Brad Pitt Reveals What Made Him Cry For the First Time in 20 Years

December 4, 2019

Brad Pitt is finally letting himself feel all of his emotions.

The 55-year-old sat down with his “Legends of the Fall” co-star Anthony Hopkins in a new interview and opened up about not shedding a tear for two decades.

"I am quite famously a not-crier," Pitt told Hopkins in Interview magazine.

"Is that a term? I hadn’t cried in, like, 20 years, and now I find myself, at this latter stage, much more moved — moved by my kids, moved by friends, moved by the news. Just moved. I think it’s a good sign. I don’t know where it’s going, but I think it’s a good sign."

And while his six children with ex-wife Angelina Jolie helped him finally get in touch with his feelings, the actor’s recent sobriety has also been a catalyst to seeing things differently.

“Well, I just saw it as a disservice to myself, as an escape,” Pitt confessed of his past substance abuse issues.

Following his high-profile and contentious break-up with Jolie, Pitt disclosed he had given up drinking and found solace in attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

“I’m realizing, as a real act of forgiveness for myself for all the choices that I’ve made that I’m not proud of, that I value those missteps, because they led to some wisdom, which led to something else,” he added.

“You can’t have one without the other. I see it as something I’m just now getting my arms around at this time in my life.”

Pitt is now focused on moving past the error of his ways and finding redemption.

“I think we’re living in a time where we’re extremely judgmental and quick to treat people as disposable,” he said.

"We’ve always placed great importance on the mistake. But the next move, what you do after the mistake, is what really defines a person.”

Pitt and Jolie have had their share of ups and downs since splitting in 2016 and still haven’t finalized all their divorce proceedings.

There also still seems to be some animosity between the two as Jolie recently revealed how her desire to live abroad have been put on hold because "right now I’m having to base where their father chooses to live."