Hollywood actor Brad Pitt recently opened up his personal struggles and lessons he has learned from them.
The 55-year-old movie star bared his mind in a discussion with fellow veteran actor Anthony Hopkins for Interview magazine, where both men talked about their battles with drinking, accepting their past misdeeds and the joy that comes with aging.
Pitt stated that he values his missteps as they have made him wiser. He said that doing so was an act of forgiveness.
I’m realizing, as a real act of forgiveness for myself for all the choices that I’ve made that I’m not proud of, that I value those missteps, because they led to some wisdom, which led to something else. You can’t have one without the other. I see it as something I’m just now getting my arms around at this time in my life. But I certainly don’t feel like I can take credit for any of it.
…We’ve always placed great importance on the mistake. But the next move, what you do after the mistake, is what really defines a person. We’re all going to make mistakes. But what is the next step? We don’t, as a culture, seem to stick around to see what that person’s next step is. And that’s the part I find so much more invigorating and interesting.Brad Pitt
William Bradley Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and movie producer who has received many awards and nominations, including an Academy Award and a Primetime Emmy Award.
Pitt got into the limelight when he played a cowboy hitchhiker in Thelma & Louise (1991) and went on to give a critically acclaimed performance in the crime thriller Seven (1995).
He has been named as one of the most influential and powerful people in the American entertainment industry and married actress Angelina Jolie in 2014. They have six children together (three of whom were adopted from different nations).
Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt in 2016 and it was finalized in 2019.