Brad Pitt Expects To Retire From Acting By 2014

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 8:47 pm,

It’s been a good year for Brad Pitt, between his well-regarded turn in Tree of Life and lead performance in Moneyball, the latter of which has been generating Oscar buzz for a while now. His future is looking pretty bright too, with parts in upcoming noteworthy titles like Andrew Dominik’s Cogan’s Trade, Marc Forster’s World War Z adaptation, and Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years a Slave.

However, the end is apparently drawing near for Pitt the performer, seeing how the man has tentative plans to hang up his acting hat in about three years (from the time of writing this).

Pitt revealed his plans earlier this week on the Australian 60 Minutes, saying that he still enjoys “the producing side” of the filmmaking process and hopes to continue being involved in future cinematic productions behind-the-scenes – especially those that involve “getting stories to the plate that might have had a tougher time otherwise.”

The actor later released the following statement at a South Korean press conference, in order to further clarify his intentions:

“I wasn’t actually putting an exact deadline on my expiration date [in Australia's "60 Minutes" interview], but I see it coming. I just have other interests and I do quite enjoy the production side.”

When you look at Pitt’s film acting resume, it’s a pretty impressive list that encompass famous titles like Thelma & Louise, A River Runs Through It, True Romance, Interview with the Vampire, Legends of the Fall, Se7en, Twelve Monkeys, Fight Club, Snatch, Ocean’s Eleven, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Babel, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Inglourious Basterds, alongside the aforementioned Pitt-starring vehicles.

That’s all to say: the man has led an overall excellent and eclectic career. So, if Pitt does decide to actually call it quits on acting and instead just stick to producing (and probably directing) movies sometime in the new few years, then at least he’ll end things on a high note.

Source: Deadline, The Daily Telegraph

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  1. Yeah he can do what he wants. Retire from acting, produce, come out of retirement, whatever. The thing about acting or perhaps any job one does that they love, there’s always that one part that you just can’t resist.. Opportunity has a funny way of finding talent…

  2. Just in time for the World Cup… coincidence?

  3. Meh his movies suck anyway only a few that I liked

  4. Some critics might say how can he retire from acting , when he never even started !All the good films he has been in , True Romance , Thelma and Louise he had bit roles , his acting could never carry a 2 hour movie IMO !

    • Did u not see moneyball?

    • Really? Moneyball, Ocean’s Eleven, Se7en, Inglorious Bastards, Interview with a Vampire, Fight Club, Seven Year’s in Tibet, Twelve Monkey’s, and Legends of the Fall were bad acting roles to you?

      • Most of the movies except for 12 monkeys, he’s only required to look good and be himself. What method acting is required for brad pitt to play the brad pitt of baseball GM? Come on, that role was his comfort zone and I admit he was good in Moneyball b.c he wasn’t acting. The rest of his movies were bad and his co-stars more or less overshadowed him in the acting department. Your kidding me with Vampire, Ocean’s 11, 7 years in tibet, seven, legends of the fall. I would pick his recent movies like Assassination of Jesse James…,Benjamin Button and Tree of Life to an extent. The only reason brad is good in recent films is that out of majority of the bad movies he was in, these new movies make him look good. But this doesn’t mean he is a good actor, he still has room for improvement and it’s too bad he is hinting at retirement. His choices in good movies has improved in the last one or two years for the first time in his career.

      • Pitt has been good but he has never been brilliant in anything. I think he never really wanted to be a great actor, he just wanted to be famous, and as a producer, he gets to stay on the red carpet. He and his wife or whatever the hell she is just remind me of Kim and Kanye, a very well crafted image with very little real substance. The UN and babies aren’t really substance. Anyone can have babies and UN Ambassador titles have been passed out to everyone in Hollywood. They just make a media circus out of it.

  5. I just remembered the FRIENDS Episode he was in , LOL that was a BAD Acting MASTERCLASS !

  6. That’s a shame…I wanted to hate Pitt for a while, because of his A-list Hollywood Darling status…But he’s actually a very, very talented actor.

    • No he’s not. He’s spoiled and over-rated. He bores me as an actor. I’ve honestly seen better child actors.

      • agreed

  7. Luckiest guy in the world and overrated…

  8. that reminds of people that say there going to quit or leave youtube … they only do it for attention

  9. thats right, get out whilst you are still pretty…and young

  10. He fortunate to have very good hair without which he’d never had made it off the casting couch, 7 years in tibet WTF was that accent? not to mention some of the worst acting ever recorded on celluloid… he so formulaic in all his movies, just switches the bad accent for each role that’s all.

  11. big deal … Buh bye cheater

  12. he has to start acting before he can retire. maybe his best role was pretending to be married to Jennifer Anniston