updated 05/16/2011 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 05/16/2011 AT 10:35 AM ET
“I think of everything I do now that my kids are going to see when they grow up and how are they going to feel,” the star, 47, told reporters Monday at the Cannes Film Festival. “But they know me as a dad and I hope they’ll just think of me as a pretty damn good actor.”
Pitt plays a father bringing up his family in 1950s Texas in Terrence Malick’s long-awaited film, which also costars Sean Penn, and arrives in U.S. theaters on May 27. And he hinted that his own childhood was hardly free of issues.