At 58, Brad Pitt has decided to enjoy life and take on film after film, a project that has nothing to do with retirement, the actor promises. fight club at a meeting with journalists in Paris.

In an interview with GQ magazine at the end of June, the US star mentioned the feeling of living “the last semester” of her career. Words suggested by the actor revealed themselves Thelma and Louise was about to hang up the gloves in the early 90s.

“That’s not what I meant…” Pitt clarifies, pushing the term “retirement” aside. “What I wanted to say is that I’m already approaching the home straight, the last season,” specifies who, like his character “Benjamin Button”, is far from his age.

And the question now is: “How do I want to spend this time? “In any case, nothing to do with pension,” he emphasizes.

Coming Monday night to present Bullet Train in theaters August 5 in the US, two days earlier in France, the actor is playing the Californian cool card to the fullest and says he’s delighted to have been a part of the film. Dark humor and gags punctuate this detective comedy, set on a train between Tokyo and Kyoto, in which seven murderers attempt to liquidate themselves.

” Experience ”

“I like doing all kinds of films,” says the man who has worked with directors as diverse as Quentin Tarantino, Terrence Malick, David Fincher, Guy Ritchie and the Coen brothers.

“At my age we’ve made enough mistakes and happily gained enough experience to know what we did well and what we did wrong,” he says.

Once upon a time in Hollywood by Tarantino, earned him an Oscar in 2020, and the actor has no shortage of projects. His next movie Babylon directed by Damien Chazelle (la la country), will take place in the midst of Hollywood’s golden age and offer Pitt the opportunity to reunite with Margot Robbie, with whom he was filming in Tarantino.

The actor is also very active as a producer at Plan B and has seen three of “his” Oscar-winning films: invaders, Twelve years as a slave and moonlight.

“I love it: you manage to introduce new talent, you get to be part of projects that you wouldn’t necessarily have your place in as an actor,” he explains. “And the rest, I don’t know… I go from film to film and the last thing I did decides what I do next,” he says.

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In the debate about the seventh art on streaming platforms, Brad Pitt chooses the middle ground. “I like both streaming platforms and cinemas,” he says, a far cry from a Tom Cruise who only wants to see his films in cinemas.

“Movies had gotten so expensive… There were either huge projects or more intimate things, and in between there didn’t seem to be room for anything else,” says the actor. In this context, “platforms have opened the field for other voices,” he says.

“I’m impressed with what I see,” he adds, eyes twinkling. But at the same time “I just saw elvis in theatres. I’m a big fan of (actor) Austin Butler, I think he’s going to do great things. And I had such a great time, it was great to be back in the cinema.”

“Brad is not just a legend, he is a master at what he does. And I think we caught him at a point in his career where he wants to have as much fun as possible,” says Brian Tyree Henry, one of the cast members of fast train. “His laughter is contagious!”.

“If I’m serious, it doesn’t bode well for anyone,” says Pitt … and goes on the jumps.

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