Brad Pitt clarifies retirement at 50 not ‘exact deadline’

Updated: Nov 16, 2011, 19:01 PM IST

New York: Brad Pitt who shocked fans by saying he would quit acting when he turns 50, has clarified his comments saying that he hasn’t put ‘an exact deadline’ on retirement.

Earlier, in an interview on the Australian version of “60 Minutes,” Pitt said his days in front of the camera are counted, adding that he hoped to switch his focus to producing movies.

While promoting his latest film ‘Moneyball,’ Pitt said his retirement plans were not as definite as they were perceived to be, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“I wasn’t putting an exact deadline on my expiration date, but I just see it coming and I do have an interest in the producing side,” The New York Post quoted him as saying.

He said his movie-star clout could allow him, as a producer, to tell “complex stories that might have difficulty getting made in the current system”.