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Brad Pitt was born Dec. 18, 1963, in Shawnee, Okla., and raised in Springfield, Mo., where he was involved in school musicals while growing up. Pitt eventually moved to California just two credits short of graduating college and supported himself with odd jobs (driving strippers in limos, moving refrigerators, dressing as a giant chicken for El Pollo Loco) while trying to get his acting career started.

During the late 1980s, Pitt landed a few TV guest spots ("Dallas," "Glory Days") as well as roles in TV films; finally, in 1991, he gained relatively instant stardom as the hitchhiking hunk who seduces Geena Davis in the feature film Thelma & Louise.

Pitt's acting chops cover a wide range, from drama (A River Runs Through It, Legends of the Fall) to action (Fight Club, Troy) to comedy (Snatch, Burn After Reading), earning him Oscar nominations for 12 Monkeys and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Brad Pitt in The Big Short

The Big Short

2015 R

Before the housing and credit bubble of 2007 triggers an international economic meltdown, a handful of financial outsiders sees the crash coming and bets against the big banks in a daring play that could reap them huge profits.

  • Brad Pitt in By the Sea By the Sea
  • Brad Pitt in Fury Fury
  • Brad Pitt in 12 Years a Slave 12 Years a Slave
  • Brad Pitt in 12 Monkeys 12 Monkeys
  • Brad Pitt in Moneyball Moneyball
  • Brad Pitt in Seven Seven
  • Brad Pitt in The Tree of Life The Tree of Life
  • Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Brad Pitt in Megamind Megamind
  • Brad Pitt in World War Z World War Z
  • Brad Pitt in Interview with the Vampire Interview with the Vampire
  • Brad Pitt in Fight Club Fight Club
  • Brad Pitt in The Assassination of Jesse James The Assassination of Jesse James
  • Brad Pitt in Inglourious Basterds Inglourious Basterds
  • Brad Pitt in A River Runs Through It A River Runs Through It
  • Brad Pitt in True Romance True Romance
  • Brad Pitt in Burn After Reading Burn After Reading
  • Brad Pitt in Snatch Snatch
  • Brad Pitt in The Mexican The Mexican
  • Brad Pitt in The Counselor The Counselor
  • Brad Pitt in Thelma & Louise Thelma & Louise
  • Brad Pitt in Legends of the Fall Legends of the Fall
  • Brad Pitt in Sleepers Sleepers
  • Brad Pitt in Ocean's Eleven Ocean's Eleven
  • Brad Pitt in Mr. & Mrs. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Smith
  • Brad Pitt in Spy Game Spy Game
  • Brad Pitt in Ocean's Twelve Ocean's Twelve
  • Brad Pitt in Ocean's Thirteen Ocean's Thirteen
  • Brad Pitt in Meet Joe Black Meet Joe Black
  • Brad Pitt in Troy Troy
  • Brad Pitt in Happy Feet Two Happy Feet Two
  • Brad Pitt in Cutting Class Cutting Class
  • Brad Pitt in Kalifornia Kalifornia
  • Brad Pitt in Shadow Casting Shadow Casting
  • Brad Pitt in The Devil's Own The Devil's Own
  • Brad Pitt in Seven Years in Tibet Seven Years in Tibet
  • Brad Pitt in Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
  • Brad Pitt in Killing Them Softly Killing Them Softly
  • Brad Pitt in Across the Tracks Across the Tracks
  • Brad Pitt in The Image The Image
  • Brad Pitt in Directors: Terry Gilliam Directors: Terry Gilliam
  • Brad Pitt in Unscripted: The Complete Series Unscripted: The Complete Series
  • Brad Pitt in Oprah Winfrey Show: 20th Anniversary Oprah Winfrey Show: 20th Anniversary
  • Brad Pitt in Rx for Survival Rx for Survival
  • Brad Pitt in e2 e2
  • Brad Pitt in Babel Babel
  • Brad Pitt in Bird Flu: How Safe Are We? Bird Flu: How Safe Are We?
  • Brad Pitt in Special Thanks to Roy London Special Thanks to Roy London
  • Brad Pitt in His Highness Hollywood His Highness Hollywood
  • Brad Pitt in His Way His Way