BRAD PITT (Rusty Ryan) 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
controversial Thelma & Louise first brought him national attention.
He then went on to star as the psychopathic 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
He received a Golden Globe nomination for his work as
Tristan, the passionate, untamable brother in 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 latter.
Pitt's unique performance in Guy Ritchie's recently released
Snatch earned him critical acclaim and in March he was seen co-starring
with Julia Roberts and James Gandolfini in The Mexican, directed by Gore
Most recently Pitt completed production on Spy Game,
co-starring Robert Redford and directed by Tony Scott.
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. 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
received 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, which reunited
him with director David Fincher.
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