Brad Pitt Wins His First Acting Oscar for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

One of the few remaining “movie stars” finally has his acting Oscar. Brad Pitt won his second statue for his role as Cliff Booth in “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.” The Best Supporting Actor win was on his fourth acting nomination. He won his first Academy Award as a producer for Best Picture winner “12 Years A Slave” in 2014.

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A star since his breakout role in Ridley Scott’s “Thelma & Louise,” Pitt earned his first Oscar nomination in the same Supporting Actor category in 1996 for “12 Monkeys.” 13 years later he earned his second nod in the Best Actor race for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and his third nomination was for his leading role in 2012’s “Moneyball.”

As a producer, he’s also been nominated for “Moneyball” and “The Big Short.”

It’s been quite a run for Pitt who also won the Golden Globe, SAG Award and BAFTA for his performance in Quentin Tarantino’s “ninth” film. Pitt collaborated with the lauded filmmaker previously on “Inglorious Basterds” and “True Romance,” which Tarantino wrote. Along with “Once Upon” and “Basterds,” Pitt has starred in a remarkable seven Best Picture nominees including “Babel,” “Benjamin Button,” “Moneyball,” “The Tree of Life” and “Big Short.”

Through his production company, Plan B, Pitt has also produced or executive produced some of the more lauded films of the past 20 years including Best Picture winner “Moonlight,” “The Departed,” “Selma,” “Okja,” “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” “Vice” and “The Last Black Man in San Francisco.”

Pitt’s long resume includes hits such as “Troy,” the “Ocean’s Eleven” series, “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” “World War Z,” “Interview with a Vampire,” “Being John Malkovich” as well as David Fincher’s “Seven” and “Fight Club.” He has no confirmed acting roles on his upcoming slate, but two of Plan B’s productions, “Minari” and “Kajillionaire,” both premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and will arrive in theaters later this year.

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