Brad Pitt was born in Shawnee on December 18, 1963. Over the course of his career, he has received numerous accolades for his contributions to the film industry, including two Academy Awards, including one for producing, through Plan B Entertainment, his property, Steve McQueen's film 12 Years a Slave (2013) and the other for Best Supporting Actor for Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood (2019) by Quentin Tarantino.
Pitt first gained notoriety playing a supporting role in Ridley Scott's Thelma & Louise (1991). This allowed him, in the following years, to have his first leading roles in the dramas A River Runs Through It (1992) by Robert Redford and Legends of the Fall (1994) by Edward Zwick and in the horror Interview with the Vampire (1994) by Neil Jordan. His acting performances in David Fincher's thriller Seven and Terry Gilliam's sci-fi Twelve Monkeys (both 1995) were acclaimed by the film press. Notably, for Gilliam's play he won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and received his first Academy Award nomination.
He then took part in productions of great critical success, such as the cult Fight Club (1999) by Fincher, the trilogy Ocean's (2001-2007) by Steven Soderbergh and The Tree of Life (2011) by Terrence Malick, both, such as Martin Brest's Meet Joe Black (1998), Wolfgang Petersen's Troy (2004), Doug Liman's Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) and Marc Forster's World War Z (2013). The films The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), the third collaboration with Fincher, and Moneyball (2011) by Bennett Miller led him respectively to the second and third Oscar nominations for best actor and to the first for best film.
His career as a producer has also been full of successes, such as, in addition to the already mentioned Moneyball, The Tree of Life and 12 Years a Slave, The Departed (2006) by Martin Scorsese and The big short (2015) by Adam McKay, all nominated for an Oscar for best picture. In addition to the aforementioned Oscar, for his performance in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood he won a Critics Choice Award, a Screen Actor Guild Award, a BAFTA Award, a second Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Actor hero. Internationally, his films have grossed $7.38 billion.
As a public figure, Pitt has been cited as an influential personality in the American entertainment industry; considered a sex symbol, he has been nominated by various magazines as the most attractive man in the world and his personal life has been the subject of widespread interest from gossip magazines, especially for his love story with Angelina Jolie.