Actor William Bradley Pitt was born on December 18, 1963, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and raised in Springfield, Missouri. After gaining widespread attention with his role in Thelma & Louise in 1991, Pitt became one of Hollywood’s most desirable leading men, appearing in numerous hit films. Pitt won an Oscar in 2014 for the Best Motion Picture of the Year, 12 Years a Slave, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2010 for Inglourious Basterds and a Golden Globe in 1996 for his role in Twelve Monkeys.
Pitt’s romantic life became the center of a media frenzy when he separated from wife Jennifer Aniston in 2005 after five years of marriage, with rumors that he left Aniston for Angelina Jolie, who he had been filming with and began dating shortly after the separation. Known as “Brangelina,” Pitt and Jolie married in 2014. They have six children, three of whom were adopted internationally. Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt in September 2016.