Brad Pitt Is a ‘W’ Cover Boy

After forking over pictures of his breastfeeding wife to the mag., Brad Pitt had to dig deep to find something new to reveal to W magazine.

But the 45-year-old actor/tabloid fixation has more to get off his chest. Pitt graces the cover of W’s February issue (thankfully, not breastfeeding, but rocking a sweet ‘stache).  When he’s not denying that he cheated on his ex-wife with his current baby mama, he dishes on a variety of issues. Such as…

On attending Barack Obama’s acceptance speech in Chicago’s Grant Park on election night: “It was just total jubilation. It was the best rock concert that I’ve ever been to. Really. I could just feel it in the air. All the boulevards were closed afterward, and so we walked a half hour to the hotel. Everyone was just on a high.”

On his late ’90s “slacker” period: “[I was] spending too much time smoking things I shouldn’t be. I was asking, What’s it about? It couldn’t just be wanting a successful movie or something. Then I got more engaged, started studying more and [my] interests blossomed.”

On his support for the “No on Prop 8″ campaign: “People who are against gay marriage do not understand the very freedoms that they themselves are enjoying. What if someone said, ‘Sorry, no Christianity here? No Judaism. Certainly no Mormons.’ No one would stand for that, and I wouldn’t allow anyone to say that either. I’d fight them in the same way.”

On the extensive daily makeup session required for his most recent movie, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: “I got to help design [the looks] a little bit. I’d go, ‘I don’t really like what’s happening here with the jowls. Let’s kick these back a little bit.’ I’m sure that time will not be that graceful with me.”

On escaping fame on two wheels: “[My motorcycle helmet] is my anonymity. With it, I’m just another a**hole on the streets.”