Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt

Dec 18, 1963-

Brad Pitt is one of the sexiest men on the planet, but before becoming Angelina Jolie's longtime partner and fiancé, the World War Z star got his start in a chicken suit.

While awaiting his big break with a starring role in A River Runs Through It, Pitt got his beak wet dressing up as a mascot for El Pollo Loco chicken in Los Angeles.

Brad's talent has won him many awards and industry accolades, but it was his chiseled hotness that first propelled him to superstardom. Brad was the first person to be declared "Sexiest Man Alive" twice (1995, 2000) by People magazine. And being the man-meat half of Brangelina didn't hurt the Inglourious Basterd's standing, either.

Wanting to be known for more than just his taut abs, Brad dived into meaty roles on serious films such as Se7en, 12 Monkeys and Fight Club. But the Oklahoma native has always managed to showcase his lighter side–particularly when he acted alongside chum George Clooney in Ocean's Eleven and its sequels.

When he began filming Mr. & Mrs. Smith with Angelina Jolie in 2004, Brad was married to actress Jennifer Aniston. While Brad and Angelina denied rumors of an affair, Brangelina were candidly photographed spending time together shortly after Pitt and Anniston announced their split in 2005.

The following year Brangelina confirmed they were dating and announced that they were expecting their first child together, Shiloh. Brad and Angelina continued to expand their family; by the time they announced their engagement in 2012, they had six children in their brood – three adopted (Maddox, Pax, Zahara) and three biological (Shiloh, Knox, Vivienne).

Angelina Jolie's passion for charitable causes seems to have rubbed off on the Benjamin Button star. In 2006, Brad Pitt founded the Make It Right Foundation to help build sustainable, affordable housing in New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina victims.

That same year, Brad and Angelina also established the Jolie-Pitt Foundation to aid worldwide humanitarian causes.

Forbes magazine voted Brad Pitt one of the 100 Most Powerful Celebrities in 2006, 2007 and 2008. It's good to see he's using his "power" so selflessly. 

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