Angelina Jolie completes her 40th year of life.

Turning 40: Jolie in Jeans

Turning 40: Jolie in Jeans

Yup, it’s hard to believe, but Jolie has finally hit 40.

One of my favourite stars, and humanitarian. Going Audrey Hepburn’s way, she’s given part of her life to help the poor and needy internationally. She’s also became a UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) Goodwill Ambassador. Her work is aimed at human rights, especially Women & Children. Angelina Jolie has received many accolades, for both, her work in film, as well as her philanthropic causes.

She went a step further, and adopted three children, from various countries, around the globe, on her own. And she has three more children, with current husband, Brad Pitt. Plus, couple of years ago, Angelina Jolie, had a preventive mastectomy, to reduce the risk of Breast Cancer, and to spread awareness. She is one of the most bold, and respectable, women today. Not to forget her great sex appeal. Smart, intellectual, sophisticated and a great looker. A perfect combination!!!!!

Some of my favourite Angelina Jolie roles (in films I love/like/are average fare) happen to be in; Gia (1998), Girl, Interrupted (1999), The Bone Collector (1999), Original Sin (2001), Beyond Borders (2003), Alexander (2004), Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) Changeling (2008), and The Tourist (2010). There are only two movies of hers I disliked; Wanted (2008) and Salt (2010). I never really expected to love them, but I had hoped they won’t be this bad either. None the less, she was good, just that those two movies were crap. I never bothered to watch her ‘Lara Croft’ films from the early noughties, and I no desire to ever do so.

I love majority of the movies she’s been in, and she’s proved herself as a fantastic actress. Now she’s into film direction. Unfortunately, am yet to watch her directorial work, and I have no doubt, she’d be superb in that field as well.

Last I heard, the Oscar winning actress, is rumoured to be working on a project, based on a new bio-pic, on the life of Cleopatra. Interesting coincidence, see my post Question Time # 003: Cleopatra on Celluloid from September 2013.

Love Jolie!!!!!

Wishing her all the best.
Nuwan Sen
Nuwan Sen’s Film Sense
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