Brad Pitt: 'I'm Sick of Hearing about Myself'
July 17, 2006

Brad Pitt is jumping back in front of the cameras this month in "Ocean's 13." But right now, Pitt is on a very different mission, which includes rebuilding New Orleans.

"Extra's" Jerry Penacoli got the scoop on the sexy actor after he opened up for the first time on fatherhood, Angelina and his passionate new mission.

So how is Dad Brad adapting to fatherhood? "It certainly takes the focus off yourself, which I'm really grateful for," he admitted. "I'm so tired of thinking about myself."

Pitt sat down with NBC's Ann Curry in New Orleans where he shared his brand new environmentally friendly Hurricane Katrina relief building project. "It's a bit shocking; it's a bit disturbing that people haven't received the money yet," he admitted.

The trip to the Big Easy comes nearly one year after Katrina ransacked the Gulf coast, but Brad didn't come empty-handed: so far, he's donated $100,000 to partner with Global Green, a non-profit environmentally efficient housing project.

But don't think Brad is using his celebrity for cheap publicity: "I don't think it's just celebrities," he said. "It's just people; we're just talking about people helping people."

While Brad may be changed forever by his humanitarian efforts, he's been impacted even more by his role as a dad.

Brad calls fatherhood the "best thing I've ever done. You can write a book, you can make a movie, you can paint a painting, but having kids is the most extraordinary thing I've ever taken on."

While Angelina Jolie has been busy with their three children, she still managed to strike a pose for St. John's new clothing campaign.

In true Jolie-Pitt fashion, the money made from the gorgeous photo is going straight to children's charities.

So, why are Brad and Angie so set on giving? The sexy star gave Ann Curry some perspective on why they are overjoyed to help the less fortunate: "I've really had a very fortunate life; it's time for me to share that a bit."

Brad will share even more of his New Orleans mission with Ann Curry, Tuesday on "Today."


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