BRAD PITT (Mickey) has emerged as one of the most prominent actors of his
generation following such diverse performances in films such as "Fight
Club," "Seven Years in Tibet," "Legends of the Fall,"
"Seven" and "Twelve Monkeys."
Pitt's role as the seductive hitchhiker in Ridley Scott's
"Thelma & Louise" first brought him 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 has been nominated twice for a Golden Globe Award -- for
his work as Tristan, the passionate, untamable brother in Tri-Star's
"Legends of the Fall" and for his co-starring role in Terry Gilliam's
"Twelve Monkeys." Pitt won the award for his performance in the later.
Up next for Pitt following "Snatch" is DreamWorks'
"The Mexican" co-starring Julia Roberts and James Gandolfini and
directed by Gore Verbinski which is due out next March.
Currently filming "Spay Game" with director Tony
Scott for Universal Pictures, Pitt is co-starring with Robert Redford. After
"Spy Game" is completed, he will begin Warner Bros.' "Ocean
11," an ensemble cast including George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Matt
Damon and directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Born in Shawnee, Oklahoma and growing up in Springfield,
Missouri, Pitt attended the University of Missouri at Columbia where he majored
in Journalism with a focus on advertising. Right before graduation, he moved to
Los Angeles to study advertising and graphic design, but instead began to pursue
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 the 1992 Golden Leopard Award for Best Picture at the Locarno Film
Festival, Ralph Bakshi's "Cool World," Tony Scott's "True
Romance," "Sleepers," "The Devil's Own," Jean Jacques
Annaud's "Seven Years in Tibet," Marty Brest's "Meet Joe
Black" and last year's "Fight Club" reuniting him with director