Brad Pitt Regrets Dropping Out of Mizzou

Categories: Mizzou

Brad Pitt, full of regret.
Brad Pitt wishes he did not drop out of the University of Missouri.

Why? Because who would do such a foolish thing? What kind of guy would just give up on academics?

Pitt, who grew up in Springfield -- where his parents still live -- opens up about his loneliness and his unfinished academic career in the upcoming issue of Esquire.

It's a must-read, Missouri!

Pitt, who was apparently studying journalism at Mizzou, has said he dropped out two weeks before he finished. Two credits left. One paper away from graduation.

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He says in the Esquire interview -- which hits the stands next week -- that he wishes he had just finished his studies.

via Facebook / Esquire

Here's an excerpt apparently referencing his Mizzou days, courtesy of Yahoo, h/t Joe Holleman:

I'd get so far, and then want to do something else. I mean, 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.

Quite scary! And clearly a huge mistake, Brad. What were you thinking?

Because we know you readers are now very curious about Pitt's interest in journalism, here's a transcript excerpt from a past interview with NPR's Terry Gross of Fresh Air when he spoke about his time at Mizzou (via Poynter):

TG: You studied journalism in college. What did you expect to become?

BP: I wasn't really sure. i was just investigating for myself -- they have one of the best J-schools in the country.

TG: This is, where?

BP: University of Missouri.


BP: It just came to the time of graduation and everyone -- all my friends were committing to jobs -- and I just realized I was not ready for that yet.... I packed up my car. I didn't graduate -- I had two weeks left -- and I moved out to LA.

TG: Why didn't you finish those two weeks? I mean, two weeks is a blink of an eye.

BP: ....I just felt I was done; I was done with it. I knew where I wanted to go. I had a direction. I always liked those moments of epiphany when you have the next destination.

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Meg Ante
Meg Ante

Random negative comment for no reason.

Sharon Shamin
Sharon Shamin

Seems like it was the right choice to me. Now he can afford the tuition.

Marita Donalds
Marita Donalds

Haha ... He dropped out because he has 'Prosopagnosia' or 'Face-Blindness'!! That's what he diagnosed himself with in a recent interview, as to the cause why he is rude to people!!! Sounds 'nucking futs' to me! Lol! I think he wants some of the attention Angelina is getting right now!! What a Putz ......!!

Michael Mytzlplyk
Michael Mytzlplyk

And how is that news and what does it have to do with the Riverfront ?

Mary Poletti
Mary Poletti

My boyfriend & I are calling shenanigans on the "dropping out with two weeks left" part. Just sayin'z

CJ Seals
CJ Seals

Who cares about the self absorbed ass...........really, there are better things to write about in STL.


I found out that brad pitt lived in my neighborhood for a bit and went to elementary school where my kids went in pattonville.

jaco1175 topcommenter

He wasn't feeling fulfilled because he wasn't yet committed to a titless homewrecking skank. Now he is fulfilled.

Carl Campbell
Carl Campbell

yeah he can wipe his tears with all those $100 bills

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