William Bradley Pitt was born on December 18, 1963, in Shawnee, Okla., and raised in Springfield, Miss. Since hitting the stardom jackpot after he earned a role in 1999's Thelma and Louise, Pitt has easily become one of Hollywood's most desirable leading men, appearing in numerous hit films and romancing several A-list actresses.
Pitt married Jennifer Aniston in 2000 surrounded by fireworks and 50,000 flowers, but the couple separated in 2005. Soon after, the actor began dating Angelina Jolie. Together, the globe-trotting couple, who say they will not marry until gay marriage is legal nationwide - raise their three adopted children - Maddox, Pax, Zahara - and their biological daughter, Shiloh. In 2008, Jolie confirmed that she and Pitt were pregnant with twins, and that they would soon be raising a squad of six. On July 12, 2008, Pitt became a father, again, to a boy named Knox Leon and a girl named Vivienne Marcheline.
After seven years together, Pitt proposed to Jolie in 2012 with a diamond ring he helped design with jeweler Robert Procop. "It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy," Pitt's manager said in April when the couple confirmed their engagement.