October 15, 2012
Brad Pitt: 'I could get any drug I wanted in 24 hours'
Actor talks about his drugs past at 'The House I Live In' premiere
Brad Pitt has candidly talked about his drug-taking past while promoting a new film he executive produced called The House I Live In.
The documentary film takes a hard look at the US war on drugs and, speaking at the premiere in Los Angeles, Pitt confessed his experiences with drugs, reports the Huffington Post.
Pitt told the audience: "My drug days are long since passed but it's certainly true that I could probably land in any city in any state and get you whatever you wanted. I could find anything you were looking for. Give me 24 hours or so."
The actor went on to take a shot at the so-called war on drugs, a term coined by US President Richard Nixon in 1972. "We still support this charade called the drug war," he added, "We have spent a trillion dollars. It's lasted for over 40 years. A lot of people have lost their lives for it. And yet we still talk about it like it's this success."
The House I Live In, directed by Eugene Jarecki, looks at how the US war on drugs has developed since 1972 and how drugs affect the day-to-day life of Americans today.
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