According to TMZ, Pitt pleaded for with Jolie to handle the divorce “like adults.” He wanted to low-key it for the benefit of the children. Instead, he is angry because Jolie asked for sole physical custody and suggested he’s a risky father, with anger and substance abuse issues. Pitt is also concerned that the children are now the target of the paparazzi.
Pitt issues a statement on the divorce filing.
I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the wellbeing of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.
After two years of marriage and more than a decade together, Jolie files for divorce from Pitt, citing irreconcilable differences. Jolie is seeking physical custody of their six children, suggesting Pitt get visitation rights. Jolie is not seeking spousal support. Jolie’s manager:
Angelina will always do what’s in the best interest of taking care of her family. She appreciates everyone’s understanding of their need for privacy at this time.
The decision was made] for the health of the family. [Jolie] will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time.
Jolie and Pitt appear on the cover of Vanity Fair Italia, where Pitt opens up about working with his wife
If I’m going to work, I want to work with my wife. [It’s] surprising how much I enjoy the direction of my wife. She’s decisive, incredibly intuitive, knife-sharp, and might I say, sexy at her post. I trust her with my life.
Paramount releases the trailer for The Big Short.
The first trailer for By the Sea is released. The film is written and directed by Jolie and stars both Jolie and Pitt as a married couple on a miserable vacation.
Netflix purchases the rights to produce a feature film based on Hastings book The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War In Afghanistan. Pitt will star as the military general in the satirical comedy. The film will be released in 2016.
Pitt explains how he injured his face.
This is what happens when you try to run up steps in the dark, with your arms full, wearing flip flops. Turns out if you then try to stop your forward momentum with your face, the result is road rash.
Pitt, his parents, sons Pax and Maddox and daughter Shiloh represent Jolie at the Unbroken premiere while she takes the night off to deal with a bout of chicken pox.
Her spirits are high. A little spotted and a little itchy, but her spirits are high.
Pitt roasts Rihanna at the singer’s First Annual Diamond Ball, jokingly asking the audience to stage an intervention for her.
I hate to see such potential squandered. I believe it’s important that we view tonight not just as a wonderful fundraiser for a great cause, but as an intervention. I ask that we stand together, by her side, and show her our support and our love and say to her the hard words: ‘Rihanna, put down that sandwich, get off your ass and do something. God damn it, just do something with your life. Thank you’.
Pitt appears on the cover of the December 2014 issue of August Man Singapore magazine. He talks about turning 50, marriage, and producing films.
I like being able to leave my own personal stamp on a film.
Rihanna invites Kimmel and Pitt to participate in her first annual Diamond Ball to benefit her charity, the Clara Lionel foundation. Kimmel is set to host the event, while Pitt will introduce Rihanna before she performs.
It is such an honor to have Jimmy Kimmel host this event. There is no one more hilarious to make the first annual Diamond Ball an incredible night. I’m blessed by his support. Brad Pitt is not only a phenomenal talent, but I admire him and am inspired by his philanthropic work.
Pitt appears on the cover of the November 2014 issue of Details magazine. He talks about choosing roles, his love of motorcycles, and being a dad.
I try to carve out time for a solo ride in every country I travel to, from the Highlands of Scotland to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco to the belly of India. I haven’t even come close to fulfilling my list—yet. . . . But, in the traffic of L.A. with a helmet on, I’m just another asshole on the road.
Pitt appears on the cover of the November 2014 issue of Psychologies magazine. He talks about his wife Angelina Jolie, being a father, and being a protective parent.
I worry about them all the time. That’s the emotional bond and responsibility that sweeps over you when you have a family to look after. I care about them more than I care about myself, which I think is the real definition of love. You see past yourself and become more generous and giving, and wanting only the best for your family.
Pitt appears on the cover of the November 2014 issue of British GQ magazine. He talks about his marriage, George Clooney calling him unreachable, and happiness.
I’ve always believed happiness is overrated, you know? It’s those difficult times that inform the next wonderful time, and it’s a series of trade-offs, of events, of wins and losses.
Galifiankis interviews Pitt for his Funny or Die web series Between Two Ferns. Galifianakis questions Pitt on playing so many roles that are ‘Nazi haters’:
You play a lot of people that are kind of Nazi haters, which is weird to me. Because you look like Hitler’s dream.
Yes, I understand the conundrum of it all.
In this drama, directed by David Ayer, Pitt plays Don ‘Wardaddy’ Collier. Out-numbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. Co-starring Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman.
If we were ordered to do push-ups, I was first on the ground. In class, I studied hard. I never whined, bitched or complained. The other guys had to know I was working as hard if not harder than they were.
Pitt and Fallon perform a breakdance conversation from the basement of 30 Rock in New York City for The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
People and Hello magazines feature the first look at the wedding photos from Pitt and Jolie’s wedding. Jolie’s satin gown was designed by Donatella Versace. The master tailor at Versace, Luigi Massi, sewed drawings made by the couple’s six children into the dress. Jolie:
Luigi is like family to me and I couldn’t imagine anyone else making this dress. He knows and cares for the children and it was great fun putting it together.
Jolie and Pitt’s wedding picture is featured on the cover of Hello Magazine. The family made the children a large part of the wedding celebration and planning including the wedding dress. When questioned on their children’s choices for the wedding Jolie replied:
We are discussing it with the children and how they imagine it might be, which is verging on hysterical, how kids envision a wedding. They will, in a way, be the wedding planners. It’s going to be Disney or paintball – one or the other!
Jolie and Pitt get married after nine years and six kids together. The wedding is held at Château Miraval in the village of Correns, where the couple first settled as a family.
We’re just waiting for it to be the right time with the kids, with work, when it feels right. We talk about it occasionally, and the kids talk about it with us.
Voight does not attend the nuptials between daughter Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, set in Paris. When asked about the nuptials Voight stated:
I’m very happy that I can now legitimately call him my son-in-law, this wonderful fellow who I love, and that they’re very happy.
Jolie and Pitt are set to share the screen once again in By the Sea. The upcoming dramatic film is written and directed by Jolie, who is also co-producing with Pitt. It will be the couple’s first time together in film since 2005, when they co-starred in Mr. & Mrs. Smith
It’s not a big movie, it’s not an action movie. It’s the kind of movie we love but aren’t often cast in. It’s a very experimental, independent-type film where we get to be actors together and be really raw, open, try things. I am very happy to continue my relationship with [Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley] and the entire Universal team as I finish Unbroken and begin work on By the Sea. They have created a very special place for storytellers, and I look forward to the continued passion and support they have provided to me as a filmmaker.
Pitt and Perrin appears on the cover of the July 2014 issue of Wine Spectator magazine. Pitt talks about his job in life,his 35-bedroom estate, and his escape from Hollywood.
It’s very peaceful and the antithesis of the drive, the want, the need to get ahead indicative of life in Hollywood. I’m instantly reminded what quiet sounds like.
Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas win the Academy Award for Best Picture of 2013 for 12 Years a Slave. Will Smith presents the award. McQueen:
Everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live. This is the most important legacy of Solomon Northup. I dedicate this award to all the people who have endured slavery and the 21 million people who still suffer slavery today.
Pitt and Ejiofor appear on the cover of a October 2013 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Pitt talks about his production company.
Game on, f–ckers
Pitt plays Gerry Lane in this sci-fi action drama directed by Marc Forster. When Lane, a retired U.N. investigator, learns that a highly contagious virus is transforming those who contract it into rampaging maniacs, and that legions of the infected are growing on all continents, he agrees to join his former colleagues in discovering the source of the plague so that his family will be guaranteed safety aboard a ship in the Atlantic Ocean. Co-starring Mireille Enos and Daniella Kertesz. Forrester:
It’s pretty amazing. He’s an iconic actor. He was a great collaborator. I really enjoyed how he handles being an actor on the set, working with the director, and listening. On the other hand once the cameras start rolling he puts on his producer’s hat and he’s able to do both. It’s very impressive.
Fallon and Pitt have a yodel conversation from two rooftops in New York City.
Pitt appears on the cover of the June/July 2013 issue of Esquire magazine. He talks about his family, changing the direction of his life, and missing his kids.
I always thought that if I wanted to do a family, I wanted to do it big. I wanted there to be chaos in the house… there’s constant chatter in our house, whether it’s giggling or screaming or crying or banging. I love it. I love it. I love it. I hate it when they’re gone. I hate it. Maybe it’s nice to be in a hotel room for a day – ‘Oh, nice, I can finally read a paper.’ But then, by the next day, I miss that cacophony, all that life.
Pitt appears on the cover of the June 2013 issue of Vanity Fair magazine. World War Z screenwriter, Damon Lindelof talks about Pitt.
He took me through how excited he was when he read the book, what was exciting for him, the geopolitical aspect of it. But when we started working on the script, a lot of that stuff had to fall away for the story to come together. We started shooting the thing before we locked down how it was going to end up, and it didn’t turn out the way we wanted it to.
Pitt talks about being a drifter in his younger days before he made it in Hollywood:
I’d get so far and then want to do something else. I mean, I’m two credits short of graduating college. Two credits. All I had to do was write a paper. What kind of guy is that? That guy scares me — the guy who always leaves a little on his plate. For a long time, I thought I did too much damage — drug damage. I was a bit of a drifter. A guy who felt he grew up in something of a vacuum and wanted to see things, wanted to be inspired. I followed that other thing.
In this thriller, directed by Andrew Dominik, Pitt plays Jackie Cogan, a professional enforcer who investigates a heist that occurs during a high stakes, mob-protected, poker game. Co-starring Ray Liotta and Richard Jenkins.
We were certainly at the apex of the Mortgage loans debacle, people were losing homes right and left. It was at the forefront of the newspapers, as the economy still is. But this commentary and the way it’s done in this film where you believe you’re watching a gangster film, or I felt like I was reading a gangster film, and then it wasn’t until the end when it coalesced for me as far as maybe what direction the film is pointing to overall.
Jolie and Pitt appears on the cover of People to discuss their engagement and their plans for a non traditional wedding. Jeweler, Neil Lane:
The ring looks like a beautiful classic large diamond with an art deco feel. Brad’s sense of aesthetics is amazing, and knowing Angelina and what an elegant, beautiful woman and style icon she is, it only makes sense that he’d design for her one of the most beautiful rings in the world. They are an amazing, loving couple.
Pitt and Jolie are officially engaged after a nearly seven year relationship, and establishing a family of six children. Jolie’s ring is personally designed by Pitt, and took over a year to perfect. Jewelry designer Robert Procop states:
Brad was always heavily involved, overseeing every aspect of the creative design evolution. The side diamonds are specially cut to encircle her finger.
Pitt appears on the cover of the February 2012 issue of W magazine. He talks about crying during a movie, his parents seeing him die in a movie, and going for the part of a rapist.
Probably not. With this face, I was probably up for the guy with the conscience. I called up afterward and asked, ‘How did I do?’ There were three seconds of silence and then: ‘Have you ever thought about acting classes?’
Seacrest interviews Pitt during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about if he will propose to Angelina Jolie.
I don’t think we’ll be able to hold out. It means too much to my kids and they ask a lot. And it means something to me too to make that commitment.
Pitt is nominated for Best Actor at the 84th Academy Awards for portraying Billy Beane in Moneyball.
This is an extraordinary honor. I am dizzy with joy… and caffeine.
Pitt stars in the film adaptation of Michael Lewis’ book, playing the role of Billy Beane, a former pro baseball player who becomes the general manager of the struggling Oakland Athletics. Beane uses Yale Economics graduate Peter Brand’s (Jonah Hill) statistical methods to assemble a team of undervalued players that leads the team to a 20-game winning streak. Also starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Chris Pratt.
The main character is a guy who’s been devalued by the sport and is playing what he called an unfair game. And they go up against conventional wisdom and get called heretics in the process. At the end of the day this guy who’s trying to win games is really trying to find his own values. Come on, man, that’s good stuff.
Pitt and Hill appear on the cover of a August 2011 issue of New York magazine. Pitt talks about why he became obsessed with the story and working with Hill.
Jonah’s a revelation in this thing – he’s a study in reserve. I think the most interesting work that’s been going on in the last couple of years is what the comedy guys have been doing. Guys like Jonah and Russell Brand and [Seth] Rogen and a few others … they picked up on an irreverence that started with Adam Sandler and continued with Will Ferrell, but they’ve been grounding it in a kind of pathos and humanity. I find it really strong work.
Pitt appears on the cover of the August 2009 issue of Wired magazine. He talks about tweeting pictures of his wife’s butt, lying on online dating profiles, and talking on the phone while using the washroom.
No, you can’t talk on the phone! Do you want the guy next to you to hear your entire conversation? That’s why you should only text in the bathroom. Just be sure you don’t hit the wrong button and end up putting a photo of your junk on Twitter. Trust me, you don’t want those followers.
Pitt appears on the cover of the February 2009 issue of W magazine.
Pitt is nominated for Best Actor at the 81st Academy Awards for portraying Benjamin Button in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
This is a great honor for the movie, and I’m especially happy for David Fincher, for without him there would be no Ben Button.
The actress announces she is pregnant with twins. The new additions will bring the number of children she has with Pitt to six.
We weren’t expecting twins. So it did shock us, and we jumped to six [children] quickly. But we like a challenge… It’s great for the sex life. It just makes you a lot more creative. So you have fun, and as a woman you’re just so round and full.
Pitt appears on the cover of the Fall 2007 issue of V magazine. He talks about becoming a father, the media, and luring the paparazzi to Africa.
It’s fourfold. For one, we know that’s going to happen so it becomes a plus. It’s all about cost and gain, plusses and minuses. Two, and most importantly, we loved the idea of our daughter being born on another continent, something she’ll be able to have roots in as well and want to explore as she gets older. That was the preeminent factor for us. Three, we knew that they had very strong privacy laws there. And we knew there was going to be a huge bounty on our heads and we were going to get very little peace unless we went to a place like that. And four, it happened to be a place that we loved.
Pitt reprises his role as Rusty Ryan in this final part of Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Trilogy. Reuben Tishkoff, played by Elliot Gould, falls into cardiac arrest and ends up in the emergency room after being double-crossed by his former partner Willy Bank, played by Al Pacino. Danny Ocean and the rest of the gang devise a plan to sabotage the opening of Bank’s casino. Joining the regular cast members are Ellen Barkin and Bob Einstein. On working with his cast members for a third time:
It’s true. We have good fun together. We all know each other pretty well now and know each other’s families.
Jolie confirms she is pregnant with Pitt’s child to People magazine. She tells a charity aid worker in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic:
Yes, I’m pregnant
The pregnancy is confirmed by representatives of both stars.
Jolie and Pitt start an affair on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Jolie:
Because of the film, we ended up being brought together to do all these crazy things, and I think we found this strange friendship and partnership that kind of just suddenly happened. I think a few months in I realized, ‘God, I can’t wait to get to work.’ … Anything we had to do with each other, we just found a lot of joy in it together and a lot of real teamwork. We just became kind of a pair…It took until, really, the end of the shoot for us, I think, to realize that it might mean something more than we’d earlier allowed ourselves to believe. And both knowing that the reality of that was a big thing, something that was going to take a lot of serious consideration.
Pitt stars in this romance-action film directed by Doug Liman, playing a hired assassin who falls in love and marries another assassin played by Angelina Jolie. Working for two different firms, both of them are not aware of each other’s true profession until a contract has been put on their lives. The cast includes Vince Vaughn, Kerry Washington, and Adam Brody.
The ‘assassins’ thing is secondary to me. The movie to me plays so much more on the level of relationships. That was kind of the backdrop or the metaphor for getting lost in your work. But having said that, [Angelina Jolie’s] a damn good shot.
Pitt and Aniston appear on the cover of People after the couple announce their separation after seven years of marriage.
We would like to announce that after seven years together we have decided to formally separate. For those who follow these sorts of things, we would like to explain that our separation is not the result of any of the speculation reported by the tabloid media. This decision is the result of much thoughtful consideration. We happily remain committed and caring friends with great love and admiration for one another. We ask in advance for your kindness and sensitivity in the coming months.
Pitt and Aniston separate after seven years together. The separation comes after learning that Pitt and Jolie have started dating on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
Pitt on feeling lost in the 1990s:
I think that my marriage had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t.
Aniston says she was shacked when she saw images of Pitt and Jolie on the beach in Africa with Jolie’s son Maddox, and in a W magazine photo spread..
Brad is missing a sensitivity chip.
I love Brad; I really love him. I will love him for the rest of my life. I don’t regret any of it, and I’m not going to beat myself up about it. The sad thing, for me, is the way it’s been reduced to a Hollywood cliche — or maybe it’s just a human cliche.