On December 18th, one of the most gorgeous men to grace this planet turns 50. As difficult as that is to believe, Brad Pitt is ringing in the big five-o, but like a fine wine, he keeps getting better with age. To celebrate the actor’s birthday, we’re taking a look at some of his best film roles, and where the films took place. Pitt is no stranger to traveling, even with his gang of six kids along side of Angelina Jolie. The hot bachelor turned dad (is it weird that I think that makes him hotter? Yeah? Thought so) has starred in roles that take place all over the world. We’re taking a look back on some of our favorites, try not to swoon too loudly.

1. Interview With the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles – New Orleans, Louisiana


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Brad Pitt plays a vampire named Louis de Pointe du Lac who gets turned into a vampire by Lestat de Lioncourt, played by Tom Cruise, after losing his brother. The story takes place in New Orleans, and some of the filming took place right in the French Quarter, including the historic house pictured above.

2. Fight Club – Wilmington, Delaware (?)


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Okay, so there’s no known setting for where the movie takes place. It’s suggested that it takes place in Wilmington, Delaware because of the cities that Pitt’s character mentions after crashing the car. Many say that it’s also Wilmington because the city is the national center for some of the biggest credit card industries. Since the master plan in the film is to terrorize big credit card companies, it’s logical that the film takes place there.  But this is Chuck Palahniuk we’re talking about, can we really be sure of anything?

3. Ocean’s Eleven – Las Vegas, Nevada


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Take Brad Pitt + George Clooney + Matt Damon + a plan to rob casinos = perfection (and my dreams come true, sort of). Danny Ocean, played by Clooney, and his eleven accomplices including Rusty Ryan played by Pitt plan on robbing three casinos in Vegas simultaneously. What ensues is an action packed film that is both funny and thrilling.

4. Inglourious Basterds – France


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In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, Pitt plays Lt. Aldo Raine in one of his best roles yet. Set in France, it tells the story of  two plots to assassinate any Nazi political leadership. Dark, twisted, yet funny, Pitt’s performance in this movie outshines most of his past roles.

5. Babel – Morocco, Japan, U.S., Mexico


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Babel tells the story of four different stories surrounding characters and situations that eventually come together in some way. Alongside Cate Blanchett as his wife, Pitt gives a gripping performance in this film (that may or may not have made me cry).



What’s your favorite Brad Pitt film?

Rebecca is (secretly Linda Belcher) a senior at Iona College, studying Mass Communications. She loves to travel, coffee, and her dog. Fan of boy bands, big hair, and everything bagels. Professional shade thrower and wearer of beanies.


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