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Saturday 20 December 2014

Brad Pitt: I let sons watch violent movies

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt says he’d let his sons Maddox and Pax watch his new movie World War Z, despite it being too violent for “some kids”.

The actor says he actually made the apocalyptic zombie movie for the viewing enjoyment of his sons Pax, nine, and Maddox, 11.

The film sees Brad play ex-United Nations Investigator Gerry Lane who is confronted with a worldwide pandemic of zombies.

He doesn’t think the subject matter is inappropriate for his tykes.

"For some kids it definitely is [too violent]," he told USA Today. "It's PG-13. And my kids aren't even 13, my boys. But I know my boys and, again, it's parental guidance. Some will poo-poo me as a father, but I think my kids are coming out all right."

Maddox even makes his movie debut in one of the film’s action sequences, playing a zombie.

However, Brad says his young daughters Zahara, eight, Shiloh, seven, and Vivienne, four, “don’t really care” about the film.

Brad was helping to re-edit the movie when his fiancée Angelina Jolie underwent a preventative double mastectomy and reconstruction after discovering she had an 87 per cent chance of developing breast cancer.

"It is [a] wonderful relief to come through this and not have a specter hanging over our heads," the actor revealed. "To know that that's not going to be something that's going to affect us."

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