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Brad Pitt with Jerry Weintraub, George Clooney and Matt Damon
Forecourt Ceremony held on Tuesday, June 5, 2007
 
Born: December 18, 1963, in Shawnee, Oklahoma
Age at the time of the ceremony: 43
 
Brad Pitt is perhaps one of the most famous of more recent celbrities. But what most people don't know, is that Pitt is a hard-assed worker. Going from being a boy toy in Thelma and Louise, Pitt has starred in a ton of films, and has become a very busy producer or executive producer on some of the most prominent films of recent times.

Pitt grew up in rural Oklahoma and Missouri in a conservative Baptist household. In high school, Pitt enjoyed golf, swimming and tennis, as well as being in debate club and appearing in the school's musicals. Enrolling in the University of Missouri as a journalism major, Pitt dropped out to follow his interest in movies —  he moved to Hollywood.

Studying with Roy London, Pitt found work almost instantly, in such deathless classics as the "Boy at the Beach" in Hunk (released in March, 1987) with John Allen Nelson, and No Man's Land (released in October, 1987) with Charlie Sheen. He did four episodes of Dallas, aired over CBS in February, 1988, guested on 21 Jump Street, aired over the Fox Network in May, 1988, and Growing Pains, aired over ABC in February, 1989.

After doing a supporting role in the comedy Happy Together (released in May, 1989) with Patrick Dempsey, and six episodes of Glory Days, aired over the Fox Network in September, 1990, director Ridley Scott cast Pitt as the small-time crook J.D. in Thelma and Louise (released in May, 1991) with Susan Sarandon. His appearance in this film made him a worldwide star.

Now what? He played a musician obessed with Ricky Nelson in Johhny Suede (released in August, 1991) with Richard Boes, appeared in Ralph Bakshi's Cool World (released in July, 1992) with Gabriel Byrne, and starred for director Robert Redford in A River Runs Through It (released in October, 1992) with Craig Sheffer.

By now, Pitt was headlining films such as True Romance (which played the Chinese in September, 1993) with Christian Slater; Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (released in November, 1994) with Tom Cruise; and Legends of the Fall (released in December, 1994) with Anthony Hopkins.

Pitt seemed to be comfortable in almost anything, whether it was a police story like Seven (which played the Chinese in September, 1995) with Morgan Freeman, or a sci-fi project like 12 Monkeys (which played the Chinese in January, 1996) with Bruce Willis (and for which he would receive an Oscar for supporting actor), to a 1950s explorer in Seven Years in Tibet (released in October, 1997) with David Thewlis.

Fight Club (released in October, 1999) with Edward Norton, is one of Pitt's best-known films. The Mexican (released in March, 2001) with Julia Roberts, sorta flopped, but Spy Game (released in November, 2001) with Robert Redford, was a big hit, as was Ocean's Eleven (released in December, 2001) with George Clooney.

Pitt, like a whole raft of fellow movie stars, did various voices for Freedom: A History of Us, aired over PBS in 2003, then played Achilles in Troy (released in May, 2004) with Eric Bana. He signed on for the sequel Ocean's Twelve (which played the Chinese in December, 2004) with George Clooney.

Pitt met his future wife, Angelina Jolie, while making Mr. & Mrs. Smith (released in June, 2005); after spending much time together, they married in August, 2014. She filed for divorce in September, 2016.

Pitt became a producer of The Departed (which played the Chinese in October, 2006) with Leonardo DiCaprio. That same month saw the release of another film Pitt was a producer on, Running with Scissors (released in October, 2006) with Annette Bening.

Pitt was executive producer of the documentary on Sudanese refugees God Grew Tired of Us (released in January, 2007), and was executive producer of Year of the Dog (released in May, 2007) with Molly Shannon. He was a produceer for A Mighty Heart (released in June, 2007) with Angelina Jolie.

For the opening of Ocean's Thirteen (which played the Chinese in June, 2007), Pitt was imprinted in the Chinese Forecourt, along with producer Jerry Weintraub and co-stars George Clooney and Matt Damon.

Returning to starring roles, Pitt played Jesse James and was a producer on The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (released in October, 2007), starred in Burn After Reading (released in September, 2008) with George Clooney, and co-starred in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (released in December, 2008) with Cate Blanchett.

After being executive producer on The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (released in July, 2009) with Robin Wright, and The Time Traveler's Wife (released in August, 2009) with Eric Bana, Pitt starred for director Quentin Tarantino in Inglorious Basterds (released in August, 2009) with Christopher Waltz.

He produced Kick-Ass (released in April, 2010) with Nicolas Cage, was executive producer on Eat Pray Love (released in August, 2010) with Julia Roberts, starred in and produced The Tree of Life (which won the Palm d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May, 2011) with Sean Penn. What a dynamo!

Pitt starred in and produced Moneyball (released in September, 2011, played the Chinese in November, 2011) with Jonah Hill, then was executive producer on a documentary about the penal system The House I Live In (released in October, 2012). He was star and a producer on Killing Them Softly (released in November, 2012) with Ray Liotta, and swung for the fences by starring and producing World War Z (released in June, 2013) with Mireille Enos.

Pitt starred in and was a producer on 12 Years a Slave (released in November, 2013), winning an Oscar for Best Picture. He starred in The Counsellor (released in October, 2013) with Michael Fassbinder, and was executive producer on the documentary about the oil business in Africa Big Men (released in March, 2014).

Continuing to be involved with hot topics, Pitt was executive producer on The Normal Heart starring Mark Ruffalo, aired over HBO in May, 2014, was executive producer on Nightingale (released in June, 2014) with David Oyelowo, and was executive producer and starred the World War II epic Fury (released in October, 2014), with Shia LaBeouf.

He was executive producer on Selma (released in December, 2014) with David Oyelowo, and did the same on True Story (released in April, 2015) with James Franco. He starred with Angelina Jolie, who also directed, and produced By the Sea (released in December, 2015). He starred in and produced The Big Short (released in December, 2015) with Christian Bale; the film was nominated for Best Picture.

The romance Allied (released in November, 2016) with Marion Cotillard, didn't make much impact, but Moonlight (released in November, 2016) with Mahershala Ali, which Pitt was an executive producer on did, winning the Oscar for Best Picture.

He was executive producer on eight episodes of The OA, streaming over Netflix in December, 2016 with Brit Marling, was executive producer on The Lost City of Z (released in April, 2017) with Charlie Hunnam, and produced and played an Army Genreral on War Machine (streaming over Netflix in May, 2017) with Daniel Betts.

Pitt was executive producer on Okja (released in June, 2017) with Tilda Swinton, he executive produced six episodes of Sweetbitter with Ella Purnell, aired over Starz in May, 2018, and produced Beautiful Boy (released in September, 2018) with Steve Carell.

For laughs, Pitt played a weatherman on seven episodes of The Jim Jeffries Show, aired over Comedy Central in November, 2018. Pitt also worked on two "Oscar Bait" films released at the end of 2018; he executive produced If Beale Street Could Talk (released in December, 2018) with KiKi Lane, and was a producer on Vice (released in December, 2018) with Christian Bale playing Dick Cheney.
 
 
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Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California. Jerry Weintraub, George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon Forecourt ceremony, Tuesday, June 5, 2007. Brad Pitt gets help from two unidentified helpers after placing his shoeprints in the wet cement.
 
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