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The actress and filmmaker also discussed the struggle of the biopic's protagonist Louis Zamperini with Elle magazine, saying that "our experiences, good and bad, make us who we are."
"I prefer directing to acting," said Jolie, when asked about the artistic need that is satisfied by directing movies.
"There is huge freedom that comes from being behind the camera. It brings a lot of responsibilities as well, but is intensely rewarding.
The drama follows former Olympian turned war hero Zamperini (O'Connell) and his survival during a harrowing 47 days in a raft to being held captive in a prisoner-of-war camp.
Speaking about Zamperini's great struggle, Jolie said: "I do believe »
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has had a release date set of February 19, 2016.
As the Bennet sisters deal with society's pressure to marry, they must also contend with hordes of zombies rampaging across the English countryside.
Burr Steers directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with David O Russell, while the film is produced by Brian Oliver, Allison Shearmur, Sean McKittrick, Natalie Portman, Annette Savitch, Tyler Thompson and Marc Butan. »
Not even Katie Holmes can resist the power of Angelina Jolie. The Woman in Gold actress, 36, was in the audience at the Kids' Choice Awards with daughter Suri on Saturday, March 28, when Jolie took the stage to accept the orange blimp for Best Villain -- and just like everyone else who watched the Maleficent star's speech, Holmes was utterly entranced. "I'm such a fan of Angelina," the Dawson's Creek alum gushed to Entertainment Tonight at the March 30 premiere of Woman in Gold. "I think [...] »
Disney’s slate of live action adaptations continues to grow with the announcement that they will next be tackling Mulan.
Originally released in 1998, Mulan told the story of a young woman who disguises herself as a man so she can take her father’s place and go to war. As well as earning Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations, Mulan brought home $304 million at the box office. It was never as popular as other 90s Disney movies like The Little Mermaid, Aladdin or The Lion King, but Mulan has its fanbase.
Disney have been on a role as of late with their live action adaptations. Cinderella has made an impressive $336.2 million worldwide, though that doesn’t quite compare to the Angelina Jolie-starring Maleficent, »
- Luke Owen
Space Rocket Nation announced today the start of production in Los Angeles on Nwr's The Neon Demon. When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has. Regarding the commencement of principle photography, director Nicolas Winding Refn said,
"I very much look forward to the odyssey I'll be taking with all these wonderful actresses (and a few guys) to travel beyond The Neon Demon where all I see is the wicked dying young."
Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Valhalla Rising, Drive, Only God Forgives) with a screenplay co-written by Nwr and Mary Laws, the film's principal cast includes Elle Fanning (Maleficent), Jena Malone (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1), Karl Glusman (Stonewall), Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows), Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road), Desmond Harrington (Dexter, Gossip Girl) Christina Hendricks »
It was inevitable that Disney would announce another one of its animated properties getting the live-action treatment, but the question was which classic would be chosen. Now we know what’s next up at bat, as THR reports that the Mouse House is working on a live-action retelling of Mulan, based on its 1998 animated film based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, a female warrior. The studio recently bought a script for the movie by Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek and will be working from that foundation. This news comes on the heels of the studio’s live-action Cinderella opening a couple of weeks ago to stellar reviews and solid box office, which itself followed 2014’s Angelina Jolie-fronted Maleficent. The trend continues with Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book in 2016, Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in 2017, and the recent news »
- Adam Chitwood
"Los Angeles, CA - Monday, March 30, 2015 - Space Rocket Nation announced today the start of production in Los Angeles on Nwr's The Neon Demon: When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.
Regarding the commencement of principle photography, Refn said, "I very much look forward to the odyssey I'll be taking with all these wonderful actresses (and a few guys) to travel beyond The Neon Demon where all I see is the wicked dying young."
- Jonathan James
It's no "Bambi," but Disney may already have already set its next animated flick due for a live-action reboot.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio wants to develop a live-action version of "Mulan," its 1998 film centered around the titular ancient Chinese girl, who disguises herself as a man to take her ailing father's place in battle. Disney has already reportedly purchased a script by Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek that features the same Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, which inspired the original animated flick, THR writes.
While "Mulan"'s box office receipts were modest by Disney standards -- it pulled in around $304 million internationally -- the studio's recent success with live-action adaptations of its previous flicks has proven irresistibly lucrative. "Cinderella," starring Lily James, has raked in $336.2 million worldwide since its bow three weeks ago, and last year's "Maleficent," featuring newly-minted Kids' Choice Award-winner Angelina Jolie, hauled in a whopping $758.4 million. »
- Katie Roberts
Always a class act! Making her first appearance since announcing that she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed, Angelina Jolie, with children Zahara, 10, and Shiloh, 8, by her side, stunned at the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in L.A. on Saturday, March 28. The Maleficent actress, 39, payed a style homage to the Disney baddie in a tea-length, black Versus Versace dress with an arched neckline and a gold metal halter tie. Jolie also worked Versus Versace sandals and the Sydney Evan "Gold Spike Ring" and [...] »
Angelina Jolie had a big night on Saturday at the Kids' Choice Awards, where she gave an inspiring acceptance speech after winning favorite movie villain for Maleficent. The actress started off by thanking all her fans, saying, "When I was little, like Maleficent, I was told I was different and out of place . . . never good at fitting in." Angelina paused before adding, "And then one day, I realized something, something I hope you all realize: different is good." During the show, Angelina was seen smiling and laughing with her cute dates, daughters Zahara and Shiloh, and the two girls gave their mom a big hug before she walked on stage to accept her award. The show marked her first public appearance since writing a powerful op-ed in The New York Times about her decision to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes in order to prevent ovarian cancer. Watch her moving speech above, »
In her first public appearance since announcing she had surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes, Angelina Jolie delivered an empowering speech at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards this weekend.
Jolie, who snagged the favorite movie villain statuette at the ceremony for her titular performance in "Maleficent," took the stage to thank her fans, and tell the young crowd how important it was to follow their own path in life.
"I want to say when I was little, like Maleficent, I was told that I was different-and I felt out of place, and too loud, too full of fire, never good at sitting still, never good at fitting in," the actress said. "And then one day I realized something, something I hope you all realize: Different is good."
Jolie revealed last week in a New York Times op-ed that she had preventive surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian »
- Katie Roberts
Angelina Jolie may have had the most gorgeous dates at this year's Kids' Choice Awards - her eldest daughters, Zahara and Shiloh! The trio laughed throughout the show, and Angelina had plenty of hugs and support when she won the award for favorite movie villain for her role in Maleficent. In her acceptance speech, Angelina inspired the audience by celebrating being different and thanking her fans. The big night out marks Angelina's first public appearance since publishing a powerful op-ed in The New York Times earlier this week about her decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in a preventive measure against ovarian cancer. As for the Jolie-Pitt kids, they seem to be stepping into the spotlight with their parents more and more: Shiloh hit the red carpet with dad Brad Pitt and her brothers Maddox and Pax at a premiere of Unbroken back in December. »
After days of opening up about her cancer prevention surgery, Angelina Jolie made her first big public appearance post-surgery during a fun Saturday night at the Kids’ Choice Awards with her daughters Shiloh and Zahara.
The Maleficent actress gave a powerful speech about being different during the show after winning Best Villain. “I wanna say that when I was little, like Maleficent, I was told that I was different,” she shared. “Never good at fitting in, and then I realized something, something I hope you all realize — different is good.” And of course, she ended the inspiring speech in true villainous style “And as your villain, I would tell you to cause a little trouble. It’s good for you.” She definitely knows how to stir up a little trouble, remember her Pda session with Brad Pitt at their kids soccer game? She’s the best.
[Photo Credit: Getty Images] »
- Kyle Hodge
Angelina Jolie Pitt, Liam Hemsworth, Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, One Direction, Selena Gomez, SpongeBob SquarePants, Fifth Harmony, The Voice and Austin & Ally were among this year’s fan favorites, winning orange blimps at Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, Saturday, March 28.
The film winners were:
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Favorite Movie Actor
Favorite Movie Actress
Favorite Animated Movie
Favorite Male Action Star
Favorite Female Action Star
Kids’ Choice Awards
Hosted by recording artist/actor and kids’ pick for Favorite Male Singer Nick Jonas, the awards were broadcast from Los Angeles’ legendary “Fabulous” Forum, where kids celebrated their favorites from the worlds of film, »
- Michelle McCue
Angelina Jolie had two of her best supporters by her side on Saturday night at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards: Daughters Zahara and Shiloh! The two adorable tots had a girls' night out with their famous mama at the event, where they were beyond excited to cheer on Angelina and mingle with a few celeb guests. It's clear Shiloh, 8, and Zahara, 10, were proud of Jolie's big win for Best Villain, thanks to her role in "Maleficent" -- just look at their reactions to her name being called in the photo above! During her excellent acceptance speech, Angie made sure to drill home the fact that being "different is good," something she's come to learn during her time in the spotlight. "I wanna say that when I was little, like Maleficent I was told that I was different and I felt out of place and too loud, too full of fire, »
- tooFab Staff
It’s almost too easy to declare that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson “rocked” as host of this week’s Saturday Night Live — but that doesn’t mean such a statement would be inaccurate.
In fact, it says a lot about the Furious 7 star’s comedic chops that the evening’s worst sketches either gave him absolutely nothing to do (“Cooking With Paul”) or didn’t include him at all (“The Circus”).
Johnson proved so fearlessly committed to his punch lines that he even scored a few laughs »
The Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards went down in La on Saturday, bringing out famous faces for a night of slime and laughter. Stars like Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lopez, and host Nick Jonas had as much fun behind the scenes as they did on TV. Although Chris avoided the goo altogether, he didn't get so lucky when he got covered with pie. Meanwhile, Nick was completely drenched in green stuff. The singer kept the fun going backstage, teasing his girlfriend, Olivia Culpo, and Jennifer Lopez. It was also an exciting night for Angelina Jolie, whose kids Zahara and Shiloh were beyond adorable when she won a blimp trophy for her performance in Maleficent. That's just the beginning of the good times - read on to see the best pictures from the show, and be sure to see who hit the red carpet. »
The 2015 Kids' Choice Awards brought about a lot of screams, laughs, pies and of course, slime! But it was Angelina Jolie's moving speech that brought inspiration to the audience at Saturday's awards show. The 39-year-old actress, who made her first post-surgery appearance with kids Zahara and Shiloh at the show, reminded fans of all ages to never be afraid of being "different" after accepting her award for Favorite Villain. The Maleficent star shared with the audience that growing up, she was never one to fit in with the crowd. As a result, she learned to embrace being different from the rest. "Different is good. So, don't fit," the mother of six said. "Don't »
Angelina Jolie made her first post-surgery appearance Saturday at the Kids' Choice Awards.
The actress smiled and nodded in response to the gooey question backstage.
Photos: 2015 Kids’ Choice Awards: Stars Bring Their Children
When accepting her award, Angelina gave a speech to inspire people to be proud of their uniqueness.
"Thank you so much to all the kids who voted. I want to say that when I was little, like Maleficent, ...
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Chris Pratt was one of many celebrities at the Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, taking the stage to present the award for favorite villain. The winner, of course, was Angelina Jolie as Maleficent - she was in attendance with Shiloh and Zarah as her dates. What we can't help but point out, though, is that Chris was covered in the remains of pie instead of the customary green slime we're so used to seeing. Either way, we're just happy to see him at the event - and wearing a tight shirt to boot. Keep reading to see more pics from his appearance. »
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