Ed, George Stevens was also in the Army Signal Corps during WWII, in which he filmed the Allied invasion of Normandy on D-Day, the liberation of Paris, and footage of the Duben labor camp and Dachau concentration camps, which was presented into evidence at the Nuremberg trial.
Ossie Davis (1917-2005) was an African-American actor, director, playwright, and civil rights activist who started acting in the early 1950s. He can bee seen in the films The Joe Lewis Story, The Hill (with Sean Connery), The Scalphunters (with Burt Lancaster), Sam Whiskey (with Burt Reynolds), Grumpy Old Men, and several of Spike Lee's films. On TV he was in B.L. Styker and Evening Shade with his friend Burt Reynolds, as well as Roots: The Next Generations, Alex Haley's Queen, and The Stand (with his wife Ruby Dee). His last role was in an episode of the Showtime series The L Word, in which his character, the father of Jennifer Beals' character, dies. He, himself, would pass away before the episode aired.
Brad Pitt (1963-) first significant role in Thelma and Louise in 1991, and would gain stardom in films like A River Runs Through It, Interview with the Vampire, Seven, Legends of the Fall, the Ocean's 11 remake and it's sequels, and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. He's also been the subject of tabloid fodder, thanks to a high profile relationship with Gwyneth Paltrow, his marriage to Jennifer Aniston, and his current relationship with Angelina Jolie.