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

SO SEXY

Pitt was named PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive in 1995, then again five years later. But it's not just because he's hot: "I know it sounds cliché," said Fight Club costar Helena Bonham Carter, "but what makes him really attractive is internal – his humor and caring and curiosity."