The Straits Times
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Published on Nov 29, 2012
 

Nearing 50, a heightened perspective for Brad Pitt

 
 

NEW YORK (AP) - The face is hardly wrinkled and the long blond locks appear unchanged, but Brad Pitt, who will turn 49 in December, is increasingly preoccupied with the passage of time and the thought that his rarefied place in movies is fleeting.

It's now been more than 20 years since Pitt broke out as the heartthrob of Thelma & Louise.

While nothing has diminished his status as one of the few genuine movie stars on the planet, Pitt says he's now working as if an expiration date lurks.

"I'm definitely past halfway," says Pitt. "I think about it very much as a father. You just want to be around to see (your children) do everything. If I have so many days left, how am I filling those days? I've been agonising over that one a bit like I never have before."