12/18/2014 12:39 EST | Updated 12/18/2014 12:59 EST

Brad Pitt's Hair Evolution Is Glorious

There’s no doubt about it: Brad Pitt is a Hollywood stud. For years, the award-winning actor has captured our attention with his memorable roles, including “Fight Club,” “Ocean’s Eleven,” and “Fury,” proving he’s more than just a pretty face.

But while we’re all for celebrating this fine actor’s accomplishments, we thought we’d turn our attention to an aspect of Brad Pitt that is truly under appreciated: his hair. Just think about it: what other actor can pull off the long locks of a Greek god, a perfect buzz cut, or stylishly long bangs and still look flawless?

So in celebration of Brad Pitt’s 51st birthday on Thursday, Dec. 18, we decided to take a look at the star’s epic hair evolution. After all, no one works a haircut better than Angelina Jolie's other half. Amirite?

Happy birthday, you stud muffin!

  • 1989
    Barry King via Getty Images
  • 1994
    Jim Smeal via Getty Images
  • 1997
    Kevin.Mazur via Getty Images
  • 1998
    SGranitz via Getty Images
  • 1999
    Ron Galella, Ltd. via Getty Images
  • 2000
    SGranitz via Getty Images
  • 2000
    Barry King via Getty Images
  • 2001
    Vince Bucci via Getty Images
  • 2002
  • 2003
    SGranitz via Getty Images
  • 2004
    Jon Kopaloff via Getty Images
  • 2005
    SGranitz via Getty Images
  • 2006
    Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
  • 2007
    VALERY HACHE via Getty Images
  • 2008
  • 2010
  • 2012
  • 2013
    Jason Merritt via Getty Images
  • 2014
    Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
  • 2014
    Alberto E. Rodriguez via Getty Images

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