Brad Pitt insists he isn't retiring from acting: 'I really have to work on my phrasing'

The actor previously said he was on the "last leg" of his career.

ByStephen Iervolino via via logo
August 03, 2022, 12:28 PM

Brad Pitt let it be known that he's not ready to retire at the Los Angeles premiere of his new action comedy, "Bullet Train."

The 58-year-old Oscar winner insisted that his recent comments to GQ about being on the "last leg" of his career could have been clearer.

"No!" was how Pitt responded with a laugh when asked by Deadline if he was actually planning to hang it up, after a decadeslong onscreen career spanning dozens of movies.

"I know. I really have to work on my phrasing," the actor said.

"No, I was just saying, you know, I'm like past middle age and I want to be specific how I spend those last bits, whatever they may be," he continued.

Aside from starring on the big screen, Pitt also has an impressive cache of work under his belt as a producer: His Plan B production company has shepherded movies like "The Departed," "12 Years a Slave" and "Moonlight" to best picture Academy Award wins. Six of the company's other films have been nominated for the top prize, too.

"Bullet Train," in theaters Friday, was directed by Pitt's friend and former stunt double David Leitch, and has him playing a very unlucky assassin on an easy mission that goes awry in nearly every way.

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