Now we all know that he did indeed find his way, but not without a little help from his friends.
The friend, however, is something of an unlikely guess: It was none other than Melissa Etheridge.
The role ended up propelling Pitt to mega stardom so, it turns out, we all owe Etheridge a debt of gratitude.
Unfortunately, the two have not taken in the sport recently.
The artist laughed on air, "Hi Brad, call me! It's been fifteen years."