As 60 Minutes correspondent Tara Brown says in the piece, Pitt seems "fed up with stardom." That's not very surprising, considering he and Angelina Jolie, along with their six children, are constantly under the tabloid microscope. (You can draw the conclusion that, ultimately, Pitt is making this decision for his kids. He even says that he and Jolie "may not be finished" with having children.)
So, will more children and less acting make him happier? Pitt doesn't think of it in those terms: "I think happiness is overrated, truthfully. I do. I think sometimes you're happy, sometimes you're not. There's too much pressure to be happy. I don't know. I don't really give a sh-t."
If Pitt does end up quitting acting by age 50, could his last film end up being 'World War Z'? The zombie apacolypse film is scheduled for a Dec. 21, 2012 release date -- three days after he turns 49. You can watch the entire interview over on 60 Minutes.
UPDATE: Well, so much for that. During a Korean promotional tour for his movie 'Moneyball,' Pitt backed off on the comments he made about quitting acting at 50. "I wasn't putting an exact deadline on my expiration date [as an actor] but I just see it coming and I do have an interest in the producing side," said Pitt.
[via Us Weekly and 60 Minutes]
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