During an interview in director Spike Lee's New Orleans documentary, "If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise," airing tonight on HBO, Pitt, 46, cannot hide his fury over the 87-day leak and the additional devastation it brought to the Big Easy.
"I was never for the death penalty before; I am willing to look at it again," said the father of six, who owns a home in New Orleans and has worked hard to rebuild the city post-Hurricane Katrina with his Make It Right organization.
The documentary marks the fifth anniversary of Katrina, and while Lee wanted to end the movie on a high note with the New Orleans Saints winning the Super Bowl, he felt it was necessary to include the Gulf oil spill as part of the story.
"That's not to say the citizens have been defeated. Their wills are not going to be broken," said Lee. "They are going to keep moving on."