In his new film, "Fury," Brad Pitt plays Wardaddy, a World War II U.S. tank commander doing bloody battle in Germany. And the actor is familiar with weapons offscreen as well.
“There’s a rite of passage where I grew up of inheriting your ancestors’ weapons,” the Oklahoma-born, Missouri-raised Pitt told The Radio Times, according to The Independent. “My brother got my dad’s. I got my grandfather’s shotgun when I was in kindergarten.
"The positive is that my father instilled in me a profound and deep respect for the weapon," Pitt said. He also related that he was given an air gun at age 4.
It's not the first time Pitt has revealed a fondness for weapons.
"America is a country founded on guns," he told the Daily Mail in 2012, just weeks after the shooting at a Colorado showing of "The Dark Knight." "It’s in our DNA. It’s very strange but I feel better having a gun. I really do. I don’t feel safe, I don’t feel the house is completely safe, if I don’t have one hidden somewhere. That’s my thinking, right or wrong."
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