Brad Pitt turns the big 5-0 today. 50. 50! We can hardly believe it. It seems like just yesterday we were fawning over the blonde-haired, blue-eyed twink in 1991’s Thelma & Louise.
Since breaking out in that role, Pitt has gone on to nab four Academy Award nods, five Golden Globe nods (and one win), marry Jennifer Aniston, hook up with Angelina Jolie, divorce Jennifer Aniston, become a father many times and become a champion for LGBT rights.
In 2006, Pitt told Esquire magazine that he and Jolie wouldn’t officially tie the knot until marriage equality was achieved across America, a promise they’ve so far kept. In 2008, he donated $100,000 to the campaign against Prop. 8, the ballot initiative that banned same-sex marriage in California. And in 2012, he appeared in a performance of Dustin Lance Black‘s play 8, a staged reenactment of the federal trial that overturned Prop. 8.
On top of all that, he’s sinfully good-looking.
So we thought we’d take a moment to celebrate the sexy stud. Happy Birthday, Mr. Pitt! Here’s to many more!
Scroll down to see some of our favorite BSFW (barely safe for work) pictures of Brad Pitt from over the years.
Brad rocks a pair of aviators on the red carpet.
Brad lets his shirt hang open while taking a dip in the ocean.
Brad snapped in his birthday suit in 1995.
The All-American man.
Brad shows off his tighty-whiteys while riding off on his motorcycle.
Brad channels his inner gladiator in Troy.
A twinkish Brad strips down to just a cowboy hat and a hair dryer in Thelma & Louise.
Brad graces the cover of Tiger Beat magazine in 1996.
Brad poses with an adorable puppy.
Brad gets completely naked except for a pair of yellow dishwashing gloves in Fight Club.
Brad poses for an “artistic” photo shoot facedown on a sidewalk with his ass out and his pants pulled down just below his waist.