Will Brad Pitt Really Quit Acting?

For a guy who's name is synonymous with movie star, this is an interesting turn of events. This past week, Brad Pitt told Australia's 60 Minutes that he'd like to finish acting by his 50th birthday- the actor is already 47.

Recently, Pitt went back on that statement and clarified that he wouldn't put a definite expiration date on acting- but he would like to transition to doing behind the camera. Lately, Pitt has been very enthusiastic about production. He has produced several of his films as well as many others in Hollywood like the 2006 Best Picture winner The Departed, A Mighty Heart starring Angelina Jolie, the very R-rated comic book film Kick-Ass and his own upcoming zombie apocalypse drama World War Z.

Maybe soon Pitt will also join the ranks of great actors who have become as great, if not better, directors like his Ocean's trilogy buddy George Clooney and one of the best actor-turned-directors Clint Eastwood. For now though, we'll just wait and watch Pitt turn in some of his best work ever. He's already getting tons of Oscar buzz for his portrayals in The Tree of Life and Moneyball, and while three years isn't a lot of time to do more acting, we know there's still way more amazing work to come.