Brad Pitt: My Career Changed When I Became a Father

June 30, 2011, 11:03 amYahoo!7

Brad Pitt says he views his work differently now

Brad Pitt: My Career Changed When I Became a Father
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Brad Pitt with daughter Zahara


Brad Pitt admits his attitude to his career changed when he became a father.

The 48-year-old actor – who raises six children, Maddox, nine; Pax, six; Zahara, five; Shiloh, five; and two-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne with his long-term partner Angelina Jolie – says his attitude to his work was altered by his kids because he wants to make films they can be “proud” of.

He said: “The biggest change for me was being a dad. That changes everything.

“I’m aware of the impermanence, now that I’ve got a few (movies) left – and I want to do stories where I can make a difference. I want them to be proud of their dad in the end.”

Brad Pitt with son Knox


The Tree of Life star is acutely aware of the effect his and 36-year-old Angelina’s high-profile careers could have on their brood and as well as not telling their kids what they do for jobs he also doesn’t bring home any frustrations from work.

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph newspaper, he said: “It’s so obvious for me that, when I come home, my kids are so aware of everything that’s going on. It’s quite important to me not to put my frustrations on them. I want them to be free, not encumbered with my junk.”

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  1. sunshine10:39am Saturday 08th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    i didnt write that

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  2. Sunshine11:32pm Thursday 30th June 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    Children change your priorities in life... it's not about money, and sure, it makes life comfortable however you can't purchase true love, genuine happiness and a commitment that runs deeper than the deep blue sea.

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  3. jake06:47pm Thursday 30th June 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    what a jumped up little big man he is ,and no ,,ur right i dont have as much money as he does,but i got enough to be happy

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  4. jake06:45pm Thursday 30th June 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    hey ,,if it werent for the money,,who the hell would admit to being brad pitts kid

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