Brad Pitt is one of Hollywood’s most popular celebrities, and his career has left him constantly in the spotlight, but his heart lies elsewhere.
Pitt is a passionate outdoorsman and during his recent interview with Details magazine, he revealed how his soul has been stolen by the camera long ago — but he no longer lets it get him down.
“My soul was stolen by the camera so long ago, I don’t have to think about it anymore,” he told the publication. “One definition of freedom is the ability to follow your bliss without being watched, recorded, scrutinized.”
And one of the ways that the World War Z actor can escape the madness of showbiz is in the outdoors.
“I will always be most comfortable in the outdoors. I grew up in the Ozarks — something resembling Mark Twain country. The woods, rivers, bluffs, lakes and caves have all left an indelible mark on me. And I’m quite reverential when it comes to a tree,” Pitt revealed, adding, “On my forearm, I had tattooed 94.9m (311.4ft) — the height of the largest sequoia.”
Pitt is clearly a very free-spirited individual, and his love of exploration is facilitated by his passion for motorcycles.
“I first rode at age 7 on my cousin’s Honda Mini Trail 50. I tried to jump it and ran it into my grandmother’s car. He was severely pissed off,” Pitt recalled. “My first bike was a Kawi 150 Enduro. I won it at age 12 in a contest for selling the most pecan log rolls door to door after school. I crashed it four weeks later.”
And motorcycles were not just a thing of Pitt’s childhood; he still tries to fit time into his busy schedule to ride.
“I try to carve out time for a solo ride in every country I travel to, from the Highlands of Scotland to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco to the belly of India. I haven’t even come close to fulfilling my list — yet… But in the traffic of LA with a helmet on, I’m just another asshole on the road.”