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Brad Pitt looks otherworldly as he opens up about his health

The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star is in a new reckoning

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Ahad Sanwari
Ahad Sanwari - New York
Senior WriterNew York
June 22, 2022
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Brad Pitt is one of the world's biggest movie stars, but has preferred to keep his personal life and struggles relatively private. However, in a rare move, the actor opened up in a new interview.

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Appearing on the cover of GQ as their July/August global cover star, the actor bared it all about his career, his health, and his philosophies of life.

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He looked almost other-worldly in the photographs for the cover, appearing in a simple button down and pants, accessorized with chains and rings.

Brad lay in a pool of water with his hair slicked back and completely clean shaven, a departure from his recent look, glaring straight at the camera with his piercing blue eyes, magnetic and slightly eerie.

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The star got candid in the interview, opening up about the health changes he made after his divorce from Angelina Jolie in 2016.

Since the split, he has quit drinking, having been sober for about six years now. He talked about attending Alcoholics Anonymous for a year and a half as well and the specific tension it gave him.

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Brad got candid in his interview with GQ (Photo credit: Elizaveta Porodina)

"I had a really cool men's group here that was really private and selective, so it was safe," he revealed. "Because I'd seen things of other people who had been recorded while they were spilling their guts, and that's just atrocious to me."

He even spoke of quitting smoking during the pandemic as he chewed on a nicotine mint, confessing that the process had been hard since he wasn't able to gradually lower the count.

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"I don't have that ability to do just one or two a day," Brad said. "It's not in my makeup. I'm all in. And I'm going to drive into the ground. I've lost my privileges."

While also gushing about his latest projects, he also explained his thoughts on loneliness and feelings of the same, saying: "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. 

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The Oscar winner opened up about his health

"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 July/ August issue of British GQ is available via digital download and on newsstands on 28th June.

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