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Brad Pitt - Biography

Brad PittBorn   William Bradley Pitt
December 18, 1963
Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
Occupation   Actor, Producer
Years active   1987– present
Spouse   Jennifer Aniston (2000–2005)
Domestic partner   Angelina Jolie (2005–present)





William Bradley "Brad" Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and film producer. He has been cited as one of the world's most attractive men, a label that entices the media to report on his off-screen life. Pitt has received two Academy Award nominations and four Golden Globe Award nominations, winning one.
Pitt began his acting career with television guest appearances, which included a role on the CBS soap opera Dallas in 1987. He gained recognition as the cowboy hitchhiker who seduces Geena Davis's character in the 1991 road movie Thelma & Louise. Pitt's first leading roles in big-budget productions came with A River Runs Through It (1992) and Interview with the Vampire (1994). He was cast opposite Anthony Hopkins in the 1994 drama Legends of the Fall, which earned him his first Golden Globe nomination. In 1995, he gave critically acclaimed performances in the crime thriller Seven and the science fiction film Twelve Monkeys, the latter earning him a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and an Academy Award nomination. Four years later in 1999, Pitt starred in the cult hit Fight Club. Subsequently in 2001, he starred in the major international hit Ocean's Eleven and its sequels Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007). He has had his biggest commercial successes with Troy (2004) and Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005). Pitt received his second Academy Award nomination for his performance in the title role in the 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Following a high-profile relationship with actress Gwyneth Paltrow, Pitt was married to actress Jennifer Aniston for five years. As of 2009, he lives with actress Angelina Jolie in a relationship that has attracted worldwide media attention. He and Jolie have three adopted children, Maddox, Zahara, and Pax, and have also given birth to three biological children, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne. Pitt owns a production company named Plan B Entertainment, which produced the 2007 Academy Award winner for Best Picture, The Departed, among other films. Since beginning his relationship with Jolie, he has become increasingly involved in social issues, both in the United States and internationally.

Early life
Pitt, the son of Jane Etta (née Hillhouse), a high school counselor, and William Alvin Pitt, a truck company owner, was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Along with his siblings Doug (born 1966) and Julie Neal (born 1969), he grew up in Springfield, Missouri, where the family moved soon after his birth. He was raised as a conservative Southern Baptist throughout his childhood.
Pitt attended Kickapoo High School, where he was a member of the golf, tennis and swimming teams. In addition, he participated in the school's Key and Forensics clubs, school debates, and musicals. Following his graduation, Pitt enrolled at the University of Missouri in 1982. As a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, he acted in several fraternity shows. He majored in journalism, with a focus on advertising. In 1985, two weeks prior to earning his degree, Pitt left the university and moved to Los Angeles, California to take acting lessons. When asked why he left the university, Pitt responded with the following: "I had this sinking feeling as graduation approached. I saw my friends getting jobs. I wasn't ready to settle down. I loved films. They were a portal into different worlds for me, and Missouri wasn't where movies were made. Then it hit me: If they didn't come to me, I'd go to them."

Career
Early work
While struggling in Los Angeles, Pitt took on various occasional jobs. These jobs ranged from chauffeur, to dressing up as an El Pollo Loco chicken to pay for his acting classes. He began studying with acting coach Roy London.
Pitt began his onscreen acting career in 1987 with uncredited parts in the films No Way Out, No Man's Land, and Less Than Zero. He made his television debut with a guest appearance on the ABC sitcom Growing Pains. Between December 1987 and February 1988 he appeared in four episodes of the CBS primetime soap opera Dallas, portraying Randy, the boyfriend of Shalane McCall's character, Charlie Wade. Pitt described the character as "an idiot boyfriend who gets caught in the hay". He later said about his scenes with McCall: "It was real sweaty-palms time for me. It was kind of wild, because I'd never even met her before." Pitt made a guest appearance on the FOX police drama 21 Jump Street later in 1988.
Furthermore in the same year, he performed in his first leading role within a film, The Dark Side of the Sun, a Yugoslavian-U.S. co-production. He portrayed a young American taken by his family to the Adriatic to find a remedy for a skin condition. The film was shelved due to the outbreak of the Croatian War of Independence and was not released until 1997. In 1989, Pitt appeared in two motion pictures. The first was in a supporting role in the comedy Happy Together, and the second was in a featured role in the horror film Cutting Class, his first film to reach theaters. He also made television guest appearances on Head of the Class, Freddy's Nightmares, Thirtysomething, and (for a second time) Growing Pains.
Pitt was cast in the NBC television movie Too Young to Die? in 1990, a story about an abused teenager given the death penalty for murder. Pitt portrayed the part of Billy Canton, a drug addict who takes advantage of a runaway young woman, portrayed by Juliette Lewis. Entertainment Weekly's film reviewer wrote: "Pitt is a magnificent slimeball as her hoody boyfriend; looking and sounding like a malevolent John Cougar Mellencamp, he's really scary." That year, he also co-starred in the short-lived FOX dramatic series Glory Days, a stint that lasted for six episodes, and appeared in a supporting role in the HBO television movie The Image.
Pitt's next onscreen appearance was in the 1991 film Across the Tracks; he portrayed Joe Maloney, a high school runner. The character deals with his criminal brother, played by Ricky Schroder. Pitt soon attracted broader public attention with a supporting role in the 1991 road film Thelma & Louise. He portrayed J.D., a small-time criminal who befriends Thelma (Geena Davis). His love scene with Davis has been cited as the moment that defined Pitt as a sex symbol.
After the success of Thelma & Louise, Pitt starred opposite Catherine Keener and Nick Cave in Johnny Suede (1991), a low-budget film about an aspiring rock star. In 1992, he appeared in Cool World, before starring as Paul Maclean in Robert Redford's 1992 biographical film A River Runs Through It; his portrayal of the character has been described as a "career-making" performance, admitting that he felt a "bit of pressure" when making the film. He added that it was one of his "weakest performances ... It's so weird that it ended up being the one that I got the most attention for." When asked about working with Redford, Pitt said, "It's like tennis: When you play with somebody better than you, your game gets better."
Pitt reunited with his Too Young to Die? co-star Juliette Lewis in the 1993 road film Kalifornia by portraying Early Grayce, a serial killer and the former boyfriend of Lewis's character. In his review of the film, Rolling Stone's Peter Travers described Pitt's performance as "outstanding, all boyish charm and then a snort that exudes pure menace". Later that year, Pitt won a ShoWest Award for Male Star of Tomorrow.

Critical success
1994 marked a significant turning point in Pitt's career, starring as vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac in the feature film Interview with the Vampire. The latter of which was based upon Anne Rice's 1976 novel of the same name. He was part of an ensemble cast that included Tom Cruise, Kirsten Dunst, Christian Slater, and Antonio Banderas. Despite winning two MTV Movie Awards at the 1995 ceremony, his performance was not well-received. According to the Dallas Observer, "Brad Pitt ... is a large part of the problem [in the film]. When directors play up his cocky, hunkish, folksy side ... he's a joy to watch. But there's nothing about him that suggests inner torment or even self-awareness, which makes him a boring Louis."
Following the release of Interview with the Vampire, Pitt starred in Legends of the Fall in 1994, a film set during the first four decades of the twentieth century. Pitt portrayed Tristan Ludlow, son of Colonel William Ludlow (Anthony Hopkins). Aidan Quinn and Henry Thomas co-starred as Pitt's brothers. The film received generally unfavorable reception, but many film critics complimented Pitt's performance. Janet Maslin of The New York Times said, "Pitt's diffident mix of acting and attitude works to such heartthrob perfection it's a shame the film's superficiality gets in his way." The Deseret News predicted that Legends of the Fall would "further cement [Pitt's] big-screen, romantic leading-man status". With this role, Pitt garnered his first Golden Globe Award nomination in the category for Best Actor.
In 1995, he starred alongside Morgan Freeman and Gwyneth Paltrow in the crime film Seven as the police detective David Mills who hunts a serial killer portrayed by Kevin Spacey. Variety was very complimentary towards Pitt: "This is screen acting at its best. Pitt turns in a determined, energetic, creditable job as the eager young detective." The film received positive reviews and earned $327 million at the international box office. Following the success of Seven, Pitt played the supporting role of Jeffrey Goines in Terry Gilliam's 1995 science-fiction film Twelve Monkeys. The film received predominantly positive reviews, and Pitt was praised in particular. Janet Maslin of the New York Times stated that Twelve Monkeys was "fierce and disturbing" and remarked on Pitt's performance as "giving a startlingly frenzied performance", concluding that he "electrifies Jeffrey with a weird magnetism that becomes important later in the film." Brad Pitt won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film, and received his first Academy Award nomination.
The following year, Pitt was in the legal drama Sleepers (1996), based on the Lorenzo Carcaterra novel of the same name; the film starred Kevin Bacon and Robert DeNiro. However, the film was a major critical failure. In the 1997 movie The Devil's Own, Pitt starred opposite Harrison Ford as the Irish Republican Army terrorist Rory Devany. Pitt was required to learn an Irish accent for the film. In that same year, he took on the main role of Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer in the Jean Jacques Annaud film Seven Years in Tibet. Pitt trained for months for the role, which demanded significant mountain climbing and trekking practice, part of which included rock climbing in California and the Alps with his co-star David Thewlis.
Pitt had the leading role in Meet Joe Black in 1998. He portrayed a personification of death inhabiting the body of a young man in order to learn what it is like to be human. The film received mixed reviews, and Pitt's performance was often criticized. Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle concluded: "It's not just that Pitt's performance is bad. It hurts. Watching Pitt struggle, with inert face and glazed eyes, to make an audience believe that he knows all the mysteries of death and eternity is painful."

1999–2003
In the 1999 film Fight Club, Pitt portrayed Tyler Durden, a straight-shooting and charismatic mastermind who runs an underground fight club. The film, an adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel of the same name, was directed by Seven director David Fincher. To prepare for the role, Pitt took lessons in boxing, taekwondo, and grappling. For the cosmetics of his role, Pitt voluntarily had pieces of his front teeth removed, which were restored after filming concluded. During promotion for the film, he said, "The fighting is not necessarily 'take your aggressions out on someone else.' The idea is just to get in there, have an experience, take a punch more importantly and see how you come out on the other end." Fight Club premiered at the 1999 Venice International Film Festival, eventually failing to meet box office expectations and receiving polarized reactions from film critics. However, it became a cult classic after its DVD release. Despite the film's reception, Pitt's performance was favored by critics. Paul Clinton of CNN said, "Pitt has proved he's not afraid of experimentation, and this time it pays off." Variety remarked on Pitt's ability to be "cool, charismatic and more dynamically physical, perhaps than he has been since his breakthrough role in Thelma and Louise".
After Fight Club, Pitt appeared in the Guy Ritchie-directed gangster film Snatch in 2000. Pitt's performance as an Irish Gypsy boxer and his delivery of a barely intelligible Irish accent drew both criticism and praise. Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle said, "[He] is ideally cast as an Irishman whose accent is so thick even Brits can't understand him. The picture also trades on our past associations with Pitt. For years Pitt was shackled by roles that called for brooding introspection, but recently he has found his calling in black comic outrageousness and flashy extroversion."
The following year, Pitt starred opposite Julia Roberts in the romantic comedy The Mexican (2001). The film garnered negative reception but was successful at the box office. His next role was in the 2001 Cold War thriller Spy Game, in which he portrayed an operative from the CIA's Special Activities Division. Pitt starred alongside Robert Redford, who played his mentor. Salon.com enjoyed the film but felt that neither Pitt nor Redford "provided much of an emotional connection for the audience". The film grossed $143 million worldwide. Later that year, Pitt portrayed Rusty Ryan in the heist film Ocean's Eleven, a remake of the 1960s Rat Pack film of the same name. He was part of an ensemble cast which included George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, and Julia Roberts. The film was well-received by critics and was successful at the box office, earning $450 million worldwide. On November 22, 2001, Pitt made a guest appearance in the eighth season of the television series Friends, where he portrayed a man who has a grudge against Jennifer Aniston's character; Pitt was at the time married to Aniston. For this performance he was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.
Pitt had a cameo role in George Clooney's 2002 directorial debut Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and appeared in an episode of MTV's Jackass, where he and several cast members ran wild through the streets of Los Angeles in gorilla suits. In a later Jackass episode, Pitt took part in a staged abduction of himself. In 2003, he took his first voice-acting roles, lending his voice to the titular character of the DreamWorks animated film Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas and Boomhauer's brother Patch in an episode of the animated television series King of the Hill.

2004–present
In 2004, Pitt starred in two films, Troy and Ocean's Twelve. In Troy, based on the Iliad, he portrayed hero Achilles. Before the filming of Troy, Pitt spent six months sword training. He injured his Achilles tendon on set, which delayed production for several weeks. With revenue of $497 million worldwide, the film is the highest grossing film of his career up to the end of 2008. The film earned $364 million outside the U.S. and only $133 million domestically. Stephen Hunter of The Washington Times wrote: "In a role that requires larger-than-life dimensions, he's pretty terrific." The success of Ocean's Eleven led Pitt to return to the role in the 2004 sequel, Ocean's Twelve. Paul Clinton of CNN reported that Pitt and Clooney have the best male chemistry since Paul Newman and Robert Redford. The film was a financial success, having earned $362 million worldwide.
The following year, Pitt starred in the action comedy Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005). The film, directed by Doug Liman, tells the story of a bored married couple who find out that they are both secret assassins set to kill each other. Pitt starred as John Smith alongside Angelina Jolie. The film received mixed reviews but was generally lauded for the chemistry between the two. The Star Tribune noted, "While the story feels haphazard, the movie gets by on gregarious charm, galloping energy and the stars' thermonuclear screen chemistry." The movie earned $478 million worldwide, making it one of the biggest hits of 2005.
Pitt appeared alongside Cate Blanchett in his next feature film, Alejandro González Iñárritu's multi-narrative drama Babel (2006). His performance in the film was well-received by critics, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer believed that he was "credible" and gave the film "visibility". Pitt regarded this as "one of the best decisions of [his] film career". The film was screened at a special presentation at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival and was later featured at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival. Babel won the Golden Globe Award for Best Drama, and Pitt received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor. In total, the film garnered seven Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations.
Pitt again reprised his role as Rusty Ryan in the third Ocean's film, Ocean's Thirteen (2007). The sequel, while not as lucrative as the first two films, earned $311 million at the international box office. Pitt's next film role was American outlaw Jesse James in the 2007 Western drama The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, adapted from Ron Hansen's 1983 novel of the same name. Directed by Andrew Dominik and produced by Pitt's company Plan B, the film premiered at the 2007 Venice Film Festival. Lewis Beale of Film Journal International said Pitt is "scary and charismatic" in the story. For his performance, he won the Volpi Cup award for Best Actor in Venice. Although Pitt attended the festival to promote the film, he left early after being attacked by a fan who pushed through his bodyguards. He eventually collected the award one year later at the 2008 festival.
Pitt appeared in the 2008 black comedy Burn After Reading, his first collaboration with the Coen brothers. The film received a positive reception from critics. The Guardian called the film "a tightly wound, slickly plotted spy comedy" and noted that Pitt's performance was one of the funniest. He was later cast as Benjamin Button, the lead in David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). The film is a loosely adapted version of the 1921 short story of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald; the story is about a man who is born an octogenarian and ages in reverse. "Pitt's sensitive performance helps make 'Benjamin Button' a timeless masterpiece," said Michael Sragow of the The Baltimore Sun. The role earned Pitt his first Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, as well as a fourth Golden Globe and second Academy Award nomination. The film received a total of thirteen Academy Award nominations and grossed $329 million worldwide.
Pitt's projects after 2008 include Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, released in August 2009. The film was screened at a special presentation at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. He portrays Lieutenant Aldo Raine, an American resistance fighter battling Nazis in German-occupied France. In addition, he will appear in the drama The Tree of Life directed by Terrence Malick, co-starring alongside Sean Penn. He has signed on to appear in the Lost City of Z, where he will play a British explorer searching for a mysterious Amazonian civilization. The film is based on the book of the same name by David Grann.

Other projects
Film and television work
Pitt, along with Jennifer Aniston and Paramount Pictures CEO Brad Grey, founded the film production company Plan B Entertainment in 2002. Since 2005, Aniston and Grey are no longer partners. The films produced by the company include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) starring Johnny Depp, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) and A Mighty Heart (2007), starring Angelina Jolie. In addition, Plan B was involved in the production of the 2007 Best Picture winner The Departed. Pitt was credited onscreen as a producer; however, only Graham King was ruled eligible for the Oscar win. Pitt has been reluctant to discuss the production company in interviews.
Pitt appeared in a Heineken commercial which aired during the 2005 Super Bowl; it was directed by David Fincher, who also directed Pitt in three feature films, Seven, Fight Club and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Pitt appeared in several television commercials designed for the Asian market, which advertised such products as SoftBank and Edwin Jeans.

Humanitarian causes
Pitt supports the ONE Campaign, aimed to fight AIDS and poverty in Third-World countries. He was the narrator of the 2005 PBS public television series Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge, which discusses current global health issues. In November 2005, Pitt and Angelina Jolie visited Pakistan to see the impact of the 2005 Kashmir earthquake. The following year, Pitt and Jolie flew to Haiti and visited a school supported by Yéle Haïti, a charity founded by Haitian-born hip hop musician Wyclef Jean. In May 2007, Pitt and Jolie donated $1 million to three relief organizations in Chad and Darfur affected by the crisis in Sudan's Darfur region. Along with Clooney Damon, Don Cheadle, and Jerry Weintraub, he is one of the founders of Not On Our Watch, an organization that tries to focus global attention and resources to stop and prevent genocide such as in Darfur.
Pitt has a knowledgeable interest in architecture, which he employed in 2006 to create the Make It Right Foundation. For this project he gathered a group of housing professionals in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, with the object of financing and constructing 150 new houses in New Orleans' Ninth Ward. The houses are being designed with an emphasis on sustainability and affordability. The environmental organization Global Green USA, as well as thirteen architectural firms, is involved in the project, with several of the firms donating their services. Brad Pitt and philanthropist Steve Bing have each committed $5 million in donations. In October 2008, the first six homes were completed. Pitt had meetings with U.S. President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi in March 2009, promoting his concept of "green housing" as a national model and discussed possibilities of federal funding.
In September 2006, Pitt and Jolie established a charitable organization, the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, to aid humanitarian causes around the world. The foundation made initial donations of $1 million dollars each to Global Action for Children and Doctors Without Borders. The following month, the Jolie-Pitt Foundation donated $100,000 to the Daniel Pearl Foundation, an organization created in memory of late American journalist Daniel Pearl. According to federal filings, in 2006, Pitt and Jolie put $8.5 million into the foundation; it gave away $2.4 million in 2006 and $3.4 million in 2007. In June 2009, the Jolie-Pitt Foundation donated $1 million to a U.N. refugee agency to help Pakistanis displaced by fighting between troops and Taliban militants.

In the media
In 1995, Pitt was chosen by Empire as one of the 25 sexiest stars in film history. In addition, he has twice been named the Sexiest Man Alive by People in 1995 and 2000. He has appeared on the annual Celebrity 100 list by Forbes in 2006, 2007, and 2008, at No. 20, No. 5, and No. 10, respectively. In 2007, he was listed among the Time 100, a compilation of the 100 most influential people in the world, as selected annually by Time. He was credited with using "his star power to get people to look at places and stories that cameras don't usually catch". Pitt again was included in the Time 100; however, he was selected in the Builders and Titans list.
Pitt visited the University of Missouri campus in October 2004 to encourage students to vote in the 2004 U.S. presidential election, in which he supported John Kerry. Later in October, he publicly supported funding embryonic stem-cell research. "We have to make sure that we open up these avenues so that our best and our brightest can go find these cures that they believe they will find," he said. In support of this, he endorsed Proposition 71, a California ballot initiative which would provide federal government funding for stem-cell research.
Starting in 2005, Pitt's relationship with Angelina Jolie became one of the most reported celebrity stories worldwide. After confirming that Jolie was pregnant in early 2006, the unprecedented media hype surrounding them "reached the point of insanity" as Reuters described it in their story "The Brangelina fever". To avoid the media attention, the couple went to Namibia for the birth of their daughter Shiloh, "the most anticipated baby since Jesus Christ". Two years later, the confirmation of Jolie's second pregnancy incited media frenzy again. For the two weeks Jolie spent in a seaside hospital in Nice, reporters and photographers camped outside on the promenade to report on the birth.
In September 2008, Pitt donated $100,000 to fight California's 2008 ballot proposition Proposition 8, an initiative that would overturn the state Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage. Pitt stated his reasons for the stance. "Because no one has the right to deny another their life, even though they disagree with it, because everyone has the right to live the life they so desire if it doesn't harm another and because discrimination has no place in America, my vote will be for equality and against Proposition 8."

Personal life
In the late 1980s and the 1990s, Pitt was involved in a series of relationships with several of his co-stars, including Robin Givens (Head of the Class), Jill Schoelen (Cutting Class), and Juliette Lewis (Too Young to Die? and Kalifornia), who at sixteen was ten years his junior when they started dating. Pitt also had a much-publicized romance and engagement to Seven co-star Gwyneth Paltrow, whom he dated from 1995 to 1997.
Pitt met Friends actress Jennifer Aniston in 1998 and married her in a private wedding ceremony in Malibu on July 29, 2000. For years their marriage was considered a rare Hollywood success; however, in January 2005, Pitt and Aniston announced that they decided to formally separate after seven years together. Two months later, Aniston filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
As Pitt's marriage to Aniston drew to a close, his involvement with actress Angelina Jolie during the filming of Mr. & Mrs. Smith turned into a well-publicized Hollywood scandal. While Pitt denied any claims of adultery, he admitted that he "fell in love" with Jolie on the set and said that production was still going on for Mr. & Mrs. Smith after he and Aniston had separated.
In April 2005, one month after Aniston filed for divorce, a set of paparazzi photographs emerged; the photographs, which showed Pitt, Jolie and her son Maddox at a beach in Kenya, seemed to confirm the rumors of a relationship between Pitt and Jolie. During the summer, the two were seen together with increasing frequency, and the entertainment media dubbed the couple "Brangelina". Pitt and Aniston's final divorce documents were granted by the Los Angeles Superior Court on October 2, 2005, and ended their marriage. On January 11, 2006, Jolie confirmed to People that she was pregnant with Pitt's child and thereby confirmed their relationship for the first time in public. In an October 2006 interview with Esquire, Pitt said that he and Jolie would marry "when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able".
Despite media reports that Pitt and Aniston have an acrimonious relationship, in a February 2009 interview, Pitt said that he and Aniston "check in with each other", adding, "She was a big part of my life, and me hers."
In an October 2007 interview, Pitt revealed that he is no longer a Christian nor believes in an afterlife. "There's peace in understanding that I have only one life, here and now, and I'm responsible." In July 2009, he said in an interview that he did not believe in God, and that he was "probably 20 percent atheist and 80 percent agnostic."

Children
In July 2005, Pitt accompanied Jolie to Ethiopia, where she adopted her second child, a six-month-old girl named Zahara; Jolie later stated that she and Pitt made the decision to adopt the child together. In December 2005, it was confirmed that Pitt was seeking to legally adopt Jolie's two children, Maddox and Zahara. On January 19, 2006, a judge in California approved this request, and the children's legal surnames were formally changed to "Jolie-Pitt".
Jolie gave birth to a daughter, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, in Swakopmund, Namibia, on May 27, 2006. Pitt confirmed that their newly born daughter would have a Namibian passport. The couple sold the first pictures of Shiloh through the distributor Getty Images. People paid more than $4.1 million for the North American rights, while British magazine Hello! obtained the international rights for roughly $3.5 million; the total rights sale earned up to $10 million worldwide. The profits were donated to an undisclosed charity by Pitt and Jolie. Madame Tussauds in New York unveiled a wax figure of two-month-old Shiloh, making Shiloh the first infant to have a statue at Madame Tussauds.
On March 15, 2007, Jolie adopted a three-year-old boy from Vietnam, Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt (originally Pax Thien Jolie). Since the orphanage did not allow unmarried couples to adopt, Jolie adopted Pax as a single parent, and Pitt later adopted him as his son in the United States.
Following months of media speculation, Angelina Jolie confirmed she was expecting twins at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. On July 12, 2008, Jolie gave birth to the couple's twins, a boy named Knox Léon and a girl named Vivienne Marcheline at the Lenval hospital in Nice, France. The rights for the first images of Knox and Vivienne were jointly sold to People and Hello! for $14 million—the most expensive celebrity pictures ever taken. The money went to the Jolie-Pitt Foundation.

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