The Oscar winning actress, Angelina Jolie, who made her debut as a director with critically acclaimed war drama In the Land of Blood and Honey, has decided to quit acting and get into direction full time.
Angelina Jolie has picked up another challenging project, Unbroken, the incredible life journey of World War II veteran Louis Zamperini that releases this Christmas, for her second film.
Angelina Jolie said she had never loved being in front of the camera and felt much happier in an off-screen role. She told of her decision while promoting her latest film Unbroken, which she directed, about Olympic runner and US airman Louis Zamperini, who spent forty seven days living on a raft after a plane crash and survived two years as a Japanese prisoner of war.
Earlier this year, she hinted that her appearance as Cleopatra in a biopic of the Egyptian queen could be her last acting role. She recently signed up to direct Africa, a biopic of Richard Leakey, a Kenyan politician and conservationist.
In an interview to a leading publication, Angelina Jolie stated that she fought for the project which was gestating for almost half a century. She feels she is finally at home with directing.
“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,” Angelina Jolie stated in her interview.
Angelina Jolie is also multitasking as a writer, actor and director for period love story By The Sea, starring husband Brad Pitt. The movie is about a 1970’s American couple and their complicated marriage during a trip to France.
Angelina Jolie, who is married to actor Brad Pitt, won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a supporting role in Girl Interrupted, in 2000, and made her directorial debut in 2007 with the documentary A Place In Time. She followed this with In the Land Of Blood and Honey, about the Bosnian war, in 2011.
Last month she was made an honorary dame by the Queen for her campaign work fighting sexual violence and for services to UK foreign policy.
The Oscar winning actress, Angelina Jolie, who made her debut as a director with critically acclaimed war drama In the Land of Blood and Honey, has de...2.5