Brad Pitt: From Getting Banned By China To A $29 Million Divorce Settlement With Jennifer Aniston, Here’s 5 Interesting Facts About The Actor
Brad Pitt: From Getting Banned By China To A $29 Million Divorce Settlement With Jennifer Aniston, Here’s 5 Interesting Facts About The Actor (Photo Credit: IMDb)

Brad Pitt, this name requires no introduction. Probably one of the most sought after actors in Hollywood, Pitt is highly celebrated for his acting skills. However, interestingly, the actor is also always in the news for his personal life. There is a lot that we know about him, but there can be some INTERESTING details that you might not know about your favourite star. So, taking this initiative, Koimoi lists down ad Read on:

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Rejected The Matrix

Did you know Keanu Reeves wasn’t the first choice to play Neo in The Matrix? The film’s producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura had once revealed that Brad Pitt was considered for the revered role, however, the deal didn’t work out. The actor had also confirmed the news while speaking at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. “I did pass on The Matrix. I took the red pill. That’s the only one I’m naming,” he had confessed.

$29 Million Divorce Settlement To Jennifer Aniston

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Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were one of the most loved couples in Hollywood, and are still making headlines for their reported reunion. However, they were in the news even in 2005 for their much-publicised divorce settlement. Reportedly, the Ocean’s Eleven actor had paid $29 million in a divorce settlement to Aniston. The Friends actress reportedly got the sole ownership of their $29 million Beverly Hills mansion. According to IMDB, Pitt and Aniston had even spent $1 million on their wedding in 2000.

Banned In China

While Brad Pitt remains one of the most loved Hollywood stars all over the world, there was one country where the Academy Award-winning actor wasn’t quite welcome. In 1997, Pitt had featured in Jean-Jacques Annaud’s Seven Years in Tibet, in which he had played an Austrian mountain climber Heinrich Harrer who befriends the 14th Dalai Lama during the phase of China’s takeover of Tibet. The Chinese government reportedly wasn’t too pleased with the poor portrayal of their military officers in the film, and for showcasing the Dalai Lama in a positive light. This resulted in a ban on the actor which lasted for over 20 years. Interesting, isn’t it?

Dancing In A Chicken Suit?

First job and first paychecks are always special, and we are sure that might be the case with Brad Pitt too. Much before becoming the big star that he is, apparently the actor’s first job involved dancing in a chicken suit. According to IMDB, Pitt once dressed as a chicken to attract the crowd at an El Pollo Loco restaurant on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Hmmm….

Trespassing Can Lead To An Arrest

This is an interesting trivia. In January 1998, a 19-year-old woman named Athena Rolando had broken into the actor’s Hollywood Hills home. He was not at his residence at that time, and the woman was discovered by his caretaker 10 hours later. She dressed in Pitt’s clothing. According to the police department, she wore the actor’s clothes because she was cold. Now, that’s some crazy fan moment we must admit.

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