Brad On Jen vs. Angie
Pitt sets the record straight about the alleged rivalry between Aniston and Jolie in the February issue of W. "Listen, man, Jen is a sweetheart. I think she got dragged into that one," says Pitt about Aniston's "uncool" Vogue headline. On his hook-up with Jolie, Pitt explains, "We were still filming [Mrs. & Mrs. Smith] after Jen and I split up. Even then it doesn't mean that there was some kind of dastardly affair. There wasn't," adding, "I'm very proud of the way that it was handled. It was respectful."
Inglorious Basterds tops the box office with a $37.6 million – the best opening of director Quentin Tarantino's career. Pitt, who plays Aldo "The Apache" Raine, the leader of a troop hunting Nazis, brought the spirit of his character home to his kids. "I'd tell those little 'basterds' to get out there and start scalpin'!" he told PEOPLE.
Pitt returns to the big screen in Moneyball, a film adaptation of the best-selling book by Michael Lewis. The actor plays Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane in the baseball drama, alongside Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman. "It's shameful how little I know about baseball," Pitt, 47, tells Sports Illustrated of the film which earns him a Best Actor Oscar nomination. "I'm amazed they let me do this movie."
Pitt, 48, and Jolie, 36, announce their engagement after the actress is spotted wearing a ring Pitt designed with jeweler Robert Procop. "It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy," Pitt's manager tells PEOPLE. "There's no date set at this time."
Becoming the first male spokesperson for Chanel No. 5, the actor makes his debut for the fragrance line in two 30-second commercials, where he discusses his thoughts on love and longing. The first campaign garners 4 million YouTube views, along with a string of parodies, including a spoof on Saturday Night Live.
BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): Melinda Sue Gordon/Sony; Jason Merritt/Getty
- Brad Pitt
- Real Name
- William Bradley Pitt
- Date of Birth
- December 18, 1963
- Birth Place
- Shawnee, Okla.
Angelina Jolie, fiancée (2005 to present)
Jennifer Aniston, ex-wife (1998 to 2005)
Gwyneth Paltrow, ex-girlfriend
(1995 to 1997, engaged)
Jitka Pohlodek, ex-girlfriend (1993 to 1995)
Juliette Lewis, ex-girlfriend (1990 to 1993)
Robin Givens, ex-girlfriend (1989)
Jill Schoelen, ex-girlfriend (1988)
Maddox Chivan, adopted son (8/5/01)
Pax Thien, adopted son (11/29/03)
Zahara Marley, adopted daughter (1/8/05)
Shiloh Nouvel, daughter (5/27/06)
Knox Leon, son (7/12/08)
Vivienne Marcheline, daughter (7/12/08)