Brad Pitt clears up retirement statements

Actor Brad Pitt poses for a portrait during the 36th Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 in Toronto, (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri)
Carlo Allegri
Actor Brad Pitt poses for a portrait during the 36th Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 10, 2011 in Toronto,
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(CBS) Is Brad Pitt going to quit acting? Say it isn't so. The 47-year-old "Moneyball" actor made headlines this week after hinting that he may retire from acting soon. Three years, to be exact.

When asked by the Australian TV program "60 Minutes" how much longer he will be in the acting business, Pitt said, "Three years," adding, "I am really enjoying the producing side and development of stories and putting those pieces together...Getting stories to the plate that might have had a tougher times otherwise."

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Pitt later clarified his comments at a press conference in South Korea, according to The Daily Telegraph. "I wasn't actually putting an exact deadline on my expiration date [in Australia's "60 Minutes" interview], but I see it coming," he said. "I just have other interests and I do quite enjoy the production side."

Based on his latest movie endeavors, it definitely sounds as though Pitt is enjoying his time behind the camera. He's currently listed as a producer for the upcoming films "World War Z," "Voyage of Time" and "The Normal Heart."

Pitt has been in the acting game for a while. He got his start in the late '80s with roles on such TV shows as "Dallas," "Growing Pains," "Head of the Class" and "21 Jump Street." His breakthrough film, "Thelma & Louise," came out in 1991.

As for his personal life, Pitt suggested that he and Angelina Jolie may add to their family. When asked how big he wants his brood to be, Pitt said, "Uh, you know, I don't know that we're finished. I don't know yet. I don't know.