With Brad Pitt’s World War Z, a somewhat critically acclaimed dystopian zombie thriller, now out in theaters, here’s a look back at the best movie performances of Mr. Jolie over his 20-plus year career.
20. Early Grayce – Kalifornia
The future A-lister did his best to survive the ill-fated combo of goofy spelling and Juliette Lewis.
19. Paul Maclean – A River Runs Through It
The Robert Redford-helmed period piece proved Pitt was more than a hunk.
18. Heinrich Harrer – Seven Years in Tibet
One of the big early Pitt films. You feel like you should like more than you did.
17. Michael – Sleepers
Great cast. Good legal drama. Brad managed to hold his own with Best Actor winners De Niro and Hoffman.
16. J.D. – Thelma & Louise
Memorable bit role that kicked off a career. Started from the bottom now we here.
15. Louis de Pointe du Lac – Interview with the Vampire
Was he a bit hammy at times? Yes, but Pitt mostly found his groove and made magic with Tom Cruise.
14. Tristan Ludlow – Legends of the Fall
Obligatory for-the-ladies selection. This period piece turned him into the mid-90s version of Gosling.
13. Rusty Ryan – Ocean’s Eleven Trilogy
No heavy lifting whatsoever, but he was certainly an irreplaceable part of this now iconic ensemble.
12. Jackie Cogan – Killing Them Softly
As we saw in Fight Club, Bad Brad is a lot of fun. His take on a heartless hitman was nuanced yet realistic.
11. Richard – Babel
Took top honors at Cannes while it Crash-ed at the Oscars. The Pittster was a big reason why this depressing international tale even contended for such awards.