Brad Pitt may have been in the news for most of 2008 for utterly un-cinematic news like babies, babies and then some more babies, but he made a solid comeback with The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
He is nominated in the Best Actor in a Leading Role category for the title role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, directed by David Fincher.
Pitt is something of a favourite with Fincher, and has featured in a number of his critically acclaimed films, including Se7en and Fight Club.
This is Pitt's second Oscar nomination; the first one came more than a decade ago for Twelve Monkeys. Will his portrayal of a man aging backwards work wonders?
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