For our new cover, we celebrate America’s national parks—and have an intense, revealing conversation—with Hollywood’s leading man.

For the summer issue of GQ Style, we did what Americans have been doing for 100-plus years: We road tripped through our country’s great national parks. Over the course of eight days, we took cover star Brad Pitt and photographer Ryan McGinley to White Sands National Monument, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, and Everglades National Park for a tumble across some of America’s most sublime terrain. The result is a trio of distinct covers and a gripping 40-page portfolio that captures the parks’ awesome beauty and paints an intimate and emotional portrait of the actor. Then writer Michael Paterniti visited Pitt at his home in LA, where the duo had a raw and reflective conversation. In the first interview Pitt has given since his split with Angelina Jolie, he digs deep on love, loss, fatherhood, and how to move forward after things fall apart.