Melissa Etheridge Taught Brad Pitt How To Fly Fish For 'A River Runs Through It' Audition

09/16/2011 05:52 pm ET | Updated Nov 16, 2011

Way back when, before Angie and before Jen, Brad Pitt was just a (gorgeous) fledgling actor searching for his big break.

Now we all know that he did indeed find his way, but not without a little help from his friends.

The friend, however, is something of an unlikely guess: It was none other than Melissa Etheridge.

On her radio show, the singer revealed that she taught Pitt how to fly fish for his audition for "A River Runs Through It."

The role ended up propelling Pitt to mega stardom so, it turns out, we all owe Etheridge a debt of gratitude.

Unfortunately, the two have not taken in the sport recently.

The artist laughed on air, "Hi Brad, call me! It's been fifteen years."