The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
With a career peppered with hits such as Fight Club, the Ocean's series and Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Brad Pitt is known for talent, good looks and philanthropy. His performance in the Coen brothers' Burn After Reading earned him his first round of accolades in 2008, but it's his role as a man who ages in reverse in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button that's got the Academy buzzing.
Brad's work in this movie, based on a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, gives him his second Oscar® nod but his first for Best Actor. The first was in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role in Twelve Monkeys in 1996.