The 39-year-old actress recalled her harrowing visit to the Iraqi refugee camp in an emotional op-ed piece.
This past weekend Angelina Jolie left Hollywood to meet some of the tens of thousands of families living in a Kurdish refugee camp in Dohuk, northern Iraq, and the 39-Year-old actress was left "speechless" after what she had witnessed.
Jolie was left "speechless" by her recent visit to an Iraqi refugee camp
Jolie, who is a special envoy of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, recalled her traumatising journey to the Middle East in an eye-opening op-ed piece published in the New York Times.
The 38-year-old actress met with some of the tens of thousands of families who are in the refugee camp because their homes were invaded by the Islamic State.
Although Hollywood is currently in the midst of its annual movie award season, on Sunday (Jan 25th) Angelina Jolie has decided to trade the glamorous red carpet for a visit to a Kurdish refugee camp in Dohuk, northern Iraq.
Jolie visited a refugee camp in northern Iraq over the weekend
Since the 39-year-old actress is a special envoy of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, she travelled to meet some of the tens of thousands of families who have had no choice but to flee their countries after they were invaded by the Islamic State.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie Visits Iraqi Refuge Camp, Meets With ISIS Victims
After a good year for movies and television in 2014, the American Film Institute has honoured the very best that the year had to offer.
For the past fifteen years, the American Film Institute has honoured ten films and ten television shows that truly show off what the year had to offer. 2014 had a particularly good year for films, however, so for the first time, the AFI Awards actually awarded eleven motion pictures with the honouree status. A whole host of celebrities gathered in celebration.
Angelina Jolie at the 15th Annual AFI Awards (Credit Frazer Harrison - Getty Images)
The honoured films consisted of 'American Sniper', 'Birdman', 'Boyhood', 'Foxcatcher', 'The Imitation Game', 'Interstellar', 'Into The Woods', 'Nightcrawler', 'Selma', 'Unbroken' and 'Whiplash'. For the celebration, Academy Award-winning Matthew Mcconaughey ('Interstellar') was seen, along with Ethan Hawke ('Boyhood'). Brad Pitt and Edward Norton ('Birdman') were also seen together, after appearing opposite one another in 1999's 'Fight Club'.
Continue reading: American Film Institute Honours Best Films Of 2014 [Photos]
Legally, the Jolie-Pitts had to marry in the US before their wedding ceremony in the South of France.
Angelina Jolie has revealed that she was already a married woman when she walked down the aisle to marry Brad Pitt in France last August. Speaking to Italian magazine Io Donna, the Unbroken director said that legally she and Brad had to officially marry in the US before they could have their big day in the South of France.
Angelina Jolie has revealed she and Brad were married before their French wedding
“Before the wedding in France with the kids, Brad and I were already married in California,” Jolie told the magazine. “As Americans, we couldn't marry legally in France.”
The Hollywood actress met the leader of the Catholic Church after screening her WWII biopic 'Unbroken' at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
After appearing at a screening of her latest directorial effort, the WWII epic 'Unbroken, in Rome, Italy, Angelina Jolie was lucky enough to be given a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday (Jan 8th).
Jolie met Pope Francis on Thursday (Jan 8th)
Although it was initially thought that her husband Brad Pitt would also be present during the special meet-and-greet, he was absent when the 39 year-old actress met with the leader of the Catholic Church after showing the WWII biopic at the to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie Meets Pope Francis After Screening Of 'Unbroken'
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies launched straight into 2015 with chart-topping success.
This week’s box office confirmes what we’ve already suspected for a while: people love to watch fantasy over the holidays. The first weekend box office of the year was dominated by The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies with $21.9 million. This raised its total haul in the U.S. and Canada to $220.8 million, according to The LA Times. The fourth and final instalment in the Peter Jackson-directed franchise is also the most critically acclaimed one (61% on Rotten Tomatoes), so if you’re still not sure what to go see next weekend, Five Armies is definitely a solid choice.
Battle of the Five Armies might be the best Hobbit film to date.
Then there’s Into the Woods, which is kind of a winter classic – you have fairy tales, singing and Meryl Streep, it’s no wonder the film pulled in $19,1 million over the weekend. The Rob Marshall adaptation of the classic Sondheim musical came in second at the box office, followed closely by Unbroken with $18,4 million, as per The LA Times' report.
Continue reading: First Weekend Of 2015 Sees The Hobbit Still Dominating The Box Office
What do we know about Unbroken's Miyavi?
Relatively unknown in the Western world but most certainly a major star in Japan, musician Miyavi (AKA Takamasa Ishihara) has been thrown into the centre of the Hollywood film industry owing to his role in Unbroken.
The 39-year-old actress recently spoke candidly about the difficulties of maintaining her marriage with Brad Pitt and being a mother to their six children.
Four months have passed since Angelina Jolie tied the knot for a third time to her longtime partner, and father to their six children, Brad Pitt, and although the Hollywood actress is loving her family, she recently admitted it is “hard work."
Jolie admitted balancing marriage life with Pitt and parenthood is "hard"
The director of the WWII epic ‘Unbroken’ spoke candidly about how difficult marriage and motherhood can be with Australian Women's Weekly, and she even divulged how she and Pitt are constantly trying to better their relationship. “[Brad and I] work really hard at nurturing our family to make sure that everybody is alright and everyone stays connected," Angelina told the magazine. "Maintaining a marriage and raising kids is hard work."
Despite all her success and fame, the 39-year-old actress admits if it was all taken away, "I'd be happy at home being a mom."
Angelina Jolie was known to be rather wild before becoming a mother to her and husband Brad Pitt's six children, and although she is a lot more tamed now, the 39-year-old actress admits throughout her illustrious career she has never played by Hollywood's rules.
Jolie has never played by the rules of Hollywood
2014 has been a stellar year for Jolie, after starring in Disney's 'Maleficent, she recently premiered her latest directorial effort, the WWII movie 'Unbroken,' to rave reviews, and remains one of the only A-list actresses to make a successful transition to working behind the camera. But this career change was never in her long-term plans.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie Talks Dominating Hollywood: "I Do What I Want To Do"
With a true story that's almost hard to believe, this inspiring biographical drama is made with attention to detail and a remarkable resistance to sentiment. And strong acting helps bring the characters to life, even if everything feels a little too carefully staged. But it's the real-life aspect that grabs the attention, and a central figure who's a remarkable example of the indomitable human spirit. The film also marks an auspicious step forward for Angelina Jolie as a director, telling a big story without giving in to the usual sappy moviemaking pitfalls.
Son of Italian immigrants, Louie Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) grew up in 1920s Southern California and by the time he hit his teens is on the way to becoming a criminal. But his brother Pete (Alex Russell) helps him channel his energy to running instead, and his natural skill make him a local champion as well as an American record-holder at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. When the war breaks out, he enlists and serves as a bombardier in the Pacific, surviving a plane crash before later going down at sea and drifting with two colleagues (Domhnall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock) for 47 days before being captured by the Japanese. From here he endures a horrific stint in a prisoner of war camp, taunted by the cruel commandant everyone calls The Bird (Miyavi), who takes particular notice of Louie simply because he refuses to break.
Jolie assembles the film as a big-budget epic, with massive set pieces as the plot cycles through several outrageous episodes before settling in on the prison years. Cinematographer Roger Deakins carefully contrasts Louie's sunny California youth with the much starker visit to Nazi Germany and the astoundingly bleak Japanese prison camp, with those endless days baking at sea in the middle. So the film looks terrific, drawing us into each chapter in Louie's story while building a sense of momentum. It's not quite as complex as it looks; Louie's darker moments feel a bit superficial. But O'Connell adds some weight to each scene, offering a kick of emotion as well as the charisma that convinces the men around him to draw inspiration from his tenacity.
Continue reading: Unbroken Review
The 50-year-old actor jokingly said his wife is rather "peppered" and "spotty" while she recovers from the viral infection.
While Brad Pitt was on hand to step in for his absentee wife Angelina Jolie, who is suffering with chickenpox, at the Hollywood premiere of her latest directorial effort, the WWII flick 'Unbroken,' he was able to give an update on her current condition.
Pitt with his sons Maddox, 13, and Pax, 10, and daughter Shiloh, 8, at the 'Unbroken' premiere
But it wasn't just Pitt stepping in for Jolie, the 50-year-old actor also walked the red carpet with the couple's sons Maddox, 13, and Pax, 10, and daughter Shiloh, 8, to support their mother while she recovers from the viral infection.
As well as speaking about the future, the Hollywood star recently looked back on her very successful 2014.
After starring in Disney's 'Maleficent,' tying the knot with the love of her life Brad Pitt, being named an honorary dame and releasing her most latest directorial effort, the WWII movie 'Unbroken,' to rave reviews, it is safe to say Angelina Jolie has had a very successful 2014.
Jolie recently looked back on having a very successful 2014
The Hollywood actress recently looked back at her achievements in the past twelve months while talking with Us Weekly, but also spoke candidly about being apprehensive with certain projects and the struggle to reach her goals.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie Admits She Will Be "Happy When Acting Is Over"
The Hollywood star will not be attending press events and premieres for her newest film, the WWII flick 'Unbroken,' in the next few days.
Angelina Jolie has unfortunately been forced to miss the premieres and press events for her latest directorial effort, the WWII film 'Unbroken,' in the next few days due to contracting the viral infection chickenpox.
Jolie is currently suffering with chickenpox
The Hollywood star broke the news to her fans via a video released by Universal Studios Entertainment, in which she can be seen wearing a white tank top with visible red spots covering her upper body.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie Forced To Miss 'Unbroken' Premiere Due To Chickenpox
Here she is, your woman of the year.
Angelina Jolie is TIME’s Woman of the Year for 2014. Congratulations. Great. Good. After directing her second movie, starring in Disney’s Maleficent and speaking at the UN Summit, you’d think she’d have quite a few tales of battle to share in her interview.
Jolie on the promotional tour for her movie "Unbroken".
Instead, a lot of it seems to be centred around her family. After all, the Jolie-Pitt matriarch is known as a devoted mother, first and foremost. But she definitely isn’t a conservative one. For example, this is what Ang had to say about tattoos:
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie Named TIME's Woman Of The Year
Scott Rudin was furious with Angelina Jolie's attempt to have David Fincher direct 'Cleopatra'.
So at first all we got from the Sony leak was a couple of decent reviewed movies. But now? Now, we've got all the juicy stuff, including a ferocious exchange between studio co-chair Amy Pascal and produce Scott Rudin. We also got some pretty heated passages about Angelina Jolie and Megan Ellison.
Amy Pascal had an explosive email conversation with producer Scott Rudin
The focus of the fiery exchange was a back-and-forth between Pascal and Rudin concerning the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic. Now, we already know that this project has been blighted by various drop-outs and casting problems, though it seems that David Fincher's departure may have been down to more than just money.
Continue reading: Sony Leak: Scott Rudin And Amy Pascal's Fiery Exchange On Angelina
The Hollywood couple's children have already being enquiring about getting their own tattoos.
Even though Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are not afraid to show off their collection of tattoos, when it comes to the Hollywood couple's six children Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 8, and Vivienne and Knox, 6, body ink is banned.
Angelina Jolie recently revealed her husband Brad Pitt is against their children getting tattoos
Jolie, who is currently promoting her latest directorial effort the WWII drama 'Unbroken,' recently revealed that her new hubby is adamantly against any of their kids getting tattoos, and she has already had to say no to Maddox's request to share their love of body art, but now Zahara is showing interest.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie Reveals Kids Want Tattoos, But Dad Brad Pitt Says No
Everything was set up for 'Unbroken' to dominate the Oscars, though the critics aren't playing ball.
For the majority of 2014 - and some time before it - Angelina Jolie's latest directorial effort Unbroken has been talked up as a potential Oscar winner. Lord knows the Academy has a penchant for historical biopics and the story of Louis Zamperini is certainly one of the most inspiring stories to rise from the horrors of World War II.
Jack O'Connell [L] stars as Louis Zamperini in Angelina Jolie's Unbroken
Zamperini was a teenage track star at the Berlin Olympics in 1936 but was tested beyond belief as a prisoner of the Japanese during the Second World War. Presumed dead after crash landing in the South Pacific, Zamperini survived by clutching onto a raft for 47 days before being incarcerated in prison camps and beaten daily for nearly 3 years, all whilst kept on a near-starvation diet.
The 39-year-old actress' chauffeured SUV skidded on the wet road and crash into the curb, causing two of the vehicles tires to explode.
After leaving a screening of her latest directorial effort, the World War II epic 'Unbroken,' on Sunday night (Nov 30th) in Los Angeles, Angelina Jolie was involved in a minor car crash, and fortunately walked away without sustaining any injuries.
Jolie was uninjured in the crash
While travelling in an SUV in Beverly Hills at about 6:45 p.m., the 39-year-old actress's chuffer skidded on the wet road and smashed into a curb, causing two of the vehicles tires to explode, X17 Online reports.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie Walks Away Uninjured After Car Crash
"Unbroken" was a much needed career move for Jolie, but "By the Sea" was more of a bonding experience with Brad Pitt
Recently, Angelina Jolie has made no bones about moving on from acting onto something longer lasting and probably more substantial. I’m hinting at a directorial career, if you haven’t guessed. But Jolie is doing far more than hinting. While doing press for her second effort behind the camera, the critically acclaimed Louis Zamperini biopic, Jolie managed to slip in a little reference to that other project she’s working on.
Jolie with the late Louis Zamperini.
Jolie is in the process of editing By the Sea, the romantic drama she directed and starred in with Brad Pitt this year. Although she didn’t enjoy directing herself, the newly minted filmmaker said it was a much needed experience for both her and her new husband.
The 39-year-old actress recently opened up about why she prefers being behind the camera, and slowing down her acting career.
As Angelina Jolie is promoting her most recent directorial film, 'Unbroken,' she has hinted that her career as an actress is over and being behind the camera is what her future holds, but her retirement isn't set in stone just yet.
Jolie prefers being behind the camera
The Oscar winner recently revealed that she doesn't plan on giving acting up altogether, but she will only do "very little acting" going forward. However, even though she prefers being in the director's chair, Jolie isn't keen on the idea of directing herself.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie Reveals She Will Only Do "Very Little Acting" From Now On
The Oscar-winning actress will only enters politics if she can make a difference as she thinks "we simply are not doing enough" to help tackle global issues.
Angelina Jolie has been one of Hollywood's leading actresses for many years, and even won as Oscar in 2000, so after achieving all this success it seems the 39 year-old star is looking for a career change in the near future, and once again she is talking about entering the world of politics.
Jolie will only enter politics if she can make a difference
At the start of the month, Jolie revealed to Vanity Fair about that she "is open" to embarking on a career as a politician, but could her latest revelation mean she is turning her back on Hollywood for good?
In London, it's a UK premiere for Angelina Jolie's new WWII drama Unbroken and a world premiere for the Paddington movie. Fans are buzzing about the new Jurassic World trailer, while there are also teasers and clips for Pan, Strange Magic, The Interview and Pitch Perfect 2...
Angelina Jolie, Jack O'Connell and Luke Treadaway were on hand for the UK premiere of their new movie Unbroken this week. The film is gathering awards buzz as expectations build to its Christmas Day release.
'Unbroken' director Angelina Jolie thought she would just go from acting to full time mothering.
Angelina Jolie is facing some serious award nods for her second stint as a feature film director in 'Unbroken', and while filmmaking seems to be something this Hollywood superstar is naturally gifted it, she admits it was never on her to-do list.
Angelina Jolie never thought directing was on the cards
Having won countless awards including an Academy Award in her prolific acting career, Angelina Jolie is without doubt one of the brightest stars Hollywood has to offer. She is just as well known for her extensive humanitarian projects, namely regarding sexual violence in military conflict zones and has done more than her fair share of charity trips and million dollar donations. It was perhaps this that took her to her 2011 feature filmmaking debut 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' which dealt with an issue close to her work: the Bosnian conflicts.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie: I Never Planned On Directing
Angelina Jolie, in a recent interview, has confirmed she "absolutely" plans to give up acting in favour of directing.
Angelina Jolie has confirmed her plans to retire from acting.
Angelina Jolie has confirmed she plans to retire from acting.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie "Absolutely" Plans To Give Up Acting
Mockingjay Part 1 holds another starry premiere, while Cumberbatch turns out for two films in New York, and Unbroken premieres Down Under. Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy are spotted filming around England, and we get more detailed looks at Fifty Shades of Grey and Disney's live-action Cinderella...
After the world premiere in London last week, this week saw the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 walking the red carpet in Los Angeles just before the film arrived in cinemas. Cast members in attendance included Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Julianne Moore, Donald Sutherland, Sam Claflin, Jeffrey Wright, Natalie Dormer and Elden Henson.
The movie opens in theatres in the US on December 25 and the UK on January 16, 2015.
If Angelina Jolie has gotten any parenting techniques from her most recent directing project, Unbroken, there are some interesting times ahead for the Jolie-Pitt kids. During a recent press conference, Jolie admitted that the story of an American Olympian turned World War II prisoner has really touched her and helped her tackle motherhood – and life in general.
Jolie says that the strength and resilience of Zamperini help her find hope in the world.
At the movie premiere in Sydney, Australia, in front of a crowd of hundreds, Jolie explained how directing her second feature film had affected her. The actress/director finds hope in the story of Louis Zamperini, she told Reuters.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie Pays Tribute To Louis Zamperini At Unbroken Movie Opening
'Gone Girl' was awarded the top honour at the Hollywood Film Awards on Friday (14th November) and 'The Imitation Game' gained four awards including prizes for actor, supporting actress and director.
The results are in from the 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards which were held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on Friday (14th November). Check out the winners list and pictures from the ceremony!
Benedict Cumberbatch won the award for Hollywood Actor.
Brad Pitt took extensive research into the toils of war in preparation for 'Fury'.
Now storming through cinemas worldwide after claiming the US box office crown last weekend, the World War II tank-crew thriller 'Fury' is an old-school war movie that attempts to update the genre with a more internalised approach to its characters.
Brad Pitt has deep respect for the war veterans who inspired 'Fury'
"It's about a family and their love for each other," says writer-director David Ayer of the five-man crew played by Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal. "We wanted to explore the moral and psychological hazards of war, and how they affect this family of brothers."
Continue reading: Brad Pitt And Co Head Back To WWII With 'Fury'
In a recent interview over the recently released 'Fury', Brad Pitt discussed how the film focuses on the psychological aspects of war.
With the recent news that 'Fury' has topped the box-office over the course of it's opening weekend, Brad Pitt - the film's star - talks about what went into the creation of this hit film. In an interview with the BBC, Pitt explains how the film was never intended to act as a glorification of war. "War is hell," he says, while discussing the film's dramatic impact. In his own words, the film "was about the accumulative psychic trauma that every soldier carries to some extent."
Brad Pitt stars as Sergeant Don "Wardaddy" Collier, alongside Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña and Jon Bernthal. 'Fury' follows the story of these five men who work together within the titular Sherman tank, throughout the final days of World War Two. According to 'Walking Dead' star, Jon Bernthal, "This movie is family drama. It's about a family travelling through hell in a metal box."
Continue reading: Brad Pitt: 'War Is Hell'
Louis Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) is a rebel. His constant fights and reckless behaviour cause more than enough trouble for his family. They believe he will amount to nothing, despite his incredible ability to never give in - no matter what. When he applies himself to running, he discovers that he is very good at it. More than that; Zamperini is great and competes in the Olympic Games. When World War Two begins, Zamperini enlists in the US Air Force, but is shot down by Japanese planes. Captured and placed in a Prisoner of War camp, Zamperini is forced to apply his will and drive in order to make it through the toughest ordeal of his life.
Continue: Unbroken - Alternative Trailer
The actress was recognised for her work towards ending sexual violence in war zones.
Some might have already called Angelina Jolie Hollywood royalty, but now the actress has officially been made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II, during a visit to Buckingham Palace. As Jolie is an American the title, which is the female equivalent of a knighthood, is honorary meaning she cannot be addressed as Dame Angelina Jolie. Still, if Jolie wants she can refer to herself as the rather longwinded Angelina Jolie DCMG.
Angelina Jolie attending the 'End Sexual Violence in Conflict' global summit in June
Dressed in a demure tailored lilac skirt and matching jacket, Jolie was presented to Queen Elizabeth in room 1844 at Buckingham Palace. The actress brought along new husband Brad Pitt for the occasion, as well as the couple’s six children,who all got to meet the monarch.
The 50 year-old actor talks about his future, speaks highly of his experience working with LeBeouf and recalls why he got "pissed off" with his rookie 'Fury' co-star.
Only one months has passed since Brad Pitt tied the knot for a second time to his longtime partner, and mother to their six children, Angelina Jolie, and he already can feel how marriage has strengthened their relationship.
Pitt feels "there's more" to marriage than just a title
While covering British GQ's November 2014 issue, the 50 year-old actor briefly expressed what saying "I Do" represented. "I wouldn't say (marriage is) just a title, there's more to it than that," he said.
Angelina Jolie will direct the story of Richard Leakey in 'Africa'.
Angelina Jolie has signed on to direct a new film about the palaeoanthropologist and conservationist Richard Leakey, particularly his battle to save the elephants of Kenya from the illegal ivory trade. Africa has been written by Eric Roth, the scribe behind the Oscar winning Forrest Gump.
Angelina Jolie will direct 'Africa' - a film about Richard Leakey
Leakey, the son of anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey, is the former head of the Kenya Wildlife Service and has dedicated his life to battling poachers. He spearheaded the creation of armed anti-poaching units, who are authorised to shoot poachers on site.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie To Direct Movie About Conservationist Richard Leakey
It seems that Angelina Jolie never stops working! The A-Lister actress has just signed on to direct her next project, a biopic entitled Africa.
Jolie has signed up to direct and produce another feature film
She may have only just released a preview photo of her latest project By the Sea, featuring husband Brad Pitt, but Angelina Jolie is already looking to the future, and has signed on to direct and produce a film about poaching in Africa. The screenplay has been written by Eric Roth, famous for Tom Hanks drama Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close as well as his work on television shows 'Luck' and 'House of Cards'.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie Signs On For New Project 'Africa'
After the wedding, the powerhouse couple are moving ahead with other projects.
In celebrity news you should definitely care about, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are now officially, legally married. It’s been kind of a public secret for the past few days, but Pitt seemed to put his seal of approval on the news, when he rocked a wedding band over the weekend in NYC.
Brad and Ang are married - it was only a matter of time, really.
Several news outlets reported earlier this week that the couple had finally taken the leap last Saturday at Chateau Miraval – their home in France.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have married in France.
The tabloids will have to find another couple to speculate over; Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have at last tied the knot after a two year engagement and years of media speculation about their partnership.
Congratulations are in order for Brad and Angelina
Reuters reports that the ceremony took place in France over the weekend, with the couple's six children all involved in the ceremony, be it as ringbearers, flower girls, or in the case of eldest sons Maddox and Pax, walking Angelina down the aisle.
Continue reading: Brangelina Marry: Hollywood's First Couple Tie The Knot!
The most recent news on the Jolie-Pitt clan - Angelina may be retiring after a couple of projects.
Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and their six children might be the biggest family in cinema – in more ways than one – so we kind of love it when they all do things together. Well, soon (relatively) you will be able to see all of them in Cleopatra, where Jolie has the title role, but Brad Pitt will co-star and all six of their kids - Madox, Zahara, Shiloh, Pax, Vivienne and Knox – will also have minor roles in the project, according to IBN.
Jolie and PItt's youngest daughter, Vivienne, was also featured in Jolie's most recent flick, Maleficent.
Jolie was just recently announced as the star herself and has indicated that she intends for the film to be a highlight of her career – if not her last role.
Angeline Jolie and Brad Pitt are teaming up for a new drama.
Angelina Jolie will direct her partner Brad Pitt in 'By the Sea', a new drama written by the actress for Universal Pictures. The pair will also co-produce the movie, which was announced on Friday (July 18, 2014) by studio chairman Donna Langley.
Jolie and Pitt last worked together in the 2005 action flick Mr & Mrs Smith, where they are thought to have begun their relationship.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie To Direct Brad Pitt In 'By The Sea'
Louis Zamperini has learned to fight tooth and nail for what he believes in all through life. It may have caused him one or two problems with the law in his youth, but it taught him that to achieve success, he must fight harder than anyone else. It's with this attitude that he joins his school track team, eventually surpassing the sprinting talents of all the local sportsmen. He lands a place on the US 5000 metres team for the 1936 Berlin Olympics before disaster strikes. It's World War II and America has become involved with the conflict; Louis must put his promising running career on hold in order to joined the US Army Air Force and defend his country. But he is faced with new challenges when he and his comrades find themselves adrift on the Pacific Ocean following a devastating plane crash. Unfortunately for them, waiting on the land ahead at Japanese soldiers who inter him and his peers in a Tokyo prison. What he subsequently displays during his time there is a remarkable show of strength of character, fearlessness and an unwavering courage that would touch millions.
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Brad Pitt is in Essex filming the sequel to 'World War Z' and he's been spotted enjoying the local pub and a fast food joint.
There are times when everyone, no matter how rich, famous or beautiful they are, needs a burger. Whether you've had a little too much to drink, are in the middle of a long motorway journey or have spent the day being chased round zombies sometimes it's time for Wimpy. Actor Brad Pitt certainly seems to have had that reaction on Tuesday (8th July) when he was spotted in Essex ordering fast food with his bodyguards.
Brad Pitt is reportedly a fan of the Wimpy donut.
Let's get real here.
Hey girl, did you know that Ryan Gosling is about to be a dad? Neither did anyone else until this week, but when he and girlfriend Eva Mendes broke the news, the internet exploded with highly inappropriate amounts of “grief.” Well, it was mostly just Twitter. Well, mostly just overdramatic Gosling and Notebook fans. But in honor of these poor lovestruck souls (you can read some choice tweets below) we’ve compiled a list of five other people you are never going to date – no matter how much you’d like to.
Gosling and Mendes got together in 2011, so he's technically been off the market for some time now.
Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie. When asked to choose between this power couple, most people would be fine with either. Jolie is intelligent, charitable, worldly and stunning. Brad Pitt, even after his hey-day is… how do we put this delicately… hot, not to mention a creative and business-savvy force to be reckoned with. Fortunately for them, they seem to have found a good thing – lasting marriage, a whole litter of children and thriving careers to boot. Unfortunately for us, this means that both are off the market for good. The same largely applies to Beyonce and Jay Z, by the way.
Try as they might, some movies just haven't lived up to our expectations this year.
We’re half way through 2014 and lets just say, it’s been a mixed bag at the cinema so far. Sure we’ve had some triumphs but we’ve also had a few that have left us leaving the theatre wishing we’d just stayed home and watched Netflix. While they might have taken our money, here’s the 10 movies which left leaving the cinema feeling the most disappointed so far this year.
The Other Woman didn't quite make us laugh enough
The Other Woman
Continue reading: Our 10 Most Disappointing Movies Of 2014 So Far
She'll probably use it once then they'll put it under the stairs
Getting your very first bike represents a landmark for most children - a rite of passage into the world of the mobile. But what if you had an entire skate park in which to hone your skills? Now that would be something.
But it’s exactly what Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie decided to do for their 8-year-old daughter Shiloh. The duo, apparently, hired a team of builders to construct ramps, dips and metal grinds in the backyard of their mansion.
Continue reading: Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie's Daughter Shiloh Has Her Own Skate Park
Is George Clooney planning to run for Governor of California? The 53-year-old actor is rumoured to be considering a career in politics full time following the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronald Reagan.
George Clooney may be going into politics full time, according to numerous sources. The 53-year-old actor could be running for Governor of California and following in the footsteps of actors such as Arnold Schwarzengger and Ronald Reagan who also held the position.
George Clooney may be running for Governor of California.
According to the Mirror, Clooney is being considered by the Democrat party for the 2018 governorship race. Clooney is political active and has been involved in numerous campaigns for human rights in Syria and Sudan. Sources speaking to the paper said Clooney's support.
Angelina Jolie has released a statement revealing her delight at receiving an honorary damehood.
Angelina Jolie has released a statement expressing her delight at receiving an honorary damehood on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Jolie was honoured for her services to UK foreign policy and her tireless efforts to try and stop rape being used as a weapon of war.
This week Jolie and Pitt, pictured with William Hague, have been in the UK to attend a PSVI summit
The Maleficent actress has been working with the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative and has been with Brad Pitt in the United Kingdom over the past week to attend a summit in London. She said in the statement: “To receive an honour related to foreign policy means a great deal to me, as it is what I wish to dedicate my life woking to. Working on PSVI [Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative] and with survivors of rape is an honour in itself. I know that succeeding in our goals will take a lifetime, and I am dedicated to it for all of mine.”
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie: Honorary Damehood Means "A Great Deal To Me"
Angelina Jolie and Daniel Day Lewis are honoured on the Queen's Birthday Honours List, alongside fellow actor Maggie Smith who has been named a Companion of Honour.
The Queen's Birthday Honours List consists of 1149 people including Angelina Jolie and Daniel Day-Lewis. Day- Lewis has received a knighthood and Jolie has been made an honorary dame. Whilst Maggie Smith has received another honour in addition to being a Dame, namely Companion of Honour.
Daniel Day-Lewis' three Oscars for Best Actor were mentioned in the List.
Day-Lewis has received a knighthood for his services to the performing arts and his long, successful and prolific career. In the statement, released alongside the list on Friday (13th June), Day-Lewis' three Oscars for Best Actor are mentioned in addition to his performances for which he received the awards: My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood and Lincoln. The statement also mentioned his role in My Beautiful Launderette which "began a reputation for fully exploring his characters, engaging himself physically, psychologically and emotionally."
Did you need another reason to like Angelina Jolie?
Angelina Jolie is a successful actress/director/producer, a humanitarian, a multi-millionaire and a mother of five, and now, an honorary dame. Jolie was given the distinction by Queen Elizabeth, for her work against sexual violence in war zones. She has been working as a UN ambassador for years.
Angelina Jolie attends the End Sexual Violence in Conflict Conference in London.
“To receive an honor related to foreign policy means a great deal to me, as it is what I wish to dedicate my working life to,” the A-lister said after co-hosting a four-day summit at The Hague on sexual violence.
The 39 year-old actress becomes an honorary Dame for her efforts and campaign against sexual violence. "To receive an honour related to foreign policy means a great deal to me."
Angelina Jolie has been rubbing shoulders with the royal family.
The 39 year-old recently met with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall after she made a speech at a summit on global sexual violence in London in the past couple of days (June 13th).
Jolie, a United Nations special envoy, was a guest at Clarence House on Thursday evening along with British Foreign Secretary William Hague to join the company of Prince Charles' wife.
Is TFIOS worth the hype? In a word, yes.
The Fault In Our Stars seems to be emerging as the winner of this weekend’s box office race, after it made teens across the US (and the world) bawl their eyes out for three solid days. That’s what the tweets say, anyway. The film tells the story of a pair of teens living with cancer – the clever and self-deprecating Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) and the disarmingly lovable Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort). As the two meet, fall in love and go on a life-changing trip together, they discover some truths about life, love and the meaning of it all.. As for the box office stats, well, those are nothing to cry about.
The cast of TFIOS at the film's New York premiere.
TFIOS, adapted from John Green’s bestselling novel (read all his books, if you haven’t already, seriously) is doing amazingly well not just in the US, but also in international markets. The film, which reportedly cost just $17 million to make, checked in at $26.1 million in domestic profits on Friday, and is projected to pass the $50 million mark by the end of Sunday, per Box Office Mojo. In international markets, TFIOS is expected to do even better, although the data is still unavailable at this time.
50 Cent has spoofed the movie trailer of Disney's 'Maleficent', appearing in the villain's cloak and horns as 'MaleFiftyCent'.
50 Cent AKA Curtis Jackson appeared on Jimmy Kimmel live on Thursday.
The rapper has created a spoof trailer sending up Angelina Jolie's latest Disney movie in which he appears in the horns and cloak of Maleficent. The tagline for the fake movie, MaleFiftyCent, is 'get witch or die tryin', evidently in homage to 50 Cent's biopic Get Rich or Die Tryin'.
Angelina Jolie seems to have hinted that 'Cleopatra' may be her final acting project. What's the film about and why does she plan to throw in the towel?
We’ve been trying not to listen to them, but there have been plenty of reports circulating that Angelina Jolie intends to quit acting. Even more worrying to hear, it’s being reported that she has plans to act in just one more project before throwing in the towel. Riding high off the success of Maleficent you’d think Jolie would be buzzing off the fact that she’s reached the zenith of her career rather than thinking about calling it quits.
Jolie has been dropping hints about the future of her career in an interview with BBC radio
So, what is the project that could potentially be Angelina Jolie’s swan song? It’s looking like it will be the upcoming Cleopatra film that’s been in the works for what feels like forever.
Continue reading: Will 'Cleopatra' Be Angelina Jolie's Swan Song?
Brad Pitt has spoken for the first time about the"nutter" that accosted him at the 'Maleficent' premiere.
Brad Pitt has spoken out for the first time about the red carpet "attack" that left the Ukrainian TV presenter Vitalii Sediuk behind bars. The notorious prankster - who has played similar tricks on Bradley Cooper and Ammerica Ferrera - accosted Pitt at the world premiere of Maleficent in Hollywood last week.
Brad Pitt signing autographs at the 'Maleficent' premiere
In his statement about the incident, Pitt told People magazine, "I was at the end of the line signing autographs, when out the corner of my eye I saw someone stage-diving over the barrier at me.
Continue reading: Brad Pitt: "The Nutter Was Trying To Bury His Face In My Crotch"
'Maleficent' dominated the box-office this weekend among weak opposition.
Angelina Jolie’s Disney blockbuster ‘Maleficent’ has taken $69.4 million at the final U.S box office count for the weekend. That means it’s now pretty much recouped its $180 million budget in worldwide takings and is well on its way to making a bucket load of cash. The competition turned out to be weak, with Seth MacFarlane’s ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ flat lining with $17 million.
Angelina Jolie in Disney's 'Maleficent'
The comedy was almost beaten by Fox’s X:Men: Days of Future Past, which itself dropped 64% in its second week. Elsewhere, the critically derided Blended and Neighbors (now in its fourth week) were neck and neck for the fifth spot with Seth Rogen’s comedy losing out.
Jolie could give up acting and refocus her attention after her upcoming Egyptian biopic.
Angelina Jolie has hinted that a retirement from acting could be on the horizon after she finishes her upcoming Cleopatra biopic. The Maleficent actress, who is currently promoting her dark fairytale retake, has already indicated that she'd like to step away from movies to concentrate on her humanitarian concerns.
"I've had a wonderful career and I'm very happy to have had all the opportunities to tell stories and work for as long as I have," she said last month at a Maleficent press conference. "I'm sure there will be more films but I am happy I am able to be selective and have fun with characters like this but I would like to focus on writing and directing and above all I would like to focus more on my work with the UN."
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie To Retire After Cleopatra? Actress Hints At Focus Shift
Moviegoers have fought back against critics who haven't been won over by Disney's 'Maleficent.'
There’s been a bit of a dichotomy in opinion when it comes to Disney’s Maleficent. Angelina Jolie’s eagerly anticipated film was released last week, and despite taking $70 million on its opening weekend, has received mixed reviews from critics. Jolie, who plays the titular character, has been highly praised for her performance, although it’s often noted that her acting is the redeeming feature of the live-action film.
Angelina Jolie has been widely praised for her performance as Maleficent
Vulture’s Bilge Ebiri sums up: “Jolie’s commitment to the part is admirable: She gives this Maleficent a real emotional urgency. But the rest of the movie lets her down.” Perhaps the most scathing review comes from Jonathan Romney at The Guardian, who gives the film just one star. Romney describes Maleficent as an “icky affair,” dubbing the movie a “messy live-action retelling of Sleeping Beauty” and criticising Jolie, who he claims is “equipped with a range of variable English accents.”
Continue reading: Film Critics Told What's What: 'Maleficent' Wows Moviegoers
The re imagining of Disney's 1959 animation 'Sleeping Beauty' earns Angelina Jolie her biggest opening weekend ever.
Angelina Jolie's hotly anticipated 'Maleficent' earns the No.1 spot at the box office on opening weekend by earning $70 million, and also becoming the 38 year-old actress' highest-grossing opener ever.
Angelina Jolie as the Queen in 'Maleficent'
Cinemagoers flocked to the theatres to feast their eyes upon the reimagining Walt Disney's 1959 animation 'Sleeping Beauty', which sees Jolie look as compelling as she does frightening when portraying the domineering cold-hearted Queen.
They’ve been together nearly a decade but Angelina doesn't have any plans to walk down the aisle any time soon.
Angelina Jolie has been pretty busy as of late. Right now she’s promoting her new movie, Disney’s Maleficent, which is perhaps her biggest role in recent years. But Jolie is still one half of Hollywood’s most famous couple who after nearly a decade together, still don't plan to say ‘I do’ any time soon.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the Maleficent premiere
The actress, who has been engaged to Brad Pitt for two years told USA Today the couple “don't have any plans to get married at the moment.” Angelina added that nothing was organised and she doesn't have a dress for when the big day finally comes around.
Disney rewrites its own history again with this revisionist version of its 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty. As she did with Alice in Wonderland, screenwriter Linda Woolverton uses simplistic plotting and clumsy dialogue to turn a children's story into an eerily dark Lord of the Rings-style effects extravaganza. Fortunately, it's held together by an imperious performance from Angelina Jolie.
She plays the story's wicked witch as a misunderstood hero, a happy fairy who grew up in a magical realm next to a kingdom of humans who were constantly afraid of what they didn't understand. And things take a grim turn when her childhood friend Stefan (Sharlto Copley) brutally violates her in order to become the human's king. Now the two lands are at war with each other, and in a fit of rage Maleficent curses Stefan's firstborn Aurora (Dakota Fanning) to fall into a deep sleep before she turns 16. So Stefan hides her in a country house cared for by three bumbling pixies (Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville and Juno Temple). But it's actually Maleficent who watches over Aurora, and as they bond Maleficent begins to wish she could undo that pesky curse.
Yes, this is not remotely the familiar 17th century Sleeping Beauty fairytale: it's a completely different plot that reduces the "sleeping" bit from 100 years to little more than a power nap. It also re-casts Maleficent as a woman who had one brief moment of nastiness, while the increasingly paranoid and cruel Stefan is the real villain of the piece. The problem is that this shift leaves all of the characters feeling shallow and uninteresting. Aside from Jolie's fabulously prowling horned fairy, no one on-screen really registers at all. The terrific trio of pixies are sidelined in silly slapstick, while the Handsome Prince (Brendon Thwaites) is utterly hapless and Maleficent's crow-like sidekick (Sam Riley) is the victim of an over-zealous make-up designer.
Continue reading: Maleficent Review
The 38 year-old's latest portrayal in 'Maleficent' has been highly praised, but is this her best role ever?
Angelina Jolie's most recent role in Disney's 'Maleficent', the new adaptation of Walt Disney's 1959 animation 'Sleeping Beauty', is as compelling as it is frightening as she plays the domineering cold-hearted Queen.
Jolie as The Queen in 'Maleficent'
The fantasy depicts a prequel and "untold story" of one of Disney's most villainous characters ever, the 38 year-old actress brilliantly portrays how the Queen became wicked and the events that led her to cursing young Princess Aurora (played by Elle Fanning).
Angelina Jolie has confessed she would like to run for office, if she were to be "effective." What would a world with Angelina Jolie as the president be like?
No one can deny that Angelina Jolie is one very hard working woman. She’s a film star, mother to a massive brood and a humanitarian regularly involved with the UN. To the casual observer, Jolie doesn’t have much time for anything else in her life, you know, other than perhaps being the president. We’re pretty sure she could fit that into her schedule.
We'd like to live in a world where Angelina Jolie was president
Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos has been chatting to the Maleficent star about the possibility that she could run for office. He first asked her the question nine years ago, back in 2005. At the time Jolie had denied any intention to run for office. Why? “I have way too many skeletons,” she told the host. We’re just wondering here, where these skeletons real or metaphorical? Jolie was a bit of a goth once upon a time, she may actually be referring to some skeletons she owned whose maintenance kept her far too busy to run for office.
Continue reading: President Jolie? Would Angelina Jolie Make A Good Politician?
Angelina Jolie in a series of recent interviews promoting Disney's 'Maleficent' has discussed motherhood, her future collaboration with fiancé Brad Pitt and her possible wedding plans.
Angelina Jolie has been doing the rounds promoting Maleficent this week but it's not her soon-to-be-released Disney film which has us all talking. The 38-year-old actress has revealed a great deal of personal information including her stance on motherhood in Hollywood and her wedding plans with fiancé Brad Pitt.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at the Maleficent event at Kensington Palace in London, May 2014.
The 38 year-old actress' on-screen reunion with Pitt will not be a big budget blockbuster: “It’s the kind of movie we both kind of love but aren’t often cast in."
If Angelina Jolie is definitely going to star alongside her fiancé Brad Pitt on the big-screen, their fans should expect to see something very different.
The last time the Hollywood power couple starred opposite one another was in 'Mr and Mrs Smith' nine years ago, which is when they fell in love.
News of the pair joining the same production surfaced earlier this month, but Jolie has only just confirmed this, describing it as a very "experimental, independent" flick, while speaking with Extra to promote her latest movie, 'Maleficent.'
The 'Maleficent' star is very appreciative of the position she is in as a mother and actress, “I actually feel that women in my position, when we have all at our disposal to help us, shouldn't complain."
Angelina Jolie, 38, is one of Hollywood's most sought-after female stars and has global notoriety, but she always keeps both feet firmly on the ground.
The actress, humanitarian and most importantly, the mother of six children, realizes she is in an easier position then most parents when it comes to raising her kids.
"I'm not a single mom with two jobs trying to get by every day," Jolie told the New York Daily News. "I have much more support than most people, most women in this world. And I have the financial means to have a home and health care and food."
Angelina Jolie’ daughter, Vivienne, was the only child she knew who didn’t cry when they saw her dressed as Maleficent. Vivienne plays a young Princess Aurora opposite her mother in the upcoming film ‘Maleficent’.
Angelina Jolie described the difficulties of acting alongside her 4-year-old daughter Vivienne whilst in Maleficent and how Vivienne was the only child she knew who didn’t cry when they saw her in her Maleficent costume.
Jolie explained how she had not wanted her daughter in the film for the sake of being in a role but because Vivienne was the only child who didn’t cry when she saw Jolie as Maleficent! Speaking to the BBC, Jolie said Vivienne is “in two scenes, they’re cute little scenes – but I’m her mom,” adding “It wasn’t that I wanted her in a film, it was out of necessity.”
It's just over a couple of weeks until 'Maleficent' finally comes out. Find out all the reasons why we can hardly sleep until it does!
You may have noticed we’re slightly excited about Disney's Maleficent finally coming out on May 30. OK, OK, we’ve hardly been able to sleep we’re THAT excited! Everywhere we look there’s reminders of how freaking fantastic it’s going to be (Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning’s shoes they’ve been rocking at the premieres, anyone?), but it’s these ten reasons that are keeping us up at night.
Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning at a premiere for Maleficent
1. Disney like we’ve never seen it before
Continue reading: 10 Reasons We Can't Sleep Until Disney's 'Maleficent' Comes Out
Ahead of the release of her new movie, the actress got personal with Elle.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt might seem like the perfect couple now (or as close to perfect as any human couple can be anyway), but it wasn’t always so. Before the two found their little slice of heaven in each other and their brood of children, Jolie had all but given up on finding love, the Maleficent actress says in the June issue of Elle. In an interview to go with her stunning cover, Jolie andmits: "I never thought I'd have children, I never thought I'd be in love, I never thought I'd meet the right person."
Jolie is about to reinvent the original Disney villain, Maleficent.
Apparently she had a pretty good reason to believe that too.
The 38 year-old actress is now a mother of six and engaged to Brad Pitt, but at one time she recalls, "I never thought I'd have children, I never thought I'd be in love."
Angelina Jolie is the proud parent of six children, who she shares with her fiancé Brad Pitt.
Even though the 38 year-old actress has forged herself the perfect family life in these last ten years, at one point she thought kids and love would never happen or her.
Jolie opened up about her personal life in a rare candid interview with Elle, and explains why she and Pitt are "more interested in each other" than ever.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie Never Thought Children And Love Were In Her Future
Domhnall Gleeson had some complimentary words for Angelina Jolie.
Star Wars actor Domhnall Gleeson has complimented director Angelina Jolie for her work on forthcoming war drama Unbroken. The Irish actor stars in the biopic of Louis Zamperini and praised Jolie for "getting stuck in."
Maggie Gyllenhaal [L], Michael Fassbender [Centre] and Domhnall Gleeson [R] in 'Frank'
"She likes to get stuck in. She's some woman. She's great," he told the Press Association of Angelina.
Continue reading: Domhnall Gleeson On Director Angelina Jolie, "She's Some Woman"
The Jolie-Pitt family might be taking their cues from the Carters and working on a surprise project together.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie news are usually a Hollywood highlight, but when the pair are about to film a new movie together, it takes the buzz to a whole new level. The power couple have not collaborated on a film project since 2005’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
After a few rough months, Jolie is diving back into work.
The Hollywood Reporter first announced the news, but at this point, there is little else to report. According to The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the news, the project could be filmed from a script for a relationship drama, which Angelina Jolie wrote a few years ago. That project centered on a couple with issues who take a vacation in a last-ditch effort to save their marriage.There is no director attached to the project at this time and there is a possibility that Jolie might direct it herself. Jolie is in post right now Unbroken, the true World War II tale of Lou Zamperini that she directed for Universal. It is also not known who is producing. So far, that’s all the information to report on the upcoming project, but watch this space for future updates.
Date of birth
4th June, 1974
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