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Brad Pitt Dropped out of J-School Two Weeks Before Graduation

After Matt Lauer‘s “Today” show interview aired Thursday, actor Brad Pitt went on NPR’s “Fresh Air” where the Missouri native talked about his days at the University of Missouri journalism school:

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

Brad Pitt: I wasn’t really sure. I was just investigating for myself — they have one of the best J-schools in the country.

Gross: This is, where?

Pitt: University of Missouri… 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 L.A.

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

Pitt: …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.

(h/t Romenesko)

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