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.
He gave critically acclaimed performances in the crime thriller Seven and the science fiction film 12 Monkeys (both 1995), the latter earning him a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and an Academy Award nomination.
Pitt starred in the cult film Fight Club (1999) and the heist film Ocean's Eleven (2001) and its sequels, Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007). Pitt received his second and third Academy Award nominations for his leading performances in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and Moneyball (2011).
As a public figure, Pitt has been cited as one of the most influential and powerful people in the American entertainment industry., the story of an abused teenager sentenced to death for a murder.Ken Tucker, television reviewer for Entertainment Weekly wrote: "Pitt is a magnificent slimeball as her hoody boyfriend; looking and sounding like a malevolent John Cougar Mellencamp, he's really scary." Pitt believed that he benefited from working with such a talented cast and crew.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.