Brad Pitt may have lost the Oscar for Moneyball in February (it went, instead, to The Artist's Jean Dujardin), but with his highly talked about role as a hitman in Killing Them Softly, which reunited him with The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford director Andrew Dominik, he may get another chance in 2013. The film, which also stars James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta and Richard Jenkins, is being highly praised by critics, and it has some whispering Palm D'or (the top prize at Cannes) — all good signs for Pitt's mantlepiece.

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