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Brad Pitt puts a stop to Hollywood career
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11:20, December 17, 2007

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Brad Pitt is devoted himself to resurrecting New Orleans.

The actor says he has no film projects underway, and he is doing all he can to help the city recover from Hurricane Katrina.

"This is my project," he said earlier this month, sitting at a table on a tiled slab where Katrina's flood pushed a house off its foundation in the Lower 9th Ward more than two years ago. He said he and Angelina Jolie and their children planned to spend the holidays in New Orleans.

Few stand out as much as Pitt, who has made a personal and financial commitment to rebuilding shattered neighborhoods.

He and Jolie bought a home in the French Quarter. He has pledged more than 5 million U.S. dollars to rebuild one of the city's most devastated neighborhoods and has spent countless hours listening to residents' needs.

He said after the launch earlier this month of Make It Right, the Pitt-backed project to rebuild 150 homes in the Lower 9th Ward.

The slow recovery from Katrina's destruction in August 2005 has attracted many celebrities, among them Sean Penn, Denis Leary, Kirstie Alley, Ellen Degeneres and New Orleans native musicians Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis.

Source: China Daily/Agencies

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