The "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" star is now one of Tinseltown's most eligible elder statesmen, and has been linked to a host of stars including Jennifer Lawrence, Sienna Miller, Kate Hudson, and Charlize Theron, as well as architecture professor Neri Oxman.
However, he says he's always shocked to read about his latest romance when he stumbles upon a story about his love life.
"I don't go out of my way to avoid it (press stories about him); I just don't seek it out," he tells The New York Times magazine. "I don't know how many women they've said I've been dating the last two or three years, and none of it's true."
Brad, 55, says an early incident in which he found his face being used as cat litter has coloured his attitude to the media.
"When I first started my career, I was in USA Today," he explains. "I was pretty pleased with myself. Two days after it came out, I go over to a friend-of-a-friend's house. In the kitchen I look down and there's a litter box for the cat - and there's my piece in USA Today with a cat turd on top of it. That pretty much defines it."
However, the heartthrob admitted he now feels more comfortable with his pin-up status as one of Hollywood's most desired stars.
"I spent most of the '90s hiding out and smoking pot," he adds. "I was too uncomfortable with all the attention. Then I got to a place where I was aware that I was imprisoning myself. Now I go out and live life, and generally people are pretty cool."