She’s a newlywed mother of six, a superstar with little trace of the diva, a woman who bears witness to the terrible things people do even as she continues to celebrate the human spirit. Whether advocating for refugees or directing the forthcoming World War II survival epic, Unbroken, Angelina Jolie lets Janine Di Giovanni accompany her around the globe, discussing kids, marriage, war, and the hero she just lost. Sydney, Australia – December 2013 On an early-summer day on Cockatoo Island, a slender woman in a sun hat stands on a dusty film set. With one hand shielding her eyes, […]
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Angelina Jolie’s penetrating eyes are filling with tears. “I don’t want to cry, and I’m not going to cry in front of you,” she vows, quickly regaining her composure. The actress-filmmaker is choked up over the recent death of Louis Zamperini — a man who meant a great deal to her, and is the subject of her most significant directorial effort yet, Unbroken. Zamperini, a former Olympic runner, was on a World War II search-and-rescue mission when his plane went down in the Pacific. He was lost at sea for 47 days before being sent to a Japanese prison camp. […]
Bringing malevolent ‘Maleficent’ to life, doing some good in the world — and those ’50 Shades’ rumors Beware the unloved. If there is a lesson to be learned about the cruelest among us, it might be that one. Most villains, when you find them in real life, are born from pain, and pour it back on the world to keep from drowning in it. A few are heartless sociopaths who derive their power from persecution, and care about nothing else in the world but their own force of will. And some are just mad they didn’t get a party invitation. […]
I came across an interesting phenomenon sometime last year. It actually was a bit of a surprise, but the more I talked to people about it, the more I discovered there’s this interesting gap when it comes to Angelina Jolie.
It took shape during her downtime, when the kids were asleep, and became a career-altering passion. Now, as Angelina Jolie’s screenwriting and feature directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, hits theaters, the 36-year-old star is feeling more vulnerable than ever before. On Malta, Jolie tells how a tale of love and war in 1990s Bosnia took her far outside her comfort zone—and why Brad Pitt thinks it will make her a nightmare. It was a secret project, something she did for herself, when no one was photographing, suggesting, or looking over her shoulder. Every evening, after the […]
The Tourist is a nearly flawless film. Which is not to say it’s the best move I’ve ever seen, or great or wonderful or epic. It simply means there wasn’t anything wrong with it, nothing that
The most significant thing to say about this movie is that it would have been terrible if Tom Cruise had starred in it as originally planned. Because he’s good at being a pop icon and worked
Wanted is seriously badass. If nothing else, you kind of have to love that about it.
The movie follows Wesely Gibson (James McAvoy) essentially through a journey of discovering who
She’s a human rights advocate and, in summer action flick Wanted, a remorseless killer. In a frank interview, the star with the disarming and dangerous persona talks about sex, tattoos, motherhood, war, and peace Think it’s difficult finding a Father’s Day present for the man in your life? Try being Angelina Jolie. ”Brad is the hardest person to shop for,” she says while checking out a window display of Corum watches at the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat in the south of France. ”He has impeccable design taste. And whenever he sees something he likes, he buys it for himself.” Pitt’s most […]
There is a question people ask when they hear you’ve met with Angelina Jolie. It is not about her work in Darfur, her work with children orphaned by AIDS. It’s this: Is she…sexy? Her sexiness is supposed to be larger than life, but in fact it’s smaller, because it shows through in her gestures and in the details of her beauty. And so it’s not the main thing when you meet her. “I entered this business before I had focus and purpose in my life. I was very unhappy, very unhealthy, and when I sat down for an interview, I […]