The actor's actual name is William Bradley. But he chose a shorter stage name, that turned out to be quite memorable for the audience. An acting career did not set up immediately, so Pitt made a living as best he could. He worked as a driver, a loader, cleaned swimming pools. After the film 'Seven Years in Tibet' was released, the Chinese authorities banned Pitt from entering the country. The actor has been repeatedly nominated for an Oscar. However, in the end he got an award as a producer, not an actor - for the '12 Years a Slave' film. Brad loves his beard. He says he grew it to hide his chin, a shape of which he can't stand for some reason. Pitt gives 100% in each of his roles and often has to endure injury and pain on the set of the next project. For example, performing the role of Achilles in the historical film 'Troy', Pitt tore Achilles tendon. And before the start of filming 'Fight Club' he ruined his teeth to match his character.