(William Bradley Pitt)
Birthplace: Shawnee, Oklahoma
After graduating from college, Brad Pitt told his family he was going west to attend art school. In reality, Pitt was heading to Hollywood to pursue an acting career. After a stint wearing a chicken costume for El Pollo Loco, and a few acting classes, he was cast as the boyfriend of Priscilla Presley's daughter on Dallas (1985). From there, he moved on to the big screen in films like Thelma and Louise (1990), A River Runs Through It (1992), Interview With The Vampire (1994), Sleepers (1996), The Devil's Own (1997), Seven Years in Tibet (1998), Meet Joe Black (1998), Fight Club (1999), Snatch (2000), Spy Game (2001) and Ocean's Eleven (2001). Pitt received his first Oscar nomination for his role in 12 Monkeys (1995).