BRAD PITT (Roy McBride/Also Producer), one of today's
strongest and most versatile film actors, is also a successful film producer
with his company Plan B Entertainment.
In the past few years, Pitt won an Academy Award as a producer of 12 Years a
Slave, directed by Steve McQueen (the film also won Oscars for screenwriter
John Ridley and supporting actress Lupita Nyong'o), led a five-man tank crew in
David Ayer's World War II epic Fury, starred and produced By the Sea, played a
supporting role in The Big Short, and the lead in War Machine, a provocative
satirical comedy from David Michod for Netflix, both of which he also produced
with his Plan B shingle. In 2016, Pitt starred opposite Marion Cotillard in
Robert Zemeckis' Allied. Pitt can currently be seen in Quentin Tarantino's Once
Upon a Time in Hollywood, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie.
In 2013, Pitt starred and produced one of the year's top ten grossing movies
World War Z for Paramount. Following Z, Pitt played a supporting role in Cormac
McCarthy's The Counselor, directed by Ridley Scott, as well as Andrew Dominik's
Cogan's Trade. This is the second time Pitt has starred and produced a Dominik
film, the first being The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert
Ford, for which he was named Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival. In 2011,
Brad gave two of his most complex and nuanced performances in Bennett Miller's
Moneyball and Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life, films he also produced. Brad
won the New York Film Critics Circle Award and the National Society of Film
Critics Award for both roles.
Additionally, Brad was nominated for a SAG Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA
Award and an Academy Award for his work in Moneyball. The movie also received
an Academy Award Best Picture nomination. The Tree of Life won the Palme d'Or
at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for Best Picture at the Academy
Awards as well. In previous years, Brad was an Academy Award nominee for his
performance in David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Terry
Gilliam's Twelve Monkeys, for which he won a Golden Globe Award. He was also a
Golden Globe Award nominee for his performances in Edward Zwick's Legends of
the Fall and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Babel.
In 2009, Pitt starred in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds as Lt. Aldo
Raine, and appeared in Joel and Ethan Coen's comedy thriller Burn After Reading.
Opposite George Clooney, his Burn After Reading co-star, he also appeared in
Steven Soderbergh's hits Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen.
It was Pitt's role in Ridley Scott's Academy Award-winning Thelma and Louise
that first brought him national attention. He soon went on to star in Robert
Redford's Academy Award-winning A River Runs Through It, Dominic Sena's
Kalifornia and Tony Scott's True Romance. Pitt also received critical acclaim
for his performances in the two David Fincher films Se7en and Fight Club. His
other films include Doug Liman's Mr. and Mrs. Smith, which was one of 2005's
biggest hits, and Guy Ritchie's Snatch.
Pitt's Plan B Entertainment has been responsible for producing numerous
award-winning and commercially successful films including The Departed, The
Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Tree of Life, World
War Z, 12 Years a Slave, The Normal Heart, Selma, 2017's Academy Award-winning
Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins; The Big Short, directed by Adam McKay;
Selma, directed by Ava Duvernay; 2014's Academy Award-winning 12 Years a Slave,
directed by Steve McQueen; If Beale Street Could Talk, directed by Barry
Jenkins; and Vice, directed by Adam McKay. Other recent productions include Okja,
directed by Bong Joon-ho; The Lost City of Z, directed by James Gray; and David
Michod's War Machine; Beautiful Boy, directed by Felix van Groeningen; and the
Starz television series Sweetbitter.
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