Brad Pitt Takes a Few Steps Back from Three Year Retirement Plan
Yesterday, a bit of shocking news came straight form the horse's mouth as actor Brad Pitt mentioned in an interview that he was looking at retirement in three years when he turns 50-years old. Of course, the story made it all over the internet, and now in a small bit of damage control, Pitt retracts his previous statement a bit telling THR, "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." The actor who has produced films such as The Departed and his own Moneyball mentioned this yesterday too, so maybe he'll just be acting a little less.
Speaking more about his interest in producing, Pitt says, "I'm interested in a mixed bunch about complex stories that might have difficulty getting made in the current system or getting behind the talent they might be needing." In his producing, the actor would also like to create some new international bonds production companies across the world who are also interested in telling great stories on film. The actor says, "It's quite evident it's a global community and I'm much more interested in erasing those lines that are divisive and open those doors that are inclusive and finding those areas where we relate and learn from each other."
So there you have it. We'll have Brad Pitt for at least another three years and then some, but if he's this interested in producing films, I'm willing to bet that as he gets older, he'll start moving behind-the-scenes more and more. However, even on the big screen, Pitt mentions that he's taking solace in the small victories like with his performance in Moneyball. The film isn't a blockbuster, but he's very pleased with the film in which he stars and also produces. Pitt says, "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).” Moneyball certainly seems to be one of those, and if all of Pitt's personal victories can be that entertaining, I'm down.