Brad Pitt was Angelina Jolie’s biggest supporter as she underwent and recovered from her double mastectomy. But, the 49-year-old father of six hasn’t always been the family man he is today. In an interview in Esquire’s June/July issue, the “World War Z” star opens up about his history with drugs and why he decided to move forward with his life:
For a long time I thought I did too much damage – drug damage. I was a bit of a drifter. A guy who felt he grew up in something of a vacuum and wanted to see things, wanted to be inspired. I followed that other thing. I spent years f**king off. But then I got burnt out and felt that I was wasting my opportunity.
Then, Brad Pitt confessed that about a decade ago, he made a conscious change. “It was an epiphany—a decision not to squander my opportunities. It was a feeling of, ‘Get up.’ Because otherwise, what’s the point?”, he said.
Aww. Good on you, Brad!
Note: In the same breath, Brad also revealed that he has a legit condition called prosopagnosia. Prosopagnosia has, in the past, earned him a lot of haters because people got offended when he couldn’t remember them – or their faces. Even if they’ve had what he calls “a real conversation” with him, he struggled afterwards to remember outlines and features of faces of the people that he has met.