Take a look back at the roles that secured these celebs' spots on the A-list
Brad Pitt, Thelma & Louise
Then just 28 old, Pitt nearly stole the show in the 1991 Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon-helmed classic. In 2011, George Clooney told The Hollywood Reporter it took a long time to stop being bitter after he lost out on the part to Pitt. "I was stuck doing some bad TV [then] . . . I auditioned and auditioned and auditioned," the Ides of March star shared. "He got it. I couldn't watch that movie for a couple of years."
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