Brad Pitt and his brother Douglas might have many things in common, but a penchant for acting is not one of them. The Hollywood star's look-alike brother has his own set of passions that he relentlessly pursues.
Many of his fans might not know it, but Brad Pitt has a brother who looks just like him. Although they share a striking resemblance, Doug Pitt chose not to pursue a career in the entertainment industry like his famous sibling.
However, while he chose an entirely different career path, he once appeared on a beer ad parody for Mother's Brewing Company, imitating his brother's work on "Se7en." Fans got to see a glimpse of the younger Pitt brother acting, and it was a sight to see.
Doug Pitt appears on NBC News' "Today" show (left), Brad Pitt arrives at the 92nd Oscars Nominees Luncheon on January 27, 2020 in Hollywood, California (right) | Source: Getty Images
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Doug was born to Jane and William Pitt. He is three years younger than Brad and also has a sister named Julie.
He is happily married to his wife Lisa, and the pair shares three children named Sydney, Reagan, and Landon. He is a businessman, investor, and philanthropist known for his charitable work.
Doug Pitt poses as he is interviewed and named Goodwill Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania at Essex House. | Source: Getty Images
HE'S A GOODWILL AMBASSADOR
In 2010, the philanthropist was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Republic of Tanzania. This was a first for the country. Doug honors his position by working with faith-based organizations, NGOs, and other businesses for the welfare of Tanzania.
The list of his philanthropic work is a long one. Doug is the founder of Care To Learn, a charity that serves little children by meeting their healthcare, hunger, and hygiene needs.
HIS NOTABLE WORKS
Doug also worked with Waterboys, an organization dedicated to providing drinking water to communities in need. He is also the director of WorldServe International, a charity that provides water and sanitation solutions to developing countries.
Previously, he was an honoree of the Starkey Hearing Foundation alongside former president Bill Clinton. He was awarded a Humanitarian Leadership Award for his philanthropic work.
Doug Pitt attends the Starkey Hearing Foundation's "So The World May Hear Awards Gala" 2011. | Source: Getty Images
HIS PERSONAL VENTURES
Besides his philanthropic work, Doug spends his time in the real estate and the tech industries. He started his computer firm in 1991 before selling it in 2013. Recently, he re-purchased the company in hopes of returning to his roots.
Aside from work, Doug is a biking enthusiast. However, he channels this passion into humanitarian causes by raising funds to be donated to different organizations.
HIS LOVE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
While Brad enjoys being in front of the camera as an actor, Doug enjoys being behind the lens. He is a photographer, with his work being featured in galleries in states like New York, California, Pennsylvania, and Missouri.
To support his philanthropic work, Mother's Brewing also mentioned that "Doin' Good is a beer for turning positive vibes into action."
A TASTE OF THE SPOTLIGHT
Doug might not be an actor, but he definitely stole the limelight when he appeared in a series of commercials. One was the hilarious Virgin mobile commercial that became a runaway success.
In the ad made for Australia, Doug played the "second most famous Pitt" in the family, portraying the everyday life of a celebrity sibling who is not a celebrity himself. It was an instant hit.
HIS PARODY COMMERCIAL
It wasn't the last time he appeared on a commercial – Doug spoofed his older brother's role as Detective David Mills to promote Mother's Brewing Company, which is based in Springfield, Missouri, where the Pitts grew up.
For the commercial, Doug parodied the ending to David Fincher's 1995 thriller "Se7en," where he shouts: "What's in the box?" Initially, Mills finds the head of his wife Tracy in the box. However, in the commercial, she finds Mother's Brewing's beer.
USING THE COMMERCIAL FOR GOOD
Fans loved the commercial, and it was all the rage. What made it even better was that some of the sales for the new "Doin' Good orange wheat ale" were donated to Doug's nonprofit, Care to Learn.
To support his philanthropic work, Mother's Brewing also mentioned that "Doin' Good is a beer for turning positive vibes into action." It resonates with all that Doug is doing, which is why he also agreed to film the commercial.
LIFE AS BRAD PITT'S BROTHER
After a taste of the spotlight, Doug gave props to his brother for what he does as an actor, acknowledging that it's difficult. Out of respect to Brad, he also gave him a call to let him know that he was doing commercials.
For the past decades that Brad has been in the industry, Doug often gets questions about him, which has taught him to answer auto-pilot. He would often say that he appreciates the interest and that he is proud of his brother and what he has achieved in his life.
ON MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Before discussing his work, Doug admits at the start of the interview that he likes to have fun, whether through work, his hobbies, or his philanthropic work. Like everyone else, he also likes change and experiencing new things.
WORKING WITH DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Allowing himself to visit different environments exposes the philanthropist to the world's many different needs. Speaking about his time in Tanzania, working on giving them access to clean water, he said:
"I can see such a huge transformation in these communities. Sickness goes away, death goes away, suffering goes away."
WHAT'S NEXT FOR HIM
As a Goodwill Ambassador, Doug has helped build water wells all over Tanzania. Now, people have access to clean water that has changed their lives for good.
While he's already done a lot, Doug does not plan to stop any time soon and even hopes to live until 110 years old. He hopes to invest in younger generations, acknowledging that they are the future.
Ultimately, Doug wants younger generations to know that they have his full attention. His future projects aim to highlight the work that younger generations can do to provide the world with a better future.