As Brad Pitt Turns 59, Here Are 7 Little-Known Truths That Made Us Look at Him in a Completely Different Light
As one of the most handsome and most respected actors in Hollywood, we can’t help but feel fascinated by Brad Pitt. But the star’s life is no less inspiring or heroic than the characters we see him playing on our big screen. And as he celebrates his 59th birthday, we wanted to pay tribute to this legend by shedding the light on 7 facts about his personal life that made us respect him all the more.
He has face blindness.
Pitt revealed that he suffers from prosopagnosia, a neurological disorder also known as face blindness which is characterized by his inability to recognize faces. The star revealed that this disability makes him self-conscious because others think he is self-absorbed and making up this condition. Despite the fact that this disorder is a real struggle for him, he noted, ’’Nobody believes me!’’ He even explained, “That’s why I stay at home.”
The actor went on to admit, “So many people hate me because they think I’m disrespecting them. But it’s a mystery to me, man. I can’t grasp a face, and yet I come from such a design/aesthetic point of view.”
He loves to give back.
Brad is known for his huge support of charities and his big recurring donations to various organizations. For example, he donated $100K to a Human Rights Campaign in 2011. And in 2020, he matched his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston’s $1 million donation to a charity.
And in 2006 alone, it was reported that the actor had given more than $4.4 million in donations to various causes.
He used to dress as a chicken.
This star wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth, so he had to earn his living while he was trying to make it in the movie industry. Young Pitt’s first job required him to dress as a chicken for a famous fast-food chain. Years later, the proud actor revealed that he feels ’’no shame’’ in having worn the yellow feathered chicken suit and explained that a ’’man’s gotta eat.’’
He’s almost a journalist.
Before becoming an actor, Pitt studied journalism at his hometown university in Missouri for 4 years, and was just 2 weeks from graduation when he decided to drop out to make his dream of becoming an actor a reality. So young Pitt headed to Los Angeles and was not afraid to start from scratch in such a competitive industry.
He chipped his tooth on purpose.
Brad is fully dedicated to his craft and completely immerses himself in the characters he plays, even if this means that he has to make a personal sacrifice. For his 1999 movie Fight Club, he voluntarily chose to have pieces of his front tooth chipped out to make the character he played more believable.
He launched his own skincare line.
In 2022, the actor debuted “Le Domaine,” which is a line of anti-aging serums, creams, and cleansing emulsions. He explained that his brand “is an anti-aging cosmetics range for every man and woman.” He added “I love the idea of a genderless line.”
With waste-free formulas that contain grape powder, Pitt’s goal is to bring skincare back to the basics of nature. He noted, “Our goal is to imitate the organic cycles of nature. There is no waste in nature.”
He saved a fan from getting crushed.
We’ve seen him play the role of the good guy many times on the big screen, but it seems that Pitt is a hero in real life as well. In 2016, while shooting his movie in Spain, the actor was greeted by a wave of fans, and among them, there was a little girl who seemed to be in danger as she was being pushed over.
Luckily, Brad noticed the little girl, and rushed over to help her. He then lifted her over the fence with the help of 2 bodyguards. The heroic actor was then seen comforting the young fan and rubbing her head and back as he waited for medics to arrive.
Did you know any of these facts about Brad Pitt? What do you think of him as an actor and as a person?