Whether he loves “killin’ Nazis” or believes “that if done properly, armed robbery doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience,” Brad Pitt has made a notable impact through his memorable movie roles. His hit cameo in "Thelma and Louise" burned his abs into the minds of women everywhere. The small role was the turning point in Pitt’s career that catapulted him into stardom.
It wasn’t long afterward that one of his truly memorable movie performances occurred in the horrifying thriller “Se7en.” In Se7en, Pitt proved to the industry that his acting quality matched his good looks. His performance in that role prevented him from being labeled as just another pretty face. Films like “Fight Club,” “Meet Joe Black,” and the wildly popular Ocean’s franchise followed.
Another movie starring Pitt which garnered an enormous amount of critical and commercial attention was “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” which was based on a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald and which was nominated for handfuls of awards. This was certainly a fascinating choice for Pitt to make as a reigning sex symbol, but even more astonishing was his foul-mouthed Lt. Aldo Raine in “Inglorious Basterds.” This movie was super-violent and yet remarkably appealing to a huge range of audiences who all agreed that Pitt’s performance was able to easily again steal the show.