USMagazine, Sunday, October 14, 2012, 7:30am (PDT)
Brad Pitt still hasn't said very much about his wedding plans with Angelina Jolie. One subject he opened up about a bit more on Friday? Drugs.
"I'm Brad Pitt and I'm a drug addict," the Killing Them Softly star, 48, joked, laughing, at Friday's The House We Live In screening in Los Angeles, where he introduced filmmaker Eugene Jarecki, whose new documentary investigates the drug epidemic in the U.S.
Slamming efforts to squash the illegal drug trade in the U.S. the star said at Friday's event: "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're looking for, give me 24 hours or so. And yet we still support this, I have to say, this charade called the drug war."
The actor-humanitarian continued of the "drug war": "We've spent a trillion dollars, it's lasted, it's gone on, for over 40 years - a lot of people have lost their lives for it. And we still talk about it like it's a success. And yet it's a flawed, a backwards system/strategy that actually perpetuates itself."