Brad Pitt is among the most well-known actors in the United States, if not the entire globe, so you’d think his personal life would be public knowledge. However, the actor’s history is still full of surprises for admirers. As a result, here are eight facts you probably didn’t know about Brad Pitt.
He prefers to produce rather than perform:
Brad Pitt said filmmaker Guy Ritchie in a 2012 interview for Interview magazine, “I’d rather have been behind the camera.” “Obviously, as a producer, you’re part of a group that delivers the tale to life on film. If you didn’t advocate it, or since you and a group of others didn’t champion it, it wouldn’t exist. That appeals to me.”
Pitt also runs Plan B Entertainment, his personal production firm . Many of the actor’s films have been created by the business, such as “The Departed,” “World War Z,” as well as “12 Years a Slave,” which won an Oscar in 2014.
He went out of college just two classes shy of a degree in journalism to explore acting:
Pitt was a 22-year-old student at the University of Missouri when he dropped out.
He told NPR in 2011 that “it just got to the time of graduation with everybody — all my buddies were pledging to employment,” and “I just realised I wasn’t ready for that yet.”
In 2013, he told Esquire, “I always viewed movies as a teachable moment – a method of becoming introduced to concepts which had not been offered to me.” “It wasn’t on my list of professional alternatives while I was growing up.”
Pitt claims that he eats onscreen frequently to keep himself occupied:
Pitt remarked in a 2019 interview with JOE, “I want to keep myself active, I’m a good eater by nature.”
There’s plenty of evidence that Pitt eats while watching movies, as evidenced by montage films and lists that chronicle everything, he consumes on-screen. Pitt noted that eating did make sense for his role, Rusty Ryan, in the “Ocean’s” films. “I believed he could never take a seat and have a decent meal since he was still on the move. As a result, he had to get things on the move all the time “Pitt said.
He worked as a stripper’s driver when he was younger:
According to People, the movie star once took exotic dancers to bachelor parties and gatherings in the unglamorous position of driver. He was also in command of playing the song for the dancing, as well as catching their clothes when they tossed it away. One of those performers also turned Pitt off with a Roy London acting workshop, which began the young actor’s professional career.
One of his favourite films is “Saturday Night Fever.”
“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Dr. Strangelove” are two of his other favourites. “While I was a teenager, I adored Saturday Night Fever,” Brad Pitt told NPR of the 1977 film starring John Travolta. “I really can not believe people spoke in such a manner. It was basically a very different society to me. I slipped in through the back door. It was a film with an R-rating. As a result, it retains a particular place in my heart.”
Also read about interesting facts about Zendaya which you might not know!
In ‘Friends,’ he made a cameo appearance:
Pitt made an appearance in season 8’s “The One With the Rumor,” a Thanksgiving episode. He portrayed Will Colbert, a guy with a grievance towards Jennifer Aniston, Pitt’s then-wife. He was also nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor for his performance.
For the next 20 years, he was prevented from entering China:
Brad Pitt was banned from China for two decades following his 1997 film “Seven Years in Tibet,” which depicted Chinese dominance in the Himalayas. In 2014, he returned to the nation for the second time.
Pitt’s favourite film is “The Assassination of Jesse James by Coward Robert Ford,” that he describes as “the very worst” of his career:
In May 2017, he told GQ, “I can crank out the hits again and over, yet my favourite movie is the very worst film of anyone or anything I’ve done, ‘The Assassination of Jesse James.'” “I know that if I feel something is worthy, it will be meaningful in the future.”
Pitt starred inside and directed the film, which was released in 2007 and grossed $4 million in revenue.
“The Departed,” and “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” are among Pitt’s best-selling pictures. At the box office, such films have grossed more than $100 million.