Brad Pitt Says He's On The 'Last Leg' Of His Career

Jordan Claes
Brad Pitt shirtless, on a roof, in 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood'.
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For the last 30 years, Brad Pitt has solidified his status as a true renaissance man. He's an Oscar-winning actor, a certified sex symbol, and the absolute epitome of male beauty.

Recently, Brad sat down for an in-depth interview with GQ and brought to life a startling revelation. From where he stands, high on the proverbial mountaintop, Brad Pitt has confirmed that he's on the last leg of his career.

Once upon a time in Hollywood, a young Missouri-born wannabe actor named Brad Pitt came to town.

Brad Pitt appearing in '21 Jump Street'.
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Brad left home at the ripe age of 22. Prior to that, he'd been studying journalism at the University of Missouri and abandoned his studies just two credits shy of graduating with a degree.

Brad spent the first few years in L.A. working to secure odd jobs and walk-on roles.

Brad Pitt driving in a jeep in 'The Dark Side Of The Sun'.
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From 1987 until 1991, Brad made cameo appearances in 21 Jump Street, Growing Pains, and Dallas. His first starring feature film role was The Dark Side of the Sun released in 1988.

In 1991, Brad finally caught his big break after being cast as J.D. in the Oscar-winning film, 'Thelma And Louise'.

Brad Pitt as J.D. in 'Thelma And Louise'.

Brad's work in the classic crime drama serves as living proof that there is no such thing as small parts — there are only small actors.

From that point on, Brad was on his way to becoming one of the most sought-after young actors in Hollywood.

Brad Pitt fishing in the river in 'A River Runs Through It'.
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Brad was able to secure starring roles in such decade-defining films as A River Runs Through It, Legends of the Fall, and Se7en.

Then in 1999, Brad would go on to book the most iconic role of his career.

Brad Pitt smoking a cigarette while wearing a bathrobe in 'Fight Club'.

Brad reunited with Se7en director, David Fincher, to bring Chuck Palahniuk's "Fight Club" to the big screen. Brad's work portraying Tyler Durden helped to make him a bonified movie star and simultaneously gave him the final word on the male physique.

From that point on, the world was Brad Pitt's oyster.

Brad Pitt in 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood'.
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Brad had become the biggest movie star on the planet. In the years that followed, he got married, divorced, remarried, started a family, divorced again, and in 2019 he finally chased down that which had eluded him for his entire career — an Academy Award.

While speaking with 'GQ', director Quentin Tarantino offered up his thoughts on the iconic actor.

Quentin Tarantino dressed in a black suit, walking the red carpet.
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"He’s one of the last remaining big-screen movie stars," Tarantino said. "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 starshine."

So what does the last remaining big-screen movie star do once he's conquered the mountain?

Brad Pitt as Achilles in 'Troy'.
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The short answer is — whatever the hell he wants. These days, Brad seems much more at peace with strumming his guitar and sipping wine from his vineyard than he does chasing down movie roles.

"I consider myself on my last leg,” Brad said to 'GQ'.

Brad Pitt as Mickey in 'Snatch'.
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“This last semester or trimester. What is this section gonna be? And how do I wanna design that?" he asked introspectively.

The answer to Brad's conundrum boils down to one simple thing — creating art.

"Art is something that gives you goosebumps, that makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck, that brings a tear to the eye," he explained.

Brad Pitt as Aldo Raine in 'Inglorious Basterds'.
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The kind of art Brad seems most intent on creating is channeled via Plan B Entertainment — his own production company.

This year, Brad is adapting Miriam Toews' "Women Talking" as well as Joyce Carol Oates' "Blonde."

Brad Pitt tipping his hat in 'Legends Of The Fall'.

Even if Brad is on the last leg of his acting career, it stands to reason that Brad Pitt the artist will be here for many years to come. As the saying goes, "art is never finished" — and neither is Brad Pitt.