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Brad Pitt looks identical to daughter Shiloh in must-see school photos

The Fight Club star attended Kickapoo High School in Springfield

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Hanna Fillingham
US Managing Editor
August 5, 2022
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Brad Pitt is preparing for a big family change after his ex-wife Angelina Jolie revealed that their daughter Zahara is heading to Spelman College in a matter of weeks.

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The Bullet Train actor is immensely proud of his daughter and even held back tears when he was asked this week how he felt about her attending the historically black liberal arts college for women in Atlanta, Georgia, calling the news "beautiful".

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Zahara's upcoming attendance might even have Brad thinking back to his school days, which saw him excel in both acting and sports activities.

Brad was a member of the football and basketball teams at Kickapoo High School in Springfield which he attended from the age of 11. Back in 2020, he was pictured with his teammates in his school yearbook, in photos unleashed by MyHeritage, who also colorized the images

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What's more, in the photos, Brad looks identical to his daughter Shiloh, 16, who he also shares with Angelina. 

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The Fight Club star with his football team

Judging by his time at school, it appears Brad could have had a career as a sportsman if he wanted to. He was also a member of the golf, tennis, and swimming teams and participated in school debates and musicals.

After graduating, he attended the University of Missouri, but two weeks short of completing coursework for his Journalism degree, the star left to move to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.

While there, he took lessons from acting coach Roy London. Brad's career started in 1987 with uncredited parts in films including No Way Out, and Less Than Zero.

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Brad with his basketball team at school

The following year, he landed his first leading film role in The Dark Side of the Sun, although it was not released until several years later.

Some time after appearing in movies including Thelma and Louise and Too Young to Die?, Brad made his breakthrough in Hollywood in 1994, in movies including Interview with the Vampire and Legends of the Fall, where he received his first Golden Globe nomination.

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Brad's daughter Shiloh Jolie-Pitt looks just like her famous dad

As well as his successful acting career, Brad's personal life has also been well-documented.

The actor was in a high-profile relationship with ex-wife Jennifer Aniston and at the beginning of 2020, the pair were pictured sharing a sweet moment together backstage at the SAG Awards, much to the delight of fans.

The pair also reunited virtually during lockdown along with other famous faces, including Julia Roberts and John Legend, as part of the Ridgemont High live table read

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Brad shares six children with ex Angelina Jolie

Brad went on to marry Angelina; the couple have since separated, but share six children together.

The Fight Club star is a doting dad to Maddox, 21, Pax, 18, Zahara, 17, Shiloh, 16, and 14-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

When Brad received his first Oscar in 2020 for Best Support Actor for his role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, he dedicated it to his children. "This is for my kids, who colour everything I do. I adore you," he said.

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