Brad Pitt to quit acting at 50

Brad Pitt announces he's going to quit the big screen in three years

By Haley Overland
Brad Pitt to quit acting at 50

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Nooo! Say it isn't so!

Alas, 'tis so. Brad Pitt told Australia's 60 Minutes that he's giving us "three more years" to ogle at him on the big screen, after more than 20 years in the business. 

The news was so startling that Brad had to clarify his remarks about a week later at the Moneyball press conference in Seoul, Korea. "I wasn't actually putting an exact deadline on my expiration date," he said, "but I see it coming." Phew? Here's the press conference video in which Brad clarifies his remarks on 60 Minutes, muses about aging, wisdom and the kids, and uses the word "producorial"....

His words about aging are words I just might start to live by: "Me, personally I like aging. With age comes wisdom and I have said it before and I say it again, I will take wisdom over youth any day." LOVE!

Indeed, his words on fatherhood demonstrate such elderly wisdom: "I think, certainly, being a father has changed everything for me as far as perspective and interest, taking care of myself and wanting to be around for them."

Want to catch the original interview? Checkit over HERE. It's interesting, and Brad looks really cute, plus he shares what it's "all about" for him -- "late nights [that] are so fun when one of [kids] up or those mornings when they get up and make pancakes or something."

Brad is dad to Maddox (10), Pax (7), Zahara (6), Shiloh (5), and twins Vivienne and Knox (3). 

Sighh, we better start preparing ourselves for Brad's exeunt, or whatever the fancy word for exit is.... At least we still have Clive Owen...!


xo Haley-O

This article was originally published on Nov 16, 2011

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