MEET JOE BLACK (1998 Fantasy Romance) This is my ALLTIME favorite movie! The story and actors are so powerful! Susan (Claire Forlani) meets Joe Black (Brad Pitt) in a coffee shop. Her father, Bill (Anthony Hopkins), is a billionaire media mogul. Death arrives at Bill's home; Bill's impassioned speech has piqued Death's interest. Death tells Bill that for as long as he will guide him on Earth, he will not have to die. But can he demonstrate to Death the meaning of true love it encompasses?