Brad Pitt was last seen in ‘By the Sea’, which was directed by Angelina Jolie, his wife. He has another film coming otu soon, which is more of a commercial film rather than an art film like ‘Beyond the Sea’ was. In this interview with The Telegraph, Brad talks about a lot of things like how he’s an atheist and how he changed as a person since he has been with Angelina Jolie and having kids.
Brad Pitt on ‘By the Sea’
The whole movie takes place in a cafe, a hotel room and a car. That’s it. I mean, it doesn’t get much more sparse. It’s very quiet, but elegant – it’s such an elegant film.
Brad on his marriage to Angelina Jolie
I’m surprised how much our history – Angie’s and mine – means to me. That we have this story together. That we know each other. That we watch each other getting older, through amazing moments, joys, pains. That we know each other. It means so much to me.
Brad on how he and Angie were planning to have more kids
Listen, Angie and I were aiming for a dozen, but we crapped out after six.
Brad on his childhood
A Baptist upbringing, with all the Christian guilt about what you can and cannot, should and shouldn’t do.
Brad on his father
My father was ‘very, very tough’, but not in the ‘father knows best’ way. He could be a softie. But one thing my folks always stressed was being capable, doing things for yourself. He was really big on integrity – and that informed a lot of what we try to do now.
Brad on whether he’s the disciplinarian in the family
I am with the boys. Girls do no wrong so I don’t have to be. I feel like my job is to show ’em around, help them find what they want to do with their life, put as many things in front of them, and pull them back when they get out of line, so they know who they are.
Brad on how Angelina changed his life
I think you can see it in my work. I was a pretty good actor before, but definitely hit and miss. I think I became a really good actor. I’m sure a lot of that has to do with age and wisdom too. But I see an absolute shift from the day I started my family. And I think it’s because family – and certainly kids and a stable relationship – is something bigger than yourself. They need you to sit down with them, be there for them when they wake up in the middle of the night… also I’m more efficient with it, because it’s taking me away from them. I don’t f— about. I get in there, I get the job done, and I go home. You know, nowadays I really can’t wait to get home. More than at any time in my life, I’ve got purpose – real purpose. It feels like I’ve found my place.