Jolie on 'Blood and Honey': Couldn't have done it without my cast
December 6th, 2011
03:05 PM ET

Jolie on 'Blood and Honey': Couldn't have done it without my cast

Angelina Jolie says it was a shift to go from being the star to the director for her film "In the Land of Blood and Honey," but it sounds like the actress has taken to it well.

It was "great not to be in front of the camera," she said in an interview with "Nightline," but acknowledged that also being the screenwriter carried a new burden.

"When you're an actress, you use somebody else's words and you can always blame the director and the director can say the editor," Jolie says. "But the writer is the one that kind of sits alone in the room and writes what they think is funny, important, historical and topical."

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Angelina Jolie's backup plan? Funeral director
November 28th, 2011
03:55 PM ET

Angelina Jolie's backup plan? Funeral director

If the acting thing ever falls to the wayside, maybe Angelina Jolie will reconsider a former goal: Becoming a funeral director.

The 36-year-old Oscar winner told CBS' "60 Minutes" on Sunday that she had a plan in place if she couldn't find her way in Hollywood.

"It sounds like this very strange, eccentric, dark thing to do but in fact I lost my grandfather and was very upset with the funeral," she said in the interview. "This whole idea of how somebody passes and how family deals with this passing and what death is should be addressed in a different way. If this whole acting thing didn't work out, that was going to be my path."

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Brad Pitt's plan: Quit acting, maybe add to brood
November 14th, 2011
05:55 PM ET

Brad Pitt's plan: Quit acting, maybe add to brood

Tabloid editors are celebrating today: Brad Pitt revealed to Australia’s “60 Minutes,” via E! News, that he and partner Angelina Jolie might add to their brood.

The 47-year-old actor also said, in three years, he’d like to quit acting and take a seat behind the camera.

"I am really enjoying the producing side and development of stories and putting those pieces together," he said. "Getting stories to the plate that might have had a tougher times [sic] otherwise."

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Brad Pitt: I'm so happy to have Angelina
September 15th, 2011
12:02 PM ET

Brad Pitt: I'm so happy to have Angelina

At 47, Brad Pitt can say he's a satisfied man. But if you go back about 15 years, the actor says he was far from content.

“I spent the ‘90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony. I started to get sick of myself sitting on a couch, holding a joint, hiding out. It started feeling pathetic," Pitt tells Parade magazine in this weekend's issue.

"It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn’t living an interesting life myself," he continues. "I think that my marriage [to actress Jennifer Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t."

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Angelina Jolie lends a hand to Jane Goodall
September 7th, 2011
07:38 AM ET

Angelina Jolie lends a hand to Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall is the subject of upcoming biopic “Jane’s Journey,” which chronicles the famed chimpanzee researcher’s travels, life and work. And according to People, an unexpected celebrity pal will be featured in the film: Angelina Jolie.

"I was delighted when she told me she would be excited to be a part of the film," Goodall, 77, said of the altruistic movie star. Jolie appears in the film working on a sustainability project at Goodall’s home.

"Sometimes, caught up in the moment, people promise to give their support but don't, or can't come through,” Goodall continued. “That was not true with Angelina."

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No 'secret wedding' for Brangelina
August 30th, 2011
11:30 AM ET

No 'secret wedding' for Brangelina

Looks like Brangelina won’t be tying the knot anytime soon.

Angelina Jolie told Vanity Fair that, despite reports, there’s “no secret wedding” in the works for the power couple.

“I’m not pregnant. I’m not adopting at the moment,” the “Salt” actress added, setting the record straight.

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