07/29/2009 AT 08:00 AM EDT
He's on top of the world as the most envied man in stardom, but Brad Pitt
wants the public to understand that it can be a tougher life than they imagine.
"It's so tough being an actor," Pitt, 45, joked at the Berlin premiere of Inglourious Basterds
Tuesday night – nattily dressed in a Tom Ford gun metal grey suit, silver tie and white shirt. "Sometimes they bring you coffee, and sometimes it's cold, and sometimes you don't have a chair to sit on."
But with six young ones and partner Angelina Jolie
at home, he does get early nights when not working. "I'm a dad now – my partying ends at 6 p.m.," he told the Daily Mail
Hard work or not, Pitt clearly felt at ease in Berlin, where the Quentin Taratino-helmed film was shot and he and his family lived during filming. "It's always
great to be here and I have a lot of friends here," he told a reporter from Bunte
magazine. He also knows how to relax, German-style, when out past his 6 o'clock "curfew." Eyewitnesses report that Pitt sauntered into the screening with a beer in his hand.
Reporting by KAREN NICKEL ANHALT