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- William Bradley Pitt
- Actor, Film Producer
- Angelina Jolie
- William Alvin Pitt, Jane Etta Pitt
William Bradley Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and film producer. He is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, two Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Award and a Primetime Emmy Award. In 2001, Pitt co-founded the production company, Plan B Entertainment which has produced various films including The Departed (2006), 12 Years a Slave (2013), and Moonlight (2016), which have all received the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Pitt first gained recognition as a cowboy hitchhiker in the Ridley Scott road film Thelma & Louise (1991). His first leading roles in big-budget productions came with the drama films A River Runs Through It (1992) and Legends of the Fall (1994), and the horror film Interview with the Vampire (1994). He gave critically acclaimed performances in David Fincher's crime thriller Seven (1995), the science fiction film 12 Monkeys (1995), the latter earning him a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and an Academy Award nomination. He finished the century starring as Tyler Durden in Fight Club (1999).
Pitt found his greatest commercial success starring in the Steven Soderbergh's crime heist film Ocean's Eleven (2001). He reprised his role in its sequels, Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007). He cemented his leading man status starring in blockbusters such as the historical epic Troy (2004), the romantic crime film Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), and the horror film World War Z (2013). Pitt also starred in the critically acclaimed films, Babel (2006), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), Burn After Reading (2008), Inglorious Basterds (2009), The Tree of Life (2011), The Big Short (2015), and Ad Astra (2019). Pitt has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and Moneyball (2011). In 2019, Pitt won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019).
In 2001, Pitt co-founded his production company Plan B Entertainment with Brad Grey and Jennifer Aniston. He produced The Departed (2006) and 12 Years a Slave (2013), and Moonlight (2016), all of which received the Academy Award for Best Picture. He also produced The Tree of Life (2011), Moneyball (2011), Selma (2014), The Big Short (2015) all of which received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
As a public figure, Pitt has been cited as one of the most powerful and influential people in the American entertainment industry. For many years, he was cited as the world's most attractive man by various media outlets, and his personal life is the subject of wide publicity. He is divorced from actresses Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie. Pitt has six children with Jolie, three of whom were adopted internationally.
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