His brother is Brad Pitt, one of the most famous stars in the world. But Doug Pitt lives a relatively normal life away from the glare of the spotlight.
Besides sharing his brother’s good looks, Doug also has a side-splitting sense of humor.
The look-alike brother of one of Hollywood’s biggest stars is headlining a comic new Virgin mobile advertising campaign, which is already a runaway success.
Brad stunned fans when he took his lookalike brother Doug to the premiere of Ocean’s Twelve back in 2004, but is said to have always had a close relationship with his younger sibling.
In the video made for Australia by ad firm Euro RSCG, Doug plays a tongue-in-cheek ordinary Jo who just wants to be given his own time in the spotlight.
“This is Doug Pitt,” begins the video for the campaign. “The second most famous Pitt in his family.”
The video, which has already gone viral, shows Doug standing at his front door and welcoming viewers into his home.
“This is the family living room, where I usually don’t get to pick what’s on the TV,” deadpans Brad’s younger brother.
This is the first celebrity endorsement for Doug, who might not be a movie star, but doesn’t appear to be doing too badly either – if this is indeed Doug’s real home.
In real life, Brad’s younger sibling is the owner of ServiceWorld Computer Center in Springfield, Missouri, where he lives with his family.
The accomplished younger Pitt was at one time the chairman of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce.
He also has a real estate company and has also had some success as a photojournalist.
Doug has admitted in the past that sharing similar looks to a Hollywood superstar does have its disadvantages.
Asked how often he gets mistaken for his older brother, Doug said: “Three times a week for the last twenty-something years.”
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