In focus: Brad Pitt's life and career

Full name -
The actor's full name is William Bradley Pitt. 

Growing up -
Brad Pitt's road to stardom was a long and somewhat unlikely one. A movie star now, he grew up in strict Christian household in rural Oklahoma. 

Side jobs -
However, the acting bug had caught him bad and just two weeks shy of graduating from the University of Missouri, he moved to LA to pursue acting. 

Roy London -
During his last ride he met a stripper who encouraged him to take acting classes, and he did. With famous acting coach Roy London, no less. 

Serious -
He prepares for his roles really well! In fact, he's so dedicated that for 'Fight Club' (1999) he requested a dentist remove pieces of his teeth for the role.

'Se7en' -
While shooting another David Fincher-classic, 'Se7en' (1995), he injured is arm. But this didn't stop the actor, and instead his injury was just written into the script.

Fame -
By the late '90s, Brad Pitt was one of the biggest movie stars in the world.

Brouhaha -
In a New York Times interview, he admitted having "spent most of the '90s hiding out and smoking pot" as he was "too uncomfortable with all the attention."

Popular -
An especially frightening episode concerning the dark side of fame occurred in 1999, when an obsessed female fan spent 10 hours in the actor's house.

Sexy -
All the ladies love him, of course, and he had relationships with some the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood.

Divorce -
Pitt and Jolie became involved and in 2005, shortly after the release of their film, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston divorced.

Rumors -
The new super couple, duly dubbed "Brangelina," didn't waste any time. Within months of Pitt's divorce from Aniston, the two announced Jolie was pregnant. 

Photo shoot -
Exclusive pictures of their newborn twins were sold to Hello! Magazine for the amount of US$14 million.

Sculpting -
The new, reinvigorated Brad seems to be loving life again, and he's found a new hobby! The actor has started sculpting.

Oscar -
Finally, in 2020, Brad Pitt won his Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his role in Quentin Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.'

SAG Awards -
During his SAG Award acceptance speech, he showed that through it all he hadn't lost his sense of humor, describing his role as being "a difficult part. 

Children -
His Oscar speech was memorable for different reasons. He made a brief political statement and thanked his children by telling them, "I adore you."

Writing -
The actor credits himself and some "very funny friends" with writing his unusual speeches. 

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