Brad Pitt might be the movie star in the family, but Virgin Mobile (in Australia) has its eye on the another member of the Pitt family: the unknown Doug Pitt, Brad’s brother, is the mobile service’s new spokesperson.
While the ad first seems like a joke, Virgin Mobile Australia has, in fact, hired “the second most famous Pitt in his family” to send the message that the company gives celebrity-quality service to every day Joes and Dougs.
After a little digging, it turns out that even though Pitt, 45, lives in the ‘burbs and does his own laundry, he actually leads a pretty interesting life.
This familiar-ish face belongs to Doug Pitt, Brad's younger brother.
Born in Springfield, MO in 1966, Doug is the middle Pitt child. He is sandwiched between Brad (older) and Julie, the baby of the family.
(Images from Virgin Mobile)
Pitt does his work in this office, home to a state-of-the-art, black and white printer. (1200 dpi, in case you were wondering).
Brad and Doug are both dedicated humanitarians.
Doug is the director of Worldserve International, a worldwide water sanitation and economic development group; he leads Africa 6000, named for the 6,000 African children who die every day from waterborne diseases; and he founded a charity called Care to Learn in 2008 which gains health, hunger, and hygiene related funding for southwest Missouri students.
... he's also the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Republic of Tanzania.
He's the first American on record to lead a mountain bike tour down Mount Kilimanjaro. 40-four people participated in March of 2011, the first time bikes were allowed to descend the mountain in 25 years.
But other than that, he lives a normal life. Here's Pitt's living room, where his wife and children have full control of what they watch on TV.
Doug told Extra that he has been mistaken for Brad 'three times a week for the last 20-something years...I love him to death and couldn't be more proud, but my eyes kind of glaze over when I know it's coming.'
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