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Brad Pitt chatted with The Today Show about his new movie 12 Years A Slave, and when asked how passionate he was about his latest project, he said, “It’s one of those few films that cuts to the base of our humanity. And it was not until I saw Solomon Northup’s story that I fully, fully grasp[ed] the utter horror of losing your freedom or denying another one their freedom, taking their freedom, splitting their family apart.”

On whether it's something he'll show his children, Pitt said "absolutely," but that he'll wait until they get a little bit older. "My eldest I would right now," he said. "I'd rather the others get a little bit older and understand the dynamics of the world a little bit more."

So what about turning the big 5-0 in December? "So far I haven't minded a bit so no complaints," Pitt said with a smile. But is it just us, or is he really starting to show his age?