You may have seen him playing the role of a ‘bad boy’ or the more subtle role of a ‘pretty boy’, either way, we love Brad Pitt. Not only is he a delight to watch, but his acting prowess cuts across a wide range of genres. It’s nice to watch him transform so often. Also not many actors can boast of reaching Brad Pitt’s height in Hollywood and beyond.
The actor, born December 18, 1963 as William Bradley Pitt, started his career in 1987 but he got his recognition in 1991 with the release of movies like, Thelma and Louise and later on that decade, Interview with the Vampire (1994) and Seven (1995). With 53 movies in his portfolio, the actor and producer is still as relevant as ever.
Brad has also dabbled in movie production, and produced films like ‘The Departed’ in 2006 and ’12 Years a Slave’ in 2013. He must have been spot on because both movies won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
It would take a lot of hard work and perseverance to reach Brad Pitt’s height in the movie industry, as the actor himself has acquired several awards for his acting including a Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe Award and three Academy Awards. This has established him as one of the leading men in Hollywood.
Apart from his acting gig, Brad has his hands on some humanitarian work. He supports the ONE campaign, which is an organization aimed at combating AIDS and poverty in the developing world and in September 2006, Brad alongside his spouse Angelina Jolie established a charitable organization, the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, to aid humanitarian causes around the world.
Brad Pitt’s Height
If he was lost in a crowd, it would not be hard to find the actor, not only because of his good looks, but also his distinctive features. Brad Pitt has an average build with an athletic body, with blue eyes and blonde hair. His more distinctive features are his chiseled good looks and his square and strong Jaw line.
He is 5 feet 11 inches tall (1.80m), other famous personalities that are said to be Brad Pitt’s height are George Clooney, John Lennon and Russell Crowe.
Brad Pitt’s Weight
Brad, like many other actors has had to either put on or lose weight for more than a couple of movie roles and he takes his roles as well as his fitness very seriously. For instance, he did strenuous workouts for the movies Troy (2004) and Fight Club (1999).
He had to lose about 10 kg for Fight Club by extreme workout and dieting; his diet consisted of six small meals containing eggs, tuna, chicken, fish, oatmeal, and vegetables. On the contrary, he gained a whopping 10 kg of muscle for his role in Troy.
Apparently he used to dedicate different days of the week for different body parts; to build his chest for the movie, he did 25 push ups, bench press, inclined chest press and machine or cable flys. He currently weighs 78 kg, this is reflective of his everyday physique and not his various on-screen roles.
Brad Pitt’s Measurements
All that work on his chest did not go to waste, his chest is an impressive 43 inches, his waist is 33 inches and biceps and arms are 15 inches, his physique allows him to have the versatility he possesses in the movie industry. Today he could be a rugged action star, tomorrow a love-struck romantic movie star and he would not look out-of-place at all. If you wear a US size 9 (European size 42), then you share the same shoe size with the A-list actor.
Brad’s chiseled good looks and appearance have earned him a position in the list of People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ which he won in the years 1995 and 2000. He was also listed in ‘100 Most Powerful Celebrities’ . The actor/producer has also been labelled as one of the world’s most attractive men. In addition to this, he is known for having the world’s most famous six packs.
He was also listed among the ‘Time 100’ which is a compilation of the 100 most influential people in the world. The list is compiled annually by TIME magazine and they credited the actor saying he has the ability to make people look where they usually would not have looked.
In reference to his good looks and size Pitt says, ‘I’m one of those people you hate because of genetics. It is the truth’, and this time we have to agree with him.