MM’s top five… Brad Pitt films

Known for his extraordinary good looks, irresistible charm and versatility in film, Brad Pitt has been the main star of many memorable scenes on the big screen. 

From the emotionally-tortured to the aggressive and twisted, the husband of Angelina Jolie has portrayed a broad range of characters starring in blockbusters from the beginning of the 1990s right up to now. 

Pitt’s most recent release stars him as army sergeant Don ‘Wardaddy’ Collier in World War II film ‘Fury’. 

To celebrate the extensive and highly successful career of the dreamy hunk, MM looks back at some of his finest moments. 

5. Thelma and Louise

Starring alongside Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, Pitt plays young and flirtatious J.D. in what was his major motion picture debut. 

Pitt plays a thief who has broken parole and meets best friends Thelma and Louise on their road trip from Oklahoma to Mexico.

Using his charms he tempts Louise into bed but soon after scarpers with a stash of her cash. 

HEART PITTS A BEAT: Young Brad sent teenage hearts racing in this 1991 hit

Pitt hardly needed to do much in this film to be remembered but the way he conducted the role of a sexy criminal was flawless and of course he went on to play many similar roles in the future. 

4. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Released much later on in Pitt’s career, this 2008 Oscar winning masterpiece tells the story of a man who ages backwards.

As desirable as it may sound, Benjamin Button’s bizarre trait ends up having painful consequences as he falls in love with Daisy played by Cate Blanchett under rather complicated circumstances. 

The make-up of Pitt in this movie must be complimented first and foremost as the majority of the time, despite being in his mid-40s, he was playing Button from an elderly man to a teenager. 

CUTE AS A BUTTON: This blockbuster earned Pitt an Academy Award nomination  

As well as this, the now 50-year-old  displays his adaptability not only in the fact he plays a more serious role than usual but also in how he settles into the complex role of a man who looks different on the outside to what he is on the inside; an absolutely stunning piece of work. 

3. Inglourious Basterds

Jumping forward to 2009, a film always promises to be pretty exciting, gripping and full of blood and guts when it’s directed by Quentin Tarantino.

Pitt plays Lt. Aldo Raine in Nazi-occupied France who recruits Jewish-American soldiers for a mission behind enemy lines planting explosives at the premiere of a Nazi-propaganda film. 

COMMANDING THE SCREEN: Pitt plays Lt. Aldo Raine in this Tarantino classic 

With a comical southern American accent, this portrayal has to be one of Pitt’s greatest achievements playing a gutsy leader with a plan to show the enemy who’s boss. Sound goooooood? YES SIR! 

2. Se7en

Getting serious with the top two films now and in comes a film at number two starring the irresistible due of Pitt and Morgan Freeman in a gory, brutal and thrilling murder case.

Released in 1995, the pair hunt a serial killer who’s methods appear to represent the seven deadly sins of gluttony, greed, lust, sloth, wrath, envy and pride. 

TOP COP: Pitt starred along Morgan Freeman in this 1995 thriller

As the short-tempered Detective Mills, Pitt becomes brilliantly invested in the emotionally scarred life of this character, in particular mastering a sickening twist at the end with incomparable brilliance. 

1. Fight Club

First rule of fight club; you are not allowed to talk about fight club. Second rule of fight club, YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TALK ABOUT FIGHT CLUB.

In a league of its own, Pitt starring as the aggressive soap-making Tyler Durden is arguably the most breath-taking and uniquely gripping role of his career. 

Starring beside Edward Norton who plays a troubled insomniac, Pitt portrays a character with a twisted philosophy that male aggression can act as a form of therapy.

SMOKIN’ HOT: You know the rules… 

In a film that can make you seriously rethink your outlook on life, Durden brutally proves that if ‘you don’t claim your humanity you will become a statistic’.

You have been warned… 

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