Angelina Jolie is awesome. We've said it before, and we will again.
Week after week, celebrity gossip magazines will quote anonymous sources, stir up drama, paint an unflattering picture and try to convince us she is nothing but some callous, conniving, vile bitch who ruined the life of Jennifer Aniston.
But the fact mains that Angelina Jolie is a true role model.
An actress as well as a humanitarian and celebrity gossip target, Angelina Jolie is seen here on the set of The Tourist. For all the bad PR she gets, she's pretty great.
Jolie doesn't whine about tabloid coverage. She doesn't Tweet about mundane non-events in her life. She lives a very private, family-oriented existence.
Aside from acting, the star donates millions to charity every year and tries to avoid attention for it, despite critics' claims that she does it solely to look good.
She recently spent time in Haiti, opened a school for refugee returnees in Afghanistan, toured war-torn Bosnia and Herzegovina and so on. She never stops.
If you believed tabloids, you'd think drugs, lies and secret lovers comprised her life. In reality, she's a dutiful mother who gets involved in important causes.
THG applauds her, and wishes her the happiest of birthdays. We've put together some Angelina Jolie pictures as a tribute. Share your birthday wishes below ...