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brad pittIn the news most recently for succumbing to the pressure of his kids to pop the question to his long-time love, actress Angelina Jolie, the finally announced his engagement to wed in 2012 and finally tied the knot with Jolie at a French chateau in a secret wedding ceremony in August two years later.

With Hollywood's hottest couple teaming up for a new movie to be shot this summer, it's rumored that their six children might accompany them to the set of The Counselor in the south of France where June wedding plans may already be in motion.

Proclaimed one of the sexiest men alive by People Magazine, Oklahoma-born William Bradley Pitt was born on December 18, 1963 and raised in Missouri.

Describing his childhood as normal and uneventful, Pitt spent his high school years participating in sports, debating, student government - and an occasional appearance in school musicals.

In college, he was just about to complete his journalism degree when he decided to pursue a career in Hollywood.

In the late '80's, bit parts on TV were followed by his breakthrough role as a charismatic drifter in Thelma & Louise. And if critics praised his look, rather than his performance, he later answered them with a string of successful dramatic roles in A River Runs Through It, directed by Robert Redford and later in Legends of the Fall. Other successes followed with performances in Interview with the Vampire opposite Tom Cruise.

brad pitt in Fight Club, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Moneyball
Notable Brad Pitt movies have included the violent and controversial Fight Club; a co-starring role
with Angelina Jolie in Mr. & Mrs. Smith,
and his Oscar-nominated performance in Moneyball.

In 1997, Pitt received the Golden Globe award and an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of a mental patient in 12 Monkeys. A year later, Pitt was back as Death in Meet Joe Black and otherwise made headlines in 2000 when he married actress Jennifer Aniston, breaking the hearts of adoring female fans in the process. He later starred in the violent, controversial Fight Club and in Snatch directed by Guy Ritchie.

The official news of the rumored breakup between the actor and his wife, Jennifer Aniston, was announced in January, 2005. Later, more news & rumors kept major tabloids busy reporting Pitt's new relationship with actress Angelina Jolie who co-starred with the actor in the comedy Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

Following one of the most anticipated announcements of the year, Jolie gave birth to her first child with Pitt in Namibia, a baby girl named Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt in 2006.

The celebrity couple also welcomed two more highly anticipated arrivals when Jolie gave birth to twins in July 2008, a boy and a girl each weighing 5 lbs, named Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline. The couple have three adopted children: Maddox, Pax, Zahara, bring the total Brangelina brood to six.

Pitt re-teamed with the Cate Blanchett in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and later starred in Quentin Tarantino's World War II drama, "Inglourious Basterds" in 2009.

Pitt's other notable appearances on the big screen have been in starring roles in Troy as Jesse James in The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, and his 2012 Oscar-nominated performance in Moneyball.

More about Brad Pitt around the Web:

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