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Angelina Jolie on 60 Minutes

by Melissa Silverstein
November 28, 2011 10:27 AM
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In case you missed it, Angelina was on 60 Minutes last night gearing up for the premiere of her directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey.

Some interesting points: she feels more comfortable behind the camera and likes the spotlight being on others; her favorite movie that she was in is A Mighty Heart; she is writing and directing another film about war, this time the war in Afghanistan.

It was strange that the interviewer Bob Simon described her as being known as being "wild, weird and eccentric."  That might have been true a decade ago, but not anymore.

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  • sexymf | November 28, 2011 5:07 PMReply

    +1 to the above comment.

    New meme "Penis Pass".

  • Faye | November 28, 2011 4:12 PMReply

    Up until the early 2000s Robert Downey Jr was coked up, in & out of jail and rehab, and was found passed out in the bed of a neighbor's child but you wouldn't know that by how the media treats him. He's not continually referred to as wild, weird and eccentric. I call this the Penis Pass. Have a penis? You are allowed to grow, make different and better choices, and move on without one's past being continually brought up. Lack a penis? And you're fucked.

    I saw last night's interview and Angelina seems to be an intelligent, thoughtful and a bold risk-taker. She gets it. IT being the importance of sometimes doing the thing that is scary. The thing that might cause you to fall flat on your face or to soar high but in the end the outcome will make you grow as a person.

  • Ines | November 28, 2011 5:51 PM

    I agree with Faye. A. Jolie is a human being with many flaws and strengths. Keep in mind that much of her flaws really have to do with common flaws among her generation. Not everyone is so daring, weak, or experimental (however you want to perceive dabbling in drugs as your peers do or being sexually adventurous) but I don't fault her for it. She cares about our world beyond her personal life and herself and she is sane and intelligent enough to work hard and work smart. To quote Stephen Pinker, "many women are more achievement oriented than most men". Well guess what, Angelina makes more money and is a higher achiever than most men. She is also producing work that people want to see. Her personal life is not worse than that of many U.S. presidents.

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