Fifteen minutes of screen time was all it took to catapult Brad Pitt from obscurity to stardom. as the cowboy drifter in the 1991 blockbuster Thelma & Louise, he stole not only Thelma’s heart, but also the hearts of movie-going audiences everywhere. Instantly, he became a superstar, touted as the next Robert Redford. Like Redford, Brad Pitt has fought to be more than a chiseled chin and sparkling blue eyes. Sophie Lees’ biography tells the story of Pitt’s struggle to shake off his stud screen label and be taken seriously as an actor.