12/18/2012 03:34 pm ET

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie's Forthcoming Nuptials: 8 Quotes From The Actor On Love, Marriage

Brad Pitt, a four-time Oscar nominee and two-time recipient of People's Sexist Man Alive accolade, turns 49 Tuesday. Pitt's 25-year film career took off with his sultry appearance in "Thelma & Louise" and has gone on to include the successful "Ocean's" trilogy and the box office smash "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," which co-starred his now-fiance Angelina Jolie.

Thanks to that fateful meeting, the couple celebrates nearly eight years together, marking the longest of Pitt's tabloid-friendly relationships. (The actor dated Gwyneth Paltrow from 1994 to 1997 and was married to Jennifer Aniston from 2000 to 2005, filing for divorce one month before being spotted lounging on a beach with Jolie.)

With the couple's wedding looming and the highly anticipated "World War Z" set to hit theaters next summer, Pitt has plenty to keep him busy. But that's never stopped him from taking the time to spotlight his impassioned feelings about his bride-to-be.

No matter the illustrious nature of Pitt's personal life, he and Jolie remain one of Hollywood's most favored couples. To honor Pitt in the last year before he passes the 50-mile mark, here are some of his most romantic thoughts on his beloved fiance and what marriage means to him.



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