Brad Pitt is one of the biggest actors in Hollywood today, and for good reason.
First starting his acting career in 1987, his career started to take off after his part in the 1991 film Thelma & Louise. Ever since, he has brought in millions at the box office.
He is not only an actor though; he is also a humanitarian. Helping different types of people in need around the world. For example, he founded the Make It Right Foundation, an organization of housing professionals that made it their mission to build 150 livable and affordable houses in New Orleans for people who lose theirs after Hurricane Katrina.
There is a side of him though that many don’t see. A sketchy side that is hidden behind his good looks, amazing talent and humanitarian work.
Here are 20 sketchy things about Brad Pitt that many have chosen to ignore.
20 His Timeline With Angelina?
When Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt announced they were divorcing back in January 2005, it only took four months before he was seen vacationing on a beach with Angelina Jolie and her son.
According to nickiswift.com, the press went crazy with the photos captures of the two, adding fuel to the fire that they were romantically involved before Brad officially left Jen.
19 He Really Did Break Jen's Heart
Back in September 2005, Jennifer Aniston did an interview with Vanity Fair and burst out into tears soon as she greeted the magazine interviewer.
According to nickiswift.com, Jen spent most of her interview fighting with different emotions. "Am I lonely? Yes. Am I upset? Yes. Am I confused? Yes. Do I have my days when I've thrown a little pity party for myself? Absolutely," she told the magazine.
18 He Planned An Insensitive Shoot After His Split With Jen
Seven months after Brad left Jen, he published a retro suburban family photoshoot with Angelina and some stand in kids.
According to nickiswift.com, the photo shoot hit Aniston hard. In an interview with Vanity Fair, she commented, “Is it odd timing? Yea. But it’s not my life. He makes his choices. He can do, whatever. We’re divorced, and you can see why.”
17 He Completely Bailed On Jen When She Needed Him The Most
The minute Brad started working on the Mr. & Mr. Smith movie, he was done with Jen.
According to nickiswift.com, Jen was having it rough around this time due to her sitcom Friends ending really needed her husband by her side.
Jen made claims later that she even reached out to Brad but got nothing in return.
16 It Was Rumored Jen Didn't Want Kids, But It Was Actually Brad Who Didn't Want Them
For years, rumors swirled that it was Jen who didn’t want children with Brad.
According to nickiswift.com though, it was the other way around. Brad was the one who didn’t want children, ever. Some felt that Brad used the rumors for his own benefit so that after word hit they were divorcing, people would think it was because of Jen’s selfishness.
15 He Dissed Jen By Saying His Life Wasn't Interesting While Married To Her
During a press tour his 2011 drama film Moneyball, Brad told Parade magazine that his life was uninteresting while with Jen.
According to nickiswift.com, Brad stated, “I was so intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn’t living an interesting life myself. I tried to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t.”
14 ....Then He Did It Again.....
Back in 2013, Brad did an interview with Esquire magazine and took another hit at his marriage with Jen.
According to nickiswift.com, Brad stated, “I was burnt out and felt that I was wasting my opportunity. I need a change and to stop squandering my opportunities.”
All the time he wasted and squandered was during his time with Jen.
13 He Was Once Given An "Inappropriate" Gift On Stage
Brad’s “bad habits” is one of the worst kept secrets in Hollywood.
According to nickiswift.com, back in 2014, Brad went on Zach Galifiankis’ Between Two Ferns show and the comedian gave him a wrapped “gift” that related to his habits.
Brad laughed and commented, “You know I’m a dad now. We don’t do that in my house anymore.”
12 He Spent Most Of His 90s In A "Haze"
Remember Brad’s cameo appearance as Floyd in the 90's movie True Romance?
Well according to nickiswift.com, Brad’s real life was a lot similar to his role as Floyd.
During an interview in 2011 with Parade magazine, Brad revealed that most of his life in the 90's was spent “living in a haze.”
11 Did He Give Up His Family For His Unhealthy Habits?
For years, Brad has been struggling with certain substances.
According to nickiswift.com, TMZ has reported that his struggles, along with his anger issues, were a danger to his children. Brad’s attorney, Robert Offer, reportedly stated that Angelina could not take it anymore, and made the painful decision to leave for her kids’ sake.
10 He Supposedly Lunged At His Son In A Fit Of Anger
Back in 2016, the press was going nuts with the news that Brad and Angelina were calling it quits.
According to nickiswift.com, right before Angelina went to the courthouse to file for divorce though, there was incident involving Brad and his adopted son Maddox on a private plane.
Brad supposedly lost his temper and a source claimed he “lunged” at his teenage son.
9 He Was Investigated After The Incident On The Plane
After the incident on the plane, Brad was put under investigation by the D.C.F.S.
According to vanityfair.com though, TMZ reported that in the end, D.C.F.S. cleared Brad of all charges and even ruled out any reports of a repeated pattern of misconduct.
He was later allowed to go for joint custody after this ruling.
8 He Was Accused Of Dodging Child Support Obligations
Back in August 2018, Angelina stated that Brad was not “adhering to their informal arrangements” they had agreed on when it came to their children, and so she had the courts step in.
According to nickiswift.com, Angelina’s attorney stated that at the time, he had paid nothing in terms of child support since their separation.
Brad of course denied all claims.
7 He Once Threatened Harvey Weinstein
Before his empire and career came tumbling down like a house of cards in 2017, there were questions about who knew about his predatory behavior before it surfaced.
According to nickiswift.com, Gwyneth Paltrow states that Harvey tried to make a pass at her, she told Brad and he threatened to “end” Harvey if he ever made Gwyneth feel uncomfortable again.
6 He's Still Allowed Angelina To Work With Harvey, Even After What Happened With Gwyneth Paltrow
A few years after the Harvey and Gwyneth scandal, Angelina made claims that Harvey did the same thing to her.
According to nickiswift.com, Brad remained quite about Harvey’s predatory habits until after the scandal broke.
The question is, why did he allow his wife to work with him if he knew what kind of man he was?
5 He Was Banned From China
Back in 1997, the biographical war drama Seven Years in Tibet was released, staring Brad Pitt and David Thewlis.
According to en.wikipedia.org, the People’s Republic of China stated the film showed the Communist Chinese military officers as being rude and arrogant and brutalizing the local people and banned the director Jean-Jacques Annaud, Brad Pitt and David Thewlis from entering the country for a while after that.
4 He Also Had A Commercial That Was Banned In Malaysia
A few years ago, Toyota hired Brad Pitt to do promote one of their popular models over in Asia.
According to theguardian.com though, Malaysian authorities banned the add because they felt it was an insult to their people because Brad was not Asian enough.
In fact, deputy information minister, Zainuddin Maidin, was quoted saying, “Why must we use their faces in our advertisements? Aren’t our own people handsome enough?”
3 He Only Took The Part In Mr. & Mrs. Smith Because Of Angelina
When casting for the 2005 flick Mr. & Mrs. Smith first started, creators of the film casted Brad Pitt and Nicole Kidman to originally play the happy couple.
According to factinate.com though, Brad didn’t feel there was any chemistry between the two, and so he bailed. When creators had second thoughts though and instead decided to go with Angelina, he signed back on immediately.
2 A "Dancer" Helped Get Him Started
Before Brad Pitt made it big in Hollywood, he had to take a few jobs to make ends meet.
According to purpleclover.littlethings.com, one of those jobs was being a chauffeur for “dancers” who were going to bachelor parties. One of the ladies he occasionally drove though took acting classes, which is where he met acting coach Roy London.
1 He Almost Missed His Big Break
Brad Pitt has had many roles, but it was his role as J.D. in the 1991 film Thelma & Louise that jet started his career.
According to purpleclover.littlethings.com though, that role almost didn’t happen because Billy Baldwin was originally supposed to play it, but he backed out to take a bigger role in Ron Howard’s Backdraft.
Sources: nickiswift.com, vanityfair.com, theguardian.com, factinate.com, purpleclover.littlethings.com