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As Brad Pitt turns 55 today, let’s take a few moments to enjoy some of his contributions to American culture.

 

Fight Club: Usually remembered as Pitt’s most notable work, this film explores some of the mind’s darker features.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Created nine years after Fight Club, this movie explores time and the process and perspectives of aging, or de-aging in the case of Benjamin Button.

“That Don’t Impress Me Much” by Shania Twain: Pitt’s celebrity status sealed itself quickly considering his name in a popular 90s pop song.

Ocean’s Eleven: Pitt joined George Clooney and several other notable castmates to rob a Vegas casino in an elegant, high-stake heist.

Megamind: This animated comedy took a different spin on the superhero story and featured the villain attempting to take the town’s admired hero’s place.

 

What is your favorite Brad Pitt movie?