Brad Pitt To Quit Acting At Age 50
After 20 years of being a major player in Hollywood, Brad Pitt, 47, is setting up his end game.
The leading man sat down with Australia’s version of 60 Minutes and dropped a major bombshell: He plans on leaving the glitz and glamor of Tinseltown behind and retiring from movie making when he turns half a century.
“Three years. I am really enjoying the producing side and development of stories and putting those pieces together,” the Moneyball star explained. “And getting stories to the plate that might have had a tougher time otherwise.”
The father of six to Maddox, 10, Pax, 7, Zahara, 6, Shiloh, 5, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 3, admits that he’s interested in filming movies that make his kids proud. “If I’m choosing a film now, I want it to be maybe less immature than things I have done in the past,” he said. “I’m very conscious, when they’re adults I want it to mean something to them. I want them to think, ‘Dad’s alright.’ ”
Despite his large and colorful crew, the actor is unsure if he and his partner Angelina Jolie are done with the baby-making. “I don’t know that we’re finished,” he says. “I don’t know yet. I don’t know.”
Days after his bombshell on the Australian TV show 60 Minutes, Brad continued the sentiment of ending his high-profile career to focus on family at a press conference in South Korea. “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,” he said. “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.”
One of Brad’s closest pals, George Clooney, caught up with E! News‘ Giuliana Rancic and says he doesn’t “see [a Brad Pitt retirement] happening.” Watch the full interview below.
If Brad stops making movies, will you miss him?