CULTURE

All of Brad Pitt’s Hollywood Moments From W’s Archive


Mario Sorrenti

Brad Pitt may have played an astronaut flung into space in his film Ad Astra, or the mythic character Tyler Durden in Fight Club—but longtime readers of W know that Pitt has always seemed otherworldly. For his four solo covers of the magazine (and one infamous joint cover with his now-ex, Angelina Jolie), Pitt has been photographed by Steven Klein, Chuck Close, Mario Sorrenti, and Juergen Teller. As much as he’s evolved for the screen (a place from which, at 55 years old, he has decided to slowly remove himself), Pitt has also evolved for W. Ever since he first landed a cover in 1999, the photos of Pitt that can be dug up from the W archives depict him in many roles, most of which engage with different takes on masculinity and all of which could be described as sex symbols: the domestic family man playing house in Palm Springs, the classic silver screen actor, reminiscent of the golden days of Tinseltown—and most recently, himself, on the streets of Los Angeles, in our Best Performances issue. Revisit the rest of Pitt’s greatest hits from the W archives, here.

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Brad Pitt photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, January 2020.

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Brad Pitt photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, January 2020.

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Brad Pitt photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, January 2020.

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Photograph by Juergen Teller; Creative Partner to Juergen Teller: Dovile Drizyte; Styled by Sara Moonves. Skin by Stacey Panepinto; Hair by Malcolm Edwards at LGA Management; Manicure by Michelle Saunders.

Brad Pitt photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, January 2020.

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Steven Klein

Brad Pitt photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, July 1999.

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Steven Klein

Brad Pitt photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, July 1999.

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Steven Klein

Brad Pitt photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, July 1999.

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Steven Klein

Brad Pitt photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, July 1999.

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Steven Klein

Brad Pitt photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, July 1999.

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Steven Klein

Brad Pitt photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, July 2005.

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Steven Klein

Brad Pitt photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, July 2005.

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Steven Klein

Brad Pitt photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, July 2005.

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Steven Klein

Brad Pitt photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, July 2005.

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Steven Klein

Brad Pitt photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine, July 2005.

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Brad Pitt photographed by Chuck Close for W Magazine, February 2009.

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Mario Sorrenti

Brad Pitt photographed by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine, February 2012.

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Mario Sorrenti

Brad Pitt photographed by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine, February 2012.

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Mario Sorrenti

Brad Pitt photographed by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine, February 2012.

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Mario Sorrenti

Brad Pitt photographed by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine, February 2012.