Brad Pitt Says He's Quitting Acting in Three Yearsby: Posted:
In "Moneyball," Brad Pitt plays a highly talented baseball manager who ultimately decides to make some tough choices about his career in order to make family his number on priority. It sounds like Pitt's role isn't too far from the truth.
The actor recently told Australia's "60 Minutes" that he will retire in three years at the age of fifty in order to focus on his six children.
"Three years," said Pitt. "Hell if I know [what I'll do next]. I'm really enjoying the producorial side and development of stories, and putting those pieces together, and getting those stories to the plate that might have had a tougher time otherwise."
As the New York Daily News reports, the actor, who also added that he and wife Angelina Jolie may yet add more adopted children to their family, said that he's choosing his last film roles wisely based on the impact they will have on his growing family.
"If I'm choosing a film now, I want it to be maybe less immature than things I've done in the past. I'm very conscious they're going to see it when they're adults. I want it to mean something to them. I want them to think dad's alright. It changes everything. Everything. And it's so damn interesting," said Pitt.
Pitt is considered a leading contender in this year's Oscar race for his role in "Moneyball."