Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie has confirmed that she plans to retire from acting, stating that she wants to focus on her burgeoning career as a filmmaker and humanitarian work as a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). In an interview with Du Jour magazine, she revealed her plans to move behind the camera. Read on for further details about Angelina Jolie's retirement plans.
Jolie, 39, said in June that her appearance as Cleopatra could be her final acting role. Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, she confirmed that she's working on a big-screen "Cleopatra" biopic and then hinted that the movie could be her last movie as an actress.
“It’s one of those that you think maybe that’s the one you put everything into and that’s where you end it, that’s where you finish – in a great way. What could you do beyond that one?” she said on BBC Radio Five Live.
“I've never been comfortable as an actor; I've never loved being in front of the camera. I didn't ever think I could direct, but I hope I'm able to have a career at it because I'm much happier,” said Jolie in the winter issue of DuJour magazine. When asked if her plan was to give up acting all together, Jolie responded, “Absolutely.”
The spread was shot on Gozo Island off of Malta, the location of her next directorial effort “By the Sea.” Jolie and O'Connell cover the glossy under the dramatic sell line: “The world's most famous woman and the dashing newcomer she made a star.” The actress/director poses for a DuJour magazine's cover and spread with Jack O'Connell, the star of "Unbroken," and the two of them get beautifully broody in the black and white photos. Click here to view the pictures.
Jolie has won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a supporting role in “Girl Interrupted” in 2000 for her performance as a sociopath mental patient. She made her directorial debut in 2007 with the documentary “A Place in Time.” Her third film, “The Land of Blood and Honey,” was about the Bosnian war. Jolie's third film, “Unbroken,” is due to be released in the U.S. on Christmas Day and in the UK on Jan. 16, 2015. She recently signed up to direct “Africa,” a biopic of Richard Leakey.
She has received four SAG Award nominations, winning Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for “Girl Interrupted,” and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie for her portrayal of troubled supermodel Gia Carangi in “Gia” (1998). She has won three Golden Globe Awards out of seven nominations, namely Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for “Girl, Interrupted,” Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film for “Gia” and Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film for her portrayal of First Lady of Alabama Cornelia Wallace in “George Wallace” (1997).
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