William Bradley Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and film producer.

He is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, two Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Award and a Primetime Emmy Award.

Pitt first gained recognition as a cowboy hitchhiker in the Ridley Scott road film 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)

He gave critically acclaimed performances in David Fincher's crime thriller Seven (1995)

the science fiction film 12 Monkeys (1995), the latter earning him a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and an Academy Award nomination.

He finished the century starring as Tyler Durden in Fight Club (1999)

Pitt found his greatest commercial success starring in the Steven Soderbergh's crime heist film Ocean's Eleven (2001)

As a public figure, Pitt has been cited as one of the most powerful and influential people in the American entertainment industry.