We rank the peaks and the Pitts, from 'Seven' to 'Seven Years in Tibet.'

Let's face it -- nobody's perfect. Not even Brad Pitt.

He's blown us away as Tyler Durden and Rusty Ryan; on the other hand, we didn't have that much fun meeting 'Joe Black.'

Count down the highs and lows of Brad's big-screen career.




Brad Pitts BEST Movie Roles

    10. 'True Romance' (1993)

    Who He Plays: Scene-stealing stoner Floyd

    Why It Ranks: Despite having less than 10 minutes of screen time and never leaving the couch, Pitt's Floyd is both pivotal to the story (he tells the mafia where the climactic drug deal is going down) and hilarious ("Get some beer ... and some cleaning products!").

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    9. 'A River Runs Through It' (1992)

    Who He Plays: He's Paul Maclean, hard-living younger brother to narrator Norman (Craig Sheffer).

    Why It Ranks: Sheffer's the lead, but it's Pitt who blazes across the screen, playing a rebel who flings himself into life (and fly-fishing) with the recklessness of the brilliant and the doomed.

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    8. 'Thelma & Louise' (1991)

    Who He Plays: A cute drifter who gives Thelma (Geena Davis) the best sex of her life -- then robs her blind

    Why It Ranks: Pitt's breakout role isn't memorable just for his shirtless scene. The actor radiates charm, wit and ... Oh, who are we kidding? It's all about the shirtless scene. (Lawdy!)

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    7. The 'Ocean's' Trilogy

    Who He Plays: Rusty Ryan's "The Pro" in Danny Ocean's (George Clooney) gang of thieves.

    Why It Ranks: Pitt's the embodiment of these heist films: He's quick, clever and crazy good-looking, with crack comic timing and a taste for the ridiculous. (Could Clooney rock that Ted Nugent suit? We think not.)

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    6. 'Babel' (2006)

    Who He Plays: A tourist whose wife (Cate Blanchett) suffers a gunshot wound

    Why It Ranks: It's not difficult to be severely affected (or depressed) by an Alejandro González Iñárritu drama, but Pitt's wrenching turn only intensifies it. The scene where he fights back tears on the phone is his most powerful moment to date.

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    5. 'Snatch' (2000)

    Who He Plays: Gypsy brawler Mickey O'Neil, pronounced "Mkayonee"

    Why It Ranks: Guy Ritchie's follow-up to 'Lock Stock' is just as deliciously perverse, especially given the addition of Pitt's animalistic, bare-knuckle bruiser, whose completely incoherent gypsy tongue offsets his costars' mostly incoherent English.

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    4. '12 Monkeys' (1995)

    Who He Plays: Jeffrey Goines, a mental patient who may hold the key to helping time traveler Bruce Willis prevent the outbreak of a deadly virus

    Why It Ranks: Pitt's role in the twisty thriller earned him his only Oscar nomination to date (for Supporting Actor), proving once again that the Academy loves crazy.

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    3. 'Fight Club' (1999)

    Who He Plays: The first rule about Tyler Durden is you don't talk about Tyler Durden.

    Why It Ranks: Fans of the cult novel once wondered if Pitt was too pretty for the role, but no more: The volatile Pitt IS Tyler Durden, a revolutionary with fists and soap, insanely charismatic and just ... insane.

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    2. 'Seven' (1995)

    Who He Plays: David Mills, a brash young detective who teams with Morgan Freeman to investigate a series of grisly murders based on the seven deadly sins

    Why It Ranks: It's one of the most shocking thrillers ever made, and Pitt's final, visceral scene ("What's in the box?!") will haunt you for days.

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    1. 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' (2008)

    Who He Plays: The titular Benjamin, who's born in his 80s and ages backwards

    Why It Ranks: Thanks to never-before-used technology, Pitt plays Benjamin at each stage of his life -- from naive wrinkly old man to wizened smooth-faced youth, nailing the emotional journey every step of the way. It's a virtuoso performance in a heartbreaking film.

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