Over his illustrious movie career, Brad Pitt has shown why he is one of Hollywood's most talented stars by playing a variety of characters from good guys to bad, but whenever it came to portraying someone with a firearm, not a lot of acting was required.

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Pitt has been a gun owner nearly all his life

Pitt, who is thought of as one of the most liberal A-Listers, recently made a rather shocking revelation when promoting his new war drama 'Fury' with the U.K.'s Radio Times, he admitted to inheriting and owning a gun while in kindergarten.

"There's a rite of passage where I grew up of inheriting your ancestors' weapons," he explained. "My brother got my dad's. I got my grandfather's shotgun when I was in kindergarten."

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Pitt further elaborated that he was initially handed an air gun, but around 6 years-old his parents gave him the shotgun. And only two years later, the veteran actor admitted he fired his first handgun.

"The positive is that my father instilled in me a profound and deep respect for the weapon," Pitt said, while also revealing he doesn't feel comfortable unless there is a firearm in the home he shares with his wife, Angelina Jolie, and their children.

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This isn't the first instance Pitt has gushed about being a gun owner, in 2012 be told the Daily Mail, "America is a country founded on guns. It's in our DNA."

"It's very strange, but I feel better having a gun," he added. "I don't feel the house is completely safe if I don't have one hidden somewhere. That's my thinking, right or wrong."