World War Z
Brad Pitt is turning the big 5-0 later this year, and he's clearly in his prime — a beautiful wife, six children and still one of the biggest stars in the world. Let's take a look at how he got here ...
An Arm and a Leg
Although Angelina was on Brad's arm at the 84th Annual Academy Awards, it was her leg that stole the show. A couple of months after the Oscars, the couple announced their engagement.
"Moneyball" was a solid reminder of Pitt's dramatic talent. The film earned a Best Picture Oscar nomination.
Brad was the Cannes Film Festival darling in 2011 for his role in "The Tree of Life." Whether you thought the film was convoluted or brilliant, there's no questioning his vibrant performance.
As Lieutenant Aldo Raine, the Nazi-despising American resistance fighter in 2009's "Inglorious Basterds," Pitt was more glorious than bastard.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Pitt's performance in this F. Scott Fitzgerald story adaptation earned him his first Screen Actors Guild nomination for Best Actor, as well as his second Academy Award nod.
Time's Most Influential Brad
Pitt was included in Time's "100 most influential people in the world" list for using "his star power to get people to look at what cameras don't usually catch."
The Brangelina Effect
2006 marked Brangelina's first public acknowledgment of their relationship, when they announced that Angelina was pregnant with Brad's child – only a year after his divorce from Jennifer Aniston.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
We all know Brad "fell in love" (his words) with Angelina Jolie on the set of "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" ... while he was still married to Jennifer Aniston. Here, pictured at the premiere of that film with bleached-blond locks, he juggled his two ladies, both in attendance on the red carpet.
Brad (unsmiling on right) hit the red carpet with then-wife Jennifer Aniston at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of "Troy."
Money in the Bank
Brad paired up with George Clooney and Matt Damon in the 2001 caper flick "Ocean's Eleven." Ever wonder why Brad seems to be eating in every scene of the film? As a young actor, he never knew what to do with his hands, so he picked up the habit of eating.
America's sweethearts attended the 52nd Emmy Awards in 2001, when Jen was nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actress for "Friends."
To prepare for his role in 1999's "Fight Club," Brad took lessons in boxing, tae kwon do and ... soap-making. He also voluntarily visited his dentist, where he had bits of his teeth chipped off making Tyler Durden a whole less perfect.
Seven Years in Tibet
Pitt, nailing late '90s fashion, walks the red carpet for the premiere of "Seven Years in Tibet" in 1997.
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Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad met on the set of "Seven" in 1995, kicking off a two-and-a-half-year-long, very public relationship.
His (Former) Angel
While accepting a Golden Globe for "12 Monkeys" in 1995, Brad called the nine-years-his-junior Paltrow his "angel" and the love of his life.
A Bloody Turning Point
In 1993, Pitt was stuck primarily in supporting roles, but would soon be cast in "Interview with the Vampire," marking a turning point in his career.
The Shirtless Cowboy
1991 was the year for Pitt. Cast as a cowboy hitchhiker in "Thelma & Louise," he caught the attention of audiences (read: women) with his sexy six-pack abs.
Brad moved out to Los Angeles to pursue acting just two weeks before his college graduation. After two years, he landed guest appearances on "Dallas," "21 Jump Street" and "Growing Pains."
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch ...
Shalane McCall and Brad met on the set of "Dallas." Brad, 24, and Shalane,15, dated despite the age difference. They were seen together attending a party at the Director's Guild in 1988.
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Intimate moments in the brief life of an iconic actor
From the chance encounter in 'Taxi' to the struggles of 'A Boy Named Sue'
Close-ups on a very special bond
Rare photos of Hollywood icons and other luminaries looking fresh, natural and free of cosmetics
Delightful cartoons and witty verse from a comedic renaissance man
From 'The Hustler' and 'Hud' to 'The Verdict' and 'The Color of Money,' an admiring look at one of our all-time favorite actors