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DOB: December 18, 1963

Background: Pitt was born in Oklahoma and joined the golf, tennis, and swimming teams in high school. He joined a fraternity in college where he performed in many fraternity shows. Two weeks before graduating, he left college to pursue acting in Los Angeles

Filmography: He has been acting for two decades, beginning with a breakthrough role as a charming hitchhiker in 1991's "Thelma & Louise" opposite Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon. Throughout the 1990s he starred in a variety of dramas: the fantasy films "Interview with the Vampire" and "12 Monkeys" (for which he was Oscar-nominated) as well as the period films "A River Runs Through It" and "Legends of the Fall." He starred in the earliest films by director David Fincher, "Seven" and "Fight Club." He would later reunite with Fincher for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" in 2008, which earned him his second Oscar nomination.

In the 2000s, he appeared in the big-budget action films "Troy" and "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" as well as the "Ocean's Eleven" heist films by director Steven Soderbergh. He also appeared in "Babel" for director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Terence Malick's "The Tree of Life."

Academy Awards: Win - Best Picture ("12 Years a Slave," 2013)

Best Picture Nomination
"Moneyball" (2011); lost to "The Artist"

Best Actor Nominations
"Moneyball" (2011); lost to Jean Dujardin ("The Artist")
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008); lost to Sean Penn ("Milk")

Best Supporting Actor Nomination
"12 Monkeys" (1995); lost to Kevin Spacey ("The Usual Suspects")

Emmy Awards:

Best TV Movie Nomination
"The Normal Heart" (2014); pending

Best Comedy Guest Actor Nomination
"Friends" (2002); lost to Anthony LaPaglia ("Frasier")

Golden Globes: Wins - Best Film Drama ("12 Years a Slave," 2014); Best Film Supporting Actor ("12 Monkeys," 1996)

Best Film Drama Nomination
"Moneyball" (2012); lost to "The Descendants"

Best Film Drama Actor Nominations
"Moneyball" (2012); lost to George Clooney ("The Descendants")
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2009); lost to Mickey Rourke ("The Wrestler")
"Legends of the Fall" (1995); lost to Tom Hanks ("Forrest Gump")

Best Film Supporting Actor Nomination
"Babel" (2007); lost to Eddie Murphy ("Dreamgirls")

SAG Awards: Win - Best Film Ensemble ("Inglourious Basterds," 2010)

Best Film Ensemble Nominations
"12 Years a Slave" (2014); lost to "American Hustle"
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2009); lost to "Slumdog Millionaire"
"Babel" (2007); lost to "Little Miss Sunshine"

Best Film Actor Nominations
"Moneyball" (2012); lost to Jean Dujardin ("The Artist")
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2009); lost to Sean Penn ("Milk")

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