Brad Pitt looks identical to his eldest daughter Shiloh during his high school years as unearthed snaps reveal their many similarities.

The 56-year-old A-list actor from Hollywood, who divorced from Angelina Jolie after announcing they were filing for divorce in 2016, can be seen looking just like his daughter in the old snap.

Pics from his school yearbook have been shared by MyHeritage, who have also colourised the images.

In it, a young Brad can be seen sitting in the first row of a picture with his entire basketball team from school and the coaches.

Brad Pitt is identical to daughter Shiloh in old school photos

The photos date from his time at Kickapoo High School in Springfield, which he attended from the age of 11.

It is believed that he had a penchant for acting during his childhood but the photos show that sport was a factor in his formative years as well.

Brad can be seen wearing a white basketball kit as he sits on the floor with his legs crossed with an orange and black standard basketball balancing on his knee and the teen next to him.

Actor Brad Pitt and children Pax Jolie-Pitt (L), Shiloh Jolie-Pitt (C) and Maddox Jolie-Pitt

The pictures of him posing with the school sports teams show him looking basically identical to daughter Shiloh, with his flowing blonde locks being the instant comparison with the 13-year-old.

Brad has previously said he was an active child who had a golf membership, and also enjoyed tennis and swimming, according to the unearthed year book.

After graduating from high school, Brad headed to the University of Missouri, but he would not finish his course before the lure of Hollywood got the better of him.

Brad Pitt (C), (L-R) Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, Jane Pitt, and William Pitt

He was reportedly two weeks from completing coursework in his Journalism degree before deciding that acting was his future and Tinseltown beckoned.

It comes after Brad and Angelina's custody battle has been dragged out even further, as the actress is now trying to remove the judge who is overseeing the case, reportedly sparking fury from the actor.

On the 7th August, Angelina, 45, filed a request to remove judge John W. Ouderkirk - who had previously married the pair at a French estate in Miraval in 2014.

She claimed that their privately hired judge would be 'biased' in the divorce proceeding after he had failed to disclose 'business relationships' he had with Brad's lawyers.