Brad Pitt has revealed he is planning to take some time off work to spend with his family.

The father-of-six - who recently said he and fiancee Angelina Jolie had been too busy to set a date for their wedding - has been in Cannes promoting his new film Killing Them Softly, but admitted he is ready to have a break from work.

Brad said: "It just doesn't happen back to back to back. You need time off to refuel and to be inspired again. There's no greater inspiration than family."

He added: "Right now, I'm just attracted to being a dad. Film-wise, we get to do this thing and I feel very fortunate to get to do this. So I want to contribute to the art form. I think the films have to speak to our time and be authentic in their approach."

The 48-year old actor - who runs production company Plan B, which produced Killing Them Softly - added that he is looking to spend more time behind the camera.

He said: "I'm focusing more on producing this year than getting in front of the camera."

Brad added that he's particularly excited about producing the next film from Shame director Steve McQueen.