updated 12/17/2013 AT 5:25 PM ET
•originally published 12/18/2013 AT 6:30 AM ET
He might need a fire extinguisher to put out all 50 candles on his birthday cake, but Brad Pitt, who celebrates the milestone on Wednesday, has something else remember this birthday by – he’s now eligible to join AARP.
“Acclaimed Actor, Producer, Humanitarian, and Family Man, Mr. Pitt Joins the Club” reads a line on the mock cover.
“I want to make sure I’m doing things of value – that mean something to me,” he said. “Make sure I’m doing things I’ve always wanted to try. And make sure I’m not doing things I don’t want to do. Because I’m very conscious of time; I know it’s limited.”
One person he won’t be asking for advice – his pal George Clooney, who is 52.
“He’s too old. We live different lives,” Pitt laughed. “What can he tell me? Other than how to protect my liver!”