Doug Pitt, businessman and founder of Care to Learn, is not an easy man to get to know.
“He is just not a real outgoing guy,” says long-time friend Matt Miller. “His dad is that way. Doug can be seen as distant, disinterested, stand-offish. That is more of a personality thing. … And then you couple that with his life experiences.”
Those life experiences involve having Brad Pitt as an older brother. As a result, people give Doug screenplays for his brother to read. One man came to Doug’s business to ask why Doug and Brad had placed a microchip in his head. Others simply want to hover near the glow of reflected fame.
But there’s something about Pitt few people know, says Miller, a real estate developer who graduated with Doug Pitt from Kickapoo High School in 1985.
“Doug is kind of a bad ass. He is a tough guy,” Miller says. “He would not fight you. Well, he would if he needed to. But with all the charity work he has done — as polished as he has become — you might think you know him.
“He has a very strong sense of right and wrong,” Miller says. “That is one area where he is not bashful. If he ends up in a situation when there is a wrong being done — even if it’s a random situation where it’s being done to someone else — he is the guy who will step in.”
Douglas Mitchell Pitt, 48, stepped in to help his community back in 2007. It started when he was at a Springfield Chamber of Commerce meeting. He was astounded by stories he heard of children in poverty right in his hometown.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are married – and the actor has the ring to prove it.
Pitt, 50, revealed his new wedding band during a U.K. photo call for his World War II film Fury at the Tank Museum in Bonvington, Dorset.
The event was the first official outing for the newlywed, who tied the knot with Jolie, 39, on Saturday August 23rd in a private ceremony at their wine-producing estate, Château Miraval, in Correns, France.
Angelina Jolie has given an insight into family life with Brad Pitt and their six children — and revealed how the 50-year-old actor is a pushover when it comes to their daughters.
Jolie, 39, says they follow a strict schedule to accommodate the home-schooling of Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, eight and twins Vivienne and Knox, six. She told Hello! magazine: “We get up at 7.30am and have breakfast, then at 8.30am we walk them over to where they’re doing their studies. We meet again at home for dinner at 6.30pm. Sometimes the kids will show up at Mommy’s office and it’s great fun.”
Of Pitt as a father, she said: “Brad’s daughters can do no wrong — Z can ask for anything and he just crumbles. And he does boy things with the boys.”
But she added: “One of the things we’re particularly conscious of is how we treat each other in front of the children. We want to be an example of how to treat the opposite sex.”
She said they had not ruled out having more children one day.
Brad Pitt was the victim of a stunt at the Los Angeles premiere last night. Ukrainian serial prankster Vitalii Sediuk hit the actor in the face. Security instantly intervened as the violent scuffle broke out. Sediuk, 25, was later booked on suspicion of misdemeanor battery. Sediuk is a television reporter who often pranks celebrities.
Brad Pitt suffered a hit in the face by a Ukrainian serial prankster on the red carpet last night.
The actor was attending the Los Angeles premiere of partner Angelina Jolie’s new film Maleficent when Vitalii Sediuk jumped over a crowd barrier and struck him.
Security instantly intervened as a violent scuffle broke out outside the El Capitan theatre and Sediuk was dragged to the floor and arrested.
Brad was attacked despite the presence of his large array of security officers
Pitt, 50, who took the unusual step of attending the premiere with his five of his children, is understood not to have been seriously injured in the altercation.
The actor was not standing near Jolie when the attack happened – she was in another section greeting her fans.
Pitt was signing autographs when Sediuk, 25, rushed past barriers and hit him in the face.
Whether exactly this kind of attack had been the intention or not, is not clear.
Angelina Jolie says she and her fiancé Brad Pitt have received some very strong input about their big day.
“We are discussing it with the children and how they imagine it might be,” Jolie, 38, who stars in the new film Maleficent, tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “Which is verging on hysterical, how kids envision a wedding.”
“They will, in a way, be the wedding planners,” she says of Maddox, 12, Pax, 10, Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 7, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 5. “It’s going to be Disney or paintball – one or the other!”
The Oscar winner, who briefly shares the screen with daughter Viv in Maleficent, out May 30, also opens up about how parenthood has transformed her relationship with Pitt, 50.
“You’re not lovers or boyfriend and girlfriend as much as you are a family,” she says.
Whether she’s tackling films, family, or philanthropy, Angelina Jolie has never been one for small measures. As she prepares to terrify children worldwide as Disney’s deliciously evil Maleficent (the film opens on May 30th), the actress and director works with Saint Laurent creative director Hedi Slimane on a shoot that spotlights her stripped down, very real self for ELLE’s June cover—as well as a 16-page portfolio that will be featured in more than 20 editions of ELLE around the world.
Jolie spoke candidly with ELLE deputy editor Maggie Bullock about life with her fast-growing children (Shiloh’s got a half-pipe!), doing only the work that really matters (including the biggest passion project of her career), and why she and Brad are still passionate and “more interested in each other” than ever.
In this exclusive preview, Jolie reflects on the perception of her early years in the spotlight:
The tumult of her twenties, was “misinterpreted as [me] wanting to be rebellious,” Jolie says. “And in fact it wasn’t a need to be destructive or rebellious—it’s that need to find a full voice, to push open the walls around you. You want to be free. And as you start to feel that you are being corralled into a certain life, you kind of push against it. It may come out very strange, it may be interpreted wrong, but you’re trying to find out who you are.”
What she hit upon was a deep and abiding fear “of a life half-lived,” she says. “I realized that very young—that a life where you don’t live to your full potential, or you don’t experiment, or you’re afraid, or you hesitate, or there are things you know you should do but you just don’t get around to them, is a life that I’d be miserable living, and the only way to feel that I’m on the right path is just to be true to myself, whatever that may be, and that tends to come with stepping out of something that’s maybe safe or traditional.”
It’s quite unlikely that Brad will ever read this but still… SimplyBrad.com wishes Brad a lovely birthday and many beautiful loving years to come. Thank you for continuing to share your amazing talents and big heart with the world. Keep it up and may you have a great birthday together with your loved ones x SimplyBrad.com.
I first met Brad Pitt in 2011 when he was in Cancun at the annual Summer of Sony event. He came out of the elevator and I looked at my colleague who had just complained about the lack of handsome men in journalism thinking – well he was cute. It took a couple of seconds before we realized it was Brad… Anyway, he stayed for a few days at the same hotel and he brought four of his kids with him. He also brought his brother, who looks exactly like him, just a bit tanner skin and a few more pounds around the waistline (Brad is really skinny in real life). One day I had a lunch at the restaurant outside the hotel next to the family while Brad himself was busy giving interviews.
Actors Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, Kevin Vance, director David Ayer, set coordinator Owen Thornton and co-producer Alex Ott from the movie, Fury, visited the National Training Center, June 26 – 28. This visit allowed the actors and crew to speak with Soldiers about their shared experiences and the intricacies of being a part of a tank crew.
Read more. Thanks also Nikki. Filming will take place in the UK and starts September, as far as I know.
PS. Also spotted what seems to be a new tattoo for our Brad. PS2. The BP Press Archive was updated by yours truly this week, along with the BP Media Archive (Talkshows ’13 & World War Z). More will get done this week.
He was “a ferocious actor, a gentle soul and a genuinely funny man,” Pitt said in a statement.
The ‘World War Z’ star’s first film with Gandolfini was “True Romance” in 1993 where he played a mobster looking for information from Pitt’s character. This was years before he became known for his iconic role as New Jersey mob boss, Tony Soprano.
The two actors went on to share the big screen in “The Mexican” and “Killing Them Softly.” “I am fortunate to have sat across the table from him and am gutted by this loss,” Pitt said. “I wish his family strength and some semblance of peace.”
Actors: They’re so cute when they’re young. And, as their audition tapes often prove — super-talented. Now, some audition tapes featuring actors before they were uber-famous are going up on the auction block, and Darren Julien and Martin Nolan of Julien’s Auction House joined TODAY’s Matt Lauer Monday to share some extremely rare footage.
“We’ve never sold anything like this, so it’s hard to say” how much the tapes will go for, said Julien, though bidding estimates are currently in the very reasonable range of $2,000-4,000.
The tapes are not very high quality, but showcase some actors in the earliest years of their careers and shine a revealing light on just which actors went up for which roles, parts they weren’t always right for. One of the tapes features a 15-year-old Leonardo DiCaprio in 1990 trying out for a TV series based on “The Outsiders,” instead, the role went to “Mad Men’s” Jay R. Ferguson.
Also up for purchase: Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr. and Keanu Reeves all trying out for 1991’s “Backdraft” (the role went to William Baldwin), Gwyneth Paltrow and Helen Hunt trying out for the role Laura Dern ultimately won in 1993’s “Jurassic Park” and Nicole Kidman giving it her all while auditioning for 1991’s “Shattered” (a role that went to Greta Scacchi). Plus many more.
When rumors began swirling that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt intended to have live elephants as part of their wedding celebration, PETA wasn’t buying it—after all, the couple had donated $2 million to an African wildlife sanctuary. A rep confirmed to us that Angelina and Brad have no intention of showcasing captive wild animals at their celebration and encouraged PETA to dispel the nasty rumor.
Brad Pitt is now on China’s version of Twitter, and his first enigmatic tweet drew thousands of comments. Just as mysteriously, it later disappeared.
The actor’s verified Sina Weibo account sent the message Monday: “It is the truth. Yup, I’m coming.” That was forwarded more than 31,000 times and netted over 14,000 comments, many expressing surprise. He gathered more than 100,000 followers.
But by Tuesday morning the tweet had disappeared, and a standard message read “He hasn’t tweeted yet.” The number of his followers kept growing, however.
It was unclear whether the deletion was the work of Pitt and his PR team or Chinese censors. Chinese censors regularly delete tweets and even accounts that they deem sensitive. The government requires Sina and other Internet companies to do this in-house at their own cost, under threat of fines and shutdowns if they fail.
A request for comment from Pitt’s manager was not immediately answered.
Read more. EDIT. This was false information after all.
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It’s quite unlikely that Brad will ever read this but still… SimplyBrad.com wishes Brad a lovely birthday and many beautiful loving years to come. Thank you for continuing to share your amazing talents and big heart with the world. Keep it up and may you have a great birthday together with your loved ones x SimplyBrad.com