Angelina Jolie covers Vanity Fair, says she’s ‘open’ to running for political office

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I can’t even tell you how much I hoped this would happen! Angelina Jolie covers the December issue of Vanity Fair. I was kind of hoping for a Vogue cover too – Jolie is promoting Unbroken, which comes out on Christmas Day – but maybe the other major mag covers will come for the January issues. This is Angelina’s first major magazine interview since marrying Brad Pitt in August. So… she has some stuff to say about her wedding, plus she talks about whether or not she would run for office (yay for this coming out on Election Day!). You can see VF’s exclusive here. Some highlights:

Her married life: “It does feel different. It feels nice to be husband and wife.”

Directing her new husband: “A few friends asked if we were crazy . . . [A film about] a married couple going through some difficulties . . . and I’m directing him.”

The vows the kids wrote for them: “They did not expect us never to fight, but they made us promise to always say, ‘Sorry,’ if we do. So they said, ‘Do you?,’ and we said, ‘We do!’ ”

The cake: “There was no cake, so Pax made a cake,” she said, referring to their second-oldest son. “The kids made little pillows for the rings, and Knox practiced [being a ringbearer] with an acorn that kept falling off the pillow. Brad’s mom went and picked some flowers and tied them up.”

She might run for office: “When you work as a humanitarian, you are conscious that politics have to be considered. Because if you really want to make an extreme change, then you have a responsibility.” Jolie then catches herself. “But I honestly don’t know in what role I would be more useful—I am conscious of what I do for a living, and that [could] make it less possible.” In di Giovanni’s last meeting with Jolie, however, Jolie’s opinion seems to have shifted. When directly asked if she sees herself pursuing a life in politics, diplomacy, or public service, Jolie says, “I am open.”

Showing the film to Louis Zamperini: Jolie was at Zamperini’s bedside for some of the last days of his life, and managed to show him an early cut of the film. “It was an extremely moving experience,” she tells di Giovanni, in tears, “to watch someone watching their own life . . . someone so physically strong . . . and they are at the stage where their body is giving up.” She continues, “And yet we laughed together, and talked about his mom. And being a man of such faith, he talked about all the people he believed he would be seeing on the other side. And that it would bring him peace. After a life of fighting, he could rest.”

Zamperini’s last days: At one point, Jolie recalls, Zamperini seemed to be failing. Then, as if from some deep reservoir of resolve, he rebounded. “[The doctors] said he was training to breathe on his own. And that’s what he always told me—you train, you fight harder than those other guys, and you win. You can take it. You make it.” At this point, Jolie grows more emotional, then collects herself. “Poetically, he stayed 40 days and 40 nights.” And then he passed on.

[From Vanity Fair]

I have mixed feelings about the possibility that Angelina could run for political office, or that she would take on a more politicized role. At this point, 13 years into her work with the UNHCR, Angelina has done an admirable job of keeping her personal political views close to the vest in order to be a more effective advocate for refugees. I think she has a lot of dirt in her past which would be used against her in a campaign… but I also think Angelina is very bright and she would run a fascinating political campaign. All that being said, not every politician campaigns for office. It’s possible that Angelina would rather have some kind of appointment as an ambassador or maybe some bureaucratic position high in the UN.


Photos courtesy of Mario Testino/Vanity Fair.

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  1. mkyarwood says:

    You really can’t effect much change in office! Certainly not in the way her celebrity highlights her causes currently. Then again, being ‘open’ doesn’t mean she’ll do anything about it

  2. Frida_K says:

    I love her.

    *sighs happily*

    She’d make a great world leader of some sort and I’ll bet one day she will be. Probably an ambassador or something with the UN or the WHO, as you note, Kaiser, but that’s nothing to sniff at.

    She’s wonderful.


  3. CandyKay says:

    I think that idea of a ‘lurid past’ ruining one’s chance for political office is getting a little old-fashioned. After all, the current U.S. president has admitted to using cocaine; the previous one was a recovering alcoholic, and the one before that a man who appeared to have sex-addiction and/or impulse control problems.

    Given that some huge percentage of kids these days take nude selfies and/or wild party photos, it’s hard to believe that all of them can be disqualified from future political office on that basis alone.

    What *would* disqualify someone from office, from my point of view, is a history of violence, including political violence (far-left as well as far-right), economic violence (running a business/advocacy group in which employees or customers are badly treated or defrauded) or a history of misogynist/misandrist speech or speech stereotyping or denigrating any religious or racial group, including whites. I wouldn’t vote for a candidate with that type of past.

    • Godwina says:

      Wow. You pretty much said everything. Cosigned.

    • Tristan says:

      1000000% spot on. I think nowadays most people have done things that could be used against them in a political environment, so people find very little truly shocking. Life experiences, good & bad, only work against you if you lie or try to hide your actions. She has always owned her past, uncompromisingly. Contrary to many politicians, she has also spent much time in the field helping her various charities & does it out of choice rather greed

    • aenflex says:

      Ha, don’t you mean ‘should’?

    • CH says:

      Wow, so eloquent and smart – love this comment!

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree with your well stated post, but unfortunately I think anyone running is still going to get hammered by the opposition for the stuff that shouldn’t matter, or have something minor twisted into something major. Political races are disgusting.

  4. LAK says:

    I am not sure she’d be effective as a politician. Not that she isn’t capable, but politics are pretty constrained and constraining. Better she continues working for an organisation that is deemed (even superficially) as being neutral politically.

    • Jen2 says:

      I agree. Politicians have to compromise and kiss too much ass. She has the smarts, but I don’t think she has the patience (her words about not having it) for that. An appointed position would work much better for her. But in the last interview she gave she said she was “open” to it, so that is not a change of heart. I just don’t think it would be wise.

    • Itsnotthatserious says:

      Besides, she already works for CIA, CIA.

      She has always had this nefarious plans to rule the world, yeah, she thinks she is fooling us. We are onto you Ange.

    • Chris2 says:

      Completely agree, LAK. She’s most effective if perceived as essentially non-aligned, and thus those from all segments of global politics and commerce may be more easily associated with her future humanitarian efforts, one would hope. She has most clout as a broad-based lobbyist rather than a single-party political worker.
      It goes beyond that, even. Outside of politics she can even notionally shed nationality, if that enables access to resources/pressure in certain spots around the world.

  5. savu says:

    I could totally see her in some appointed job. She’s carved out a unique career for herself, and I’m so glad she has. It’s brought light to issues some people would never have heard about otherwise. Ugh just adore her, as always.

  6. Nar says:

    I would like it if she chose to be in a political position. I would trust her with it. She’s had it all, seen it all and I don’t think her heart would be poisoned by it.

    • CuriousCole says:

      That’s why we all feel so good about her being open! I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, thank you Nar. Angelina has it all, there really isn’t anything she would be tempted by that would compromise her integrity/views.

  7. lower-case deb says:

    is a diplomat a politician too? i wonder if being a diplomat or UN person (high commissioner like her boss Gutierrez for example) is better than being a Minister in a corresponding task?

    or do you have to first become a politician before becoming a diplomat?

    or maybe the “i’m open” is just a lazy-in-a-i-dont-want-to-talk-about it way. (kinda like me when i was soooo tired about marriage questions many moons ago. like dude, i just got out of high school! “i’m open” was and still is the quickest answer to shut up the naggy relatives, at least until the next family get together.)

    • perplexed says:

      That’s how I interpreted her answer (the “never say never” mantra so that no one thinks you’re a hypocrite if something happens to come up to your liking).

    • Jen2 says:

      I just re-read what the question was and the answer. The interviewer did not just say political office. She included diplomat and appointed, but for whatever reason folks just skipped to the political office piece. She said she was open to the three things mentioned, but it seems the most controversial piece is the only one talked about. So, nowhere does she say anything specific about political office ONLY. Just wanted to clarify what she ACTUALLY said, not what was interpreted. (This is not just in response to you, but the general answers from everyone).

      • lower-case deb says:

        indeed! thanks for the pointer. i reread it again and there it is: politics, diplomacy, or public service.

        my reading comprehension. it’s non-existent.

      • Kim1 says:

        So the interviewer clearly mentions diplomacy and public service as well but that is ignored. Typical
        Next week she and Brad will be fighting because she is running for office in the National Enquirer.
        I see the fashion blogs got it wrong about Vogue,Mario shot her for VF.I don’t know why they changed her eye color in cover shot.

  8. Nina says:

    Oh my. She would outdo Sarah Palin with the one-liners. Can we have a requirement where political figures have at least minimal level of education? The fame has clearly gone to her head. She is like the first level manager without the experience or the technical knowledge.

    • Renee says:

      Do you really think so? Usually when I read something that’s she’s said, I think that she manages to be fairly articulate given her lack of formal education. She is far more so than her husband who is two weeks shy of an undergraduate degree. Sometimes I think that she might be able to elucidate further when she is speaking and I think that perhaps if she were to have had more schooling she would be more eloquent. But I think that she manages to not embarrass herself and get her point across which is more than can be said for many, “educated” or not.

    • Andrea1 says:

      @Renee I agree with you completely.

    • Greata says:

      Before you make such sweeping comparisons perhaps you should preface your argument with empirical evidence which supports the link between education and political performance. I find your choice of Sarah Palin as an example interesting. I would wager that Palin’s unattractiveness, and lack of political success has less to do with her education level, and more to do with her unfounded arrogance , and her unwillingness to actually do the necessary work of actually accquainting herself with the duties of the office she so aspires to. Jolie may be many things but she is no Sarah Palin.

      • Nina says:

        I’m just saying that she is not a thinker. Maybe she will do well as a diplomat – where she will be coached and rehearsed. But not as a politician – where sharp, agile thinking is required.

    • zut alors! says:

      @ Nina,
      Ah yes, let’s hear it for those sharp thinking, agile minded politicians. If only there were some kind of vetting process to root out the undesirables, then we’d be left with the geniuses as seen below.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      I don’t get how it’s such a stretch for an articulate woman like Angelina who has done amazing things in her life and still in her 30’s gets her intelligence questioned … is Angelina supposedly less intelligent than Clooney? IMO She sounds more articulate in interviews than George and she isn’t throwing in jokes every few minutes when she’s interviewed.

      I don’t get the comparison to Palin….Angelina has been doing interviews since she was 19 years old, she has taken on questions about her life,her work for the underprivileged , the downtrodden, women issues , etc…..I think Angelina is more than capable to handle herself.

      Woman Power! Go Angelina.

  9. Louise177 says:

    Angelina isn’t going to run for office. At most she would look for a higher position in the UN. If she did do a political office it would be an appointed position like Secretary of State or something.

    • Sofia says:

      I think this is just something for the media to pick up. As a politician you can’t live like she lives and not get burned by it. She gives her time and celebrity status to help causes and that’s fine, but having a more politicized role implies some restrains that I find hard to overcome as a celebrity. Will she stop making films? Showing of her family? Talking about Brad? Flying in private jets? Wearing diamonds? Maybe I’m wrong, though.

      • zut alors!` says:

        There are a LOT of politicians who are millionaires. So traveling on private jets and wearing diamonds would not be a deterrent to running for political office if Angelina chose to do so. As for showing off her family, don’t a lot of these current politicians love to tout about their family values and showcase their own families? Is there something wrong with talking about one’s spouse?

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        Angelina has done amazing things to help the underpriveleged , women , the downtrodden and she and Brad moved to New Orlean’s to help rebuild ,Brad even brought about a organization to rebuild homes, business structures. Their family life alone , speaks volumnes of how giving they are and I think it gives them a wide appeal.

        ….their charity is noted by young people also…………ever here the song….

  10. Sullivan says:

    She’d be a great ambassador. I can’t see her putting her family through a political campaign.

  11. Mrs. Wellen Melon says:

    Why would she want the fund-raising, baby-kissing, corn dog-eating grind of actually running for office? She already has her platform to effect change in the world.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      She’s already basically doing that and on several continents, .so it wouldn’t be a grind.

  12. Andrea1 says:

    She looks great!
    I wouldn’t want her to join politics. She should do whatever she wants to do for people as a liberal woman.

  13. Tiffany27 says:

    She’s doing a lot more by not being in a political office though. The photos look beautiful.

  14. roses says:

    There has been a couple of past interviews from her stating that she would be interested in an appointment for ambassador. So it could possibly an aspiration of hers.

  15. Rosalee says:

    Political life is more of a fishbowl than Hollywood, every step is examined and critiqued – unfortunately it is also a dirty fishbowl, every decision she made in the past would be magnified Jolie would be better suited to a expanded role within the UN – or perhaps creating her own international agency focused on refugees, violence against women and children. Jolie’s version of Doctor’s without Borders – I’d sign up.

  16. Mr and Mrs Smith says:

    Laughing at the people who think Angie is such a shrinking violet that her past being brought up would deter her from running for office if she decided to go for it. I love how some are also underestimating her comparing her to sarah palin. I bet when she was a troubled teen, early 20’s most people would not have thought she would be where she is today. Keep on dreaming big and achieving those dreams Angie. The sky is the limit.

    I do think like others have said, an appointed position might be what she’s thinking of.

  17. Toot says:

    I don’t think she would run for office, but she wouldn’t turn down a political appointment (i.e Ambassador, Diplomat) that she thought she would be useful in.

    She looks good in VF.

  18. Flora Kitty says:

    If she runs for office, cue her father making an ass out of himself in…5,4,3,2,1

  19. Itsnotthatserious says:

    Jane Pitt picked the flowers for her wedding bouquet? How could you Jane? You were supposed to hate her.
    I am immensely impressed by this woman, she is such a life force. She achieves whatever she sets her mind on, she takes her knocks without whinnying and just keeps it moving.

    PS. She doesn’t suffer fools and as such I don’t see her getting into politics, I see her more in a diplomatic position.

    • Andrea1 says:

      I love your comment So much. Blowing you a kiss! 🙂

    • Jen2 says:

      I loved the part about Jane picking and tying up the flowers more than the political part. Truly a family wedding.

      Agree…Absolutely yes to Diplomat, absolutely no to running for office.

  20. Rachel says:

    I’m open to not voting for her.

  21. Talie says:

    I could see her doing a stint as an ambassador when she’s a bit older, like 50’s or 60’s.

  22. Tippy says:

    She’s cleverly stealing the thunder from Clooney’s widely anticipated run for elected office.

    It’s all just part of a newly contrived adversarial relationship between the Jolie-Pitts and the Clooneys.

  23. Trillian says:

    Is it just me or are her eyes sort of off here? I seem to remember them being more greenish?

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      It’s not just you. Her eyes are kind of turquoise–greenish blue. It looks like they photoshopped her eye color (although it’s not awful, it’s just not her eye color), the majority of the lines she had around her eyes (crinkles), and probably reduced her arm veins (although they don’t pop out all the time).

    • Artemis says:

      Contacts, photoshop, who knows. Either way, her true eye colour is green.

      • Camille (The Original) says:

        I’ve always thought her eyes were more of a blue-green, than straight up green myself. Yikes.

      • Artemis says:

        I’ve read blue-grey before. I think green (green first imo haha)-blue might be more accurate indeed.

    • DCJ says:

      It bothers me too. Her eyes are lovely as they are. They didn’t need to be made a different color. Kate Hudson is another person with green eyes that often get changed to blue in magazines.

    • lucy2 says:

      I noticed that too. I have green eyes myself, and nothing short of photoshop or contacts would turn them that blue. Not sure why they did that.

  24. Hissyfit says:

    Wait, I’m confused. Isn’t her Special Envoy title pretty much makes her a diplomat? I highly doubt she’ll run for office, she was asked on Anderson Cooper before about her political ambitions and she said she has too many skeletons or something to run. And she was also asked on a magazine (I think) before and she said she wouldn’t think she’d be an effective politician.

    But I have to applaud her for being honest and “open”. Clooney should take a lesson from her. Anyway, she looks gorgeous in the last photo!

  25. scout says:

    Better her than Clooney in the office any day! But she can do way better service to the World as a UN official.

  26. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    I loved what she said about Louis Z. He reminds me so much of Mr. C…..and it’s still sad that he died. But I guess we now know where she got the ‘If you can take it, you can make it’ lines from the movie–that must be what his brother really said to him……..

  27. Sara says:

    I watched Maleficent over the weekend, pretty good movie. I have really grown to like Angelina and think while she may have started her journey in humanitarian to shift her image, it is very real and genuine now. She will be much more effective being a celebrity with a cause than a politician.

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      @Sara, who wrote: “I have really grown to like Angelina and think while she may have started her journey in humanitarian to shift her image, it is very real and genuine now.”

      I always find it interesting when people write this, because Angie started her humanitarian work in 2001 during a time in her life when she clearing could have cared less what people thought of her image.

    • Ennie says:

      I really do think her humanitarian work cambe from an inner place in AJ. Her words saying how much it healed her seeing real suffering comparin with what she was struggling with, did not compare at all.
      Not to diminish suffering, we all do suffer and we might consider our struggled bad enough, but seeing the aftermath of war, violence, people displace who have lost it all. Only people who have no heart would not be moved.
      She was and still is a perosn who seems to feel and act strongly about what she feels. She felt compassionate and started working more directly in that direction, her position as a HW actree jut helped her later.

  28. Dany says:

    The future of American Politics LOL
    George Clooney: President
    Amal Clooney: First Lady
    Angelina Jolie: Secretary of State
    Leonardo DiCaprio: Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
    Brad Pitt: Secretary of Veterans Affairs
    Michael J. Fox: Secretary of Health and Human Services
    Matt Damon: Secretary of Education
    Tom Hanks: Secretary of Energy

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      @Dany …

      I like it! I think you’re right on in all of your ‘appointments.’ 🙂

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      George Clooney no way, I don’t see people warming to him or Amal, their relationship looks so contrived and she works for the enemies of the US.

      Angelina would never be beneath Clooney and his gaddafi terrorist defender wife.

    • Itsnotthatserious says:

      Why can’t we have Jolie as president and Brad as first husband. Think outside the box people.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        Exactly, Angelina is a powerhouse.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        Haha, you KNOW Brad would like that. Then he could redecorate the White House and have camera crews show off his designs as First Husband. He’d probably find that fun.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      Amal defender of terrorists who blew up airplanes killing people, will never be First Lady of the US.

    • CuriousCole says:

      Dany – I’m wondering, should that happen, if every world leader would shudder at the prospect of a meeting (photo calls) with the US? Who could hope to compete with all those megawatt stars?! lol

  29. lisa2 says:

    Looking forward to this issue. I miss reading her interviews. I doubt she will make a political run. Mainly because it will not be just about her but her family, Brad’s family. Too many people involved and whose lives would be open for noisy people.

  30. Maya says:

    My God – now that is a face that can launch a thousand ships.

    I so excited that Unbroken campaign has officially started and that we will be seeing and reading more of Angelina’s interviews.

    What I like most about her interviews is that she doesn’t come off as fake, unintelligent, condescending and attacking.

    She also never ever talks about superficial stuff like beauty treatments, exercise regime and never namedrops her friends to show that she is popular and is a girl’s girl.

    In this interview Angelina doesn’t say she will enter politics just that she will be open to it. In the same setence she also clarifies that she can do a lot more humanitarian work outside of politics. So no I don’t think she will ever plan to enter politics.

    PS: cute stories about her children and a wonderful story about the last time she saw Louis Z and how she showed him the movie.

    If a man like Louis who has met people around the world, has seen horrors, true dedicated people etc said that he believes in Angelina and that she is a wonderful human being – I will believe him.

  31. Duckie says:

    I think she would be fit in the diplomatic field or in an UN position.

  32. BlueeJay says:

    Personally I don’t think any actor/actress should ever run for office. Arnold was a great example of how wrong it can go. He basically managed to bankrupt California. Angie and George have been setting themselves up to run for office for awhile now. It has been pretty obvious.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      I think Angelina and Brad have much more appeal if she ran, than George.

      George doesn’t seem authentic.

      • BlueeJay says:

        Actually I think that George right now has a lot more appeal with the general public. Added to that he has married a lawyer who works on international concerns. Unfortunately George may not seem authentic to you but to millions he seems very authentic. The man is loved. Go figure. It is all how they play the game and George and Angie are very good at it. The scary thing is that people on this board and other boards state they would vote for these people when they don’t even know what their platforms would be. What does Angelina or George think about outsourcing, immigration, minimum wage laws, medicare, public pensions, GMO’s, fracking (a hot topic right now), etc. How could you ever vote for someone before you knew what they believed in? Hence the problem with Arnold. One thing for sure both these two have millions to invest in a campaign which is needed.

      • Artemis says:

        Because they assume they’re Democrats I suppose? Jolie isn’t though, she’s an independent.

        I definitely would like to know her platforms first before jumping on the bandwagon of assuming she would rock at being a politician because of her dedication to humanitarian aid. Please, that’s just one side of her.

        I remember an interview where she was talking about heated discussions between her and Pitt and she wouldn’t disclose (her right of course) what her stance is. Now that is the type of info we need if she would want to run for office. The difficult topics. And I won’t forget the fact that she likes Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. No potential politician gets a full pass from me. Never assume, they have to give the receipts.

        That goes for ANY celeb by the way. They only show you what they want you to see because they’re selling something to you and you need to buy it.

      • lower-case deb says:

        speaking of Atlas Shrugged (no that i have read the book, it’s too inaccessible to me and my working linguistic knowledge), why is it so divisive? i ask this as a general question and not to put the spotlight on anyone. because i have many times come across acclamations in many sites.

        i tried reading wikipedia and some semblance of cliff notes-y thingy, and they’re just too uniluminating about the divisiveness of this book.

        one time not too long ago, i read this explanation: “That’s not a world of selfishness or greed. It’s a world of cooperation and mutual benefit through the pursuit of self-interest, enabling satisfying lives not only for the Hank Reardens of the world but for factory workers. I still want to live there…. Individualists, yes, but ones who have fun in one another’s company, care about one another, and care for one another—not out of obligation, but out of mutual respect and spontaneous affection”
        and i think this would be what draws Angelina to the book. i can even see echoes of herself in it.

        and i think Angelina is a very conservative person despite the ‘liberalist’ brush people try to paint her with. (maybe because her hellraiser past?)

        is this writer and Angelina wrong in interpreting the book?

      • Itsnotthatserious says:

        I don’t know why loving atlas shrugged is supposed to be a negative, I read the book, it was too long. I loved the main female protagonist , not unlike Jolie in some ways. There is dogged determination and a can do attitude about her that I found admirable. At least she reads and not busy thinking thoughts.

      • Artemis says:

        The philosophy behind Ayn Rand ideas is called Objectivism. I think it’s quite convoluted but it boils pursuing your own happiness as the main purpose in your life and not really caring about the effect it has on others. The effect can be neutral, bad or positive but you act on your own behalf without a care for others (in its most negative summary). Rand also reasons that capitalism is the best system that respects individual rights.

        I agree that some parts of that sound good, of course you should do what you want but Jolie herself said once that it should not come at the cost of others (i’m paraphrasing) which is where she deviates from Objectivism.

        All I know is that she (and Pitt) were after the rights to put it on film for years and that she clearly was interested in the philosophy but of course, Jolie being Jolie, she’s good at not telling specific or controversial thoughts when it comes to these type of topics. She keeps you guessing which is what I like about her.

      • lower-case deb says:

        i will have to read up on this Objectivism. i’m guessing this is the philosophy that Rand crafted her book around (rather than a philosophy thar emerged _because_ of that book?)

        perhaps this is why i continue to be stumped when reading the book (plus Russian literature are always hugggeee roadblocks for me for some reason). maybe i should try to get the theory down first before digging in.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        George is a joke.
        And his wife who defends Gaddafi’s family and terrorists who blew up airplanes is no asset in America.

      • Artemis says:

        I do believe she herself labelled it Objectivism. I can’t remember why.

    • Likey says:

      Boiled down in an economic sense, Atlas Shrugged/Ayn Rand’s philosophy is about free-market economics with little to no government. For people without historical economic knowledge, this sounds alluring. Pure freedom. Individuals in charge of their destiny. People being accountable for themselves instead of living off the government. (Those lazy

      Ayn Rand isn’t taken seriously in English departments, departments of political science, or by economists (or by anyone with half a brain. Sorry, I like Angelina for her humanitarian work, but I think Ayn Rand worshippers are generally IQ deficient). Her free-market ideology has been torn to pieces, most recently in the light of the ’08 GFC. Please see: Alan Greenspan.

  33. Nene says:

    @Dany…lmao! I could totally see that.

    Is it just me or does Jolie look quite weird in the header post, too much photoshop?

    She does have the best profile on any female celebrity, second only to Audrey Hepburn. AJ is a perfect example that square-faced women photoshop extremely well and have the best profile probably cos of their facial symmetry.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      She’s gorgeous. One of those faces of luminosity and perfection, ala Grace Kelly/Princess Grace.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      They photoshopped her lines and arm veins away. She still looks like herself, just a little younger. I like her eye crinkles……

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Virgilia Coriolanus …

        Have you noticed how no one has commented on the fact that Amal Clooney has veiny arms and hands?

      • Ennie says:

        You said it upthread, her veins do not always pop out, so photoshop might or might not be involved, we do not know.

      • Jen2 says:

        Sometimes her veins are visible, sometimes not. But in a photo shoot for a jeans company when he had the bleached blonde hair, Brad had some serious vein action going on and Michael Fassbender also has very veiny arms. So, not a criticism of what you say, but other folks have veins and don’t get slapped around like Angelina does or maybe it is OK for men and other women, but not for so many other things.

      • Emma - he JP Lover says:

        @Jen2, who wrote: “… other folks have veins and don’t get slapped around like Angelina does or maybe it is OK for men and other women, but not for so many other things.”

        Exactly! I couldn’t believe when I saw the picture I posted of Amal ‘clearly’ with veiny arms and hands and not one person commenting on that thread mentioned it. If it had been a picture of Angie, her veiny arms would have been the first thing commented on.

        I think it ‘is’ just Angelina Jolie who gets the ‘veiny arms’ thing and I’m at a loss as to why. Amal is also just as thin as Mrs. Pitt and again, not one comment on her extremely thin frame. I actually think Angie’s arms are bigger than Amal’s, too.

        And this isn’t a dig at Amal … just an obvious comparison and example of what is always good for everyone except Angelina Jolie. It baffles me to no end.

    • randy says:

      They photoshopped her hips – they made her wider and more curvy

  34. Nene says:

    Typo- Header photo*

  35. Artimis says:

    Wow, comments criticizing AJ once again mysteriously disappear….Integrity. It’s not for everyone. :/

  36. Someonestolemyname says:

    Love Angelina. She’s amazzzzzing.
    If people can talk about Clooney running, Angelina can certainly run for political office. Her life is an open book, no surprises, she has never hid anything and she’s never pretending to be something she’s not.

    Clooney probably wiping his brow. Ha. 🙂

    Go Angelina, Iove this woman.

    Angelina looks stunning on the cover,she is truly gorgeous.

  37. Ginger says:

    She is so beautiful both inside and out. I look forward to seeing more of her whether it’s in acting/directing or politics.

  38. anna says:

    Everything is calculated and thoroughly thought out. It’s almost like she is a robot. Robots aren’t interesting.

    • lisa2 says:

      Interesting enough for you to follow her and post on her thread. Which makes you point a bit moot.

    • Maya says:

      A “robot” that is clearly passionate about humanitarian causes and dedicated in making a difference in the world. I have never heard of this breed of robots – must be a new breed.

      Someone should tell James Cameron that before he starts his next Terminator movie….

  39. pnichols says:

    Everyone has a past but you cant let that determine your future. I could see this happening and I think it would be a nice, positive move. I don’t think it could hurt. I would support it.

  40. some bitch says:

    Film stars shouldn’t get involved in politics. Stay out of office Ang.

  41. Someonestolemyname says:

    Clooney just spit up his Tequilla.

    Run Angie Run. Angelina for Govenor. You go lady!

  42. santana says:

    I was convinced her eyes were green/hazel. Was I wrong?

  43. Sarah1 says:

    I can totally see her as America’s first female president

  44. Qat says:

    Goodness! What a beautiful cover!

  45. jj says:

    Public service, please, she along with many other actors have no idea what this entails!!

  46. hello says:

    I am assuming that both George and Angelina know that they can’t run for office while living in Europe. They would actually have to take up residence in the US not just fly in and out

  47. I Choose Me says:

    I’d vote for her. Angie for Prez!

    Seriously though, as someone upthread pointed out her “I’m open” comment was essentially non committal When directly asked if she sees herself pursuing a life in politics, diplomacy, or public service, Jolie says, “I am open.”

    Her anecdote about the time spent with Louis in his last days brought tears to my eyes. Love her and I know she’ll give her all at whatever she chooses to do now and in the future.

  48. maddelina says:

    Politics? Never! Put her up against someone like Hilary Clinton and she would run from the room crying.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      I could see Ange running for Govenor but not any higher.

    • Maya says:

      Since Angelina and Brad are very close friends of the Clintons especially Angelina who admires Hilary and supported her doing the Democratic party elections – I don’t see Angelina running away crying.

      Plus if Angelina has managed to handle the hatred, vile disgusting things people (media, Jen hens and haters) have accused her off without dignifying that with any reply and no running away – she can handle anymore.

      PS: Bill Clinton himself confirmed they are friends with the JPs and even introduced them as close friends during a charity event years ago.

      • maddelina says:

        I was only using Hilary as an example. A person has to have a very tough hide to be in politics. I think Angie has a very soft heart. Just take a look at what politics has done to Obama.

    • EliseElliot says:

      Lol, maggie you wish! Its the exact opposite! Angelina is a tough TOUGH as nails woman. She has proven that through the last 9 years. The fact that the Clintons are close friends of hers just served you with egg all over your face. Oops

  49. db says:

    I would love it if AJ ran for something, but somehow I don’t think she will. She’s more powerful from the sidelines, doing her great work, than being subjected to the political process. JMO, naturally.

  50. Camille (The Original) says:

    Love the photos, she is such a stunningly beautiful woman.

  51. EsjayG says:

    No one else has mentioned how much she looks like Julianne Moore in the second photo? The angle/photoshop does something.

  52. TC says:

    Love her VF cover. Her beauty is just so timeless that it captivates. I’ll definitely be buying this off the newsstand when it goes on sale. One thing about Jolie, her interviews are ALWAYS a good read….very astute and focused, with some humor (usually a family story about Shiloh, Madd or Knox) thrown in to balance it out.

    I can actually see Jolie serving in some higher diplomatic position very easily. She already has the access and has cultivated relationships with many ranking world leaders thanks to her 13 years with the UN. She has amended the Geneva Conventions with her focus on war zone rape and has made significant inroads with the inaugural PSVI Summit earlier this year.

    Jolie is clearly a driven individual. She is a force, no doubt about that. And as Oliver Stone so astutely said about her, “In another life, she led armies.” And I believe it.

  53. aang says:

    please, no. don’t care who they are, no more actors in politics.

    • jen says:

      Agree. They are undereduacated and over confident. Not that the current batch of politicians is that great either.

  54. Jillybeans says:

    I don’t think she ever said she’d run for office. I think she meant a major diplomat or head of the UN or something.

  55. Naddie says:

    I understand why she could possibly turn to politics. She’s seen so much, and still there’s too many things to do, since it’s humanly impossible to help everyone. But politics is way too complicated, and full of ethic issues, so I think it wouldn’t be good for her.

  56. Dorky says:

    I think she’ll be given an _anointed_ position. 😉

  57. ernesto guevara says:

    i can see her campaign catch phrase coming : “free everything !!!”…