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Brad Pitt to 'Esquire': 'I Haven't Known Life to Be Any Happier'

Brad Pitt to 'Esquire': 'I Haven't Known Life to Be Any Happier'

Brad Pitt rocks a pair of shades on the cover of Esquire magazine‘s June/July issue, on newsstands May 31.

Here is what the 49-year-old actor had to share with the mag in his first magazine profile to be released since news broke of his partner Angelina Jolie‘s double mastectomy:

On his family making him happy: “I have very few friends. I have a handful of close friends and I have my family and I haven’t known life to be any happier. I’m making things. I just haven’t known life to be any happier.”

On changing the direction of his life: “I’d get so far and then want to do something else. I mean, I’m two credits short of graduating college. Two credits. All I had to do was write a paper. What kind of guy is that? That guy scares me – the guy who always leaves a little on his plate. For a long time I thought I did too much damage – drug damage. I was a bit of a drifter. A guy who felt he grew up in something of a vacuum and wanted to see things, wanted to be inspired. I followed that other thing. I spent years f–king off. But then I got burnt out and felt that I was wasting my opportunity. It was a conscious change. This was about a decade ago. It was an epiphany – a decision not to squander my opportunities. It was a feeling of get up. Because otherwise, what’s the point?”

On missing his kids when they’re not around: “I always thought that if I wanted to do a family, I wanted to do it big. I wanted there to be chaos in the house… there’s constant chatter in our house, whether it’s giggling or screaming or crying or banging. I love it. I love it. I love it. I hate it when they’re gone. I hate it. Maybe it’s nice to be in a hotel room for a day – ‘Oh, nice, I can finally read a paper.’ But then, by the next day, I miss that cacophony, all that life.”

For more from Brad, visit Esquire.com!

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  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    He is so hot. Love this man.

  • Dakota

    Brad Pitt could easily be a male model. He is handsome & sexy with a face and body to make people drool (male & female). He is also a man with a compassionate & loving spirit. Love the JP family!

  • BloodbuzzOhio

    Kurt Cobain, anyone?

  • CM

    What is it about men. So what he was doing before didn’t make him feel like a man? He has to change everything so he can feel good about himself and what he is doing. Give me a break. You give someone everything, and they’ll walk away because it hurts their ego that it was too easy. As if he had it so bad before.

  • plez

    The first picture in all white should have been the cover. He looks so great.

  • Callie

    Yummy!

  • TG

    This man pushes himself to be the best. His parents must be very proud of all he has accomplished. He and Angie are such good people. I wish we had more people like them on this planet.

  • were the morons

    “But then I got burnt out and felt that I was wasting my opportunity. It was a conscious change. This was about a decade ago. It was an epiphany – a decision not to squander my opportunities. It was a feeling of get up. Because otherwise, what’s the point?”

    LOVE that quote.

  • were the morons

    ““I always thought that if I wanted to do a family, I wanted to do it big. I wanted there to be chaos in the house… there’s constant chatter in our house, whether it’s giggling or screaming or crying or banging. I love it. I love it”

    AHHMAZING! Love brad and angie!

  • IMO

    this guy is so OVERRATED. never understood the fuss over him and George Clooney. they’re obviously not unattractive men, but definitely NOT all that. Brad isn’t aging well and his bank account is more attractive than he is.

  • yib

    Laugh but find out from that there is a new thread and can’t help it make me get in trouble u….
    He look hot. Can you clone him angie one for everyone lol
    Love him and best when he’s not in depression talk
    Like the interview and the self analysis answer.love what he said about his life-family . Beauty

  • were the morons

    But damn, I could feel the pain he was suffering 10 years ago, in those quotes, with AHEM…fuggiston.

  • awwwww

    Brad looks so hot in the photoshoot.

  • http://www.rozdujour.com Roz

    What DILF you are BRAD! http://loljam.com/post/960

  • mrst

    William Bradley Pitt!!! He is a renaissance man. God bless the Jolie -Pitts!!!

  • Nina

    Brad is hot. But he would be smoking hot if he cut his hair.

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  • lurker

    so hot love he pic of him smiling

  • Frozoid

    Um, Jared? Can’t you keep birthdays straight? Pitt is 49 and turns 50 in December.

  • lurker

    prayers for the people of oklahoma

  • Dawne

    smokin’ hot; the all white photo is, well, the pose……..s*x personified…….boy does this boy love kids………he and ticky were doomed from day one……sooo different people who wanted entirely different things out of life…….

  • lol

    soo gay!

  • alana

    omg omg um, ok I just want to tackle him..is that wrong?

  • Frenchy

    Yes Brad!

  • BW

    Apparently Brad hates his life ten years ago.

  • alana

    yeah tackle him and take a fistful of that white shirt and not let go. hmm

  • Lucian

    So hot. Knox looks just like Brad.

  • alana

    @BW: who’d a thought? lol

  • Dc

    Love him on the cover – so cool, hot and sexy.

    He’s such a good human being, both him and Angelina, perfect together.

    I’ll bet there’s so much fun in the Jolie-Pitt household. I am so looking forward to seeing WWZ and to see him and hopefully Angelina at the premiere.

    Love ya Brad!

  • ladyb

    I just saw an interview with him with Oprah on her show. This was when he just got married to Jen. You can tell he was stoned. I guess in those days, people don’t speculate if a big star like is using drugs but you can just tell he was high.

  • Ha

    Black and white to hide his face.

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    You know that media and the jen hens will take his ten years quote out of context for sure. But I’m glad Brad is telling the truth. Poor Brad He sure did suffered 10 years ago.

  • Eva

    Gorgeous.

  • vickifromtexas

    he is so gorgeous. the fact that he loves his family so much and he continues to be the best he can be makes him even more attractive.

  • Ha

    Black&White or color, he can’t hide the cheese. I think he might be cheesier than Tom cruise.

  • vickifromtexas

    praying for the people of oklahoma.

  • Ha

    @Media Wh@re MANiston: you know I think the media will barely talk about this interview. This cover photo has been out since last week. LolololoL

  • Ha

    he also can’t hide his ratty weave. Look at that thing looks knotted an raggedy in the back. I am embarressed for his hair stylist.

  • love theJP’s

    Take me for a ride Braaaaaad

  • ?

    Banging eh Brad? That’s a little too personal…..
    Haha just kidding. Sorry, that wasn’t even funny.

  • true fax

    8 yrs is about 10 years ago ,,why yes, yes it is.

  • jeff

    @were the morons: LMFAO true. i guess being stoned out of his mind was the only way to numb maniston’s presence around him.

  • busted

    Finally got to see the pictures. He looks wonderful. sexy for any age. The man just has presence. And you can’t make it happen. He just has it. Brad is talking like anyone You look at your past as a way to the future. And as he said he has never known life to be happier. I don’t get the problem. Ask anyone who is happy in their life and they will tell you the same. Nothing negative in his comments. He loves his life today. That is not a crime to say or admit.

  • MEDIA WH@RE JOLIE

    GUESS JJ DOESN’T CARE SINCE 3 COMMENTS ARE MADE WITH JEN…….

  • lylian

    Mr Sexy!
    .
    Lucky, Lucky Angie!
    .

  • MEDIA WH@RE JOLIE

    NOW FOR THE 3RD LIKE BRANGELINA FAN DO………..

  • Passing Through

    Oooohh…Brad let “Tristan, Sr.” out to play…gonna be a whole lotta wet panties buying this issue…and not, I don’t mean Tampon peeing on herself…

  • kiKi

    Stopped abusing drugs in 03 met Angie late 03 or early 04 is that,right? Always wanted large family ex wife wanted one child

  • bizzy bee

    What a cool dude Brad is. He’s such a great father and loving partner to Angie. What more could you want in a man? I have a strong feeling Knox will look like Brad’s cover when he grows up.

  • African Girl

    Okay, I think I can finally and safely conclude that Knox is all BP!!.
    .
    Genetics is amazing!!!!!!!!
    .
    Lol!!

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