Brad Pitt Realizes He’s Old

Brad Pitt, 58, sees his acting days as numbered. Is Hollywood giving him less roles or is it an active choice?

GQ interviewed Pitt for a cover story which came out today.

In it, he’s his reflective self, pondering the end of his acting career. He feels it’s in the later stages and winding down.

“I consider myself on my last leg…this last semester or trimester. What is this section gonna be? And how do I wanna design that?”

Youth is king in Hollywood and unfortunately, Pitt isn’t young anymore. He has his production company, Plan B Entertainment, that keeps him active and lets him tell the stories he wants.

As a leading actor, he’s still active in 2022: The Lost City with Sandra Bullock which came out earlier this year, also the upcoming movies Blonde and Bullet Train.

Pitt’s good friends with George Clooney. No doubt Clooney gives Pitt advice about aging in Hollywood. When Clooney was 54, he realized aging in front of the camera aint’ it.

“As you age on screen you get to that point where you really understand that, you know, you can’t stay in front of the camera your whole life…It’s much more fun to be, and it’s infinitely more creative to be directing. I think nobody really wants to see anybody really age. You know, it’s a very unforgiving thing, the camera is, and so aging becomes something that you know, you try to do less and less on screen. You try to pick the films that work best for you and as you age they become less and less.”

Clooney also said last year that turning 60 was a “bummer”. It’s probably why Clooney transitioned to directing.

Pitt has lots of outside interests. Is he still alone in his warehouse sculpting? He has a multi-million dollar vineyard, interests in art and his production company, Plan B Entertainment.

Plan B’s been around since 2005, didn’t realize that. Also never realized how many awesome films Pitt has produced. Brad Pitt as a producer beats Brad Pitt the actor.

His company produced The Departed directed by Martin Scorsese, 12 Years a Slave, Moneyball, Vice, The Big Short and Minari with Johnny Depp among many others. All those films are classics.

Now that I see this, Brad Pitt as producer is so much more interesting.

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