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Angelina Jolie presented with the Wall Street Journal Innovator Award

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Writer, director, producer, humanitarian, actress and all around flaw-free goddess Angelina Jolie-Pitt was honored last night with the WSJ Magazine’s 2015 Entertainment/Film Innovator award.

She and Brad attended the event wearing matching black colored outfits. (shallow note: I’m pretty sure Angelina wore that same dress back in 2008, at the Curious Case of Benjamin Button premier in LA. Bless her humble heart <3)











There's a very insightful article from the WSJ which covers her past work as director/actress, her humanitarian work and her personal decision regarding health and family, among other topics. Some excerpts:


About the process of writing the BTS script:
Jolie- Pitt wrote the script, her first, not long after her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, died in 2007. “I didn’t really know if I could make film and I didn’t think I could write film, so I wrote with a certain amount of freedom,” she says. “I gave myself the task that it would be about grief and how different people react to and process it.” In one scene, the local barkeep [...] talks to Pitt’s character, who is trying to restart a foundering writing career, about forcing himself to love his terminally ill wife enough to let her go. “That’s me speaking about my mother,” Jolie Pitt says. “I think maybe his character came from the purest place inside me.”



Brad on being directed by a woman:
For Pitt, By the Sea marked the first time he’d been directed by a woman, let alone his own wife, but he professes not to see the difference. The main thing, he says, is that the director has “the reins on the story and taste in the telling” so that the actors have “freedom to explore.” In his case, he adds, “My director has an elegant intuition for character. And anyway, I trust her with my life.”




Producer Graham King on Jolie’s professional approach:

Jolie Pitt’s attention to detail extends well beyond wardrobe. When she first approached him [King] about In the Land of Blood and Honey, she was “extraordinarily well prepared,” he says. “She turned up in my office with the location, photos, storyboards, casting information. The train was leaving the station. When she said, ‘I’d love for you to produce this movie,’ I was already hooked.” He also came to admire her “hands-on” approach. “Whether it’s interviews, photo shoots or directing films, she gets involved herself,” he says. “Angie does not send people into meetings. There’s no manager or agent, no PR. When I first met her I couldn’t believe how accessible she was.”



On how she sees the media's shallow reports about her:
No matter how many camps she visits, Jolie Pitt still gets plenty of reminders and questions about more trivial matters—everything from that vial of ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton’s blood around her neck (really just a smudge on a locket) to her weight (if the tabloids have it right, she’s so skinny she’s on her deathbed pretty much always). Asked if she’s sick of the dredging of old issues and made-up new ones, she says, simply, “I don’t mind. I mean, I think you just have to look at whether or not you can still be effective with what you want to do. And if anything gets in the way of that, then you have a problem. But I don’t.”



Full (very long) article + more pics at this source
More pics of the event at this source

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