MEET JOE BLACK
BRAD PITT (Joe Black) has emerged as one of the most prominent
actors of his generation as a result of performances in such recent
films as Seven Years in Tibet, Legends of the Fall, Seven and
Pitt's role as the seductive hitchhiker in Ridley Scott's controversial
Thelma & Louise first brought him to national attention.
He then went on to star as the psychopathic serial killer in Kalifornia,
the charismatic-but-doomed Paul MacLean in Robert Redford's A
River Runs Through It, and the bloodsucking Louis in Neil
Jordan's Interview with the Vampire.
Pitt was nominated for a Golden Globe for his work as Tristan,
the passionate, untamable brother in Legends of the Fall,
and also nominated for an an Academy Award® and a Golden Globe,
which he won, for his co-starring role in Terry Gilliam's Twelve
Born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, Pitt grew up in Springfield, Missouri
and attended the University of Missouri at Columbia where he majored
in journalism with a focus on advertising. Immediately before
graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to study advertising and graphic
design, but instead pursued an acting career, studying with Roy
London. Soon thereafter he began securing roles in various television
projects, including the FOX series, Glory Days, HBO's The
Image, and the critically acclaimed movie of the week, Too
Young to Die.
On film, Pitt has also starred in Johnny Suede, which won a 1992
Golden Leopard Award for Best Picture at the Locarno Film Festival,
Ralph Bakshi's Cool World, Tony Scott's True Romance,
Barry Levinson's Sleepers and Alan J. Pakula's The Devil's
He is currently in production on Fight Club, reuniting
him with director David Fincher (Seven) and co-starring
Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter.
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