She is Super Mom. Fame, fortune, a philanthropic spirit– Angie’s got it all. Brad Pitt put a ring on it not too long ago and I still haven’t gotten over the fact that she can actually fly, like, in real life.
Then there’s the fact that Angelina Jolie really, really likes being a Mom. Lots of us say we do, and lots of celebrities say they do, but I think Angelina gets what it’s about. I mean, seriously; she can make babies, find babies, and then fly her babies all around the world. And then she teaches their Dad to fly them around the world; it’s amazing.
:) I kid, I kid. What I really think is something like, ‘Wow. You can really do pretty much whatever you want to do, if and when you really want to do it.’ A friend of mine used to say that Angelina Jolie was everybody’s worst nightmare because one day she woke up (so it seemed) and decided to be all of the things that we hadn’t seen in her. We were much more comfortable with the “other” Billy-Bob-tatted-up Angie, because she was the bad girl who kinda made us look good. Angelina, the mother, the protector, the ambassador was frightening. And while we all stood gawking at her transformation, Angelina Jolie went right on about her business, making babies, saving babies, and saving the world. And although it seemed like she completely changed, it also seemed like she was born to do these things. What a conundrum– but only for us. Angelina Jolie actually seems confident in her own decisions, and pretty disinterested in our theories. And for that, she friggen rules.
We’re celebrating the actress’s big 3-7 with a small, virtual gift package– peep the gallery down below. We’re also seriously looking forward to new films from Angelina, Salt 2 and Maleficent (both scheduled for release in 2014). My personal fave film of hers is Changeling. She had me weeping about 12 minutes in, and it pretty much went on like that for the rest of the movie. It takes real skill to play a person who is both broken and empowered, and Jolie pulls it off with fantastic aplomb. Which role of hers do you absolutely lurve (Trent-style)?
Some of the actress’s lesser-known appearances:
Other ways to celebrate:
Watch Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut in In The Land of Blood and Honey, on Amazon Instant Video.
Watch Angie’s favorite movie (from her own filmography) on Netflix: A Mighty Heart.
Read an excerpt from Angelina’s journal, Notes From My Travels.
PITNB’s Virtual Gifts to Angelina Jolie: