Tim Robbins Recorded 'Midlife Crisis' AlbumSpeaking candidly with BBC's Radio 4, Tim Robbins said the trying times after his split with Susan Sarandon pushed him to record a collection of songs about the matter.

"A midlife crisis -- I think we all go through something, it's inevitable," Robbins, 51, is quoted in the Daily Telegraph. "It's when you pass 40, inherently we double our age when we think about life. You start thinking about how many years you've got left. 'What the hell am I doing here?' I asked myself. 'What is it that will make you happy? What is it you have not done that you will regret not doing?' "

Recording an album was apparently one facet of his new sense of purpose -- the 'Shawshank Redemption' and 'Mystic River' star will release a record later this year. "I was thinking about calling it 'The Midlife Crisis Album', but then I thought that's not going to sell any copies. Then I thought, 'How about Songs of Love and Misery'?"