10 Questions for Angelina Jolie

Actress, activist and writer-director Angelina Jolie on Bosnian Serbs, sex scenes and that Oscar pose

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Actress Angelina Jolie walks the red carpet at the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California

The first movie you've written and directed, In the Land of Blood and Honey, is about the Bosnian war. Was this an artistic or advocacy choice?
I hesitate with the word advocacy. I just wanted to understand what happened in the former Yugoslavia. I've always felt the responsibility, since it was my generation. I thought I'd use writing this script as an excuse to do research. It sat on my desk for a little while until Brad picked it up and read it. And he said, "You know, honey, this is really not that bad. It's kind of good."

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