Is there more to Brad Pitt than just being the sexy actor who has been in blockbuster movies like Ocean’s Eleven, Troy, World War Z, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Fight Club? That is what led us to compile ten of the most fascinating real-life facts about one of the greatest performers of all time.
Various Brad Pitt Facts
10. He decided on a middle name.
William Bradley Pitt is the actor’s full name; he was born on December 18, 1963. It’s unclear why he decided on the stage name “Brad Pitt,” although it might be just because it’s short and catchy.
9. His first job wasn’t in acting.
Pitt worked as a limousine driver, refrigerator mover, and a big chicken costume for El Pollo Loco restaurant before becoming a household figure in Hollywood.
8. He is passionate about timepieces.
Pitt is so passionate about timepieces and his love of collecting vintage watches that he joined Breitling as an ambassador. Pitt, along with co-stars Charlize Theron and Adam Driver, starred in a Breitling ad and frequently travels to promote the brand. He recently got back from a promotional trip to China. In terms of online watch sales, Breitling is already a well-known brand, but after securing Brad Pitt, one has to wonder how big the business may become.
7. speaking with an English accent is challenging
Pitt was had to mimic an English accent when he was cast as Mickey in the 2000 crime movie Snatch. But because he had trouble with the dialect itself, he and the director Guy Ritchie decided to try something else and gave Pitt a virtually unintelligible Irish accent. The humour that no one can properly comprehend his character’s speech goes throughout the entire movie!
6. Does life mimic art?
Pitt really tore his own Achilles tendon a year before he was set to star as the well-known Greek hero Achilles in the high-budget epic Troy! Pitt thankfully recovered before to the start of production.
5. strong and wealthy couple
Although his divorce from his then-wife Angelina Jolie shocked the world in 2016, the two managed to rank fifth on Forbes’ list of the Top Earning Couples. In one year, Pitt and Jolie earned a combined $34 million.
4. China no longer forbids it
Brad Pitt’s travel to China was indeed prohibited for over 20 years. Pitt’s involvement in the movie Seven Years in Tibet, which the Chinese authorities claimed depicted their administration of Tibet as being overly harsh and cruel, led to the ban.
3. Stop watching!
Funny enough, Pitt requested that his parents skip one of his movies. He said that Fight Club included too many strong and brutal moments for them to be appropriate.
2. Monkeys and dancing?
Pitt has said that his two favourite movies are Planet of the Apes and 1977’s Saturday Night Fever (1968).
1. a Jackass fan
In the early 2000s, Jackass, an MTV reality stunt programme, became a huge sensation all around the world, but not only with teens. Pitt urged the actors to appear in an episode since he was such a great fan. He ultimately recorded a scene, but to avoid being identified, he was disguised as an ape!