Happy birthday Brad Pitt! 5 flicks that made the Hollywood A-lister a global icon

Published: December 19, 2017
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Brad Pitt is a name that needs no introduction. Blessed with killer looks, the actor has delivered one stellar performance after another, which won him several critical acclaims. As he celebrates his 54th birthday, here’s a list of some of his most iconic performances, as compiled from India TV News.

Tyler Durden in ‘Fight Club’

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PHOTO: PINTEREST

One of the most celebrated movies of all time, Fight Club saw the likes of Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter alongside Brad. Director David Fincher chose the perfect guy to play Tyler in the 1999 drama. In 2008, Tyler was selected as the greatest movie character of all time by Empire Magazine.

Billy Beane in ‘Moneyball’

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PHOTO: HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Playing the role of a general manager of the Oakland Athletics baseball team, Brad looked convincing. The film also got him an Oscar nomination for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in 2012.

Lt Aldo Raine in ‘Inglorious Basterds’

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PHOTO: THE STANDARD

Lauded for his perfect acting in the film, Brad made the role of Aldo unforgettable. Directed by the ace filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, Inglorious Basterds showed Brad as an American soldier whose only job was to kill Nazis. The film also bagged an Oscar nomination in 2010.

Mr O’Brien in The Tree of Life

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PHOTO: PREMIUM BEAT

Receiving praises for his performance in Terrance Mallick’s The Tree of Life, Brad completely understood the character of Mr O’Brien and played it to perfection. Serving as a supporting actor to lead Sean Penn in the fantasy drama, Brad made sure that his performance doesn’t fall short against Sean.

Rusty Ryan in ‘Ocean’s Eleven’

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PHOTO: NORTH HOLLYWOOD

Stealing the thunder from lead actors George Clooney and Julia Roberts, Brad looked natural as Rusty Ryan. The crime thriller revolves around Danny Ocean, played by George, and his eleven accomplices who plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously. Brad plays Danny’s right-hand man in the film.

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