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Born: December 18, 1963 Cause of Death:
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Pitt was presented with the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival's national achievement award for "personifying the ideals of talent and achievement in the performing arts"

Pitt has the dubious distinction of being named People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" on two separate occasions.

"Next to that kid, we all look like onions." --Dustin Hoffman about Pitt

"We think that success will patch up some kind of hole in our lives and the truth is that it doesn't. But I can say that until I'm blue in the face and no one is going to hear it."---Pitt on achieving a certain level of stardom Times November 20, 1997

"I went and hid for a time, but realised I can't always do that. It means a lot to me if people say that I have just given a great performance on screen or they've seen something that has moved them. I like that. I can't pretend that I don't. As for the paparazzi and intrusions, I just have to grit my teeth and do the best I can to avoid them." --Pitt on his initial success in films to Empire December 1997

"The way I grew up, you don't talk about yourself. You just DO. Your actions define everything for you." ---Pitt to Steven Klein in Interview November 1997

"You shouldn't speak until you know what you're talking about. That's why I get uncomfortable with interviews. Reporters ask me what I feel China should do about Tibet. Who cares what I think China should do? I'm a f---ing actor! They hand me a script. I act. I'm here for entertainment, basically, when you whittle everything away. I'm a grown man who puts on makeup."---Pitt quoted in Time October 13, 1997

"It's all up and down. ... You're talking to a guy who's always had this kind of congenital sadness. I don't know where it comes from. I don't know what it is - the state of the world, the state of yourself. I don't know. I had a very easy childhood, deprived of nothing per se ..." ---Pitt to Rolling Stones October 28, 1999

"I've gotten to the point in my life where I don't even care if the papers make up stuff about me anymore. It can't touch me. I'm at peace with myself."---Brad Pitt quoted by Cindy Pearlman in the Chicago Sun-Times October 10, 1999

"The wedding was one of the coolest things I've ever been to. We've made a pact. Jen and I call it the adventure. We'll see where it takes us."---Pitt, on his marriage to Jennifer Aniston People July 29, 2000

"I don't think he gets credit for being as good as he is," says Soderbergh. "In terms of movie-star performances, I thought he was as good in Snatch as McQueen ever was. It was a really star performance in the best sense of the word, absolutely riveting and charismatic, funny. If another actor had given that performance who didn't look like Brad, it would have been talked about much more. I found him in Ocean's 11 to be a really terrific actor, with really good instincts, a really good sense of timing, and an ease that I don't think you can fake. He's a very secure person," Soderbergh adds. "He would be exactly the same person whether stardom had happened to him or not. He just is who he is, just one of the coolest people on the planet."---Soderbergh on Brad Pitt Vanity Fair December 2001

"I'll tell you about Brad's laugh. I don't know how to explain it except it sounds like a 12-year old boy who just threw a water balloon down on somebody."---Jennifer Aniston to US Weekly September 30, 2002

"I had to quit smoking," says Pitt, "I'm now happy about it because these things were killing me. But at first I was really missing my cigarettes...The withdrawal was so hard that I was ready to kill, which was actually helpful for the role I was playing."---Pitt Extra April 20, 2004

"He's not like 'Look at me, don't I look good?' He morphs himself so easily. He's the perfect muse."---Steven Klein on photographing Pitt on the set of Troy to People May 10, 2004

Pitt made People magazine's 50 most beautiful people for 2004

"He's a humble guy," says Wolfgang Petersen. "He gives everybody the feeling that he's honored to work with them, and that creates a wonderful atmosphere."---Wolfgang Petersen, who directed Pitt in "Troy" quoted in Vanity Fair June 2004

"It's talked about like it failed, I guess because it wasn't flawless. Me, I embrace the messiness of life. I find it so beautiful, actually."---Brad Pitt, speaking to GQ about his marriage to Jennifer Aniston, June 2005.

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