Glory Days (1990– )
He’s been nominated for three Oscars for his performances in Twelve Monkeys, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button and Moneyball (which also garnered him a producing nomination), and had memorable turns in such films as Fight Club and Seven.
On the personal side, he’s a vocal advocate for marriage-equality and fought hard against Prop 8, and he and wife Angelina Jolie (with whom he’s shared many a tabloid headline) are two of our greatest allies.
Today, the perennial sexiest man alive reaches a milestone, celebrating his 50th birthday. Let’s take a pictorial
As the actor celebrates his 50th birthday, Digital Spy takes a look back over 10 key moments from his on-screen career.
Brad Pitt turns 50: 11 vintage pictures to celebrate
1. This Pringles advert from 1989
Because... wow. Pitt had a few early roles on the small screen – most notably in 21 Jump Street, Dallas and short-lived Fox high school drama Glory Days – but we feel 'Once You Pop', directed by Lawrence Bridges, really sums up the first era of his career. That era being "the eighties".
2. Thelma & Louise (1991)
This year's The Counsellor reunited Pitt with Ridley Scott, the director who gave him his first break on the big screen in 1991's iconic womance. After Billy Baldwin dropped
The Oklahoma native's career is as strong as ever. He earned his fourth Golden Globe nomination on Thursday for his work in "Moneyball," an honor that is a major addition to the critics and festival awards he's been receiving for both that role and his turn in "The Tree of Life." But because birthdays are a day to reflect, we'd rather concentrate on the major roles that brought him to this illustrious point.
Pitt began taking guest turns and small parts in TV series and movies in 1987 after moving out to Hollywood. His first substantial break came when he starred in an arc on the soap opera "Dallas" as Randy, Charlie's tempting boyfriend. Check out his
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