But, he hasn't always been the family man he is today. In an interview in Esquire's June/July issue, the World War Z star opens up about his history with drugs and why he decided to move forward with his life.
"For a long time I thought I did too much damage—drug damage," he says. "I was a bit of a drifter. A guy who felt he grew up in something of a vacuum and wanted to see things, wanted to be inspired. I followed that other thing. I spent years f--king off. But then I got burnt out and felt that I was wasting my opportunity."
Then, Pitt says "about a decade ago" he made "a conscious change."
"It was an epiphany—a decision not to squander my opportunities," he says. "It was a feeling of, 'Get up.' Because otherwise, what's the point?"
Now, the 49-year-old father of six is proud of the direction he's taken his life in. "I have a handful of close friends and I have my family and I haven't known life to be any happier," he says. "I'm making things. I just haven't known life to be any happier.
"I always thought that if I wanted to do a family, I wanted to do it big," he says. "I wanted there to be chaos in the house...There's constant chatter in our house, whether it's giggling or screaming or crying or banging. I love it. I love it. I love it. I hate it when they're gone. I hate it. Maybe it's nice to be in a hotel room for a day—–‘Oh, nice, I can finally read a paper.' But then, by the next day, I miss that cacophony, all that life."
Sounds like the Jolie-Pitt household is a fun place to be!