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While Brad Pitt had booked roles on soaps such as Another World, it was his portrayal as a charming but mischievous hitchhiker named J.D. in Thelma & Louise that would serve as his big break.
We're glad he booked it, too, since THAT shirtless scene leaves us as flustered as Geena Davis' character when we watch it on repeat.
This Robert Redford-directed classic proved that Pitt was more than just eye candy thanks to a performance that showcased his dramatic acting chops.
In it, he plays Paul Maclean, a skilled fisherman and brother in a town that is slowly turning on him over his fearless reporting.
The actor showed off some of his comedic abilities when he played stoner roommate Floyd in this glossy thriller.
It also marked the first time that Pitt would star in one of Quentin Tarantino's projects, with the famous director having written True Romance. The two would end up working together on future films such as Inglorious Basterds and Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood.
One of Pitt's most underrated performances comes through in the hyper-violent Kalifornia.
In the film, his character Early goes on a cross-country ride with a journalist and photographer who are visiting the sites of famous murders on their way to L.A. Unfortunately for them, Early proves to be murderous himself, making their trip as terrifying as their subject matter.
The late Roger Ebert praised Pitt's acting abilities, writing in his 1993 review that his performance is one, "of the most harrowing and convincing performances I've ever seen."
Before there was Twilight, there was this OG vampire classic, in which Pitt plays Louis de Pointe du Lac, a reluctant vampire, opposite of Tom Cruise.
This epic Western drama situated during World War I earned Pitt, and his long blonde locks, his first Golden Globes nomination. His role as Tristan Ludlow got him the nod for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture—Drama.
What's in the box?!
The Missouri native stars in Se7en as a new, headstrong detective up against John Doe (Kevin Spacey), a serial killer mapping the way he kills his victims to the seven deadly sins.
It's an ending you'll never forget and Pitt's performance must have impressed director David Fincher, as he went on to star in his other films such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Fight Club.
Pitt's performance as mental patient Jeffrey Goines in 12 Monkeys earned him his first Oscar nomination, with the role getting him the nod for Best Supporting Actor at the 68th Academy Awards.
Pretty much everyone knows this cult classic, in which Pitt plays Tyler Durden, a soap salesman who starts an underground fight club alongside an unnamed Narrator played by Edward Norton.
If somehow you haven't heard what the movie's twist is by now, don't worry, we won't spoil it.
After all, the first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club.
In this 2000 action-comedy film, Pitt plays an Irish boxed named Mickey O'Neil who gets in the midst of criminal activities once a group of thieves recruit him to throw a fight.
Pitt went from being directed by Robert Redford in A River Runs Through It to starring alongside him in this 2001 spy thriller.
One of Friends' most iconic episodes was "The One with the Rumor," where Pitt co-starred alongside his then-wife Jennifer Aniston on the popular sitcom.
In this Thanksgiving-themed episode, Rachel Green (Aniston) is unable to recognize Monica's guest Will Colbert (Pitt), even though she apparently bullied the latter so much in high school, he and Ross (David Schwimmer) created an "I Hate Rachel" club.
Friends fans were excited to see the A-list couple on-screen together and Pitt's performance earned him a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.
The Oscar-winning actor performed in this star-studded heist film, alongside talents such as George Clooney, Julia Roberts Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and the late Bernie Mac.
Pitt plays opposite of Clooney for most of the film, with their characters teaming up to put together a team whose goal is to rob one of the world's most secure places: the Bellagio vault in Las Vegas.
The film was a hit and led to the subsequent films Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen, where Pitt appeared again.
Thankfully, Pitt's long golden hair makes its return in Troy, a historical war epic where the actor plays the warrior Achilles.
If you're getting any Game of Thrones vibes from the movie, it would make sense, as the film was written by David Benoiff, who went on with D. B. Weiss to create the Emmy-winning HBO series.
In Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Pitt and Angelina Jolie play a married couple where each is hiding from the other that they are a trained assassin...only to each find that their next mark is their spouse.
The film went on to gross the most in each star's respective career up to that point, but became more known as the project where the actors famously fell in love.
A few months after the film wrapped production, Pitt announced his split from his then-wife, Aniston. A few months later, Pitt would be concept and be featured in the infamous "Domestic Bliss" shoot with Jolie for W Magazine, all but confirming their suspected relationship.
In this Golden Globe-winning film that interconnects four different storylines, Pitt plays Richard Jones, a husband whose wife is critically injuring after being shot while on a vacation in Morocco.
While the Western film genre saw its golden age sunset in the late '60s, a few modern Westerns have gone on to acclaim, including The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
In it, Pitt plays the real-life outlaw Jesse James opposite of Casey Affleck as the historical Robert Ford, with the latter figure famously known for killing James in 1882.
Playing a dim-witted personal trainer, Pitt shines in this dark comedy that showcases the actor in another dancing scene that is as iconic as when we first saw him in Thelma & Louise.
In this 2008 fantasy romance film, Pitt stars as Benjamin Button, who is curiously aging backwards throughout the film.
His performance earned him his first Oscars nomination for a lead role, nabbing a nod for Best Actor at the 81st Academy Awards.
In Pitt's second collaboration with Tarantino, this time with the latter at the helm of a film as a director, the actor portrayed First Lieutenant Aldo Raine, a character whose passion is, "killin' Nazis."
Pitt stars as Mr. O'Brien in this Palme d'Or-winning film that chronicles the meaning of life through the families memories in the light and aftermath of a tragedy.
Pitt scored another nomination for Best Actor at the Academy Awards for his portrayal of Billy Beane in Moneyball.
Based on a true story, the movie centers around Beane meeting Peter Brand, an economics graduate, and how the two used an unconventional way to recruit players with Brand's sabermetric approach.
If you're a fan of mob crime movies, look no further than this flick, where Pitt plays Jackie Cogan, a hitman whose sent to take out quite a few men after they rob a poker game.
Listen, none of us want to be in the apocalypse, but if we have to be, it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world to be going through it alongside Brad Pitt.
In this 2013 film, that's exactly what happens. Modern-day society is overrun by zombies, except these terrifying versions are extremely fast.
Pitt plays Gerry Lane, a former United Nations employee, who is tasked with finding the origin of the zombie virus before the clock runs out on humanity.