The 23rd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present two-time Academy Award® nominee Brad Pitt with the Desert Palm Achievement Actor Award for his lead role in Moneyball and his supporting role in The Tree of Life.

“Brad Pitt consistently mesmerizes audiences with the depth and versatility of his performances.  He has the rare ability to interpret and capture the most complicated facets of human nature, infusing his roles with strength and emotion,” said Harold Matzner, Chairman of the Palm Springs International Film Festival.  “In The Tree of Life, he portrays a father whose sensitive son tries to make sense of their relationship and understand the wrongs of a difficult childhood.  In Moneyball, he faces failure head on and draws upon his dormant, though fierce competitive nature to become a standout in the world of major league baseball management. To Brad Pitt, the Palm Springs International Film Festival is once again privileged to present you with an award to honor your extraordinary talent, this time the 2012 Desert Palm Achievement Award for Acting.”


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