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
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Updated: Monday May 10, 2004 | 01:00 AM EDT
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Pitt met Gwyneth Paltrow on the set of the 1995 thriller Seven and called her his "angel, the love of my life" at the 1996 Golden Globes. That December, Pitt proposed with a ring of his own design, but the pair (in 1997) split six months later.
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