Brad Pitt revealed he was conned into hunting for buried treasure under his estate Château Miraval.

In an interview with GQ Magazine, the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star said he spent a year on the “foolish” dig to get the treasure.

However, after almost a year, Pitt finally realized it was all a trick so he would invest in a radar company.

The actor told the publication that he was told there was gold worth millions of dollars  buried under his 1,000-acre estate in Provence.

“I got obsessed,” the 58-year-old actor said before adding, “Like for a year, this was all I could think about, just the excitement of it all.”

Pitt noted, “Maybe it has something to do with where I grew up, because in the Ozark Mountains there were always stories of hidden caches of gold.”

He revealed that he bought the radar equipment for the treasure hunt but never found any gold and realised that whoever told him about it was just seeking investments for a radar company.

The year-long hunt later proved to be “pretty foolish in the end,” he admitted. “It was just the hunt that was exciting.”

Pitt is suing ex-wife Angelina Jolie for illegally selling her share of the Château Miraval without consulting with him first. 

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