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Angelina Jolie Takes the Spotlight on 'Variety' Cover

Angelina Jolie Takes the Spotlight on 'Variety' Cover

Angelina Jolie is the center of attention in the brand new cover for Variety‘s latest issue!

“They say you should never meet your heroes, because they often disappoint you. But Louis really was one of the greatest people ever,” the 39-year-old actress shared about Louis Zamperini, who was the subject of her latest movie Unbroken.

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Louis‘ daughter Cynthia Garris added, “The night our father passed away, she and Brad [Pitt] came to our home and took such beautiful care of us. They cried with us, they held us, they made a soft place for us to fall. At one point I told her, ‘My father was really in love with you.’ And she said, ‘I was in love with him!’”

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  • snakeskin

    Good luck to Angie&cast for a successful roll out of Unbroken.

  • Guest

    I really hate to bring this over but will do so snyway just in case Cassi comes back to throw more shade

    This is for Cassi, the Brad fan that threw shade below about Unbroken’s lack of a standing ovation. Here is what really happened last night regarding Selma’s standing ovation

    Mike Hogan: Slowwwwww your roll a second there, Katey. I agree that Selma is excellent—and poised to march right into the heart of Oscar season—but let’s address that “energy of a great screening” question. For one thing, I’m pretty sure the majority of audience members at that screening were involved with the film in some way—or at least were not press. Most of the journalists and bloggers I could identify by sight remained professionally seated, even if doing so made us feel like the bad guys from the movie. (And then there was blogger Roger Friedman, who insisted on personally congratulating DuVernay before she could take the stage for her Q&A.)

    But even for members of the press, your qualm about screening energy is well founded. This was one of those screenings where the director came out beforehand to announce that the film had never been shown in any form in New York before. That right there predisposes everyone in the room to like what they’re seeing more than they might otherwise. Trust me, I know: I attended the black-tie Cannes premiere of Foxcatcher, a movie no one seems all that excited about at the moment, and came away thinking it was going to steamroll Oscar season.

  • K8QP

    Gosh, I LOVE this woman !

  • Guest

    Love the cover. I am so excited for this movie

  • Scarlett

    Beautiful cover. They’re clearly a wonderful couple, she clearly love Zamperini which makes this film all the more interesting to me, that it’s coming from a place of love and understanding. I truly hope this film succeeds in a big way for everyone involved.

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    Ryan Adams @filmystic · 43m 43 minutes ago

    Ugh. Oscar talking point: Selma? too much like 12 Years a Slave. “Similar theme.” Just like the White Guy “theme” of 85 BP winners in a row.

  • Dawne

    What a gorgeous pic and a lovely article…….not cut and paste.

  • juju

    u shouldn’t have done that
    by doing that u doing the same she did
    it’s a pity that there r fans of brad that feel intimidated by angelina
    brad wouldn’t want those fans n they have nothing to do with him n what he stands for

  • Dawne

    PERFECT RESPONSE. JUST PERFECT. Black issues are only allowed as subject matter in good movies once a century?

  • Guest

    Here is the whole article and another interesting tidbit that many here brought up

    I hate that my cynicism demands that I bring this up, but here I am doing it anyway: I do wonder whether the Academy would give top prize to Selma a year after 12 Years a Slave. Obviously these are two very different films about two different eras in American history, but they are both about the African American experience in this country, and both are produced by Plan B, Brad Pitt’s production hut. The Oscars aren’t like the Emmys—despite some exceptions, like Christoph Waltz or Hilary Swank, repetition is not a virtue with these awards. I realize it’s probably callous to even compare 12 Years and Selma, but don’t you think that to a certain type of older Oscar voter, the two films may seem too similar? It shouldn’t be that way, but in an Academy where gay cowboys were pretty recently a bridge too far, I don’t think we should count out the possibility that 12 Years’s win could be a hindrance to Selma.

    That said, I’m rooting for it. It’s not my favorite movie this year, but it’s powerful and sincere in a way that is never cloying, needling, manipulative. This is not a movie that cheaply telegraphs its Oscar ambitions, but nor is it ashamed of its own rumble and bombast. It’s a beautifully proportioned film, it just feels right. It’s not homework-y, as you said, Mike, but it’s not sloppy or overly sentimental either. I really like the earnest audacity of this movie—it has such lively, organic energy. I’m sure the Academy will pick up on that enough to at least give the film a heap of nominations. But whether it can win, in such a weird and varied year, will be hard to even speculate on for another few weeks. Yes, just a few weeks. Once Unbroken, um, breaks, we might know all we need to.

  • anustin

    LouZams spirit will be present!im positive .

  • Dawne

    amen

  • Guest
  • Joan

    Ty JJ ;)

  • Guest

    I know I shouldn’t have but no one else called her out for that shade she was throwing at Angelina’s movie. Yet you all call out bap all the time when she does it to Brad.

  • juju

    bap is a troll who spends her time pretending to be an angelina fan and insulting her
    cassi is a fan of brad who is intimidated by angelina n thinks angelina success diminishes brad

    i don’t think there was even a need for answer, what she posted said everything about her, nothing about Unbroken or angelina

  • bap

    @JUJU: I am not going to entertain you with your statement That I am not a true Dame Angelina. I believe I have figure out who the true fans of Dame Angelina are on this site are. I do not care if you believe it or not.

  • Guest

    What’s interesting is last week Cassi was saying it would be between Selma and Unbroken for best picture but not this week she is coming for Unbroken like Sasha stone, as if both women can’t make it. I really hope this is not how the award season will be

  • anustin

    Gorgeous!

  • AWHODAT

    Divine! Hands down, the most beautiful woman in the world. inside and out. And that article…….such a great read.

  • juju

    like PT i don’t either film will make it
    i hope im wrong
    like with cassi sasha stone words n actions say everything about her n nothing about unbroken n angelina

    i don’t know is sasha stone cares so much about unbroken if she doesn’t think it worth it lol

    let them speak
    the more they speak the more they’ll have to eat their words
    remember maleficent

  • shazia35

    God even in a Polka Dot shirt she is breathtakingly beautiful, uhh so not fair LOL

  • Anon2

    Beautiful cover and even greater article! Loved reading about Louie’s kids.

  • bap

    It’s fair! Perhaps she will not look so beautiful in plaid.

  • shazia35

    And the whole Congregation said AMEN!

  • shazia35

    That part was heartwarming to read.

  • shazia35

    I have a feeling the shirt is either Stella or Burbury.

  • Guest

    Glad Angelina is campaigning. She has to do even more so than others because Jack and Miyavi are not well known in America. Can you imagine how many people will be rushing to go to her screenings. Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne have been literally everywhere. Apparently Benedict will be on the cover of times magazine this week. Harvey must be stopped. The movies reviews aren’t even amazing. Sorry e but MLK or Zamperinin way more interesting to Americans than Turing or whatever his name is.

  • dalovelee

    Damn she looks even more beautiful when she’s keeping it low key in a button up secretary blouse.

  • fyi

    http://blog.sfgate.com/artsandnot/2014/11/18/selma-brings-out-the-cheers/

    ‘Selma’ brings out the cheers

    The audience at the Castro on Sunday, Nov. 16, gave a thunderous ovation after seeing “Selma”. The big name in attendance on stage was one Oprah Winfrey, who was gracious and appreciative and let the others share and take the spotlight, including the star of the movie David Oyelowo who plays Martin Luther King Jr. in what could very well earn him an Oscar nomination.

    You’ll be reading more about the movie which opens in Los Angeles and New York on

    “Selma” director Ava DuVernay and the one and only Oprah WInfrey

    Christmas Day, I believe, and scheduled to arrive in the Bay Area on Jan. 9. Look out for Ruthe Stein’s preview and Mick LaSalle’s review around that time. In the meantime, Oyelowo who most remember for his role as the son in “The Butler” regaled the audience with wonderful anecdotes and his laugh was totally infectious. But there one story that really resonated with me. Oyelowo was one of the black soldiers in the beginning of Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” in which he and actor Colman Domingo (Scottsboro Boys, Passing Strange, etc.) plead for the right to vote. Flash forward 100 years in “Selma” and Oyelowo’s King is talking to Ralph Abernathy about voting rights. Who played Abernathy? Domingo. What an eerie dejavu. And what was so bittersweet is just thinking of how in our times in 2014 the Voting Rights Act is being dismantled by state legislatures and the Supreme Court of the United States. This is why “Selma’ may very well be the most important movie of the year.

  • bap

    I believe Dame Angelina’s mother and Louis are her guardian angels.

  • just saying

    If selma is a great movie, then it should win Best Picture Oscar, if oscar voters don’t vote for it just because it is a black film and 12YAS won last time, then it is disgusting and shameful for Oscar voters.

  • juju

    it’s not about logic n it’s not about quality either
    just look at oscar history
    look at the times that films that weren’t great films won
    look at the times a woman n a film directed by a woman won
    that should tell u everything

  • ndn

    Wow….Angie looks stunning on the cover of Variety….and what was a great article….I wholeheartedly believe Angie made Unbroken to show the incredible life story of Louis to the world as the best of her ability…Awards are the last thing in her mind…I don’t care what the critics say…as long as the general public like and that’s all that matters…Awards are icing on the cake…

  • plez

    I so wish Oprah was not helping to promote this so much. It just brings to mind The Butler and how she imo smothered that movie because she wants an Oscar so bad. Let Ava and Oyelowo do it themselves.

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    × Katarina × ‏@lubpenguins now1 minute ago

    I think Brad Pitt used to eat diamonds bc damnit he’s just so shinny and hbfhggfyhgfuhfu and precious and bye im DEAD

  • snakeskin

    The Oscars are still a long way off, these predicting guys need to slow down.
    Why they want to burden films with such huge expectations I do not know.
    Oscar prediction has become like an addiction for them, no sooner have they consumed one film they are onto the next.

  • plez

    I actually think this is one of Angelina’s best covers. She is simply beautiful.

  • Guest

    Angelina Jolie has hired entertainment public relations exec Tony Angellotti to help her weasel an oscar for Unbroken. Who needs Huvane when you got Angellotti!

  • bap

    Where did you find your source for this information?

  • kellyf

    Sounds like one of those once-in-a-lifetime relationships that changes you forever, and the film sounds like a fitting tribute to him.

  • Wonderbust

    Aww you mad. Try and brush up on your reading skills. Universal hired someone to run the oscar campaign. All studios have a PR for Oscar campaigns. Ticky hired one for herself because no studio wanted to buy crack.

  • sunny

    Universal Studios hired him, I think.
    Tony Angellotti often works for Universal and Disney.
    I have been wondering whom Uni had hired for their movie
    Dec,2 will be key date iweather a surprising will happen or not.

  • trt

    OMG, that article made me tear up. Angie and Louie were so close. I’m so sad for them.

  • Wonderbust

    Girl bye lol. When has the Oscars ever been fair. They barely gave TYAS the win because it made them feel uncomfortable and was too brutal for their taste. Paramount should have saved Selma for next year like originally planned because they could actually WIN. No way these older Caucasian men give a movie about the black experience in America another win. Fruitvale Station I thought was an excellent movie and it had the reviews to back it up, yet AMPAS said sorry only one black movie allowed at a time. How was Malcolm X not nominated for best picture or Do the Right Thing? So I can sort of see why people like Sasha think it’s either Ava or Angie and not both.

  • trt

    Link please! Who’d believe a naysayer like you without any concrete proof? And it better be legit!

  • Wonderbust

    Sunny I remember you posted a small snippet d of a response about the unbroken movie from someone named Joey, do you have the source of the comments, thanks

  • AWHODAT

    Tee hee hee. Dem beeyotches want soooooo bad to find something to criticise Angie, hoping that that “thing” they latch on to will be the “thing” to ‘bring her down’.

    10 years. 10 freakin years and dem beeyotches are still mad and sad that Brad keeps showing us everyday for 10 freakin years who ticky really is and why he left her worthless no good stank azzz and why Angie is his “otherworldy” beautiful wife and the only mother he wanted for his beautiful children. Cos, “when you know, you know”, Brad told us.

    Arent you sowwy for dem beeyotches, Wonderbust?

    Um…….imma thinking that would be a “no”.

    LMFAO

  • Wonderbust

    It won’t give you the link because the link would say Universal hired him.

  • trt

    Which means it wasn’t Angelina per se but Uni. If the film wins BP would trolls credit Angelina? Noooo! If it doesn’t win anything, then they would blame her. You can’t win with the trolls.

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