Brad Pitt's got his mojo back

Aletha Wilkinson

Well hello there, Brad Pitt!

Fresh from his no-doubt devastating marriage breakdown with Angelina Jolie, Brad hit the stage at the 2017 Golden Globes looking fit, tanned and happier than he has in ages.

Brad got a huge round of applause for his surprise appearance. Source: Getty

Only last year, Brad's bloated, oddly smooth-faced appearance at the same awards drew comparisons with a wax statue.

Hard to believe it's the same guy. Source: Getty

In retrospect, its difficult not to wonder if Brad was deeply unhappy at the time, with his unusual appearance reflecting some kind of inner turmoil.

Posing with Ryan Gosling and not looking especially healthy. Source: Getty

And even last year's clean-shaven look came after years of seeing Brad disguised by a grizzled straggly beard and long, unkempt hair to match.

At the 2012 Golden Globes with now-estranged wife Angelina Jolie. Source: Getty

The new look and attitude sent a clear message to his estranged wife Angelina Jolie – the old Brad's back, baby! And his Hollywood mates seemed thrilled by this development, with the audience roaring its approval via a massive wave of applause for the 53-year-old.

Whatever he's doing, it's clearly working.

Keep it up, pal. Source: Getty.

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