Brad Pitt is frustrated he can't master French - because he loves the country.
The actor regrets not picking up the language as a child - because now he fears he's too old to learn.
The Babel star tells Parade magazine, "I wish there had been an emphasis on learning a foreign language where I grew up. It frustrates the hell out of me.
"I've studied French. I don't speak it. I'm working on it. It's real slow going. Oh, how I suffer. Those synapses never formed."