Brad Pitt is not the same person he was 20 years ago.
Has being married to Angelina Jolie changed the actor's views regarding commitment? "I wouldn't say [marriage is] just a title," the star says three months after his wedding. "There's more to it than that."
And yet, the newlywed doesn't say much more about his bride in excerpts from British GQ's November 2014 issue. Pitt does, however, recall his on-set argument with Fury co-stars Shia LaBeouf and Scott Eastwood in great detail.
"We were driving down the road, I'm in the turret, Shia is at the other turret, and Scott is on the back, spitting juice. And I'm starting to get pissed off, I'm starting to get hot, because this is our home, he's disrespecting our home, you know? So I said, in the scene with the cameras rolling, 'You're going to clean that s--t up.' Shia clocks it, and you have to understand, we've been through severe boot camp already. We've been through a lot in this tank. Shia saw it and felt the same—he's disrespecting our home," the actor, 50, tells the magazine. "So, Shia had the same reaction I did and started having some words...Then I had to get in after the cameras were rolling and explain it to Scotty, you know."
Eastwood, however, was simply doing his job. "The funny thing is, when we got home at the end of the day and read the script, it said Scotty's character is 'chewing tobacco and spitting it on the back of the tank,'" Pitt explains. "He was just doing as instructed in the script! So we were the knobs in the end."
On-set tensions aside, Pitt applauds LaBeouf's performance in Fury. "Oh, I love this boy. He's one of the best actors I've ever seen. He's full-on commitment, man. He's living it like no one else, let me tell you," the actor raves. "I've been fortunate to work with a lot of great actors. He's one of the best I've seen."
While LaBeouf often uses Twitter to promote his personal and work-related endeavors, Pitt won't follow his lead. "Listen, I see a benefit in it. You could, you know, combat the misconceptions of the misquotes immediately," the actor explains. "And if I'd have had that in my younger days, I'd have used it...because I felt quite used, and completely misunderstood, and misread, and not given the benefit of the doubt."
"You know, I felt that a lot in my first years," the World War Z star adds. "I would have brought some logic to the table, and brought it immediately. But now, at this point, I don't want to bother with it."
So, what's next for the movie star?
Pitt, who says he's open to doing a TV show, has "been slowing down for a while" and "transitioning to other things." He adds, "I do want to spend more time with my kids before they're grown up and gone." Perhaps that explains why his good friend George Clooney recently called Pitt "unreachable." Asked to comment on the Gravity star's assessment of his character, Pitt responds, "Well, you know, George is extremely accessible. He's one of our best representatives. He's funny as s--t. He's a joy to be around."
"I guess maybe I'm more of a miserable bastard," he says with a laugh. "I'm a bit of a loner you know? I'm more quiet by nature. And coming from, you know, hillbilly country, I'm probably more reserved."
But is Pitt happy? "I've always believed happiness is overrated, you know? It's those difficult times that inform the next wonderful time, and it's a series of trade-offs, of events, of wins and losses," he says.