Brad Pitt Clarifies Remarks About Being on ‘Last Leg’ of Career Amid Retirement Speculation

This Friday, Brad Pitt leads the cast of David Leitch's 'Bullet Train.' At a premiere event, the actor addressed retirement speculation and more.

Brad Pitt is pictured on the red carpet. for his latest film

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Brad Pitt is pictured on the red carpet. for his latest film

Brad Pitt says he needs to work on his “phrasing” after many interpreted recent remarks from the Bullet Train star as suggesting he’s staring down retirement.

As previously reported, Pitt spoke with Ottessa Moshfegh for a GQ cover feature initially shared back in June, revealing during the thoughtful and reflective discussion that he considers himself to be on the “last leg” of his career.

“What is this section gonna be?” he was quoted as saying at the time. “And how do I wanna design that?”

While a number of subsequent reports ran with these comments as though they were definitive retirement-teasing remarks, Pitt clarified his intentions at the Los Angeles premiere of Bullet Train on Monday.

Brad Pitt addresses “retirement” statement at the #BulletTrain premiere

When asked by Deadline on the red carpet about any such retirement talk, Pitt laughed.

“No. … I know, I know. I really have to work on my phrasing,” Pitt told the outlet. “No, I was just saying, you know, I’m, like, past middle age and I wanna be specific how I spend those last things, whatever they may be.”

Pushed for specifics, Pitt noted he’s still picking his projects in the same manner he always has.

“I’ve never been a five-year plan kind of guy,” he explained. “I’m just, like, what feels right for me next and I still operate that way.”

Elsewhere, Pitt spoke on reuniting with David Leitch (who directed Bullet Train and did stunt work on Fight Club), as well as his upcoming slate of production-focused releases.

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Bullet Train also stars Brian Tyree Henry, Zazie Beetz, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Andrew Koji, and more. The film opens nationwide on Friday.

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