Brad Pitt’s recent announcement that he would retire when he hit the age of 50 left many people surprised, so it’s no surprise that he’s now backing off his claims.
I wasn’t putting an exact deadline on my expiration date (as an actor) but I just see it coming and I do have an interest in the producing side.
So until he does retire, he says he wants quieter victories, much like Moneyball. “I personally like aging. With aging comes wisdom, and I’ll take wisdom over youth any day. I think certainly being a father has changed everything for me, as far as perspective, taking care of myself and wanting to be around for (the children),” Pitt said. “There seems to be too much emphasis on making a headline or a trophy…I’m much more keen to and interested in (personal victories and wins).”
He also said he’d love to make more movies that resonate 10 to 20 years down the road rather than have big opening weekends. Sounds noble, Mr. Pitt. I think re-teaming with your BFF David Fincher for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea would do that quite well. [THR]