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Oscar gives Brad Pitt a new pull

Oscar gives Brad Pitt a new pull

When the Steve McQueen drama "12 Years a Slave" was named best feature at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, Brad Pitt — who had a role in the movie and produced it via his company, Plan B Entertainment — took the stage but did not speak, allowing his producing partner Dede Gardner to step forward and bask in the accolades.

One day later the film repeated the feat at the Academy Awards, but this time Pitt was front and center. After Will Smith called the win for the Solomon Northup slavery drama, Pitt took the mike and immediately embraced his role as "12 Years'" public face.

"Thank you for this incredible honor you bestowed on our film...

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