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BRAD PITT (Tyler Durden) has emerged as one of the most prominent actors of his generation as a result of performances in such recent films as "Meet Joe Black," "Seven Years in Tibet," "Legends of the Fall," "Seven" and "Twelve Monkeys."

Pitt's role as the seductive hitchhiker in Ridley Scott's controversial "Thelma & Louise" first brought him to national attention. He then went on to star as the psychopathic serial killer in "Kalifornia," the charismatic-but-doomed Paul MacLean in Robert Redford's "A River Runs Through It," and the bloodsucking Louis in Neil Jordan's "Interview with the Vampire."

Pitt was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his work as Tristan, the passionate, untamable brother in "Legends of the Fall," and also nominated for a Academy Award and Golden Globe, which he won, for his co-staffing role in Terry Gilliam's "Twelve Monkeys."

Born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, Pitt grew up in Springfield, Missouri and attended the University of Missouri at Columbia where he majored in journalism with a focus on advertising. Immediately before graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to study advertising and graphic design, but instead pursued an acting career, studying with Roy London. Soon thereafter he began securing roles in various television projects, including the FOX series "Glory Days," HBO's "The Image" and the critically acclaimed television movie "Too Young to Die."

On film, Pitt also starred in "Johnny Suede," which won a 1992 Golden Leopard Award for Best Picture at the Locarno Film Festival, Ralph Bakshi's "Cool World," Tony Scott's "True Romance," Barry Levinson's "Sleepers" and Alan J. Pakula's "The Devil's Own."

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