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.