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7 facts about Brad Pitt.

1 HE was born on December 18, 1963, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, the son of Jane Etta (nee Hillhouse), a high school counsellor, and William Alvin Pitt, a truck company owner 2 BRAD'S appearance as thief J.D, in Ridley Scott's iconic Oscarwinning movie Thelma and Louise (1991), instantly turned him into a household name.

3 THE versatile star put on a questionable accent to play Irish traveller Mickey O'Neil in Guy Ritchie's British thriller Snatch (2000).

4 DURING the filming of Se7en Brad broke his arm. Instead of delaying the filming the director had the injury written into the script.

5 BRAD has a flying licence which is for flying single engine planes. Fiancee Angelina Jolie got her pilot's licence in 2005.

6 DIRECTOR Tim Burton considered him for the lead in both Sleepy Hollow and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Both roles went to Johnny Depp instead.

7 BRAD originally auditioned for the leading role in the cult film Heathers but the producers thought he was too wholesome and the role instead went to Christian Slater.


Brad on the set of Snatch
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Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jun 16, 2013
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