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Legends of the Fall

US Magazine. November 1999

"Every character I've played is just exposing a side of me," says Angelina Jolie. At age 24, Jolie has already exposed, among others, her robot side (the 1993 sci-fi film Cyborg2: Glass Shadow), her bisexual heroin-addict-model side (the 1998 HBO movie, Gia, for which she won a Golden Glove), her underappreciated sexpot-wife side (this year's Pushing Tin) and, this month, her troubled homicide-cop side (The Bone Collector). In December, she'll show off her sociopathic side as Lisa, a confrontational mental patient, opposite Winona Ryder in Girl, Interrupted. "It seems like she just wants to attack everybody," says Jolie of her character. "But I really felt that she was just looking for people to talk to, and everybody was so surrounded by lies." The film's director, James Mangold (Cop Land), sees a lot of Jolie in Lisa - in a good way. "[Angelina] is an extremely provocative person who feels more alive when she's questing the rules than when she's abiding by them," he says. Jolie and older brother James were raised by their mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand, in LA and New York (Bertrand divorced their father, Jon Voight, when Jolie was 2), and Jolie admits that she was a handful. For one thing, she occasionally cut herself with knives. "I think a lot of it had to do with feelings," she says. "You know, wanting to just feel?" After graduating from Beverly Hills High, Jolie went into the family business and landed the starring role in Cyborg 2. "It was fun at the time," she says. "But then I saw it, and I threw up and didn't work for two years." Less embarrassing movies followed, including 1995's Hackers, on which she met British actor Jonny Lee Miller, whom she married in 1996. They divorced early this year, and Jolie now lives alone on New York's Upper West Side. "I don't think I'm very good at relationships," says Jolie. "I wish I could find people who just would fight me and break through to me and hold me down and scream their life into my face. But I don't have that." Volunteers?.




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