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Goodbye, Tomb Raider. Hello, Oscar?

In between flying lessons, it appears as though Angelina Jolie has sworn off mindless, popcorn flick roles for awhile. Lara Croft may be history forever for this actress.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Happier Times Photo

The latest, serious role for Jolie is the lead in Ayn Rand’s iconic novel “Atlas Shrugged” for Lions Gate Films. Fortunately, she didn’t steal this part from Jennifer Aniston. In the movie, Shiloh’s mom will take on the challenging, conflicted character of railroad executive Dagny Taggart in the Rand adaptation, a film that other producers have tried to bring to the big screen for years.

Other weighty roles Jolie will be taking on certainly do not include Kate Bosworth. HA!

But she’ll be in Robert DeNiro’s The Good Shepherd this winter. As for something that Maddox, Zahara, and Shiloh can watch their mommy, there’s always the cartoon Kung Fu Panda in which Jolie has a voice-over role.

Meanwhile, Brangelina has created a new charitable foundation that will aid humanitarian causes around the globe. It will first donate $2 million — half to Global Action for Children and the other half to Doctors Without Borders.