He's one of the most-recognized men on the planet, whether for his movies or his good looks or the fact that he usually has Angelina Jolie hanging on his arm. And while Brad Pitt probably gets the royal treatment wherever he goes, Dec. 18 is Pitt's 50th birthday. In honor of this day, have a look at Pitt over the years, as he gradually transformed into the star he is today.
Age: The tweens, we're guessing
Notable events: A floppy-haired Pitt grows up in Springfield, Missouri, with parents Jane and William and siblings Doug and Julie.