Angelina Jolie: Behind the Lens

Hollywood's newest power director, Angelina Jolie, makes her behind-the-camera debut with her new film In the Land of Blood and Honey. Don't forget to read our exclusive interview with the actress, philanthropist, and writer from the January 2012 issue!

By Chris Connelly

December 13, 2011 10:00 AM
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Slip, $345, DKNY.
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"Some of the very darkest sections of the film were conceived in Shiloh's art class; I was in the back, waiting for the kids to finish."

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Dress, $2,700, Elie Saab. On eyes: Lancôme Hyprôse Doll Lashes Mascara In So Black!
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Pajama top, $1,280; pajama pants, $890, Salvatore Ferragamo.
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On Brad:

"Brad has expanded my life in ways I never imagined. We built a family. He is not just the love of my life, he is my family."

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On filming with the actresses of In the Land of Blood and Honey:

"It was nice for me to play with other girls; I don't really have girlfriends in movies, if you've noticed... Well, I have a few girlfriends, I just... I stay at home a lot. I'm just not very social. I don't do a lot with them, and I'm very homebound."

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Is Jolie done having kids? "Nothing planned at the moment, but we just don't know. I could end up pregnant."
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Jumpsuit, price upon request, Anne Valerie Hash. On hair: L'Oréal Paris EverStyle Volumizing Mousse.
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On her career:

"I woke up one day realizing, God, I'm an actor. I don't think I intended to be an actor. I think my mother wanted it for me. I loved telling stories, and I enjoyed the profession, but is it too late to be something else?"

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