Shiloh Jolie-Pitt Made Her Film Debut In One Of Brad Pitt's Movies

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt has captivated the world ever since she was born in 2006. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's genetically blessed daughter was instantly one of the most famous children in the world — so it's no surprise then that the first photos of her went for millions. And we mean millions. Forbes claimed Angelina and Brad charged People a whopping $4.1 million for the rights to the images (after the celebrity news magazine got into a bidding war with several other outlets), with The Guardian reporting worldwide rights for the photos likely made another $5 million to $7 million. The couple didn't hold on to all that cash though (hey, Brad is thought to be worth $300 million and Angelina around $120 million, so they didn't exactly need it) and donated the money to charity.

"While we celebrate the joy of the birth of our daughter, we recognize that 2 million babies born every year in the developing world die on the first day of their lives," the couple — who are also parents to Vivianne Jolie-Pitt, Knox Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, Pax Jolie Pitt, and Maddox Jolie-Pitt — said in a joint statement at the time. "These children can be saved, but only if governments around the world make it a priority," they added.

Of course, as time has gone on, interest in snaps of Shiloh have become a little less valuable — but it's not just on the cover of a magazine where you can see her now.

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt's movie debut

As Shiloh Jolie-Pitt has grown up, so have her ambitions. One thing you may not know about this teen is that she actually started her acting career early, and we mean very early, making her debut in one of her dad's most famous movies. Yep, this aspiring actor made her big screen debut when she appeared in 2008's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" alongside Brad Pitt, playing Julia Ormand's character, Caroline, as a baby. The movie star isn't officially credited, though her acting debut does appear on her IMDb page.

As for how her appearance came about? Well, it sounds like that's pretty curious too. It was reported at the time by National Enquirer (via People) that it was never really intended for Shiloh to be in the movie, she just happened to be at the right place at the right time. It was reported that twins were initially hired for the role (which is pretty common in the TV and movie business) but weren't really behaving on set that day. It was then supposedly Brad's idea to have his daughter (who was around 10 months old at the time) step in instead, as she was on set to visit him that day. And the rest, as they say, is movie history. Talk about divine timing!

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt's acting career

It seems like that little taste of movie stardom as a baby may have given Shiloh Jolie-Pitt the acting bug (plus, you know, the fact it's sure to be in her blood with parents who are two of the most famous actors in the world), as that's not her only credit. Eight years after her "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" cameo, she took on a different kind of acting role by voicing Shuai Shuai, a young panda in "Kung Fu Panda 3," per IMDb. That one also had a big family connection, as her mom, Angelina Jolie, famously voices Tigress in the popular franchise, and got her kids (Pax Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, and Knox Jolie-Pitt also voice characters in the movie) their small roles. "They were kind of shy. They don't really want to be actors, but I didn't want them to miss the opportunity," she explained to Entertainment Tonight. "They came in, and they had a lot of fun with it."

Shiloh is also no stranger to a movie premiere. The star has proudly posed with her famous family members on a number of red carpets before, including when she supported her mom at the premiere for her movie "Eternals" in London and Rome in 2021. For the former, Shiloh even channelled her inner Angelina by wearing one of her Dior dresses that she previously rocked while promoting another of her big movies, "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil."

How Shiloh Jolie-Pitt made a movie happen

When she's not starring in movies or walking the red carpet to promote them, it turns out Shiloh Jolie-Pitt is making movies happen. Well, at least one anyway. Angelina Jolie revealed her daughter is the reason the 2020 Disney movie "The One and Only Ivan" happened, as she became interested in the project after Shiloh read the book. "Shiloh years ago told me that she had read a book that she loved and she wanted me to read it. I read it on my own and then we looked at some of it together and we talked about why she loved it," Angelina told Entertainment Tonight, adding while speaking to "Good Morning America" that she then inquired around about if it was being made and who was involved.

But does growing up so close to the movie industry mean Shiloh wants to be a professional actor one day? Well, it sounds like she may have other ambitions. A Life & Style source claimed in November 2021 that modelling seemed like a natural path for the teen, even claiming she'd had a few offers from agencies.

It seems Shiloh has a passion for dancing, though — and she's pretty darn good at it. Angelina and Brad Pitt's talented daughter appeared in YouTube video uploaded by dancer Hamilton Evans in June which showed her throwing some serious shapes during a dance class. Whatever Shiloh decides to do, we're guessing she'll be pretty great at it.