Brad Pitt is one of the biggest actors in Hollywood. He’s been in some huge blockbusters, such as Fight Club, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and most recently, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

Pitt’s career has been long, wide and extremely diverse. He’s been part of movies that can be considered cultural artifacts. He has been in roles that are funny, sad, genius, full of rage, and insane. While most people would think that Pitt leads a fully happy life, he doesn’t think so.

The 58-year old was part of an interview from GQ. Apparently, the legendary actor has often felt alone, and even thinks that he has had “low-grade depression” for many years.

I think joy’s been a newer discovery, later in life. I was always moving with the currents, drifting in a way, and onto the next. I think I spent years with a low-grade depression, and it’s not until coming to terms with that, trying to embrace all sides of self — the beauty and the ugly — that I’ve been able to catch those moments of joy.

Pitt added that he has always felt very alone in his life. The star said that from being a kid to even at this point in his life, he has been alone. However, he has started embracing his family and friends, which is great news.

I always felt very alone in my life. Alone growing up as a kid, alone even out here, and it’s really not till recently that I have had a greater embrace of my friends and family. What’s that line? It was either Rilke or Einstein, believe it or not, but it was something about when you can walk with the paradox, when you carry real pain and real joy simultaneously, this is maturity, this is growth.

The star, who will be seen as an assassin in the upcoming action-comedy Bullet Train, said that consuming art is helping him cope. It seems that even when you’re one of the most famous people, life still presents the same problems.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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