"I was too uncomfortable with all the attention," the actor confessed.
Brad Pitt has had one heck of a Hollywood career, as a leading man in some of the great films of the past three decades.
But the "Thelma & Louise" heartthrob recently revealed he wasn't a fan of all his work — nor was he comfortable with the accompanying fame.
During an interview with The New York Times, the 55-year-old dished on why he felt "disappointed" in "Troy" and how he would hide out in the 90's smoking pot to avoid attention.
"I had to do 'Troy' because -- I guess I can say all this now -- I pulled out of another movie and then had to do something for the studio,' the Oscar nominee began.
"So I was put in 'Troy.' It wasn't painful, but I realized that the way that movie was being told was not how I wanted it to be. I made my own mistakes in it," he said. "I was disappointed in it."
Pitt was careful not to center blame on director Wolfgang Petersen; but he said working on the film drove him crazy, because "I could not get out of the middle of the frame."
"Somewhere in it, 'Troy' became a commercial kind of thing. Every shot was like, Here's the hero! There was no mystery."
However every cloud has a silver lining, as the Oklahoma native started seeking work that would create a new arc in his career.
"So about that time I made a decision that I was only going to invest in quality stories, for lack of a better term. It was a distinct shift that led to the next decade of films," Pitt explained.
The self-confidence Pitt needed to ask for better roles at the time, however, wasn't always there in the beginning of his career.
"I didn't feel that way inside. I spent most of the '90s hiding out and smoking pot. I was too uncomfortable with all the attention," Pitt confessed.
He eventually figured out how to rejoin the world and actually enjoy it.
"Then I got to a place where I was aware that I was imprisoning myself. Now I go out and live life, and generally people are pretty cool."
Pitt was just nominated for the Golden Globes' Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his turn as Cliff Booth in "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."
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