Pitt originally aspired to be an advertising art director, studying journalism at the University of Missouri.

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Pitt’s combination of charming bad boy charisma and sensual playfulness—particularly in a fiery love scene with Geena Davis—made him a genuine sex symbol (and wore out the rewind button on many a VCR).

Pitt’s next few films failed to boost his acting credibility and establish him as more than just a pretty face in Hollywood.

He was famous for his role as Tony Soprano, an American Mafia boss in the HBO series The Sopranos. was born on September 18, 1961, in Westwood, New Jersey, the United States as James Joseph Gandolfini Jr. He is of Italian descent and holds an American nationality.

During his Career, he performed in a 1992 Broadway creation of On the Waterfront for a month and a half.

His dreams finally seemed tangible his last semester at university when he realized, “I can leave.” On a whim, Pitt dropped out of college, packed up his Datsun and headed West to pursue an acting career in Los Angeles, just two credits shy of a college degree. He joined an acting class and, shortly after, accompanied a classmate as her scene partner on an audition with an agent.

Pitt told his parents he intended to enroll in the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, but instead spent the next several months driving a limousine—chauffeuring strippers from one bachelor party to the next, delivering refrigerators and trying to break into the L. In a twist of fate, the agent signed Pitt instead of his classmate.

He was nominated for an Academy Award for the fifth time in 2014, winning his first Oscar in the best picture category as a producer for 12 Years a Slave (2013). Early Life Actor Brad Pitt was born William Bradley Pitt on December 18, 1963, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, the eldest of three children in a devoutly Southern Baptist family, and grew up in Springfield, Missouri.

His father, Bill Pitt, owned a trucking company, and his mother, Jane Pitt, was a family counselor.

After weathering only seven months in Los Angeles, Pitt had secured an agent and regular acting work.