Everyone around the world knows Brad Pitt as a heartbreaking actor who has starred in such great films as Fight Club Troy World War 1945 Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Ocean's Eleven but is not there for him anymore? We certainly believe that's why we've discovered 10 of the most interesting true facts about one of the greatest actors of our time.
10. He chose his middle name
The born on December 18, 1963 actor is William Bradley Pitt. While it's uncertain why he chose "Brad Pitt" as a stage name, it might be easy to make it short and sweet.
. 9 Acting was not his first job
Before Pitt was a star in Hollywood, he drove limousines, brought refrigerators to and from homes and even as a giant chicken for a restaurant called "El Pollo Loco".
8. He has a passion for watches.
Pitt likes to collect vintage watches and is so fond of timepieces that he joined the ambassador of the Swiss brand Breitling. Together with fellow actors Charlize Theron and Adam Driver, Pitt shot a commercial for Breitling and routinely travels around the world supporting the company. Just recently, he returned from a promotional trip to China. Breitling is already a popular online brand in terms of watch sales, but one has to wonder how big the company can become after signing Brad Pitt.
. 7 Difficulty of Speaking English Accent
When Pitt was cast in the 2000 crime film Snatch he was to use an English accent for his character Mickey. However, he struggled with the accent itself, so he and director Guy Ritchie changed things and gave Pitt an almost incomprehensible Irish accent. There is a joke throughout the movie that nobody can fully understand the way his character speaks!
. 6 Life imitates art?
One year before Pitt was to play the famous Greek hero Achilles in the big budget epic Troy he actually ripped his own Achilles tendon! Fortunately, Pitt recovered before filming began.
. 5 Powerful, Rich Couple
Although his split from then-wife Angelina Jolie sent shockwaves across the globe in 2016, the pair actually made it to fifth on Forbes's Top Earning Couples list. Pitt and Jolie together made $ 34 million in one year.
. 4 No longer banned in China
For nearly 20 years, Brad Pitt was actually banned from visiting China. The ban resulted from Pitt's involvement in the film Seven Years in Tibet which the Chinese government called the Tibetan Empire too cruel and too harsh.
. 3 Do not look!
Pitt did not actually ask his parents to watch one of his films. He said there were too many intense and graphic scenes in the Fight Club that it was not suitable for them.
. 2 Dance and monkeys?
Pitt has stated that his two favorite films are Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Planet of the Apes (1968) 1. A fan of Jackass
MTV's reality stunt show, Jackass, was a big hit all over the world in the early 2000s, but not only teenagers loved the show! Pitt was such a big fan that he asked the actors to be in an episode. He finally filmed a scene, but was dressed in a monkey suit, so he was not recognized!