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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