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Brad Pitt Reveals That 'For a long time I thought I did too much damage -- drug damage. ... I spent years effing off' Esquire

Brad Pitt reveals that a lot of his former life "scares him," in the upcoming June/July issue of Esquire magazine.

Pitt says he really didn't straighten out his life until about a decade ago, which is about when he was filming "Troy."

A press release emailed to reporters in advance of Esquire's release on newsstands May 31, 2013, quotes Pitt as saying, "I’m two credits short of graduating college. Two credits. All I had to do was write a paper. What kind of guy is that? That guy scares me -- the guy who always leaves a little on his plate. For a long time I thought I did too much damage -- drug damage. 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 fucking off. But then I got burnt out and felt that I was wasting my opportunity. It was a conscious change. This was about a decade ago. It was an epiphany -- a decision not to squander my opportunities. It was a feeling of get up. Because otherwise, what’s the point?”