Hollywood's New Brat Pack Redefines Giving Back

11/12/2010 03:52 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Stephanie Strom The New York Times

THE telephone connection was fuzzy, ruffled around the edges by Hurricane Tomas, bearing down on Haiti, where Sean Penn had agreed to an interview from the tent in a refugee camp where he was living.

"We've been battening down the hatches in the camp and doing as much emergency preparedness as we can," Mr. Penn said. "But no one can be adequately prepared for a strong hurricane hit."

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