Go ahead and yell at me, but I think as the years go on, Brad Pitt has become a fine actor. Not the world’s greatest or anything, but he’s turned into one of the most interesting and talented actors of his generation, and one of the most underrated. When he was younger, he was simply “watchable” – you liked his movies because he was pretty and a romantic hero and because of his amazing body. But like his career mentor and friend Robert Redford, Brad has lost his “prettiness” as he ages, and he’s gained some talent through the years. Now I watch in films because he simply turns in great, interesting performances in underrated films. Did I mention how much I liked him in Moneyball? He was wonderful in that.
So now that I’m a late-in-(his)-life Brad Pitt Fan, I found this news disappointing. While being interviewed for an Australian show, Brad claimed that he’s going to quit acting in three years’ time – when he’s 50. Noooooo.
Brad Pitt says he will quit acting in three years – when he turns 50. The 47-year-old star made the revelation to Australian chat show, 60 Minutes. He said he might move behind the camera when he steps out of the limelight but his days as a leading man are numbered.
Asked how long he would continue to act, he told the show: ‘Three years.’
When challenged as to what he would do afterwards, he joked: ‘Hell if I know!’ But he then said: ‘I’ve really enjoyed the producerial [sic] side and getting stories to the plate that may have had a harder time otherwise.’
The star also said happiness is overrated and being at peace was a more realistic aim. He explained: ‘I think happiness is overrated. Sometimes you’re happy, sometimes you’re not. There’s too much pressure to be happy. I don’t give a s**t. I know I will be happy sometimes and I won’t be at times. Being at peace is more of a goal for myself.’
He also said he once found fame ‘discombobulating’.
And he doesn’t know if he and partner Angelina Jolie will add to their six children.
‘I don’t know that we’re finished yet, I don’t know yet,’ he said.
Brad was interviewed in Tokyo for the show. He was there promoting his new movie, Moneyball.
[From The Mail]
“Producerial”? Well, he’s a better actor, but he’s still kind of dense. Part of me thinks that both Brad and Angelina just do the whole “I’m quitting this bitch” thing in interviews for extra headlines and as an idle threat so that we will enjoy our time with them even more. Or maybe they really do intend to quit. Meh. Angelina and Brad both have lots of projects lined up in various stages of pre-production, so I doubt they’ll be quitting any time soon.
Oh, and I’m starting to get the feeling that Brad is broody for another baby and Angelina is the one who is like, “Meh, six is enough.”
Photos courtesy of Reuters, Fame.
Written by Kaiser
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