Brad Pitt Talks Drug Use and Depression in New Interview

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By Kris Coombs , Christian Post Contributor
January 25, 2012|3:20 pm

In a very personal interview, Oscar-nominated actor Brad Pitt opened up on his past use of Marijuana and bout with depression following his new found stardom.

Pitt, 48, is once again nominated for Best Actor at this year's Academy Awards for his role in "Moneyball." But things weren't always easy for the star.

"I got really sick of myself at the end of the 1990s," Pitt told the Hollywood Reporter magazine. "I was hiding out from the celebrity thing, I was smoking way too much dope, I was sitting on the couch and just turning into a doughnut and I really got irritated with myself."

Pitt also opened up about his partner and mother to his six children, actress Angelina Jolie.

"They understand Mommy and Daddy work in stories and work in movies and they understand movies just for that," Pitt said of his children. I want them to find them on their own when they're a bit older and I can see what they mean to them then."

The "Thelma and Louise" actor also joked about his pal and fellow Oscar nominee for Best Actor this year, George Clooney.

"He does so much behind and in front of the camera, I should give him all the trophies," Pitt told the magazine.

"These projects spent years in gestation, with many stops and starts, a whole lot of people involved, even people putting their jobs on the line," Pitt told Entertainment Weekly after the nominations were announced on Tuesday. "So this is it, a great honor for everyone involved."

This is Pitt's third Oscar nomination. The actor received a Best Supporting Actor nod for "Twelve Monkeys" in 1995, and a Best Actor nomination in 2008's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."

Pitt also stars in "Tree of Life," which is nominated for Best Picture.

"I was working on both films from their inception," Pitt told EW. "And just what it took to get to the screen - all the artists and all the craftsmen, all the great talented people. And I'm just so happy that "Tree of Life" wasn't forgotten."

 

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