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Brad Pitt

Today we're celebrating the 48th birthday of two-time Academy Award-nominated actor Brad Pitt. He nabbed his first uncredited role in a film in 1987's Hunk, but it wasn't until 1988's The Dark Side of the Sun that he actually managed to receive a credited feature film performance. From there, Pitt scored roles in 1991's Thelma & Louise, 1992's A River Runs Through It and 1993's Kalifornia. Two years later, he scored his first Oscar nomination for his supporting role opposite Bruce Willis in Twelve Monkeys, but he also starred in Se7en opposite Morgan Freeman that same year. In 1999, his status as as sex symbol skyrocketed with the release of Fight Club, and from there, the sky was the limit. He nabbed a supporting bit in the 2000 film Snatch. then scored a recurring part in the start of the Ocean's franchise in 2001. In 2005, he appeared opposite Angelina Jolie in Mr. & Mrs. Smith, the film which brought the two together romantically. The late-2000s saw Pitt start to take on more serious roles in films like 2007's The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and 2008's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, for which he scored his second Oscar nomination. Most recently, audiences have seen him in 2011's Moneyball and heard him in 2011's Happy Feet Two. You'll next be able to see him in the 2012 film Cogan's Trade. So, to celebrate his birthday, I've listed my ten favorite Pitt roles. I hope you enjoy the videos. Once again, happy birthday, Brad!

10. Richard Jones
Babel (2006)

9. John Smith
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

*****
8. Achilles
Troy (2004)

*****
7. Benjamin Button
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

*****
6. Billy Beane
Moneyball (2011)

*****
5. Jeffrey Goines
Twelve Monkeys (1995)

*****
4. Mickey O'Neil
Snatch. (2000)

*****
3. Jesse James
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

*****
2. Tyler Durden
Fight Club (1999)

*****
1. Lt. Aldo Raine
Inglourious Basterds (2009)