William Bradley Pitt was born on the 18th of December 1963. He is an American actor and producer who has received multiple awards and nominations including an Academy Award as a producer under his own company Plan B Entertainment. He gained recognition as a cowboy hitchhiker in Thelma & Louise (1991) and his initial lead roles in big-budget productions began with A River Runs Through It (1992), Legends of the Fall (1994) and Interview with the Vampire (1994).His critically acclaimed performances in the crime thriller Seven (1995) and the science fiction 12 Monkeys (1995) earned his a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and an Academy Award nomination. He also starred in the cult film Fight Club (1999) and the international hit Ocean's series. His commercial successes include Troy (2004), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), and World War Z (2013). He received his second and third Academy Award nominations for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and Moneyball (2011). He also has produced The Departed (2006) and 12 Years a Slave (2013), both of which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. He has been cited as one of the most influential and powerful people in the American entertainment industry.