Brad Pitt attended Kickapoo High School in Missouri and, perhaps unsurprisingly, was quite athletic! “Baseball and I didn’t get along very well,” Pitt told Sports Illustrated in 2011, by People. “I struggled for a year. I dived for a year. Everything [I tried] but baseball. “Guess he had a lot of work to do to get ready for ‘Moneyball! ”
Pitt went on to study journalism (interesting!) At the University of Missouri, before dropping out and doing odd jobs while trying to understand the Hollywood game. But even in college, Pitt had a dose of (future) Hollywood. He was roommate with Jason Priestley! “We lived on Ramen noodles and generic beer – the kind that came in white cans labeled ‘beer’ – and Marlboro Light cigarettes,” Priestly described in her memoir, by Us Weekly. “We were broke,” he wrote. “Just for fun, we used to have competitions to see who could go the longest without showering or shaving.”
Author Mary McNamara also attended the University of Missouri School of Journalism with Pitt. And she remembers him well enough. As she told the Los Angeles Times, he was, “an adorable brotherhood boy in a polo shirt with the collar turned up under a rugby jersey.” So no, Pitt didn’t study theater in college. But it seems to have caught the attention of the ladies!