Brad Pitt: I Plan to Retire From Acting in Three Years

Published November 14, 2011


Brad Pitt may be one of Hollywood’s biggest names, but the actor says he is ready to retire from a life in front of the camera in just three years.

In an interview with Australia’s “60 Minutes,” Pitt said he is ready to leave acting when he turns 50.

The 47-year-old said he didn’t have definitive plans for the future, but only knew he wanted to leave acting in “three years.”

“Hell if I know,” he joked when asked for exact plans. “I’ve really enjoyed the producerial side,” he added. “Getting stories to the plate that may have had a harder time otherwise.”

Pitt also said he was no longer chasing happiness, but was instead interested in finding peace.

“I think happiness is overrated. Sometimes you’re happy, sometimes you’re not,” he said. “There’s too much pressure to be happy. I don’t give a sh*t. I know I will be happy sometimes and I won’t be at times. Being at peace is more of a goal for myself.”

Pitt also noted that he was not sure if he and partner Angelina Jolie would add another child to their brood of six.

“You know, I don’t know that we’re finished,” he said. “I don’t know yet.”