Basically, every character I’ve ever played is me. There are, like, 40 people inside me, and I just take away 39 of them for a particular role.
Angelina Jolie in Mojave Moon (1996)
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the Berlin premiere of World War Z, June 4th
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the London premiere of World War Z, June 2nd
“My mother fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56. She held out long enough to meet the first of her grandchildren and to hold them in her arms. But my other children will never have the chance to know her and experience how loving and gracious she was. I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could. I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy.
Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of” - My Medical Choice by Angelina Jolie, New York Times (14 May, 2013)