Brad Pitt was a prime target for Scientology recruiters before he met Angelina Jolie, a new book claims.
He was introduced to the oddball cult by his girlfriend at the time, actress Juliette Lewis.
The two became regular visitors to the Scientology Celebrity Centre in LA.
Official church records reveal Pitt completed two courses - one of which was entitled "Human Evaluation" - at the centre in July 1991 and May 1993.
Author, Amy Scobee, says: "In the end, Brad didn’t think it was for him and he and Juliette broke up."
But Scientology leaders didn’t give up on Pitt, now 46. Scobee, a member of the church for ten years, adds: "He was high on the church president’s list of stars they felt could be ‘recovered.’
"There are many household names on that list and they never, ever give up hope of another major catch like Tom Cruise."
Scobee also revealed the late Michael Jackson was seen as another "target".