Angelina Jolie-Pitt attended a House of Lords committee on Tuesday (8th September) and warned of Islamic State’s use of sexual violence as a weapon.
Angelina Jolie-Pitt, in her role as a UN Special Envoy, attended a House of Lords committee on sexual violence in war on Tuesday (8th September). Acting as a key witness, the 40-year-old Unbroken director warned rape is being used – as it has been used for centuries – in conflicts around the world as a weapon. She further stated Islamic State, which she described as “the most aggressive terrorist group in the world today”, was actively encouraging the use of sexual violence against women and girls in Syria and Iraq.
Angelina Jolie at the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in L.A., January 2015.
The couple, who are starring in the forthcoming movie 'By The Sea' together, have looked at properties in Westminster and Marylebone in the recent past.
Hollywood A-list couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are reportedly house-hunting for a new residence in central London. The reason for the potential move is rumoured to down to Jolie’s desire, as a humanitarian and activist, to become involved in European politics in the future.
“They're house-hunting in London because Jolie wants to slowly immerse herself in E.U. politics,” a source told Us Weekly was the reason that the Jolie-Pitts were looking to move to the English capital, and are thought to have started their search as early as last year.
Angelia Jolie and Brad Pitt are believed to be house-hunting in central London
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It's the 1970s and Roland and Vanessa are an outwardly respectable married couple, struggling to find common ground with each other. While the latter used to be a dancer, the former is now a writer, and while the pair clash continually they decide to venture to France together in the hopes of rebuilding their relationship and saving their marriage. The stay at a beautiful and luxurious seaside resort and find themselves inextricably bonding with a local couple named Lea and François who are just married, and two other eccentric resident business owners called Michel and Patrice. But with accusations of infidelity plaguing their lives, struggles with mental instability on both parts and even violent altercations happening almost daily, can their marriage really be saved by their newfound friends and a glorious sea view?
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Angelina Jolie is “delighted” to be joining the team working on the upcoming animation, ‘The Breadwinner’.
Angelina Jolie is executively producing The Breadwinner. The upcoming animated film follows a young girl’s experience living in Taliban controlled Afghanistan. The upcoming movie is based on the young adult novel of the same name by Deborah Ellis, published in 2000.
Angelina Jolie at the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles in January 2015.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie Executively Producing ‘The Breadwinner’
The couple are protective over their private lives and images of their daughter Wyatt, and are taking the Mail's publishers Associated Newspapers to court in the UK.
Hollywood celebrity couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are taking the Daily Mail’s publishers Associated Newspapers to court in the UK over unauthorised pictures the outlet published of them with their baby daughter.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kutcher and Kunis have filed a complaint against the publishers at London’s High Court, concerning two articles which appeared recently on the MailOnline that featured “wrongful publication of paparazzi photographs of family outings”, including images of the couple with their nine month old daughter Wyatt.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher in Los Angeles with their daughter Wyatt in January 2015
Jolie will be adapting a memoir by a survivor of the Cambodian killing fields, 'First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers', with an anticipated release in late 2016.
Angelina Jolie is teaming up with Netflix for her next stint as a director, which will be a dramatic adaptation of a real-life story about Cambodia’s genocidal Khmer Rouge regime, according to Variety.
Jolie, an outspoken advocate of global human rights issues and a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency, will be adapting ‘First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers’, a 2000 memoir by Loung Ung, a Cambodian writer, human rights activist and survivor of the 'killing fields' whom Jolie has known for more than a decade.
Angelina Jolie will be working on a project with Netflix about the Cambodian killing fields
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie To Direct Cambodian Genocide Drama For Netflix
Deborra-Lee Furness won't let her husband act with Angelina Jolie - she jokes.
Hugh Jackman is apparently “not allowed” to act alongside Angelina Jolie – according to his wife Deborra-Lee Furness! They may have one of the most stable marriages in showbiz, but it would seem that there’s one woman she won’t let Jackman share an on-screen kiss with.
The 59 year old actress and her husband were speaking to the ‘Today Show’ in her native Australia on Monday when she said to presenter Lisa Wilkinson. “I've told his agent he's not allowed to work with Angelina, I'm sure she's lovely," Furness says, then adds, "I'm just kidding.”
Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman
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Hollywood royalty met British royalty on Friday when the two couples enjoyed tea at Kensington Palace.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt accepted a very royal invitation on Friday, when they joined Prince William and Kate Middleton, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, for tea and Kensington palace. It was the first time the two couples had sat down together, with the 'informal' meeting being said to have taken months to co-ordinate.
Brad and Angelina enjoyed tea at Kensington Palace on Friday.
A Kensington Palace spokesman confirmed to US Weekly that the meeting took place saying, "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Pitt at Kensington Palace on Friday afternoon."
Po the giant panda may be ever increasing his prowess at kung-fu, but he still has a lot to learn. Even so he faces yet another dangerous threat to China in the form of the evil spirit Kai, who is determined to take over the country by robbing various martial arts masters of their powers. Meanwhile, Po has a few personal problems to contend with. His long lose biological father has re-appeared out of the blue, looking for his soon having sensed that he is still alive somewhere. And so, Po returns to where he was born - though he has never felt less at home. He is being pressured into an arranged marriage with a needy panda named Mei Mei, but he's got to put his family issues on hold if he wants to save China yet again. Unfortunately, the only way he can do it is by training up his new panda neighbours in the art of kung fu - he's never had a more difficult task than this.
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Charlize Theron has no interested in directing, preferring to stay in front of the camera so she has "somebody to blame" if things go horribly wrong.
Charlize Theron has no desire to step behind the camera - at least not any time soon. Theron was interviewed at the L.A. premiere of Mad Max: Fury Road on Thursday night (7th May) and claimed she enjoys not having to take on the full responsibility of directing.
Charlize Theron at the L.A. Mad Max: Fury Road premiere.
'By the Sea', the film in which Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt star together, will be released in November of this year.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's upcoming film, By the Sea, will be released in November. The couple have not been seen on screen together since Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2005. Jolie and Pitt met on the set and soon after began a relationship. Hopefully, in the decade since Mr. & Mrs. Smith, they have retained their brilliant on-screen chemistry.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie star in By the Sea.
Michelle Obama attended the Black Girls Rock! awards ceremony on Saturday 28th March and gave an impassioned speech encouraging education and self-confidence.
Michelle Obama continued spreading her message of education whilst attending the Black Girls Rock! awards ceremony on Saturday (28th March). The First Lady gave an impassioned speech at the event and encouraged the audience, which included many young black girls and women, to have self-confidence, ignore any discouraging voices and continue in their education.
Michelle Obama speaking at the Black Girls Rock! awards ceremony on Saturday.
Angelina Jolie delivered a powerful speech at the 2015 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards on Sunday 29th March.
Angelina Jolie encouraged children to celebrate being different whilst delivering her speech at the 2015 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards. Jolie was on stage to receive the award for Favourite Movie Villain for her role as Maleficent in the film of the same name.
Angelina Jolie encouraged children to celebrating being different.
Last night Nickelodeon held their 28th annual Kid’s Choice Awards, so you know what that means lots and lots of slime covered stars!
Of all the award shows, Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is most certainly the messiest. This year Nick Jonas was our master of ceremonies, as the singer and actor presided over a night of slime, orange blimps and a moving appearance by Angelina Jolie.
Your host for the evening, Nick Jonas
Host Nick Jonas opened the show, performing his songs ‘Chains’ and ‘Jealous’, before daring to poke fun at Zayn Malik’s exit from One Direction. Acknowledging how hard a week it had been for the group's legion of teenage fans as ‘One Direction became Two Direction’, Jonas asked “What's next, Fourth Harmony? Three Seconds of Summer? The Jonas Brother?”
The actress had the preventative surgery last week, two years after undergoing a double mastectomy.
Angelina Jolie has made the difficult and brave decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed as a preventative measure against ovarian cancer. The actress explained her decision on Tuesday in an op-ed published by The New York Times entitled ‘Diary of a Surgery’.
Angelina Jolie elected to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed last week.
In the piece, Jolie described how she learnt she was at risk for ovarian cancer two weeks ago, after a simple test she has annually to measures the protein CA-125 in her blood, came back showing markers that could be a sign of early cancer.
The actress took to the Oscars to convince reporters to ask female celebrities more interesting questions.
Reese Witherspoon took to the 2015 Oscars to promote a new feminist campaign #AskHerMore, a movement created to encourage reporters to put more career centric questions to female celebrities on the red carpet, rather than just asking about their designer gowns.
Reese Witherspoon brings #AskHerMore campaign to the Oscars
We think we have a new favourite celebrity feminist. If it wasn't enough for Witherspoon to take on such an inspiring feminine role in her latest movie 'Wild'; a film based on the memoirs of Cheryl Strayed, a first time hiker who walked 1,100 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail in a journey of self-discovery; she is now encouraging other actresses and celebrities to want more from their public appearances. The star took to Instagram with a list of questions she hoped to hear as she appeared on the red carpet at the Oscars, including 'What's the biggest risk you've taken that you feel has paid off?' and 'What accomplishment are you most proud of?'.
The 39-year-old actress recently opened up about her and Pitt's intimate French summer wedding, which included all their six children.
Last August Angelina Jolie tied the knot for a third time to her longtime partner, and father to their six children, Brad Pitt, and this will most likely be her last as she has finally found what all women want, a "real man."
Jolie says she found a "real man" in Pitt
During a recent interview with the French magazine Dandy, Jolie opened up about looking for 'Prince Charming,' her and the Hollywood actor's summer French wedding, and if she will let her children get inked like their mother.
The actress has lately been focussing on directing and her humanitarian work.
Angelina Jolie has revealed that she took the decision to turn away from acting following the death of her mother.
In an interview with French magazine Dandy, the 39 year old actress admitted that her real interests laid elsewhere after her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, passed away from ovarian cancer in 2007.
Angelina Jolie spoke to Dandy magazine about her plans for the future
The Hollywood star joined the former U.K. Secretary of State William Hague in the opening the Centre of Women, Peace and Security, based at London's School of Economics, on Tuesday (Feb 10th).
Angelina Jolie travelled to London on Tuesday (Feb 10th) to join the former U.K. Secretary of State William Hague for the opening Europe's first centre that is dedicated to fight against the brutality women face during warzones.
Jolie opened a new centre that will help fight warzone violence against women
The Centre of Women, Peace and Security, based at London's School of Economics, will be a ground-breaking way of combatting the violence women are exposed to in war, just like the tens of thousands of families Jolie recently visited at a Kurdish refugee camp in Dohuk, northern Iraq.
Brad Pitt could team up with his wife Angelina Jolie for the third time.
Brad Pitt is in negotiations to play the famed archaeologist Richard Leakey in Angelina Jolie's drama Africa. It would be the third collaboration between the husband-and-wife pair after Mr & Mrs Smith and the yet-to-be-released By The Sea.
Brad Pitt could play Richard Leakey in Angelina Jolie's Africa
Africa, written by the Oscar winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump) is a biopic of Leakey, who became a staunch defender of elephants against poachers in Kenya in the late 1980s.
Continue reading: Brad Pitt To Play Richard Leakey In Angelina Jolie's 'Africa'
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.
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