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Brad Pitt on Saturday Night Fever, strippers and guns

by Amber May. Published Sat 02 Mar 2013 10:28, last updated: 12/03/13
Brad Pitt as Mr Smith (hitman)
Brad Pitt as Mr Smith (hitman)

Brad Pitt - the world's most bankable star has revealed his love of disco and guns - and how strippers led him to his mentor in art of making great movies.

Brad has German and Seminole blood in his family tree and grew up in Springfield, Missouri, 'Mark Twain country and home of the outlaw Jesse James.'

As a child Brad thrived in the gritty backdrop of cowboy country Springfield. The Fight Club star said: "I was into sports, girls and shooting shit up as a child. I got my first BB gun in pre-school."

On his favourite movie the Fight Club star said: "Saturday Night Fever was the first R-rated movie I sneaked into. Not just because I'm a profound dancer. It's still one of my all-time favourites."

On choosing to study at the University of Missouri, the Fight Club star said: "University was a foreign land to me. Missouri had a really good journalism school. I visited a lot of campuses on road trips and that was the one I had the most fun at."

On being a strippers escort, the Mr & Mrs Smith star said: "I drove strippers for a living. I collected the girls, drove them to the venue and was responsible for playing the music, on cassette then, and catching the clothes so guys didn't steal them. I had to collect the money and get out of there alive. It was not always so easy."

The strippers led Brad to his mentor Roy London. The Snatch star said: "I found my acting coach from it too. A new girl told me about this acting class she was taking, it turned out to be Roy London - a beautiful human being. He was my first entry into acting as 'the Craft' and making it your own. He taught me to invest in your own experience and see what you can bring to the table."


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"I would like to know the name of the dancer, who takes off her bikini top, in Saturday Night Fever. Did she do any other movie work?" Gary, Middle Georgia around 2 years, 6 months ago