->''"I find all of my performances come down to mathematics in a sense - how do you approach the problem of this character? Sometimes I crack that problem, sometimes I don't."''

William Bradley "Brad" Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and producer. He has been cited as one of the world's most attractive men and his off-screen life is widely reported. Pitt has received five UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominations (three for acting, two for producing), winning once and has won one Golden Globe Award out of five nominations. Besides, [[OlderThanTheyLook he was born in 1963 and still looks like he's in his 30's]].

Pitt began his acting career with television guest appearances, which included a role on the Creator/{{CBS}} soap opera ''Series/{{Dallas}}'' in 1987. He gained recognition as the cowboy hitchhiker who seduces Thelma in the 1991 road movie ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise''. Pitt's first leading roles in big-budget productions came with ''Film/ARiverRunsThroughIt'' and ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire''. He was cast opposite Creator/AnthonyHopkins in the 1994 drama ''Film/LegendsOfTheFall'', which earned him his first Golden Globe nomination. In 1995, he gave critically acclaimed performances in the crime thriller ''Film/{{Se7en}}'' and the science fiction film ''Film/TwelveMonkeys'', the latter earning him a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination. Pitt then starred in the 1999 cult hit ''Film/FightClub'', the 2000 gangster film ''Film/{{Snatch}}'' and the 2001 heist film ''Film/OceansEleven'', a major international hit, and its sequels ''Ocean's Twelve'' (2004) and ''Ocean's Thirteen'' (2007). He has had his biggest commercial successes with ''Film/{{Troy}}'' (2004) and ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005'' (2005). In 2007, he also appared in ''Film/TheAssassinationOfJesseJamesByTheCowardRobertFord''. In 2008, he starred in ''Film/BurnAfterReading'' and ''Film/TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton''; he received his second Academy Award nomination for his performance in the latter. His next film was Creator/QuentinTarantino's ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' (2009). He had a voice role in the animated film ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' (2010). In 2011, he appeared in Terrence Malick's arthouse drama ''Film/TheTreeOfLife'' and ''Film/{{Moneyball}}'', based on the true story of baseball manager Billy Beane. He got his third Academy Award nomination for his performance in the latter. In 2012, he starred in the crime film ''Film/KillingThemSoftly''. In 2013, he played the lead role in the [[Film/WorldWarZ film adaptation]] of ''Literature/WorldWarZ'', which became his highest-grossing film and had supporting roles in Creator/RidleyScott's ''Film/TheCounselor'' and Steve [=McQueen=]'s ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave''. He also served as a co-producer for ''12 Years a Slave'', which won the Oscar for Best Picture. In 2014, he starred in the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII drama ''Film/{{Fury|2014}}''. In 2015, he appeared in ''Film/TheBigShort'', a comedy-drama about the 200708 financial crisis.

As a producer, his credits include ''Film/TheDeparted'', ''Film/AMightyHeart'', ''Film/TheAssassinationOfJesseJamesByTheCowardRobertFord'', ''Film/KickAss'', ''Film/EatPrayLove'', ''Film/TheTreeOfLife'', ''Film/{{Moneyball}}'', ''Film/WorldWarZ'', ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave'', ''Film/{{Selma}}'', & ''Film/TheBigShort''.

Between 2000 and 2005, he was married to Creator/JenniferAniston of ''Series/{{Friends}}''. Since 2005 he lived with actress Creator/AngelinaJolie in a relationship that has attracted worldwide media attention. They got married in 2014 after nine years together, but Angelina filed for divorce from him in late 2016. He and Jolie have six children: Maddox, Zahara, Pax, John, Knox, and Vivienne. Since beginning his relationship with Jolie, he has become increasingly involved in social issues, both in the United States and internationally.

!!Tropes associated with this actor:

* BadassBaritone: Among other roles, Aldo Raine:
-->"That's Sgt. Donny Donowitz. You might know him better by his nickname: "The Bear Jew".
* LanternJawOfJustice: As Metro Man. Brad himself is also known for his square jaw.
* MrFanservice: Surprisingly few roles play up his looks intentionally, but ''Thelma & Louise'' and ''Troy'' are this UpToEleven.
* UncreditedRole: He has a brief uncredited cameo in ''Confessions of a Dangerous Mind'', alongside Creator/MattDamon (as the movie is directed by their friend Creator/GeorgeClooney).