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Fame didn't save Pitt from depression

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IN the 1990s, Brad Pitt went from playing unfeasibly handsome characters in low-budget films, to playing unfeasibly handsome characters in big-budget films. He enjoyed critical and commercial success in hits such as Interview with the Vampire and Fight Club and embarked on a much-publicised romance with fellow star Gwyneth Paltrow.

But the actor's admission that he suffered from de- pression during his rise to fame has highlighted the fact that even those who appear to have it all are not immune to the condition.

Pitt opened up in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, in which he spoke of heavy marijuana use. "I was hiding out from the celebrity thing; I was smoking way too much dope; I was sitting on the couch and just turning into a doughnut; I really got irritated with myself."

A trip to Casablanca in the late 1990s, where the actor said he saw "poverty to an extreme I had never witnessed before," shocked him into seeking help.

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