In my four years at Mizzou I can't tell you how many times I was reminded of the fact that Brad Pitt grew up in Springfield, Mo. and attended the University of Missouri. My friends from Springfield bragged about it. Pitt's fraternity, Sigma Chi, bragged about it. Hell, the school even has the audacity to call him a famous alumnus despite the fact that he bailed two weeks before graduation. Now that I've graduated it's only taken six months to be reminded once again of Brad Pitt's origins, this time by the man himself.
In an interview with the Radio Times Pitt said he's been a gun owner since he was six years old, because that's how things are done in good ole Missourah. Even to this day Pitt says he doesn't feel safe without a gun in his home.
"There’s a rite of passage where I grew up of inheriting your ancestors’ weapons," Pitt said. "My brother got my dad’s. I got my grandfather’s shotgun when I was in kindergarten. ... The positive is that my father instilled in me a profound and deep respect for the weapon."
Sounds just like Missouri.