All-American heart-throb. Greek god. Sexiest man alive.
But the title Brad Pitt, 49, once deemed the most attractive man on the planet, cherishes these days is that of a “family man”.
And it is the way he’s fashioned himself into the poster boy of family values that is giving his latest movie World War Z – his first summer action blockbuster depending solely on his name and star power since, well, Mr & Mrs Smith – an added boost.
Playing a father who’s fiercely protective of his family mirrors Pitt’s real life – and that certainly adds to his saintly, hero appeal.
What fault can you find in a man who goes from being a self-professed drifter to a devoted fiancé, dedicated father and determined thespian?