William Bradley “Brad” Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and producer. He graduated with the class of 1982 from Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Missouri. In high school, he was a member of the Choir, Madrigals, Key Club, Powderpuff Cheerleaders, Speech & Debate, Safety Council, National Forensics League, and served as a cabinet member on the Student Council. He participated in multiple sports such as tennis, football, baseball, basketball, wrestling, and diving while managing to be on the honor roll all four years of high school. His senior year he was a candidate for King of the Holiday Dance and chosen as “Best Dressed”. Since getting noticed for his small role in the film Thelma and Louise in 1991, Pitt has starred in a variety of roles in the movies 12 Monkeys, Ocean’s Eleven (and its sequel), Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Pitt has also produced four award-winning films.
- Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in 12 Monkeys, 1995
- Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Cast in Inglorious Basterds, 2009
- Academy Award for Best Picture for 12 Years a Slave, 2013
- Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Drama for 12 Years a Slave, 2013