Becoming ... Brad Pitt

How did this midwestern boy top Hollywood's A-list? See the defining moments in Brad Pitt's path to super-stardom. By Lucy Maher

BAD HAIR DAY?

Although he's one of Hollywood' most bankable stars, not all of Pitt's projects are sure things. For his role in the sci-fi film The Fountain, Pitt (in 2002) let his beard grow ... and grow, and grow, only to shave it off after dropping out of the film over a rumored disagreement with scriptwriter Darren Aronofsky.