Brad Pitt is one of the most famous actors in America, if not the world, so you’d think his life would be an open book. But the actor’s backstory still hides plenty of twists for fans.
Here are nine things you never knew about Brad Pitt, from his “Fight Club” dental work to his own favorite Brad Pitt movie.
He dropped out of college
Just weeks before graduating from the University of Missouri, Pitt dropped out to pursue film. It was a good choice, in retrospect.
He got his teeth chipped for ‘Fight Club’
You can’t be squeamish about the dentist if you’re going to be a great actor, at least if you go by Pitt’s decision to get his teeth chipped for his role as Tyler Durden in 1999’s “Fight Club,” according to Insider. The star restored his dazzling smile after the movie wrapped.
He owns a production company
He had an early job driving for strippers
According to People, the famous actor once played the not-so-glamorous role of chauffeur to exotic dancers, ferrying them to bachelor parties and events. He was also in charge of playing the music for said dancing and catching their clothing as they discarded it. But one of those dancers also tipped Pitt off to an acting class by coach Roy London, which launched the young actor on his real career.
His favorite movie is also his worst
Pitt told GQ that his favorite among the films he’s done is “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.” The 2007 flick isn’t necessarily a bad movie, but it’s also not one you might count among Pitt’s most esteemed acting jobs.
He had a cameo on ‘Friends’
Pitt showed up in the Thanksgiving episode, “The One With the Rumor,” in season 8. He played Will Colbert, a character with a grudge against Pitt’s then-wife Jennifer Aniston. The role even earned him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor.