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Angelina Jolie says this has been the best year ever!

2014-12-08 20:05
Los Angeles - Angelina Jolie says she's had "an amazing year".

The 39-year-old actress and director - who married Brad Pitt in August, with whom she has six children, Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, eight, and six-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne - is thrilled her new movie Unbroken is getting Oscar buzz but hopes her future will be even brighter.

Asked if she's had the best year of her life, she said: "Well, I hope that one is still to come. But it's been an amazing year. I married my love, my son Maddox became a teenager and I got to bring this film to the world."

Meanwhile, the Oscar winner wasn't surprised she had to prove she should direct the World War II-set drama.

She said: "I fought hard for the opportunity.

"I'd directed only one other film 2011's In the Land of Blood and Honey, which was very small in comparison. I had to prove I could handle locations, the budget, balancing two plane crashes, the visual effects and the technical aspects. I had not done anything like that before! I had to go to school quickly, then I pitched my little heart out.

"I over-prepared, with all of these graphs, maps, images and boards that I tied together and put in a garbage bag. Then I didn't hear anything for three days. It was terrible!

"I was so driven to get Unbroken right, I'd work all night."

The brunette beauty is still planning to quit acting in the future to focus on directing, as she is happier being behind the camera.

She is quoted by Us Weekly magazine as saying: "I do have a few more roles in me, but I would be happy when that's over. If I am lucky enough to have a career as a director, it would be a very nice transition."

Angelina is currently directing herself and her husband in the upcoming film By the Sea and loves working with the Hollywood hunk.

She said: "Brad is wonderful to work with."

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