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    Born on December 18, 1963 in Shawnee, Oklahoma

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12 Years a Slave (2013)

Brad Pitt as "Bass"

In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner (Michael Fassbender), he also finds unexpected kindness from another, as he struggles continually to survive and maintain some of his dignity. Then in the 12th year of the disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada changes Solomon's life forever.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Moneyball (2011)

Brad Pitt as "Billy Beane"

Billy Beane (Brad Pitt), general manager of the Oakland A's, one day has an epiphany: Baseball's conventional wisdom is all wrong. Faced with a tight budget, Beane must reinvent his team by outsmarting the richer ball clubs. Joining forces with Ivy League graduate Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), Beane prepares to challenge old-school traditions. He recruits bargain-bin players whom the scouts have labeled as flawed, but have game-winning potential. Based on the book by Michael Lewis.

Academy Award (2011) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011) Nominated Leading Actor
Golden Globe (2011) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Brad Pitt as "Lt. Aldo Raine"

It is the first year of Germany's occupation of France. Allied officer Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) assembles a team of Jewish soldiers to commit violent acts of retribution against the Nazis, including the taking of their scalps. He and his men join forces with Bridget von Hammersmark, a German actress and undercover agent, to bring down the leaders of the Third Reich. Their fates converge with theater owner Shosanna Dreyfus, who seeks to avenge the Nazis' execution of her family.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Burn After Reading (2008)

Brad Pitt as "Chad Feldheimer"

When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst (John Malkovich) falls into the hands of Linda Litzke (Frances McDormand) and Chad Feldheimer (Brad Pitt), the two gym employees see a chance to make enough money for her to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. Predictably, events whirl out of control for the duo doofuses and those in their orbit.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008) Nominated Supporting Actor

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

Brad Pitt as "Benjamin Button"

Born under unusual circumstances, Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) springs into being as an elderly man in a New Orleans nursing home and ages in reverse. Twelve years after his birth, he meets Daisy, a child who flickers in and out of his life as she grows up to be a dancer (Cate Blanchett). Though he has all sorts of unusual adventures over the course of his life, it is his relationship with Daisy, and the hope that they will come together at the right time, that drives Benjamin forward.

Academy Award (2008) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008) Nominated Leading Actor
Golden Globe (2008) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Babel (2006)

Brad Pitt as "Richard"

An accident connects four groups of people on three different continents: two young Moroccan goatherds, a vacationing American couple (Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett), a deaf Japanese teen and her father, and a Mexican nanny who takes her young charges across a border without parental permission.

Golden Globe (2006) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

12 Monkeys (1995)

Brad Pitt as "Jeffrey Goines"

Traveling back in time isn't simple, as James Cole (Bruce Willis) learns the hard way. Imprisoned in the 2030s, James is recruited for a mission that will send him back to the 1990s. Once there, he's supposed to gather information about a nascent plague that's about to exterminate the vast majority of the world's population. But, aside from the manic Jeffrey (Brad Pitt), he gets little in the way of cooperation, not least from medical gatekeepers like Dr. Kathryn Railly (Madeleine Stowe).

Academy Award (1995) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1995) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Legends of the Fall (1994)

Brad Pitt as "Tristan Ludlow"

In early 20th-century Montana, Col. William Ludlow (Anthony Hopkins) lives in the wilderness with his sons, Tristan (Brad Pitt), Alfred (Aidan Quinn) and Samuel (Henry Thomas). Eventually, the unconventional but close-knit family encounters tragedy when Samuel is killed in World War I. Tristan and Alfred survive their tours of duty, but, soon after they return home, both men fall for Samuel's gorgeous fiancée, Susannah (Julia Ormond), and their intense rivalry begins to destroy the family.

Golden Globe (1994) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

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