Is Brad Pitt Retiring From Hollywood?

Since the early 90s, Brad Pitt has been known as Hollywood royalty.

With multiple awards and nominations under his belt for his roles throughout the years, it does not come as a shock that Pitt is one of the most influential and powerful people in the American entertainment industry.

Brad Pitt | Photo by Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images

Though Brad Pitt is very good at what he does and continues to have a successful career, is he looking to step away from the Hollywood spotlight permanently?

Brad Pitt wants the younger generation to get their shot in acting

Many of us already know that Brad Pitt has had an extremely successful career in the film industry over the years.

With one Academy Award and two Golden Globe wins to his name, Pitt has shown the world that he can deliver outstanding performances on the big screen and practically embody any character he signs on to play.

Though Pitt has been taking a break from the spotlight for the past few years to focus on his family and producing his own projects, Pitt is finally back and starring in the new Quentin Tarantino film, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood.

With so many people anticipating to see Pitt back on the big screen, the actor recently revealed that this could possibly be the last film he stars in.

In a candid cover story interview for GQ Australia’s July/August issue, Brad Pitt opened up about his future in the film industry and shared that he’s not as involved in acting as he used to be.

“I’m behind the camera on the producing side and I enjoy that a lot,” the movie star shared.

Pitt also believes that since he’s been in the industry for so long, it is time to let the younger generation of actors take over.

“But I keep doing less and less. I really believe that overall it’s a younger man’s game – not that there aren’t substantial parts for older characters – I just feel, the game itself, it’ll move on naturally. There will be a natural selection to it all,” he explained.

Pitt feels that his relevance in Hollywood is limited

Though Brad Pitt has been a household name for the past two decades, the actor is starting to feel like he won’t be as well-known in the next few years.

Since streaming services, like Hulu and Netflix, are keeping people in their homes rather than going to theaters, Pitt wonders what the future will hold for film stars like him.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt on the set of Once Upon a Time In Hollywood |Photo by PG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

“I’m curious to see what the future of lm is, what shape it takes. I really appreciate the streaming services because we’re seeing more and more quality projects being made,” he said. “We’re seeing more writers and directors and actors getting a shot. It just tells you how many talented people are out there.”

Brad Pitt continued, “I like to think there’s room for both. But I could be a dinosaur and not even know it, man. And the comet could be on the way.”

It’s hard for many of us to picture the film industry without movie legends like Brad Pitt and many others.

Though Pitt hasn’t confirmed if he plans on retiring from the industry, many of us can guess that after Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, we could start seeing him on the big screen less and less.