BRAD PITT (Don "Wardaddy" Collier / Executive Producer), one of today's
strongest and most versatile film actors, is also a successful film producer
with his company Plan B Entertainment.
This past year, Pitt won an Academy Award as a producer of 12 Years a Slave,
directed by Steve McQueen. In addition to its win for Best Picture, the film
won Oscars for screenwriter John Ridley and supporting actress Lupita Nyong'o.
Pitt also played a supporting role in the film. Pitt is currently starring in
and producing By the Sea, opposite Angelina Jolie, who is also writing and
directing the film.
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,
Pitt gave two of his most complex and nuanced performances in Bennett Miller's
Moneyball and Terrence Malick's Tree of Life, films he also produced. Pitt won
the New York Film Critics Circle Award and the National Society of Film Critics
Award for both roles. Additionally, Pitt was nominated for a Screen Actors
Guild, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award, and an Academy Award for his work in
Moneyball. The movie also received an Academy Award Best Picture nomination.
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, Pitt 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 Inglourious 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
recent 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 develops and produces both film and television
projects. Plan B has thus far produced the Academy Award winning film 12 Years
A Slave, World War Z for Paramount, Martin Scorsese's The Departed, Michael
Winterbottom's A Mighty Heart, Robert Schwentke's Time Traveler's Wife, Rebecca
Miller's The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate
Factory, Ryan Murphy's Running with Scissors, Wolfgang Petersen's Troy, Ryan
Murphy's Eat Pray Love, and Matthew Vaughn's Kickass. The company is currently
in post-production on Rupert Goold's True Story, starring James Franco and Jonah
Hill. On the television side, Plan B's "Resurrection" has been picked up for its
second season on ABC.