Angelina Jolie for Vanity Fair October 2011

Say what you want about Angelina Jolie, but you cannot deny her talent, her amazing philanthropy work, or her love for her children. She graces the cover of Vanity Fair’s October 2011 issue.

In the article, Angelina poses with daughters Zahara and Vivienne, as well as discussing her new film, In The Land of Blood and Honey. The film tells the tale of a couple whose romance is affected by the Bosnian War and Angelina chose to hire only actors from that region: “It couldn’t be anybody else. It’s their story. It was important that they were willing to do it. If none of them were willing, I wouldn’t have made it.” As you might remember, she was awarded the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award at the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival, thus it is truly a cause and a story that is near and dear to her heart.

She also speaks about her husband and his support of her while taking on her feature and screenwriting directorial debut: “He’d come in and say what he liked or what he didn’t understand. Like any woman, I would listen to most of it and fight a few things. He’s been so supportive. But it’s hard to separate the person that loves you from the critic, so I don’t think he’s a fair judge.”

Vanity Fair’s October 2011 issue is on newsstands today. Visit www.vanityfair.com to read more from Angelina Jolie’s article.

*Images courtesy of Vanity Fair.

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