Brad Pitt won an award at the 2020 Oscars in the best supporting actor category for his role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. His many previous Oscar nominations and one earlier win (as a producer on 12 Years a Slave) helped launch his career to new heights. Photo: AFP Brad Pitt won an award at the 2020 Oscars in the best supporting actor category for his role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. His many previous Oscar nominations and one earlier win (as a producer on 12 Years a Slave) helped launch his career to new heights. Photo: AFP
Brad Pitt won an award at the 2020 Oscars in the best supporting actor category for his role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. His many previous Oscar nominations and one earlier win (as a producer on 12 Years a Slave) helped launch his career to new heights. Photo: AFP

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Brad Pitt won an award at the 2020 Oscars in the best supporting actor category for his role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. His many previous Oscar nominations and one earlier win (as a producer on 12 Years a Slave) helped launch his career to new heights. Photo: AFP Brad Pitt won an award at the 2020 Oscars in the best supporting actor category for his role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. His many previous Oscar nominations and one earlier win (as a producer on 12 Years a Slave) helped launch his career to new heights. Photo: AFP
Brad Pitt won an award at the 2020 Oscars in the best supporting actor category for his role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. His many previous Oscar nominations and one earlier win (as a producer on 12 Years a Slave) helped launch his career to new heights. Photo: AFP
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