Multiple Oscar winning director and actor Clint Eastwood has nothing but praise for his latest leading actress, Angelina Jolie, 33. The 78 year-old screen legend said during a press conference that Angelina was so beautiful it must sometimes be a hindrance for her. He also praised her preparation and said she always came on set ready to go:
Of Angelina Jolie – the leading lady in his latest directorial effort, the period drama Changeling – Eastwood, 78, says: “I’ve always admired her talent. She’s somewhat hampered sometimes by having this gorgeous face, the most gorgeous face on the planet. She’s on covers and all that stuff.
“But,” Eastwood told veteran movie journalist Lillian Ross at a Saturday Q&A sponsored by the New Yorker magazine at the Directors Guild of America, “she is a great talent, and it would be easy to overlook that, except after seeing this you realize that she is this great, talented person.”
“This” is Changeling, set in ’20s Los Angeles and the true story of a mother whose son is returned after a kidnapping – only the boy is not hers. Eastwood describes it as “a very tough story, it’s sort of an adult horror story. It’s what this woman had been put through by the Establishment.”
When it comes to working with Jolie, “She’s very prepared. She comes in with a lot of preparation. She’s ready to go right away,” he says.
This reminds me of a story that came out late last week that Angelina had the face most requested by plastic surgery patients. It was just an anecdote told by a plastic surgeon at a conference, though, and was not an official study. Jolie’s puffy lips, high cheekbones, and exotic look are said to be in high demand:
The US movie star has the most requested look – exaggerated, almost cartoonish lips, eyes and cheek bones – desired by American women wanting a nip and tuck, Professor Ava Shamban said.
The Los Angeles-based cosmetic dermatologist told a gathering of 400 fellow Australian specialists that demand for this brand of exotic look is here to stay.
“Angelina Jolie, with her exquisite looks, is the current gold standard of beauty in the states and in the West in general right now,” said Prof Shamban, who has appeared on the chat show Oprah and the reality TV series Extreme Makeover.
“And that’s not about to change. The exotic look, like (actresses) Halle Berry and Penelope Cruz, is here to stay, and Angelina is the ultimate embodiment of that.”
Plastic surgeon Dr. Shamban reminds us that Angelina’s look won’t work for just anyone who has the cash to shell out, and that “Features like Angelina’s won’t fit every face and we must take care with that.”
They also quote another Australian plastic surgeon who says “It’s common to hear people say ‘I want lips or cheekbones like Angelina Jolie’s’.”
Angelina Jolie is not thought to have had any work done other than a rhinoplasty, or nose job, early in her career. Her lips seem to be all natural as photos of her at 16 show her with her trademark pillowy lips. It’s a matter of taste whether her face is the most gorgeous. It’s certainly one of the most recognized ones on the planet.
Here are photos of Angelina out with some of her children visiting an art store on Saturday. Credit: Fame. Header is of Angelina and Clint Eastwood at the premiere of The Changeling at the NY Film Festival, also on Saturday. Credit: PRPhotos.