Despite having hit a late-career stride, which was punctuated by an Oscar win two years ago, Brad Pitt might be ready to call it quits.
In a new GQ cover story, Pitt said that from his perspective, his career is winding down.
“I consider myself on my last leg,” he said before adding, “this last semester or trimester. What is this section gonna be? And how do I wanna design that?”
Pitt won an Oscar in 2020 for his role in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and as the director told GQ, he believes that the movie industry will be losing one of its greatest talents when Pitt retires from acting.
“It’s just a different breed of man,” the award-winning director said. “And frankly, I don’t think you can describe exactly what that is because it’s like describing star-shine. I noticed it when we were doing Inglourious Basterds. When Brad was in the shot, I didn’t feel like I was looking through the viewfinder of the camera. I felt like I was watching a movie. Just his presence in the four walls of the frame created that impression.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Pitt talked about his year-and-a-half in Alcoholics Anonymous. “I had a really cool men’s group here [in L.A.] that was really private and selective, so it was safe, because I’d seen things of other people, like Philip Seymour Hoffman, who had been recorded while they were spilling their guts, and that’s just atrocious to me,” he said.
This summer, Pitt can be seen in David Leitch’s Bullet Train, alongside Sandra Bullock, Zazie Beetz, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Joey King, Bad Bunny, and more.