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Angelina Jolie has starred in a number of popular movies over the years, but none enjoyed a more successful first weekend than her newly released retelling of the Sleeping Beauty tale.

While reviews for Maleficent were mixed at best, the movie pulled in $70 million domestically and over $100 mill overseas to give Angelina her biggest opening to date. 

Analysts credit the film's female-based marketing campaign, and early reports indicate that Maleficent's audience was over 60% women.

The movie marked the big screen debut of Angelina's daughter Vivienne, who played a younger version of Elle Fanning's Aurora. Now that she's proven to be box office gold, will little Viv start popping up in all of Angie's films?

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Angelna Jolie's role in the forthcoming Disney film Maleficent is one of the most highly-anticipated of the actress' career.

Jolie spoke with Movie Fanatic recently and discussed the painstaking preparation she underwent for the title part, as well as the difficult decision to have her 5-year-old daughter Vivienne act in the film.

"I practiced a lot with my children with my voice," says Jolie. "When I got them laughing, I figured I was on to something. Well, they laughed, they cried."

"I think that was part of the thing with this role is you realize there's no halfway," the actress adds. "If you're gonna do it, you're gonna have to just fully get into it and enjoy it."

As for the decision to have little Vivienne play a younger version of Elle Fanning in the film, Angelina says she still has mixed feelings about the prospect of her daughter becoming an actress:

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Just like with the highest paid actors, Forbes has released their list of the highest paid actresses.

Angelina Jolie comes in on top of all actresses after bringing home a whopping $33 million.

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Unlike Robert Downey Jr., top earner amongst the men, it isn't as obvious how Jolie was able to still be on top despite not having acted in a major hit in years. 

This past year though, she not only took on next summer's Malificent, but she also wrote and directed In the Land of Blood and Honey. Apparently when your name is Angelina Jolie, you can take a year "off" to deal with health issues and still make more than any other actress in Hollywood.

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Angelina Jolie's adorable daughter Vivienne will soon make her film debut alongside her famous mother in Maleficent, according to reports.

The four-year-old will have a small role in the project, a re-telling of the tale of Sleeping Beauty from the point of view of her horned, evil nemesis.

Vivienne will play a younger version of Princess Aurora, played by Elle Fanning. Walt Disney studios confirmed the casting of Viv this week.

Angelina Jolie, Kids

For more on Maleficent, and for all the latest movie news, quotes, reviews, interviews and commentary, visit our partners at Movie Fanatic!

UPDATE: Now featuring an actual picture of Viv (at far right) along with Angelina, Knox, Zahara and Shiloh. Thanks for the catch, readers!

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Angelina Jolie was brilliantly cast as Maleficent, the villain in Sleeping Beauty, in Disney's forthcoming live-action film based on and titled after the character.

Need proof? How about the striking photo below.

The Oscar-winning star, whose world-famous cheekbones and lips feel tailor made for the role, dons Maleficent's sinister horns in the first promotional pic:

Angelina Jolie Maleficent

A retelling of the 1959 animated classic (based on a well-known fairy tale), production finally began on Maleficent in England's Pinewood Studios June 13.

Disney says the film, an origins story of sorts, "reveals events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora," played by Elle Fanning.

"It's a really great script. I'm having a lot of fun. I've already got my horns fitted," Jolie said of the role in March. "My kids are very happy too."

"It's not anti-princess, but it's the first time they're looking at this epic woman [in a different way]," she explained of the new take on the story.

"Just because she protects herself and is aggressive, it doesn't mean she can't have other [warmer] qualities ... You have to figure out the puzzle of what she is."

As for Angelina directing 50 Shades of Grey? Not happening.

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For the first time since the 2005 action-romance that brought them together, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie may be set to burn up the big screen together.

The Mr. & Mrs. Smith co-stars are in talks to appear alongside Shame's Michael Fassbender and Javier Bardem in The Counselor, directed by Ridley Scott.

According to reports, Brangelina's project is set to begin in a few months, and the movie will shoot in Europe. Both the Jolie-Pitts and Scott have homes in France.

Brad Pitt, Cane

Fassbender will play the title role of a respected lawyer who gets tangled in the drug business, while the film will reportedly deal with very gritty themes.

Unlike when they shot Mr. and Mrs. Smith, however, Jolie and Pitt are a bona fide couple - with six kids. Until now they have alternated film projects.

"We're not ones to repeat ourselves, but we'd like to, because now, we're hopscotching films so one can be with the kids and one's free to work," Pitt said.

"And why aren't we doing [movies] together? Why aren't we doing everything together?"

Looks like they soon will be.

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When Angelina Jolie signed on for the title role in Disney's Maleficent, she did so relishing the idea of her kids seeing her as the Sleeping Beauty villain.

"It's a really great script. I'm having a lot of fun. I've already got my horns fitted," Jolie told Entertainment Weekly on Friday. "My kids are very happy."

"It's not anti-princess, but it's the first time that they're looking at this epic woman [in a different way]," she says of the new take on the fairytale classic.

Ange and Malificent

"You see a woman capable of being many things; just because she protects herself and is aggressive, it doesn't mean she can't have other [warmer] qualities," the leg-thrusting actress adds. "You have to figure out the puzzle of what she is."

Jolie says there are redeeming qualities to her character, despite her ruthlessness.

"It sounds really crazy to say that there will be something that's good for young girls in this, because it sounds like you're saying they should be a villain," Jolie says.

"[Maleficent] is actually a great person. But she's not perfect. She's far from perfect."

The actress has already begun working with the costume department to perfect her look for the film, which begins shooting in June.

"We're experimenting with different things," Jolie says. "But the horns are the horns - you can't deny them. You have to have horns."

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Even Angelina Jolie can't do it all.

Between acting, directing, raising six kids and saving the world, she's got a lot on her plate. As she gets older, the 36-year-old knows something has to give.

What she's likely to give up first is an easy call.

Angelina in Pakistan

The Oscar winner, whose directorial debut is in post-production, and who will be starring in a remake of the Elizabeth Taylor film Cleopatra, said:

"As Brad and I get older we're going to do fewer films. I've been working a long time, he's been working a long time. We've had a nice run and don't want to be doing this indefinitely, our whole lives. There are a lot of other things to do."

"You're drawn to certain roles because they question something about life, about love, about freedom. You ask these questions as you grow up: am I strong enough, am I sane enough? Do I understand love, do I understand myself?"

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Not surprisingly, Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker were the highest paid actresses in Hollywood from May 2010-May 2011, according to Forbes.

Both women brought in a whopping $30 million in that span.

In a tie for third were Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, who both brought in an estimated $28 million in the previous year. Also not shabby.

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You are looking at Hollywood's richest two ladies.

Larry Crowne star Julia Roberts and Twilight saga heroine Kristen Stewart both earned around $20 million to tie for fifth over the past 12 months.

Rounding out the top ten among Hollywood's highest earning females were Katherine Heigl, Cameron Diaz, Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep.

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Angelina Jolie’s drama about the Bosnian War has a title.

It’s now called In the Land of Blood and Honey. But why?

“It’s a heavy film,” she tells EW at the Cannes Film Festival. “You want to find that title that really helps the audience know what they’re walking into.”

Angelina the GoddessFor months, it has been known as the Angelina Jolie Bosnian War Movie, and naming it was “driving me crazy. I have lists and lists of titles all over.”

Jolie, who wrote and directed the film, but does NOT star in it, had to settle on a name at some point. The release date is currently set for Dec. 23.

Blood and Honey, which she shot last October in Eastern Europe, focuses on a young Serbian man and a Bosnian-Muslim woman in the war of 1992.

The conflict tears them - and the former Yugoslavia - apart.

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Angelina Jolie Biography

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Born
Birthplace
Los Angeles, California
Full Name
Angelina Jolie Voight

Angelina Jolie Quotes

I'm very happy. Unlike most women, I love being pregnant... You just feel like everything about your body is there for your baby.

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Yeah, yeah, we've confirmed that already.

Angelina Jolie [after being asked if she's having twins]
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