Brad Pitt can see the day when his acting career comes to an end, and it’s mostly likely in the next three years, when he turns 50. But he won’t exactly be exiting show business.
Brad 47, says he still has a yearning to work behind the camera producing and writing, bringing ideas to film that might not otherwise make it. And, of course, there is always the possibility of more children.
“Uh, you know, I don’t know that we’re finished. I don’t know yet. I don’t know,” he says about his family of six and his partner, Angelina Jolie.
Pitt put a end-point on his career during an interview with Australia’s version of news program “60 Minutes.”
He met with reporter Tara Brown while in Tokyo promoting his latest picture, “Moneyball,” with Angelina and the six kids in tow.
He sees himself working in front of the camera for three more years; after that… “Hell if I know. Hell if I know,” he says.
“I am really enjoying the producing side and development of stories and putting those pieces together. And getting stories to the plate that might have had a tougher time otherwise, so…
While the common perception is that Pitt has led a charmed life, he struggled like every other young actor, before he got his first break.
“I had my first film audition. I called up and said, ‘how did I do?’ They said, ‘Have you ever thought about acting school?’” he recounted.
“So I had that point where I went, ‘Oh, so I was shit today. OK. I thought I was progressing alright.’ So I did re-evaluate. So I gotta learn more. I’ll figure it out.
“Well, the sad thing was I was already in acting classes,” he adds.
Once he became famous the struggle still continued, just in different ways.
I didn’t deal with it very well for a good 10 years or seven years,” he said. “I didn’t know what to do with it. I found it very discombobulating. I didn’t think that far ahead, you know? I love films and wanted to be a part of films.
To cope, Pitt says, “I hid. I started sequestering myself in a way that I got rather sick of.”
Today, he’s much more philosophical.
“I think happiness is overrated, truthfully. I do. I think sometimes you’re happy, sometimes you’re not.
“There’s too much pressure to be happy. I don’t know. I don’t really give a shit. I know I will be at times and I know I won’t be at times,” he explained.
“Satisfied, at peace, those would be more goals for myself.”