Brad Pitt has indeed invested a lot of energy and talent to become the popular actor we know today. Since the beginning of his career in 1987, the actor has acted in a variety of films and has demonstrated his first-class and exceptional acting skills to the admiration of his fans. He received his first media recognition in 1991 with his role in Thelma and Louise. Beyond acting, Brad has also extended his resume to film production, with Oscar-winning films such as The Departed (2006) and 12 Years a Slave (2013) honoring him. To date, the actor/producer has appeared in over a hundred films and television shows and has received numerous prestigious awards for his outstanding achievements.
Interestingly, Brad Pitt’s excellent fit and good looks are among the reasons for his versatility in the film industry. Today he could be a tough action star, tomorrow a lovesick movie star, and he wouldn’t look out of place at all. Even in his late 50’s, Brad still sees a stature that many teenagers can’t brag about, leaving many to wonder what exactly he does to have such a body and looks. Surely you want to know how the multi-award-winning actor keeps himself fit and attractive? We have described all the details in the following sections.
Here’s How Brad Pitt Achieved His Enviable Stature
The hard fact is that Brad, like many other actors, had to either gain or lose weight for more than a few film roles. For example, for the movies Fight Club (1999) and Troy (2004), he has had strenuous workouts and followed a strict diet. In the former, he lost about 10 kg, while in the latter he gained almost as much weight.
A Look Into His Exercise Regimen
In order to maintain his physique, which is so valued today, Brad Pitt had to train a specific part of his body for three hours each day of the week with the help of a personal trainer. This is a typical week for the actor.
On Mondays, the focus is solely on Brad’s chest. The actor engages in a variety of activities, including push-ups, presses (bench, nautilus, and incline), and pec decks.
On Tuesdays, Pitt works on his back. To get it into shape, Brad does three sets each of pull-ups and pull-downs, seated and T-bar rows.
Wednesdays are dedicated to mercilessly dealing with the shoulders. Three sets each of Arnold presses, laterals, and front raise sees the actor’s shoulders falling into the desired shape and size.
Thursdays are arms days – the biceps and triceps. Pitt engages in three types of curls, namely Preacher, EZ, and Hammer, three sets each. All these he complements with three sets of push-downs.
The weekends (Fridays to Sundays) are given to cardio workouts and rest. On Fridays and Saturdays, he runs on the treadmill, an hour per day. You know what? He ran at an 80-90% maximum heart rate!
The Do’s and Don’ts of Pitt’s Nutrition
The thought that Brad Pitt has achieved his appearance with just practice is a mere daydream. The diet was a big part of it, and it was a real assignment. Remarkable is the fact that before Pitt worked on his body, he was never a clean eater. The star of Fight Club has previously revealed that never a day went by when he didn’t “drink”, but he gave all that up. No alcohol, no cigarette or any kind of smoking, no unhealthy fats or carbohydrates and an extremely moderate amount of calories.
Every day, Pitt had to eat about six or seven small portions of high-protein, low-fat and low-carbohydrate meals. A sample of his daily intake looks like this:
- Breakfast: 6 egg whites and 7 yolks with oatmeal (75g) and raisins.
- Brunch: Few slices of whole wheat pita bread with tinned tuna
- Lunch: Brown rice or pasta (75-100g) and two chicken breasts garnished with green vegetables
- Pre-Workout Snack: 1 banana and a tin of Whey protein shake or a protein bar
- Post-Workout Snack: Same as pre-workout
- Dinner: Pasta or brown rice and grilled fish/chicken alongside a vegetable salad
- Before-bedtime Snack: Any slow-release protein such as Casein protein shake or low-fat cottage cheese.
What’s the result of all these rigors? Brad Pitt was able to tone down his body fat to six percent! That’s way damn remarkable!
How Tall Is Brad Pitt?
In a crowd, it would not be difficult to find Pitt, not only because of his good looks but also because of his obvious size and other characteristic features. Brad Pitt is 11 inches tall at 1.5 meters and shares the same height as other celebrities such as his fellow actors Collin Jost, Scott Eastwood, Rob Lowe, and Nicole Kidman. Others include film producer Stan Lee, musicians Avicii and Akon and political figures such as Richard Nixon, Mike Pence, Ivanka, and Melania Trump, as well as Spanish football manager Pep Guardiola.
Pitt has an average physique with an athletic body weighing around 78 kilograms. As for his body measurements, Brad Pitt has an impressive 43-inch chest, a 33-inch waist, while his biceps and arms are 15 inches tall. If you wear a US size 9 (European size 42), then you share the same shoe size with the A-list actor. His other characteristics include blue eyes, a chiseled and square jawline, and blond hair.
Brad’s good looks and appearance have earned him a place on the People’s List of the Sexiest Man Alive twice, in 1995 and 2000, and the actor/producer has also been named one of the most attractive men in the world. Brad was also included in “Time 100”, the annual compilation of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME Magazine, for his good looks. According to TIME, Pitt can make people look where they normally wouldn’t look. He is also popular because he owns the most famous six-packs in the world.