What is the real name of Brad Pitt?

Do you know what the best Hollywood actor is actually called? It is big mystery how only few people from movie industry knew his real name.

Dec 5, 2021 - 13:21
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What is the real name of Brad Pitt?

Brad Pitt has always had a reputation as one of the most handsome actors in Hollywood.

Ever since Brad Pitt gained fame and popularity, his beauty has left almost no one indifferent. Angelina Jolie and he are still considered as one of the most beautiful couples in the history of the film industry. Pitt’s involvement with Jolie brought in his life Jolie’s two children, Maddox and Zahara. She adopted them from Cambodia and Ethiopia. The couple had their first biological child, Shiloh, in May 2006. The next year they adopted a boy, Pax, from Vietnam, and in 2008 they added biological twins, Knox and Vivienne, to their family. Pitt and Jolie married in 2014, but two years later Jolie filed for divorce.

His name is known all over the planet, but many do not know that he has not used his real name since moving from his native Missouri.

The actor once spoke about the circumstances that led to his departure from Missouri. Pitt explained that he wanted to finish school, but he simply could not wait for the beginning of his film career. He left before he graduated.

I always complained that there was no film academy in southern Missouri and it occurred to me that I could go to it, so I literally packed up, got in the car and left. I didn’t graduate, ”Pitt admitted at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

The actor's real name is William Bradley Pitt, named after his father William Alvin Pitt. Brad decided to use a shorter version of his name because of his desire to pursue acting.

To make it easier to remember, the actor used his middle name, so today many do not know what his name is.


Brad Pitt is not the only actor to change his name to become famous in Hollywood. Jamie Foxx is now popular under that name, but we wonder if that would have been the case if he had stuck to his real name, and that is Eric Marlon Bishop. Even the legendary Marilyn Monroe changed her name, in fact, her name was Norma Jean Mortenson.