With the film ‘Bullet Train‘ about to debut on the big screen, Brad Pitt has been making the rounds and he just hinted at an imminent retirement from acting. This doesn’t mean he won’t remain involved in countless movies as a producer from this moment forward. In fact, he’s been producing films for the better part of the last two decades.
But Brad Pitt is already 58 years of age and his job as a leading man might be coming to an end in the coming years. Winning the Academy Award for his rola as Cliff Booth in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘ was arguably the highlight of Brad Pitt’s career as an actor. He had been nominated before but always lost in the ceremony. Now that he’s fulfilled that missing piece of his career, the star feels at peace.
Unlike film titans such as Jack Nicholson, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro or Al Pacino, Brad Pitt doesn’t see himself playing roles at an advanced age. In fact, he likes the idea of working behind the cameras in that role as a producer who funds projects. In fact, he’s done work as a producer with the Ana de Armas’ ‘Blonde’ Netflix movie.
Pitt’s production company is called Plan B and they have several new projects lined up for the next few years. In a recent interview with GQ, Bradi Pitt dropped the bomb that suggests these are the final years of his career as an actor. If this is the case, Hollywood would be losing one of its biggest stars of the last 30 years.
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?
Tarantino doesn’t like this idea.
This hint at a possible retirement doesn’t mean he will retire for good, especially with admirers as exclusive as Quentin Tarantino. Directing Brad Pitt in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ and ‘Inglorious Basterds‘ was one of the director’s highlights. He was the one who said Brad was one of the last remaining big screen movie stars.
He also said this on GQ about Brad Pitt: “It’s just a different breed of man. 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.”