BRAD PITT (Westray), one of today's strongest and most versatile film actors, is also a successful film producer with his company Plan B Entertainment.
Pitt can most recently be seen in World War Z directed by Marc Forster and produced by Pitt's Plan B for Paramount. Pitt stars in this action adventure. Next comes Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave, a film Pitt also produced with his company Plan B.
Last year, Pitt reteamed with Andrew Dominik for Killing Them Softly. 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 Tree of Life, films Pitt 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 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, 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 Inglourious Basterds as Lt. Aldo Raine; and appeared in Joel and Ethan Coen's comedy thriller Burn After Reading. 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 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 such films as Martin Scorsese's The Departed, Michael Winterbottom's A Mighty Heart, Robert Schwentke's Time Traveller'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.