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Billy Bob Thornton Wants to Work With Brad Pitt Despite Angelina Jolie Split

Billy Bob Thornton Wants to Work With Brad Pitt Despite Angelina Jolie Split
Although Billy Bob Thornton was once married to Angelina Jolie and is still friendly with the A-list actress, he holds no ill feelings towards her estranged ex, Brad Pitt.

Thornton gets candid in a new interview with Playboy, on newsstands Nov. 22, and says he would love to work with Pitt in the future.

... And he already has some roles in mind.

Watch: Exclusive -- Billy Bob Thornton Says His 'Good' Friend Angelina Jolie 'Seems Ok' Amid Brad Pitt Divorce Drama

"This might surprise people, but I'd love to do a movie with Brad Pitt," the 61-year-old actor says. "I think we'd be great together. We'd play a couple of Southern guys."

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Thornton -- who recently exclusively told Et that he and Jolie are still "good friends" despite their 2003 divorce -- also has nothing but positive things to say about his ex-wife.

"She's a great person," he says about Jolie. "And she's one
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Exclusive: Billy Bob Thornton Says His 'Good' Friend Angelina Jolie 'Seems Ok' Amid Brad Pitt Divorce Drama

Exclusive: Billy Bob Thornton Says His 'Good' Friend Angelina Jolie 'Seems Ok' Amid Brad Pitt Divorce Drama
Billy Bob Thornton has nothing but positive things to say about his ex-wife, Angelina Jolie.

Et caught up with the 61-year-old actor at a press junket for his latest film, Bad Santa 2, at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles on Friday, where he gave us an update on how Jolie's been doing following her split from Brad Pitt.

Watch: Billy Bob Thornton, Jonny Lee Miller and More: A Look Back at Angelina Jolie's Famous Exes

"She's seems, you know, Ok to me when I talk to [her]," Thornton told Et's Denny Directo. "I don't talk to her that often though. You know?"

"We're still very good friends," he added, "but she's got her world. I've got mine."

Thornton and Jolie, 41, tied the knot in Las Vegas on May 5, 2000, after starring together in the Mike Newll-directed comedy-drama, Pushing Tin. They separated in June 2002 and divorced the following year.

"Once in a blue moon we come together," Thornton
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Billy Bob Thornton Says He 'Never Felt Good Enough' for Ex-Wife Angelina Jolie, Still Keeps in Touch With Actress

Billy Bob Thornton Says He 'Never Felt Good Enough' for Ex-Wife Angelina Jolie, Still Keeps in Touch With Actress
Billy Bob Thornton is opening up about his three-year marriage to Angelina Jolie as the 41-year-old actress is in the midst of a divorce from Brad Pitt.

The 61-year-old actor married Jolie, who is 20 years his junior, in 2000 after the two met on set of the 1999 movie, Pushing Tin. They separated in June 2002 and divorced the following year.

"I never felt good enough for her,” Thornton tells November issue of GQ magazine. The Oscar winner says Jolie's high-profile life wasn't his speed, and that he's "real uncomfortable around rich and important people."

Watch: Billy Bob Thornton, Gwyneth Paltrow and More -- A Look Back at Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Famous Exes

That being said, Thornton adds that he's still friends with his ex-wife and speaks to her every few months.

In 2014, the actor told The Hollywood Reporter that he was "not fond" of that "crazy time" when he was married to Jolie, which included
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Billy Bob Thornton Says He ‘Never Felt Good Enough’ for Angelina Jolie

Billy Bob Thornton Says He ‘Never Felt Good Enough’ for Angelina Jolie
Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie‘s unique displays of affection made them seem like a perfect match for each other. However, the actor says they were always on different pages.

In the wake of Jolie’s high-profile split from Brad Pitt, Thornton opened up to GQ about their relationship, past and present.

Thornton, 61, revealed that although the duo married in 2000 after meeting on the set of the 1999 movie Pushing Tin, they had different interests — she was passionate about her involvement with the United Nations while he preferred relaxing at home watching sports — that made him feel inadequate.

“I never felt good enough for her,
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John Oliver Trashes Woody Allen and His ‘Cafe Society’ On ‘Last Week Tonight’ – Watch

John Oliver Trashes Woody Allen and His ‘Cafe Society’ On ‘Last Week Tonight’ – Watch
“Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver excels at drawing unexpected comparisons between people, places and things — often in the middle of one of his long-form rants — and last night’s episode of the HBO news talk series featured pretty stellar jab at Woody Allen couched in a series of jabs at Donald Trump.

Oliver was ostensibly reporting on another wild week in Trump’s campaign — one marked by a series of walkbacks, walkback walkbacks and maybe even an actual walkback walkback walkback — when he snuck in a dig at Allen and his latest film, “Cafe Society.”

Read More: ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’ Endorsements Video: Watch Praise For Tilda Swinton & ‘Pushing Tin

“Anyone who wants to give their money to a Manhattan narcissist whose interests begin and end with the plight of white people, keep in mind that Woody Allen’s ‘Cafe Society’ is getting decent reviews right now,
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‘Doctor Strange’ Star Tilda Swinton Says Film Comes from ‘a Very Diverse Place’

‘Doctor Strange’ Star Tilda Swinton Says Film Comes from ‘a Very Diverse Place’
Since “Doctor Strange” revealed its first trailer, fans were outraged over the casting of Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One. The film was quickly accused of whitewashing after the Marvel comics character, who is traditionally depicted as Asian, was now a white woman. It also didn’t help that that same month the first picture of Scarlett Johansson as the Japanese manga character in “Ghost in the Shell” was also released.

While Swinton is a fantastic actress, it begged the question: were there no Asian actors or actress who could have done the part justice?

Read More: Why Hollywood Is Slow to Anoint Multicultural Movie Stars

The actress spoke out once more about the casting decision, calling the film diverse and explaining that observers are misunderstanding the film, which is an “opportunity for voices to be heard.”

“Anybody calling for more accurate representation of the diverse world we live in
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‘Looking’ Review: Filmmaker Andrew Haigh Should Stick To Indies

‘Looking’ Review: Filmmaker Andrew Haigh Should Stick To Indies
Ever since the gay television swell of the early to mid-aughts, viewers have been looking to the fill void left by “The L Word,” “Will & Grace” and “Queer as Folk.” Sadly, “Looking” leaves them still looking. Andrew Haigh’s HBO series (which only lasted two seasons) deliberately eschewed the fabulousness of those beloved shows, instead aiming for the unstructured writing and hipster ennui of “Girls.” In his eagerness to distinguish the series from its natural predecessors, Haigh strayed too far from his own voice, so clearly defined in his acclaimed feature films “Weekend” and “45 Years.”

HBO may have been betting that Haigh could conjure some of the magic of those films for his feature-length take on “Looking.” Unfortunately, the film only plays like an epilogue to the series, resurrecting its hunky characters just so viewers can ogle them a bit longer. It’s the lesbian couple trying to make it work one last time,
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‘Hillary’s America’ Review: Dinesh D’Souza’s Latest Documentary Is Republican Propaganda At Its Dumbest

‘Hillary’s America’ Review: Dinesh D’Souza’s Latest Documentary Is Republican Propaganda At Its Dumbest
Hillary’s America,” the third documentary from author, filmmaker and convicted felon Dinesh D’Souza, begins with an undeniably fascinating premise: What if a Twitter egg made a movie? While D’Souza’s previous feature-length attacks on the Democratic Party were similarly falsified and foaming at the mouth (remember the part in 2014’s “America” when he argued that Hillary Clinton wants to use Nasa to turn the United States into her own personal panopticon of terror?), “Hillary’s America” is different — this time, it’s personal.

In January of 2014, D’Souza was indicted for violating campaign finance laws after it was discovered that he made illegal contributions to Wendy Long’s Senate bid (she wound up losing by more than 40 percentage points). He was found guilty, and accused the court of selective persecution on the basis that the Obama administration was supposedly trying to silence its dissidents.

“It all began
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Bong Joon-Ho’s ‘Okja’: First Look At Tilda Swinton & Jake Gyllenhaal’s Upcoming Netflix Film

Bong Joon-Ho’s ‘Okja’: First Look At Tilda Swinton & Jake Gyllenhaal’s Upcoming Netflix Film
Bong Joon-Ho’s latest film “Okja” follows Mija (Seohyun An), a young girl who risks everything to try to stop a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named Okja. The film also stars Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Giancarlo Esposito, Lily Collins, and more. Check out a first look at the image above featuring Swinton and Esposito on location in New York, courtesy of Netflix.

Read More: Brad Pitt and Netflix Teaming Up For Bong Joon-ho Monster Movie ‘Okja

Bong’s previous films have been widely acclaimed by audiences and critics. His first film “Barking Dogs Never Bite” follows an out-of-work college professor who abuses and kidnaps the barking dogs in his apartment building because he’s irritated by the noise and the young woman who investigates their disappearance. His next film “Memories of Murder” is based on Korea’s first serial murder in
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Watch John Oliver's Bizarre Apolitical Endorsements on 'Last Week Tonight'

The 2016 presidential election – or "Uncle Sam's Rock-Bottom Yankee-Doodle Suicide Pact 2016" – has entered full-blown celebrity endorsement mode. Sadly, John Oliver's British accent precludes him from taking a stance of his own. "The only elected officials I can endorse are prime ministers, viceroys and magical railway controllers," he jokes in a new Last Week Tonight web exclusive. Instead, the host endorses a handful of random concepts, people and films "outside the realm of politics."

First up: animals wearing people clothes. "You are charming and a wholesome delight," he says. "Unlike people wearing animal clothes,
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The best of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

There aren’t many power couples in Hollywood anymore, but Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are certainly one of them. They haven’t worked on the same project together since Mr. and Mrs. Smith, but tomorrow they co-star in By the Sea, which Jolie also wrote and directed. I wrote briefly about this one last week, and honestly the film itself isn’t anything special, but it is an excuse to talk about some of their work, so in that regard, I’m glad it’s coming out. Both have Academy Awards to their credit and both are among the biggest A-listers we have, so there should be plenty to discuss… In case you’re not aware what By the Sea is, here’s a short refresher. The film is a 1970’s set look at a married couple unraveling/trying to save their union while vacationing in a small seaside town after an untold tragedy.
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Billy Bob Thornton: The Hollywood Flashback Interview

I sat down with Oscar-winning screenwriter, actor, director and musician Billy Bob Thornton for Venice Magazine in October of 2001. He had a slate of very diverse projects he was promoting: his first solo music album, "Private Radio," as well as the films "Monster's Ball," "Bandits," and "The Man Who Wasn't There." My strongest memory is of Thornton's quiet intensity and an undercurrent of Southern affability, which came out once he decided you were okay. He seemed to feel that way about me after I shared with him my idolatry of legendary filmmaker Fred Zinnemann, something we shared. I also remember his unusual diet, when our lunch was served. Thornton got the biggest plate of sliced papaya I've seen to date, artfully presented. I got a seafood salad. He looked at my plate, smiled, and told me about the horrible shellfish allergy he'd been saddled with all his life, and how
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Billy Bob Thornton on 'Crazy Time' With Angelina Jolie: I'm Not 'Fond of It'

Billy Bob Thornton on 'Crazy Time' With Angelina Jolie: I'm Not 'Fond of It'
Billy Bob Thornton gets candid on his three-year marriage to Angelina Jolie.

Though we bet plenty of men would do just about anything for a chance with Dame Angelina Jolie, apparently, her ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton doesn't look back at their time together too fondly.

Thornton, 59, and Jolie, 39, met on the set of 1999's Pushing Tin and married in 2000 after a whirlwind two-month courtship. Things only got weirder from there until they divorced in 2003.

"I mean, it was a crazy time," Thornton told The Hollywood Reporter at a Loyola Marymount University School of Film & Television event on Oct. 15. "I've never been fond of it."

Photos: Angelina Jolie's Sexiest Black Red-Carpet Gowns

He also elaborated on the infamous blood vials the two used to wear around their necks, revealing the "romantic" thought behind the necklaces.

"Vial of blood is very simple," Thornton explained. "You know those lockets you buy that are clear and you put a picture
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Angelina Jolie Facts: 33 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the 'Maleficent' Star

It's hard to believe Angelina Jolie has been a fixture of Hollywood for almost 20 years now.

Ever since breaking out in the late '90s with a string of critically-acclaimed performances, the actress quickly established herself as an international star. Between headlining hits like "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" and directing passion projects like "In the Land of Blood and Honey," Jolie is perhaps the biggest Hollywood spokesperson of humanitarian efforts worldwide. This summer, however, Jolie can be seen taking a wicked turn in Disney's "Maleficent" -- a re-imagining of "Sleeping Beauty" from the villain's point-of-view.

From her Oscar-winning godfather to her curiosity with blood, here are 33 things you probably don't know about Angelina Jolie.

1. Jolie was born June 4, 1975 in Los Angeles to Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand, both actors.

2. The actress was born Angelina Jolie Voight, but she legally dropped her surname "Voight" in 2002.

3. She is the goddaughter of actress Jacqueline Bisset and actor Maximilian Schell.
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TV Review: Fargo Season 1 Episode 1

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In the winter, when the nights are short and all is darkness, I find there’s nothing better to banish those winter blues than cuddling up on the sofa in front of a cheery, gore-saturated shark film, full of toned Californian teens in swimwear being eaten hilariously alive. Conversely, in the summertime, when the pavements are all wobbly with heat-haze and the act of turning on the oven to cook dinner is enough to make your pet cat start to sigh demonstratively and open more windows, one needs a swift and chilly restorative to remind you that there is still somewhere in the world where it’s cold enough for the human brain to function.

That, at least, is the presumed rationale behind the decision to screen Fargo, the long-awaited small-screen successor to the impeccable neo-noir thriller of the same name, at this time of year. This is not a decision,
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Blanchett in Sbiff honour

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Blanchett in Sbiff honour
Cate Blanchett will receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2014’s Outstanding Performer Of The Year Award.

The star of Blue Jasmine will collect the honour on February 1 2014.

Blanchett is an Oscar frontrunner for her performance in Woody Allen’s latest film and her credits include Elizabeth, Pushing Tin, The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, Babel, Notes On A Scandal and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button.

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival runs from January 30-February 9 2014.
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The HeyUGuys Instant Watching Viewer’s Guide – June 2013

Remember ten years ago when you would be in HMV looking at a DVD box set of something like The West Wing and then unfolding the twenty pound note in your pocket and wondering whether to part with all that cash for something you had never seen? You had just heard that someone somewhere liked it, but for that £30 you could get two films like Bad Boys 2 and Kill Bill volume 1!

These were difficult times my friends, and more often than not £30 would go down the drain and you would watch three episodes of whatever series it was and decide it wasn’t for you. Well thanks to modern technology and its mission to kill DVD, Blu-Ray and whatever other physical media dinosaur you prefer, this dilemma is a thing of the past.

Nowadays you can go onto Lovefilm, Netflix, BT Vision or whatever else and stream whole seasons of TV for almost nothing.
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Angelina Jolie should retire with a bang – not a lecture

If the Maleficent star is to bow out in style she'll need to steer a course between the vapid action fluff and middlebrow issue movies she's favoured lately

Angelina Jolie has always tried to use her celebrity to draw attention to humanitarian causes. So, following her recent Channel 4 News interview alongside William Hague to discuss warzone sexual assaults in her capacity as a Un special envoy, all the headlines were naturally about when she's going to stop being in films.

And the answer is apparently quite soon. Upsettingly for fans of her work, and for fans of errant red carpet leg-juts, Jolie already has the finishing line in her sights. "I think I'm going to have to give up acting as the kids hit the teenage years because there is going to be too much to manage at home," she said. Given that her oldest son Maddox is now
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Billy Bob Thornton 'Blew' Angelina Jolie Marriage Over Insecurities

Billy Bob Thornton 'Blew' Angelina Jolie Marriage Over Insecurities
Billy Bob Thornton was left feeling like the Phantom Of The Opera over the barrage of criticism he received following his marriage to Angelina Jolie, and blames their split on his own lack of confidence.

The pair was Hollywood's odd couple when they got wed in 2000 shortly after meeting on the set of their movie Pushing Tin a year earlier.

They courted controversy with their public displays of affection on the red carpet and by wearing vials containing each other's blood around their neck.

Thornton and Jolie split in 2002, and the actor cites his own insecurities over dating the renowned beauty as the reason he "blew" the marriage.

He tells America's Nightline show, "I blew it because I didn't think I was good enough for her. She has one way she wanted to live her life and I had another way to live mine and I was just too insecure.

"I did feel like the Phantom of the Opera hiding in the catacombs... People have actually said that I didn't deserve to be with her."

Angelina Jolie Gives Ex-Husband High Praise

Angelina Jolie Gives Ex-Husband High Praise
There seems to be no hard feelings between Angelina Jolie and her ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton, as the actress penned some pretty high praises for Billy in the forward of his new book The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts.

Related: Angelina's Stunning Engagement Ring

According to Life & Style, Angelina wrote that her former lover "has a big beautiful heart," and reportedly went on to gush, "He has an unmatchable wit and can make you laugh until your face hurts ... I know one thing: The world would certainly be a hell of a lot more dull if that man weren't in it."

This news follows Angelina's highly publicized engagement to her partner of seven years, Brad Pitt.

The news source reports that Billy Bob recently took the blame for the failure of his marriage to Angelina, saying, "I blew it because I didn't think I was good enough for her ... She has one way she
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