The film received a positive reception from critics, with The Guardian calling it "a tightly wound, slickly plotted spy comedy", He was later cast as Benjamin Button, the lead in David Fincher's 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, a loosely adapted version of a 1921 short story by F. The story follows a man who is born an octogenarian and ages in reverse, In a performance that attracted strong praise, he portrayed the Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane in the drama Moneyball, which is based on the 2003 book of the same name written by Michael Lewis.In 2015, Pitt starred opposite his wife, Jolie, in her third directorial effort, By the Sea, a romantic drama about a marriage in crisis, based on her screenplay. Pitt's next role came with the biographical comedy-drama The Big Short, which he also produced. It went on to gross over 2 million worldwide The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, earning Pitt his third Academy Award nomination as producer.Pitt first gained recognition as a cowboy hitchhiker in the road movie Thelma & Louise (1991).His first leading roles in big-budget productions came with the drama films A River Runs Through It (1992) and Legends of the Fall (1994), and horror film Interview with the Vampire (1994).William Bradley Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and producer.He has received multiple awards and nominations including an Academy Award as producer under his own company Plan B Entertainment.The film was their first collaboration since 2005's Mr. In 2016, Pitt starred in Robert Zemeckis's romantic thriller Allied, in which he plays a spy assassin who falls in love with a French spy (played by Marion Cotillard) during a mission to kill a German official in World War II. Next, Pitt will star in James Gray's deep space epic Ad Astra, in which he will play the slightly autistic space engineer Roy Mc Bride who searches across the galaxy for his father, played by Tommy Lee Jones.Later in October he publicly supported the principle of public funding for embryonic stem-cell research.
Pitt was cast as Billy Canton, a drug addict who takes advantage of a young runaway (played by Juliette Lewis) in the 1990 NBC television movie Too Young to Die?
His greatest commercial successes have been Troy (2004), Mr. He produced The Departed (2006) and 12 Years a Slave (2013), both of which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and also The Tree of Life, Moneyball, and The Big Short (2015), all of which garnered Best Picture nominations.
As a public figure, Pitt has been cited as one of the most influential and powerful people in the American entertainment industry.
He joined an ensemble cast including George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy García, and Julia Roberts.
Pitt had two major film roles in 2004, starring as Achilles in Troy, and reprising his role, Rusty Ryan, in the sequel Ocean's Twelve.