Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt to Retire From Acting

14 Nov 2011

Why the A-list movie star will quit at 50

Brad Pitt has vowed to stop acting by
the age of 50 so he can focus on producing films.

The 47-year-old made the revelation on the
Australian talk show, 60 Minutes, when he was asked how long he plans to carry
on starring in movies. He replied, “three years”.

Brad went on to detail his future career
plans, adding, “I’ve really enjoyed the producerial (sic) side and getting
stories to the plate that may have had a harder time otherwise.”

The actor also said he
wants to make movies his six children, Maddox, 10, Pax, seven, Zahara, six,
Shiloh, five, and three-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, will be “proud of”.
Fatherhood has made me “passionate” and “I want to make films the kids can see
and that might stay with them”.

“I’m very concious that they’re going to see it as
adults. I want it to mean something to them. I want them to think: ‘Dad’s all
right’. It changes everything. I
think of how movies affected me when I was younger, and how they’ve stayed with
me ever since.”

In a new interview with The Sunday Times’
Culture magazine, Brad expands on how he sees his future, adding, “We all have
a shelf life, and mine is coming – although there are a couple of things I’d
still like to do. I am looking forward to playing a foul-mouthed grumpy old
dude one day, that’s for sure.”

Brad has several producing credits to
his name, including The Time Traveler’s Wife, Julia Roberts’ movie Eat Pray
Love, and this year’s (2011) The Tree of Life, which the actor also starred in. He's also tipped to win an Oscar for his
latest film Moneyball.

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