Brad Pitt's been considered one of Hollywood's hottest hunks for more than 20 years, and if these early interviews are any indication, he charmed fans right from the start.
Brad Pitt's been considered one of Hollywood's hottest hunks for more than 20 years, and if these early interviews are any indication, he charmed fans right from the start. To celebrate the actor's upcoming 50th birthday, we're looking back on Brad's interviews from the '90s, going all the way back to his hoop earring, backward-hat days at the start of the decade. Beyond seeing his evolving fashion sense — and hairstyles — it's compelling to watch how his attitude and answers evolve over time. To hear how Brad felt about fame, his looks, and his relationships with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston back in the day, check out the vintage interviews below.
Rocking a hoop earring and a backward hat, 26-year-old Brad smirked while talking about the lack of substance in TV roles. "Unfortunately, a lot of television to me is a fast-food fashion show," he said. And asked whether he was shy or just private, Brad said, "Everything."
Back in the '90s, Brad sat down for a Siskel & Ebert interview and was funny and humble about his early roles. He cited sincerity as his greatest strength, saying, "That's coming from my family, I think. Something they pounded into me as a kid." As soft-spoken and genuine as ever, he talked about his family, his values, and being "tender" in sex scenes. The handsome actor became quiet when his "all-American good looks" were brought up, saying, "I get very uncomfortable with the whole 'looks' conversation, because it's true that looks do open doors, you know? They don't keep you in the room, but they open doors."
For more old-school Brad Pitt interviews, just keep reading.