What many don’t realize about Brad Pitt is that his talent as a producer is just as expansive as his range as an elite actor.

Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment has produced the indie films The Tree of Life and (the Academy Award–winning) 12 Years a Slave, as well as bigger projects such as The Departed and The Big Short.

No slouch on the acting side of his talent wheel of fortune, Pitt’s mastery of the “military film genre” reached its apex this spring with the Netflix release of War Machine. Up next for the star? A sequel to World War Z, which has grossed more than $500 million.