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Angelina Jolie is 33rd Smartest in Hollywood

Angelina Jolie is 33rd Smartest in Hollywood

Angelina Jolie recently made Entertainment Weekly‘s “The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood” list, coming in at #33. She’s one of the youngest actresses to make the cut with 58-year-old Meryl Streep at #6, 45-year-old Jodie Foster at #30, 38-year-old Cate Blanchett at #45, and 28-year-old Sarah Polley at #49. Here’s what EW had to say:

Angelina, 32, is smart because… “she’s discovered the real value of fame. While keeping fanboys happy with films like Beowulf, she uses her celebrity superpowers for good. Continues to travel the globe as a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador, the world media in tow, but this year she put her values on screen, too, delivering one of the best performances of her career as Mariane Pearl, widow of slain journalist Daniel Pearl, in June’s A Mighty Heart.”

Angie also picked up the Good Penmanship Award because “she recently wrote for The Economist, alongside fellow contributors the Dalai Lama and French president Nicolas Sarkozy.”

Topping the “Smartest List” is director/writer/producer Judd Apatow of The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Superbad fame. Click inside for the full list…

Entertainment Weekly’s 50 Smartest People in Hollywood

1. Judd Apatow, director/writer/producer
2. Steven Spielberg, director/producer
3. James Cameron, director/producer
4. Ari Emanuel, partner of the Endeavor Agency
5. Will Smith, actor/producer
6. Meryl Streep, actor
7. Peter Rice, president of Fox Searchlight
8. Tyler Perry, actor/director/writer/producer
9. David Heyman, producer
10. John Knoll, visual-effects supervisor of Industrial Light & Magic
11. Brian Grazer, producer
12. Dick Cook, chairman of the Walt Disney Studios
13. George Clooney, actor/director/producer
14. Jerry Bruckheimer, producer
15. Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment
16. Peter Jackson, director/producer
17. Will Ferrell, actor/producer
18. Robert Zemeckis, director
19. Tom Rothman, co-chair of Fox Filmed Entertainment
20. Ben Stiller, actor/director/producer
21. Johnny Depp, actor/producer
22. Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation
23. Brad Bird, writer/director
24. Emmanuel Lubezki, cinematographer
25. Zack Snyder, director
26. Stacey Snider, CEO of DreamWorks SKG
27. Michael Moore, documentarian
28. Paul Greengrass, director
29. J.J. Abrams, producer/director
30. Jodie Foster, actor/director
31. Kathleen Kennedy, producer
32. Thelma Schoonmaker, editor
33. Angelina Jolie, actor
34. Sacha Baron Cohen, actor/writer/producer
35. Tim Palen, co-president of film marketing for Lionsgate
36. Modi Wiczyk, co-CEO of Media Rights Capital
37. Guillermo del Toro, writer/producer/director
38. Diablo Cody, screenwriter
39. Mary Zophres, costume designer
40. Jeff Skoll, founder of Participant Productions
41. Stefan Sonnenfeld, president of Company 3
42. Daniel Battsek, president of Miramax Films
43. Beth Swofford, agent at CAA
44. Roderick Jaynes, editor
45. Cate Blanchett, actor
46. Jeff Walker, Comic-Con impresario
47. Amy Powell, senior vice president of interactive marketing at Paramount
48. Gustavo Santaolalla, composer
49. Sarah Polley, actor/writer/director
50. Ben Affleck, actor/director/writer/producer

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  • msgudidedmama

    well since I got that out of the way, LOL, I have to say I am proud of EW for recognizing celebrity good will and classifying it as “smart”, it is!

  • Diana

    That’s true!!! Beauty and Brain..that’s our Angelina Jolie!!!!

  • cippalippa


    love Angie for ever!

  • Julie

    3rd !

  • Tash

    I just came accross this link of a new tattoo on Brad – Angies birth date! Is this old or new?

  • zvkg

    nice angie. ^^

  • 2985

    Tres Jolie indeed! :)

  • Julie

    oh no Im not third sorry lol ! Kiss from france !

  • Diana

    wow!!! I’m on the first page…first time ever!!!

  • badgirl

    ill agree this time

  • badgirl

    ill agree this time

  • badgirl

    wheres jen jen on the list or brad

  • visa fan

    Holy Kakapoopy! :)

  • Tini

    Hey Jared, Canadian actress Sarah Polley (#49) is actually way younger than Angie, she’s only 28. But good for Angelina for being recognized as the smart and amazing woman she is! :-)

  • badgirl

    theses lists are ridiculous ben affleck?

  • german girl

    woah .. am I first? can´t believe it
    the pic is beautiful… but she´s only #33 :(
    love angie and her family ♥♥♥
    lol i´m from germany =)

  • PING

    Good morning BAMPZS fans all over the world.
    Be proud to be Angie’s fans! One of the smartest in Hollywood is a great recognition.

  • badgirl

    have fun fightin disagreeing

  • Missouri Fan

    # 723 Missouri Fan @ 12/01/2007 at 7:44 am The National Ledger
    By Cliniqua Beech
    Dec 1, 2007

    The secret is out! Brad Pitt has Angelina Jolie permanently inked on his person for all time! When lifting his hand to wave at fans he let the cat, or shall I say tat, out of the bag, as his shirt rode up to display a striking tattoo right above the waistband of his jeans. At that precise moment, fans of ‘Brangelina,’ worldwide began working to crack the code as soon as they saw it and had it broken down in a matter of hours.

    Angelina Jolie Brands Brad Pitt’s Six-Pack (Image: Wenn)

    Brad recently confessed all to foreign journalists on his overseas tour to promote his critically acclaimed film, ‘The Assassination of Jesse James.’ Though even if he hadn’t confirmed his new ink (stating it was ‘for Angie’) pictures do not lie.


    So what mysterious love tat did the fans uncover? Those famous six-pack abs have been permanently and romantically etched with Angelina Jolie’s date of birth (06/04/75), written in Khmer, which is the first language of their oldest son, Maddox. The design appears as a striking and ornate scroll maybe two inches below Pitt’s belly button, and from what we hear, Papa Pitt’s new tat was a birthday gift to the love of his life.

    We can only imagine what kind of reaction he got – oh to have been a fly on THAT wall!


    Angelina, still grieving over the loss of her mother Marcheline Bertrand from cancer in early 2007, was expecting her 32nd birthday to hit her hard, as she had always received a phone call from her Mother at the precise minute she came into the world. This year, no phone calls would come.

    Brad, anxious to lift Angelina’s spirits was rumored to have snuck off and gotten inked right before Angelina’s birthday, and surprised his lady love with the symbol of his devotion on her special day.


    The irony is, rather than write of such a heart-melting swoon-worthy moment (and fact-based at that!), most sleazy tabloids chose to create and manufacture stories about this loving and obviously devoted couple. To get a closer look at Brad’s er…devotion see here and here.






    Especial thank to guli who posted this first article
    of Cliniqua here! { Thank you guli!! }

  • Missouri Fan

    Congrats Angelina!
    You are truly an AMAZING celebrity woman!!
    I am very proud to be a fan of YOU and Brad!

    Thanks Jared for the new thread!!

  • Angie

    I’m so proud of her and happy to be her big fan!
    BAMPZS 4 ever!

  • http://justjared susieqt

    Hi JJ, Thank you for the new thread. :-)

  • doesn’t….

    Yes, a really smart woman. Has no one else had a problem with the fact that this “smart” woman thrust her adopted children into the worldwide media so much that her daughter now has to live with the fact that the whole world knows she was conceived through violence, rape actually. No one looks at that though. If she would have protected her children like most parents in the world, not just Hollywood parents, this would have never happened. How is this “smart” woman going to explain that to poor Zahara. Oh….millions of dollars in therapy I’m sure because neither one of those idiots has a brain in their head. Or and unselfish bone in their body. They are children, not props, not dolls, not publicity pawns.

    I feel bad for Zahara and I truly think what those two did and do publicity-wise with their children is disgusting. Notice since the revelation about Zahara, we haven’t really seen them. Is that what it took – this humiliating publicity for the child to realize that maybe they are pushing it a bit? Hopefully by the time Zahara is old enough to really understand, people will have forgotten and the press on it will be long archived. But this 2 year old’s private, private information was splashed on the conver of many, many magazines. Everyone is so protective over their personal info. Who protected Zahara? Certainly not her “smart” mommy.



  • http://justjared susieqt

    Sarah Polley is #49, while Angie is #33!!

  • Once

    Congrats with Angelina Jolie! She sooo perfect woman!

  • mandy brockie

    HI ate char how are you this morning.
    It is great new,s about Angie i new she was smart and bright.
    The acolades just keep on rolling in for her and brad they deserve it they are just perfect together.
    Will e-mail you later.
    Your dear friend

  • vivien

    Do we really need a thread for this? I know you are trying to cater to some fans, Jared but this is bit pointless.

  • LMAO @ doesn’t


  • http://yahoojapan cinnamon

    First page? Can’t believe it. Congratulations Angie! I’m so disappointed that Brad is not among them. I wonder what their yardstick is. Some of the people on the list doesn’t deserve it, though.

  • http://yahoojapan cinnamon

    GOOD NIGHT BAMPZS FANS!!!Enjoy this thread. More good news coming for our Angie.

  • http://- ?!!


  • http://justjared susieqt


    Sarah Polley might be younger. But she is #49 and Angelina is #33 on the list. :-)

  • Missouri Fan

    Thanks for posting Cliniqua’s first article link from the last thread! :smile:


  • Hey, LMAO

    LMAO, you are too much. Get YOUR facts straight. Click the link to the interview with Zahara’s mother. The tabloids said she wants her back – not true. Conception horror – true.

    You are about as “smart” as Angelina. LOL

  • http://WWW.IHATETOMCRUISE.COM Miapocca

    WELL that should be too hard..I thought she would even come ahead of 1..Brad will proabaly be at the negative end of infinity…being smart in hollywood must be quite something..ahahhahaha ..I guess they should have a whole new category for p-us-sy smart…that could teach me a few things!!

  • GET it straight


    Get your facts straight. It was due to tabloid writers looking to boost sales from bitter miserable women like yourself to look for this story just like all their other bullshit stories. They went looking for this woman to start up a hornets nest. We hadn’t seen the kids since they have been in LA not because of this story. If you are looking to pass judgement then look no futher then the writers of in touch magazine who proved that a child concieved through rape means nothing to them but dollar signs.

  • A FACT


  • JunoFirst

    doesn’t…. @ 12/01/2007 at 8:38 am
    Now you are the one showing your stupidity PLUS hatred and/or jealousy. Putting the blame on Angie because she adopted a child that was concieved in a horrible way, YET this child would have died if it were not for Angie and Brad. Would you have preferred this child to have died?? Apparently the good Lord said, ” no, it’s not your time yet Zahara.”
    It’s the media and the paps who wants to mar the good that the J-P’s are doing. And for what reason?? GREED! They don’t give a rat’s a-s-s about the consequences of what they disclosed, so long as they get money. Angie and Brad would never disclose this info, EVEN IF they knew, which I truly doubt. This was being uncovered because the adoptive parents are powerly famous! If I were the J-P’s I would sue all these morons who leak this crap out. Think before you pound on the keyboard.

  • indiesr

    Go Angie…it is well deserved.

  • faye88

    Hey, LMAO @ 12/01/2007 at 8:51 am
    You and “doesn’t” need to do your homework. You’re a few threads too late. This has been discussed to death. Don’t bring us regurgitated garbage.

    Missouri Fan @ 12/01/2007 at 8:50 am
    As I said in the last thread. I just absolutely love what Cliniqua did. A big congratulations to her!!!

  • to doesn’t

    what kind of a Monster spreads a rumor about a baby true or not. You are evil

  • Missouri Fan

    heLLo tHeRe!!!

    Yes, truthbesaid, Susie and England Fan from England
    Dear friend Mandy from Scotland
    Nicole Richee fan from Italy
    Just Interrupted and her mom from Germany
    Amalia from Paris
    Deadly Gorgeous from Persia
    Meli and Think Positive from Greece
    CMAR from Jamaica
    bermygirl and bermy’s sister from Bermuda
    Ell from Munich
    Andromeda from Argentina
    Konnitiwa, Sakura, cinnamon and Konbanwa from Japan
    Ariel, Coal, Anustin, JustJazz, LLM,, Somalia, ,tino tonatini, joliepittfan,pinkyQ, Janice from Canada
    Gabriella from Spain
    Beautiful Pinays from the Philippines
    Lyllian, JessO, Badyah from Australia
    BeeLoved from Singapore
    TixinhaStar from Portugal
    kornieJolie from Hongkong
    treshot from Malasia
    Hanna from Holland
    rubyrose from Ireland
    Saraicita from Venenzeula
    piyutra from Thailand
    samaniston, from Africa
    Felinelilly, claire and I love Shiloh from France
    athy from Taiwan
    Gerodena from Russia
    and ** LOVELY LADIES from USA ** including ME!!

    Let me know who are FANS from other countries who’s names are not listed on the above list.



  • daisy

    I’m not surprised. Way to go, Angie. :-) Where is Brad?

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    Congratul ations Cliniqua!!! Good move. Can we call you the BAMPZS “Insider” at NL?

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  • uh oh


    brad is smart enough to have 150 million dollars more than you

  • renee

    Love her, beautiful and smart but we all new that.