Happy Birthday, Brad Pitt! Why We Love Him More Than Ever

The sexy star turns 49 today! Read why he's one man who just keeps getting better with age...

The Jolie-Pitt family has something special to celebrate today: Brad Pitt's 49th birthday! It's been over 20 years since Pitt first set tongues wagging by taking his shirt off in Thelma & Louise. At nearly 50 years old, he's lost none of his boyish charm -- and we've never stopped loving him! Here are five things Brad Pitt did this year to make us swoon.

He proposed to Angelina Jolie. Finally! In April, Pitt and the mother of his six children (three biological, three adopted) announced plans to tie the knot. They're far from a traditional couple, but Pitt gave a nod to tradition by giving Angie a giant diamond ring -- which he helped design, naturally. Romance is not dead!

He gave his little brother a turn in the spotlight. The Virgin Mobile campaign starring Brad Pitt's brother Doug was pretty cute, and it showed that the more-famous Pitt has a sense of humor about himself. When Doug asked for Brad's blessing to do the commercials, his older brother didn't even hesitate before saying, "Do it. Sounds great!" Nice to see someone willing to share the wealth. Speaking of which...

He put his money where his mouth is. In addition to his humanitarian efforts with Jolie, Pitt supported two causes in 2012 that are close to his heart: He produced a film criticizing the American drug war and prison system and donated $100,00 towards marriage equality. "I'm not going to back down from the fight of loving and committed couples to have the ability to marry," he said shortly before the election.

He made that crazy Chanel No. 5 ad. So bizarre! So random! And yet, somehow, so sexy!

He designed his own bed. Pitt fulfilled his high-school architectural dreams this year by designing a furniture line, including a big family bed that took two years to manufacture. We just love the thought of him lying in bed, trying to figure out how to make room for everybody!

We're looking forward to seeing what Pitt has in store for his 49th year. There will almost definitely be a wedding, we'll get to see his long-awaited zombie movie World War Z, and a few of his children will make their film debut in Maleficient. But if we know Brad, he also has a few surprises up his sleeve...

Check out a few of Brad's sexiest photos below. (Swoon!)


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