that he even thought about giving it up halfway: contact lenses to wear all day, long make-up sessions, constantly filming scenes in closed, cold spaces in the dark. To then exit the set which was dark. She felt like wasting her life, she couldn’t stand it anymore. He called one of the producers, David Geffen, and asked him how much it would cost to leave the project. The answer soothed him and convinced him to stay: 40 million dollars.
Brad Pitt at the premiere of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” in Mexico City, August 12, 2019
He started out as a stripper driver
Before breaking into Hollywood, Brad Pitt went through various jobs: among these, dress up as a chicken for the fast food chain El Pollo Loco and being a handyman driver at some strippers. She would take them to bachelor parties, bring them home, collect the money, put on the music, get the clothes. But the right spring came from one of these strippers: one of them was attending an acting course taught by Roy London and Pitt decided to take a look at it. “I felt it was really good direction. I learned so much from that man. I miss him”.
He loves producing more than acting
The first and only Oscar as an actor Brad Pitt won it recently, in 2020, as a supporting actor Once upon a time in… Hollywood by Tarantino. But he had already put an Academy Award on the bulletin board, in 2014, as a producer of 12 years a slave.
Pitt in 2001 founded the film production company Plan B Entertainment and has since become an avid producer: among funded stocks The Departed – Good and Evil, Moonlight, Blonde.
In an interview-chat with Guy Ritchie he revealed that he loves producing very much, even more than acting. “As a producer you are part of a team that brings the story to the screen. It wouldn’t exist if you didn’t defend it or if you and a group of people didn’t support it. I like”.