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Brad Pitt's losing enthusiasm

entertainment Updated: Dec 22, 2011 19:56 IST

Actor Brad Pitt feels he is losing enthusiasm with age and that he felt more optimistic when he was younger.

"I was more optimistic and naive when I was younger and I arrived in Los Angeles with a few hundred dollars in my pocket and took any odd job I could find, then worked as an extra before I started to get acting jobs," quoted the 47-year-old as saying.

Pitt"I gradually grew more cynical and realistic about the world, and in some ways I'm sorry I lost some of that openness and enthusiasm," he added.

However, the actor admits that being a father has helped him regain some of his youthful zest.

"Being a father and being part of my own family has rekindled a lot of that lost spirit although I still have a naggingly realistic outlook on things," says the actor, who raises six children with partner Angelina Jolie.