10 seconds looking at these classic Brad Pitt pics and you may well lose all sense of sentence structure...just...like....sorry, where were we?
Over the years the Hollywood star has changed his image more times than Madonna – some good, some highly questionable – but the gravitational pull of The Pitt far outweighs a couple of dodgy bleached barnets and the abject horror of double denim.
At the age of 52 we still can’t get enough of this A-list heartthrob. Why? It’s simple, really: his charisma defies his age. From the very moment he stripped off as JD in Thelma & Louise we’ve been obsessed.
It may have been a few years since we laminated him all over our geography binder at school in the mid-nineties, but we’re here to celebrate the gorgeousness that is William Bradley Pitt: now…then…whenever. Ready? Let’s go…
When Geena Davis read with Brad Pitt for his role as wonder-cowboy JD in Thelma & Louise she admitted she was so overwhelmed by his good looks she nearly ruined his audition. We’re with you, Geena. Many a VHS was worn-to-extinction as we rewound that motel scene. This is the moment Brad Pitt made a monumental leap from extra to sex symbol. He’s hardly budged since.
We’d love to say we remember this early nineties film for the cinematography but we’re going to hold our hands up and say it’s largely to do with H2O. There is a lot of wet Brad in this film and, frankly, it’s a little overhwhelming at times. Fly fishing has never looked so attractive and we’re pretty certain it will never look this attractive ever again.
Hands down, this is the prettiest grunge look we’ve ever seen. We’re thinking Brad was a little less inspired by Kurt Cobain and a little more influenced by Goldilocks here – that conditioned mane looks like it’s straight out of a wondrous fairy tale.
Calling all goth-fans, this Pitt’s for you. He pushed our loyalty to the max playing vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac in this 1994 moody horror flick, but it’s nothing a shot of vitamin c and an afternoon on the sun-lounger wouldn’t fix.
The actor stars alongside Aiden Quinn and Anthony Hopkins in this epic tale of three brothers living in the 1900s wilderness. More importantly, he proves that even with that long mane, he can still cause heart palpitations.
This is Brad’s ‘I want to be taken seriously’ film and his ‘I want to be taken seriously’ pose with folded arms. It worked. Stepping away from the ‘pretty boy’ characters he’d played before, Brad embraced the role of a flawed detective and the critics loved it.
No Brad Pitt Gallery is complete without this red carpet shot we ALL remember. It’s hard to tell them apart, isn’t it? His ‘n’ her hairstyles have never looked so scarily…err….scary. Suffice to say we think Brad and then-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow learned a valuable lesson in 1997.
Death has never looked so handsome in this 1998 drama. Portraying the personification of everyone’s greatest fear was never going to be easy and Meet Joe Black is a tricky watch but…but…he does look good in a bow-tie. So much so, we’re happy to let that nineties boy band hair slide…
Yup, he can rock the shaved head look too. Pitt actually debuted his new look at the New York City premiere for Troy but it wasn’t until 2004’s Ocean’s Twelve that we finally saw it on the big screen.
A dark and understated look for an overwhelmingly beautiful and lyrical western. This dramatisation of outlaw Jesse James’ final years in the late 19th century is arguably one of Pitt’s finest performances. The critics agreed.
There is a lot to love about this Coen brothers film. Brad Pitt’s comedic turn surprised critics and fans alike – as did his boy-band tinted and spiked hair, quiffed frenetically to match his character’s ridiculous antics.
Taking a leaf out of Tom Selleck’s style file, Brad? Maybe this one’s best left in the 1980s…