Angelina might be a multi-talented and award-winning actress and humanitarian. She has also been constantly labeled as the most beautiful woman in the world since…well forever. Yet, that doesn’t mean that there is a side to her that is difficult to like. Despite her beauty, accomplishments, and interesting lifestyle, Angelina is not a woman’s woman.
She isn’t Jennifer Lawrence who you want to grab a beer with. She isn’t your girl next door. She’s a tough vixen who plays by her own rules.
Sometimes those rules are so bizarre that we’re left wondering what Angelina will say or do next. And, lately, what’s she’s done next has been difficult to handle. She’s been caught in lies. She’s wrecked numerous people’s lives just to get her agenda across. And, thanks to leaked emails we’ve learned about how thoughtless she can be towards her Hollywood peers in leaked emails.
Granted, we’re not saying that she should be called names, but the emails did give us insight into her less than favorable habits. So, if you’re team Jen, read on to get your fill of Angelina hate. If you’re team Brangelina, well read on, because we just might end up having you change your mind.
15 She’s Been A Home Wrecker Twice
There has been more than one celebrity who has spoken out about Angelina Jolie's inappropriate behavior when it comes to married men. Most people didn’t realize that her last hubby Billy Bob Thornton was dating actress Laura Dern when he met and married Angelina. Their world wind romance ended in divorce and years later the world became obsessed with Angelina’s infamous marriage to Brad Pitt. The two met and fell in love on the set of ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’. Shortly afterward, Brad adopted kids with Angelina and the new couple posed as a happy family on the cover of ‘W’ magazine. Jen has admitted that it was ‘uncool’. She wasn’t aware that her husband was falling in love with another woman until the divorce. In 2016 the couple split. Now, married women in Hollywood are holding their breaths that it won’t be their husband next.
14 She Lies… A Lot
Remember when the media was accusing Angelina and Brad of having an affair? Angelina adamantly denied it saying that she would never be with a married man. Months later it turns out that her words were lies and she was with a married man. When the couple gave birth to their daughter Shiloh and made $4 million off of the images, they claimed that it would all go to charity. According to the federal filings from the Jolie-Pitt charity, there has only been $2 million in grants since 2006. Years later when she divorced Brad and claimed that it was all ‘for the best interest of the family’ she was caught in a smear campaign trying to tarnish Brad Pitt’s reputation with false accusations. She gave Brad Pitt a day’s notice before she filed for divorce and leaked information to TMZ.
13 She’s Image-Driven
Angelina Jolie is a master at creating her narrative. She was Hollywood’s gorgeous Goth in the 90s who did as she pleased and had the press watching her every shocking move. After Lara Croft, she was an action star. Then, when it was revealed that her and Brad Pitt were having an affair, she crafted an image of a philanthropic UN ambassador who traveled around the world with her children and long-term partner. It made her look like the good person in the affair. She did all this without a publicist. Angelina has full control of what she puts out into the world when it comes to her image. According to Bonnie Fuller, she's 'scary smart' and is a lot better at shaping herself in the public eye than other celebrities. Not to mention she maintains a mystery complex. This helps her public image, leaving fans to guess about the details of her personal life.
12 She Manipulates The Paparazzi
In order for Angelina to be able to create her perfect image, she has to manipulate the paparazzi. There’s a reason that they follow her every move from London to ski trips in Colorado. Did no one find it odd that the paparazzi, who are never in Colorado, just happened to be on the slopes the day that Angelina was there with her children? After her divorce to Billy Bob, she revamped her image and gave the paparazzi her locations when she was ‘playing publicly with Maddox’. She also dictates what popular magazines are allowed to write about her when they take her photo. Since she’s taken on her ‘UN mommy image’ she has made sure that the press adheres to her rules about describing her positively and highlighting her humanitarian efforts.
11 She’s Egocentric
Sure, she’s one of the most beautiful women in the world. But, her ‘image of a natural beauty that does nothing’ is false. Angelina has been stepping out recently with nothing except perfectly manicured nails, radiant hair, and skin that cost a whopping $15,000 per year in treatments and a skincare regimen. She’ll do anything to ensure that she always looks perfect. That applies to films, too. She asked director David Fincher to walk away from ‘Steve Jobs’ just to be able to do her film ‘Cleopatra’. Producer Scott Ruin's leaked emails had this to say about the situation, “There is no movie of Cleopatra to be made and that is a bad thing given the insanity and rampaging ego of this woman (Jolie) and the cost of the movie is beyond me.”
10 She’s A Jealous Maniac
Angelina probably works so hard on her looks, because she’s known to get a little jealous when it comes to her and her man and his co-stars. Rumors swirled that Brad Pitt was having an affair with actress Marion Cotillard on the set of their film ‘Allied’. Angelina was said to have hired a private investigator to follow the couple. Jealous much? Angelina also treated Marion poorly when they met on the set and refused to talk to the French actress. Marion was devastated by Angelina's ignorance and couldn't believe it. It’s also rumored that Angelina is jealous of Brad’ ex-wife Jennifer Anniston. She has forbidden Brad from talking to or meeting Jen. Even after their divorce, rumors circulate that Brad is not allowed to reach out to his ex, as it is Angelina’s ‘worst nightmare’.
9 She Leaked Her Divorce To TMZ
Remember how we mentioned that Angelina leaked her divorce papers to TMZ? Within 24-hours the world knew more about Angelina and Brad than we have in the last 12-years. The image of their ‘perfect’ family was broken. Jolie sighted the reason for the divorce over her concerns about Brad’s parenting skills, his alcoholism, anger problem, cheating, and hard use of illegal substances. Brad knew that Angelina’s ‘people’ leaked the documents and was very upset by it. It’s a shame as many of their children are old enough to be able to read about the smear campaign against their father. Her attempt to ‘have the upper hand’ really only resulted in making her children the real losers. After all, many famous couples are able to divorce without all the details being ‘leaked’ to TMZ the day of the filing.
8 She Lied About Brad Being Aggressive
Angelina Jolie disclosed that it was a plane incident that was her final straw to take action and divorce Brad Pitt. It was supposed to make her look good. In the end, it made her look like the wicked witch of the west when her claims that Brad was harmful toward Maddox turned out to be nothing more than a lie. The FBI was called in to look at footage from the plane and promptly dropped the case after they found nothing to base her claims on. This made Brad go from looking like the bad guy to Angelina looking like a liar. The couple didn’t go on to say anything else about that flight, but Brad has since admitted that he did have a drinking problem. His open admission furthered his good reputation when he also admitted to working towards sobriety.
7 She Tried To Stop The Kids Seeing Brad
As if the very public and outlandish divorce wasn’t enough, Angelina also tried to stop Brad from seeing his children. By law, you cannot stop a partner from seeing your children unless there is a restraining order, safety plan from the Child Protection Services, or a court order. Jolie already failed at getting a safety order from the CPS with the plane incident, so she tried another approach. According to a Los Angeles divorce attorney, Angelina chose to hide the children in a Malibu mansion until the divorce was over. We guess her thinking was, if you can’t find them, then you couldn’t see them? She also filed for sole custody of the children. It’s heart-breaking considering how much Brad has gushed about his love for his children and being a dad. However, in the end, she lost and the kids were cleared to visit their father on Christmas Day.
6 Her Audition Process
Angelina is known for being unconventional. In her latest film ‘First They Killed My Father’, she chose a ‘different’ way to audition children. Angelina revealed to ‘Vanity Fair’ that the audition process was a ‘cruel' game. She stated in the interview that she would put money on the table in front of the impoverished child, ask them to envision what they would use the money for, and then have the child ‘steal’ the money. Next, an adult would confront them about stealing the money and they would be forced to give it back. It’s a disturbing image of her team taking money from impoverished children. Later, Angelina tried to deny that she had ever said those words. Yet, 'Vanity Fair' stuck by it, even releasing the transcripts from her interview that was recorded on two separate devices. She couldn’t lie her way out of that one.
5 Her Former Nanny Thinks She’s Insane
Angelina’s former nanny, Krisann Morel, says that Angelina is shutting out Brad the same way that Jolie’s mother did with Jon Voight. She sent out a public message, “Please don’t cut Brad out of the children’s lives. Don’t use the children as weapons in your divorce. And don’t demonize your husband, because that is exactly what your mother did when she was breaking up with your father. And the result was you had a lonely and traumatic childhood.” Morel also stated that there was so much bitterness in Angie’s home that when she was three-years-old she quit to look for another job. “Angie has abandonment issues that are still being played out now. Angie doesn’t have any concept of what a normal family is like. Brad does, he came from one.”
4 She’s Difficult To Work With
When Brad Pitt hit the awards stage after his divorce as a presenter, he got a round of applause from his Hollywood peers. It’s as the saying goes, Jolie demands your respect, but Brad Pitt is loved. He has many friends in the industry while Angelina is said to have none. Producer Scott Rudin called her a "minimally talented spoiled brat who thought nothing of shoving this [one of their films] off her plate for eighteen months so she could go direct a movie." Director Dough Liman said that she was argumentative and strongly opinionated on the set of ‘Mr. Mrs. Smith’. 20th Century Fox pulled her out of ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ after she made too many demands. Then, there are all of Jen’s friends such as Chelsea Handler who dislike her and Brad’s old flames such as Gwyneth Paltrow who also slam the actress.
3 She’s Not A Box Office Draw
It is no doubt that Angelina Jolie’s acting career is doing exceptionally well. With her hits, ‘Tomb Raider’ and the Oscar Winning ‘Girl Interrupted’ she proved that she had acting chops and box-office draw. Then there were those years in the noughties where she gave lack-luster performances that didn’t draw audiences. ‘Original Sin’ (2001), ‘Life Or Something Like It’ (2002), ‘The Good Shepherd’ (2006), ‘The Tourist’ (2010), and ‘By The Sea’ (2015) are only several of the 15+ films that she has made in the last 15 years that have lost money at the box office. In fact, if you have a look at all of Angelina’s hits, she’s only made about 7 or so films that have been hits drawing in audiences since her first hit movie, ‘Gia’.
2 She Doesn’t Have Any Friends
We’ve already mentioned that Angelina doesn’t get along with Hollywood’s directors, actresses, and well just about anyone in her industry. She also doesn’t seem to have many friends outside of the industry. She’s either with her husband, brother, or kids. Or, she’s working. The actress has even stated that she doesn’t have many friends. In an interview, she said, “Well, I have a few girlfriends, I just... I stay at home a lot. I'm just not very social. I don't do a lot with them, and I'm very homebound. I’ll talk to my family,” said the actress, “I talk to Brad ... But I don't know; I don't have a lot of friends I talk to. He is the only person I talk to.” Sadly, the only person she talks to is now her estranged husband. So, it looks like Angelina is back to not having any close friends again.
1 She’s Alienated Brad's Friends
Angelina doesn’t have friends, so Brad cannot have friends. According to some sources Angelina forbid Brad from seeing his friends when they were together. She controlled her husband’s social life to mimic her own. “She was a loner who didn’t really like to socialize with his group of friends,” a source told ‘Hollywood Life’. Some of Hollywood’s elite, such as singer Melissa Etheridge spoke out saying that she hadn’t seen the actor for years and missed him. “I really hope that he reaches back out, because there are a lot of us who haven’t seen him in 10 years", the singer said on Andy Cohen’s radio show. Apparently, Angelina thought that some of Brad’s friends such as actor Edward Norton were beneath him and described him as a "shallow underachiever who brings out the immature side of Brad."
Sources: TMZ, People, Vanity Fair