Brad Pitt says he doesn't ''suck'' at fatherhood.

The 'Fury' star, who has six children, Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, eight, and six-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne with wife Angelia Jolie, admits he is used to his life playing out in the public eye, but insists it doesn't affect his family.

The 50-year-old actor told the November issue of Details magazine: ''I've discovered I don't suck at being a dad.''

Asked about the attention on his family, he said: ''My soul was stolen by the camera so long ago. I don't have to think about it anymore.''

But he added: ''One definition of freedom is the ability to follow your bliss without being watched, recorded, scrutinised.''

The heartthrob, who grew up in Oklahoma, likes to get away from the spotlight by spending time outdoors.

He said: ''I will always be most comfortable in the outdoors. I grew up in the Ozarks - something resembling Mark Twain country. The woods, rivers, bluffs, lakes, and caves have all left an indelible mark on me. And I'm quite reverential when it comes to a tree. On my forearm, I had tattooed 94.9m (311.4ft)-- the height of the largest sequoia.''

Brad also relaxes by riding his motorcycles, despite crashing the first two he ever rode as a child.

He said: ''I first rode at age 7 on my cousin's Honda Mini Trail 50. I tried to jump it and ran it into my grandmother's car. He was severely p***ed off. My first bike was a Kawi 150 enduro. I won it at age 12 in a contest for selling the most pecan log rolls door-to-door after school. I crashed it four weeks later.''

He added: ''I try to carve out time for a solo ride in every country I travel to, from the Highlands of Scotland to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco to the belly of India. I haven't even come close to fulfilling my list--yet. . . . But, in the traffic of L.A. with a helmet on, I'm just another a*****e on the road.''