updated 08/25/2015 AT 8:16 PM ET
•originally published 12/17/2013 AT 1:10 PM ET
Brad Pitt is ending 2013 in a big way – by celebrating his 50th birthday on Dec. 18.
It’s hard to believe this man has graced us with his golden locks and sexy squint for half a century. Our introduction to his sculpted visage in Thelma & Louise is still very fresh in our minds, but that was 22 years ago and Brad has stayed busy. In 2013, the actor starred in the blockbuster World War Z and the award show darling 12 Years a Slave, and – as always – he continued to make headlines with his beautiful family.