Brad Pitt has played a plethora of roles, from zombie killer to a patient at a mental hospital. But what do you really know about him? Although Pitt has been seen on screen since 1987, he has remained a source of mystery and debate. Did he cheat on Jennifer Aniston with Angelina Jolie off screen, on the the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Is his name actually William Bradley Pitt?! We’ve done the research and dug up some facts that may have Pitt fighting off the ghosts in his closet instead of apocalyptic zombies. Here are 30 Things You Didn’t Know About Brad Pitt.
He did a nude shoot?
Nude photos of Pitt shot by the paparazzi were published in an issue of Playgirl. Pitt then sued the magazine.
Brad the What?
Can you believe his high school nickname was Brad the Pitt-Bull.
Brad Pitt has been dumped before
At the 1989 MTV Movie Awards, Pitt attended the event with Christina Applegate but later got dumped as she left the ceremony with another man. Damn.
His first on-scene kiss
His first on-screen kiss happened with actress Shalane McCall during his five-episode run on the primetime soap ‘Dallas.’
Brad Pitt in Space
In 2010, Pitt made reservations to fly to space with Richard Branson.
He is a good time on set
On the set of ‘Troy’, it was said that Brad Pitt, along with Eric Bana, turned their trailers into bars, and everyone on set was invited to sit around and get drunk during downtime.
Same Sex Marriage
Pitt and Angelina Jolie said they didn’t want to tie the knot until same sex marriage was legal in the U.S., despite their kids constantly questioning them about it.
Pitt’s said that being married allows him to “break wind and eat ice cream in bed.” Sweet life, Brad.
Pitt in a Chicken Suit
Pitt’s first job required him to dance around in a chicken suit to attract customers to an El Pollo Loco Restaurant on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.
He has had some adamant fans
On January 7, 1999 a woman entered Pitt’s Hollywood-area home by crawling through an open window. She then began to dress herself in the actor’s clothing and stayed for 10 hours before the alarm went off. The 19-year-old was ordered to stay 100 yards away from Pitt for three years.
He smoked for a lot his life, but quit once he started filming for ‘Troy’.
A Responsible Father
Pitt’s a responsible dad, waking up early every morning in order to feed the kids breakfast.
Brad Pitt Furniture
Pitt designed and released his own line of high-concept furniture, which included a marble bathtub for two and a glass dining table with a geometric base.
He grew up with guns
Pitt got his first BB gun in kindergarten and his first 12-gauge somewhere around first grade.
Pitt and Jolie sleep with their kids in the same bed and even have a “family bed,” constructed with special sheets and a two couch extension to make room for everyone.
Can you own a waterfall?
He owns a waterfall. For Christmas 2011, Angelina Jolie purchased a piece of land for him that included a waterfall.
Brad Pitt checked into a mental hospital
Pitt checked in to a Philadelphia psychiatric ward for a day to research for his role as a mental patient in 1995’s ‘Twelve Monkeys’.
Brad Pitt’s Car
Pitt owned a Datsun he called Runaround Sue. It was one of his favorite cars.
Obama and Pitt are related
In 2008, researchers at the New England Historic Genealogical Society discovered that Barack Obama and Brad Pitt are ninth cousins, tied by Edwin Hickman, who died in Virginia in 1769.
The kids aren’t allowed to search the parents on the internet
Pitt and Jolie have locks on all of their children’s computers that prevents them googling their mother’s and father’s names.
One of Pitt’s first jobs was chauffeuring strippers to events. He went to acting class with one of the performers and met acting coach Roy London. Pitt claims this set him “on the path where I am now.”
He played for The Rejects
After failing to make the basketball team in middle school, Pitt recruited his own team of misfits and jokingly named the team the Cherokee Rejects. He enlisted his father, Bill Pitt, to serve as head coach.
He purposely chipped his front teeth
Pitt voluntarily went to the dentist to have his front teeth chipped for the role of Tyler Durden in ‘Fight Club’. Once the production was through, Pitt returned to the dentist to have them fixed.
Brad Pitt photo shoot
He appeared in an all-male calendar during his college years. You can find the calendar on the internet…
Brad Pitt is banned from China
After appearing in the film ‘Seven Years In Tibet’ Pitt was banned from entering the country of China.
Brad Pitt liked his women young
When he and Juliette Lewis began their relationship, he was 26. She was only 16. There was consent, don’t worry.
He earned millions from Heineken
In 2005, he earned $4,500,000 for a Heineken commercial that aired during the 2005 Super Bowl.
Brad Pitt loves ‘Jackass’
Pitt’s a big fan of MTV’s ‘Jackass’, and asked the cast if he could join in on one of their stunts. Pitt later made an appearance dressed in an ape outfit, in order to stay incognito.
He did not want his parents to see ‘Fight Club’
Pitt showed his parents the ‘Chemical Burn’ scene from Fight Club to convince them to not watch the film.
Pitt tore his Achilles, while playing Achilles