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Biography #2 (for A Mighty Heart)

Brad Pitt, one of the film industry's most prominent stars, is an award-winning actor and has gained enormous success as a producer under his Plan B Entertainment banner.

Pitt most recently earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Alejandro Gonzalez AĦrritu's acclaimed drama BABEL opposite Cate Blanchett. He also shared in a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Motion Picture Cast.

Pitt this year stars in two diverse projects; OCEAN'S THIRTEEN where he reprises his role as Rusty Ryan and in Andrew Dominik's THE ASSASINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD, where he stars as Jesse James, which Pitt also serves as producer and is due out this fall. He then plays the title role in the romantic fantasy THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, which reunites him with Cate Blanchett and marks his third collaboration with director David Fincher. The film is due out in May 2008. Later this year, he will begin filming the Coen brothers' dark comedy BURN AFTER READING, in which he stars with George Clooney and Francis McDormand. Upon completion, Pitt will begin filming on STATE OF PLAY based on the original BBC series of the same name.

As a producer, Pitt recently served as a producer on Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning Best Picture THE DEPARTED and Ryan Murphy's RUNNING WITH SCISSORS starring Annette Bening, Gwenyth Paltrow and Alec Baldwin, Paramount Vantage YEAR OF THE DOG, the documentary GOD GREW TIRED OF US. Plan B's upcoming projects include SHANTARAM starring Johnny Depp under the direction of Mira Nair, THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE starring Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana, PEACE LIKE A RIVER, starring Billy Bob Thornton; and A MILLION LITTLE PIECES. Plan B previously produced Tim Burton's fantasy hit CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY starring Johnny Depp and Wolfgang Petersen's historical epic TROY, in which Pitt also starred.

Born in Oklahoma, Pitt began his acting career with smaller roles in films and on television. In 1991, he first gained the attention of critics and audiences with his breakthrough performance as the seductive hitchhiker in Ridley Scott's controversial hit THELMA & LOUISE. He went on the star as the charismatic but doomed Paul Maclean in Robert Redford's A RIVER RUNS TRHOUGH IT; the psychopathic serial killer in Dominic Sena's KALIFORNIA; and the conflicted vampire, Louis, in Neil Jordan' INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE.

Pitt received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance as the willful and untamable Tristan in 1994's LEGEND OF THE FALL. Two years later, he was honored with an Academy Award nomination and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role in Terry Gilliam's TWELVE MONKEYS.

Pitt subsequently earned praise for his work in the David Fincher films SE7EN and FIGHT CLUB; Jean-Jacques Annaud's SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET; and Guy Ritchie's SNATCH. He also joined an all-star ensemble cast, including George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and Bernie Mac, in Steven Soderbergh's hit remake of OCEAN'S ELEVEN. Pitt more recently starred in the sequel OCEAN'S TWELVE, which reunited the cast and director Steven Soderbergh; and the smash hit action comedy MR & MRS. SMITH, opposite Angelina Jolie.

Pitt's additional film credits include: Tony Scott's SPY GAME, with Robert Redford, Gore Verbinski's THE MEXICAN, with Julia Roberts and James Gandolfini, the title role in Martin Brest's MEET JOE BLACK; Alan J. Pakula's THE DEVIL'S OWN; Barry Levinson's SLEEPERS, Tony Scott's TRUE ROMANCE, Ralph Bakshi's COOL WORLD; JOHNNY SUEDE, which was named Best Picture at the 1991 Locarno International Film Festival. Pitt has also made cameo appearances in Soderbergh's FULL FRONTAL and George Clooney's CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND.

Bio courtesy Paramount Vantage for "A Mighty Heart" (27-Jun-2007)


Biography #3 (for Ocean's Twelve)

Brad Pitt has emerged as one of the most prominent actors in the world, starring in films such as Fight Club, Legends of the Fall, Seven, and Twelve Monkeys. He most recently starred as Achilles in Troy, for director Wolfgang Petersen. To date, the film has earned nearly $350 million worldwide. Prior to rejoining the Ocean's Twelve cast, he wrapped production on Mr. & Mrs. Smith, starring opposite Angelina Jolie for director Doug Liman.

Pitt's role as the seductive hitchhiker in Ridley Scott's controversial Thelma & Louise first brought him 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 has been nominated twice for a Golden Globe Award - for his work as Tristan, the passionate, untamable brother in Legends of the Fall, and for his co-starring role in Terry Gilliam's Twelve Monkeys. Pitt won the award for the latter performance.

His recent starring roles include Spy Game, in which he starred opposite Robert Redford, directed by Tony Scott. He also co-starred in The Mexican with Julia Roberts and James Gandolfini for director Gore Verbinski and in Guy Ritchie's Snatch. Pitt has also appeared in cameo roles in Soderbergh's Full Frontal and Clooney's Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. He lent his voice as Sinbad in the animated motion picture Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.

Born in Shawnee, Oklahoma and raised in Springfield, Missouri, Pitt attended the University of Missouri at Columbia, where he majored in journalism with a focus on advertising. Right before graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to study advertising and graphic design, but instead began to pursue 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 movie of the week, Too Young to Die.

On film, Pitt has also starred in Johnny Suede, which won the 1992 Golden Leopard Award for Best Picture at the Locarno Film Festival, Ralph Bakski's Cool World, Tony Scott's True Romance, Sleepers, The Devil's Own, Jean Jacques Annaud's Seven Years in Tibet, Martin Brest's Meet Joe Black and Fight Club, which reunited him with director David Fincher.

Pitt, along with his wife Jennifer Aniston and friend Brad Grey, own Plan B Productions.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "Ocean's Twelve" (12-Dec-2004)


Biography #4 (for Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas)

Brad Pitt, one of the film industry's most prominent actors, has starred in a wide range of memorable film roles. He earned an Academy Award nomination and won a Golden Globe Award for his performance in Terry Gilliam's offbeat drama Twelve Monkeys. Pitt had earlier received a Golden Globe nomination for his work in Legends of the Fall, opposite Anthony Hopkins.

Pitt first came to national attention in 1991 with his breakthrough role as the seductive hitchhiker in Ridley Scott's seminal hit Thelma & Louise. He went on to earn praise for his work as the charismatic but doomed Paul Maclean in Robert Redford's A River Runs Through It; the psychopathic serial killer in Dominic Sena's Kalifornia; the reluctant vampire Louis in Neil Jordan's Interview With the Vampire, with Tom Cruise; the real-life Heinrich Harrer in Jean-Jacques Annaud's Seven Years in Tibet; a skeptical homicide detective in David Fincher's thriller Se7en; and the manipulative leader of the controversial Fight Club, which reunited him with Fincher.

Pitt more recently garnered acclaim for his role in Guy Ritchie's Snatch. He also joined an all-star ensemble cast, including George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon and Bernie Mac, in Steven Soderbergh's hit remake of Ocean's Eleven. In addition, he starred opposite Julia Roberts in the romantic comedy The Mexican, and with Robert Redford in Tony Scott's Spy Game, and made cameo appearances in Soderbergh's Full Frontal and George Clooney's Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.

His list of film credits also includes Martin Brest's Meet Joe Black, Alan J. Pakula's The Devil's Own, Barry Levinson's Sleepers, Tony Scott's True Romance, Ralph Bakshi's Cool World, and Johnny Suede, which won the Best Picture award at the 1991 Locarno International Film Festival.

Pitt will next star as Achilles in the epic drama Troy, based on the Greek poet Homer's classic account of the Trojan War, The Iliad.

Bio courtesy DreamWorks for "Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas" (01-Jan-2000)


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