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Angelina Jolie: The Trip That Transformed Me From Wild Child To Grateful Adult

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We all know Angelina Jolie was into some dark sh*t back in the day. And we all know she transformed over night into this humanitarian queen.

But we've never really known how or why she changed. Most people credit Brad Pitt to her metamorphosis, but when you really think about Angie, you know a manz isn't to thank for all of it!

Nope! It's actually thanks to her first trip to Sierra Leone. Used to the dark side of Hollywood, she learned what real darkness was like — a war zone. And that turned her world upside down.

She elaborates:

I was young, and I was bold, but I didn't have a sense of use. I didn't understand the world, and I didn't understand a sense of perspective that you gain as you get older. I started to travel, and I started to ask questions.

About 11 years ago, I went to Sierra Leone for the first time. It was the first time I was in a war zone. I went to a refugee camp, and I was shell-shocked. Suddenly, the world changed for me.

My understanding of the world changed. I never woke up again wanting to be self-destructive, self-possessed or self-pitying in any way. I realized that it was important to wake up every day feeling grateful for your family and for your opportunities.

And ever since, she's been fighting for human rights more than working for the movies.

But her latest film, In the Land of Blood and Honey, fuses her two passions. The film depicts such horrific acts of war, she even told Marie Claire she had to leave the set multiple times!

Ya know what, as fun as it was to watch her craziness in the past, we're glad she polished herself up. Go gurl.

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20 comments to “Angelina Jolie: The Trip That Transformed Me From Wild Child To Grateful Adult”

  1. 1

    This is not new. She has said this more than a few times over the years. I think it is great that the hardships of others affected her to make a change, and that she has made that a priority in her life. But I would really like to see her take up Warren Buffett's challenge of donating half her worth to charity. It wouldn't affect her lifestyle one bit, but it would make a ton of difference to so many others.

  2. 2

    Who does she think she's fooling??? She is still a sluty home-wrecking whore! French kissing her brother on the red carpet and wearing a vile of Billy Bob's blood. You can't fix that creepiness with hungry children.

  3. 3

    She's so damn fake and transparent.

  4. 4

    I feel like she is constantly "schooling" the rest of the world who don't get to become US ambassadors, have 9-5 jobs that prevent them form being "citizens of the world," and are just making it paycheck to paycheck. I kinda, sorta hope she has a giant, fantastic meltdown and does a bunch of insane shit and loses all credibility. Fingers crossed.

  5. 5

    Re: rosebud99 – Maybe if she didnt have kids probably she will do it BUT with so many kids i guess she need to be sure that they will be god taking care for the future.

  6. 6

    Re: CaliCoyote – Give the woman some credit… ALL of us had made mistakes in the past… all those thing u mention were so LONG AGO and now is more the good things she is doing. BTW NOT BODY steal a man from another woman… They leave cuz they wanna leave or should we ask Jennifer Anniston if she stole Justin from his Gf/Living partner??? maybe she is also a slutty home-wrecking in ur book??

  7. 7

    This shows people that there is always someone that has it worse. Life is too short to whine and bitch about pointless things.

  8. 8

    Re: CaliCoyote – Oh please shut up. BRAD was the one that was married. Seriously how much of an idiot are you that you're oblivious to the fact brad was the married one and completely in the wrong, not Angie. It was hit choice, he liked a girl more than the one he was married to. So its even more Jennifer's fault than it is Angies.

  9. 9

    Who gives a shit. This is old info and she is so boring. Here is what you need to know about her. Privileged child of Hollywood royalty. Thinks she she had a troubled childhood. Made a few shitty movies. Got really famous. Had a few bizarre relationships and marriages. Got really famous. She grow up and matured and as a result decided to be more responsible. Hooked up with Brad Pitt got a lot of kids. End of story. No more needs to be posted about her. She is a bore and always has been a bore. Her actions are staged for PR proposes.

  10. 10

    Angelina Jolie is the fakest celebrity I think I've ever seen. She tries to paint herself as this wonderful person, but you always know there is a hidden agenda behind everything she does. I'm sorry but anyone who wrecks someone else's marriage to get that persons man - I lose all respect for that person forever.

  11. 11

    opportunies including stealing another womans husband,,,shes never showed any remorse for that just rubbed it in jens face which is childish not grown up at all shes a complete fuc up

  12. 12

    She is beautiful and she always know what to wear :) Check out my dresses

  13. 13

    Haha! Riiight… Totally believe you, "Ange". *wink*

  14. 14

    I love her, but she has alot of haters haha!! all her haters are aniston fans, i just wish aniston fans would move on like aniston has.

  15. 15

    Having traveled to Sierra Leone and witnessed atrocity first hand, she must then appreciate the importance of accountability. Do continue this dialogue A.J.

  16. 16

    Dialogue? I meant understanding of this world.

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  18. 18

    FAKE !!!!! Perez cannot see thru this? Come on man……You are much smarter than this!

  19. @v@ says – reply to this


    It's called growing up. Most go from semi or wild child to mortgage, work and kids. Most everyone has their own personal tales to tell even if the tales don't quite dive to publicly lip locking their brother.

  20. 20

    If you are a fan of angelina jolie ……… I hope your spouse is cheating on you.