Jennifer Lawrence on many things: how beautiful @GalGadot is, lifting of @shondarhimes restraining order, Angelina Jolie’s powerful work with refugees, lgbt and people of color. And her just being charming AF. #THRWomen pic.twitter.com/hSvllhn5pT— Chris Gardner (@chrissgardner) December 6, 2017
Really respect #AngelinaJolie’s activism. Heart-felt, committed, and not influenced by news cycle trends. https://t.co/ukfnzAFJzm— Justine Bateman (@JustineBateman) December 6, 2017
Angelina at the #THRWomen breakfast: “There is so much that we have to change... but we have a level of freedom that is unimaginable for women around the world.” pic.twitter.com/YqPfgES9UO— Kim Masters (@kimmasters) December 6, 2017
a bit of Angelina Jolie’s refreshingly frank speech on the progress of women, highlighting international gender equality. she concluded: “We must continue fighting so that others one day will have the freedoms we have.” #THRWomen pic.twitter.com/m34lK38HPZ— Ashley Lee (@cashleelee) December 6, 2017
Angelina Jolie delivers emotional sentiment on how women in world still struggle to have a voice in face of censorship, oppression in some countries. #THRWomen pic.twitter.com/DDFGsaAweu— Chris Gardner (@chrissgardner) December 6, 2017
“There is so much we have to change and fight for..but we don’t have to think the film we made or political joke we made onstage will land us in prison,” says Angelina Jolie, opening the feminist conversation to the wider world. #THRWomen pic.twitter.com/cOIP7FuqJe— @Booth (@Booth) December 6, 2017
Angelina Jolie gives the keynote speech at the Women in Entertainment breakfast. #THRWomen pic.twitter.com/NeKchGH7hw— Pret-a-Reporter (@pretareporter) December 6, 2017
Angelina Jolie is giving the keynote speech at the #THRWomen breakfast. She jokes she started the AM by convincing kids to brush teeth pic.twitter.com/EM5cUL6qSE— Andrea Mandell (@AndreaMandell) December 6, 2017
Angelina Jolie comes to stage, talks about debates with her kids in morning over brushing teeth, getting ready. Telling them why she wanted to be here this morning, importance of being with other women. #THRWomen pic.twitter.com/lcdz5swxyW— Chris Gardner (@chrissgardner) December 6, 2017
Justin Timberlake says Angelina Jolie warned him he’s only at the THR breakfast to be arm candy pic.twitter.com/6khDN3nlDs— Andrea Mandell (@AndreaMandell) December 6, 2017
it’s the most wonderful time of the year: #THRWomen! star-studded seating chart: @BeersBetsy, @shondarhimes and Angelina Jolie 👏 pic.twitter.com/MFkwTzcF3O— Ashley Lee (@cashleelee) December 6, 2017
The Hollywood Reporter's 2017 Women in Entertainment Power 100 https://t.co/fgpbwVXvPx #THRWomen pic.twitter.com/9rpQmNtR4r— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) December 6, 2017
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Just a year ago, things were looking pretty bleak for Jolie. She was breaking free of the second-most-scrutinized marriage in Hollywood history (Liz Taylor and Richard Burton's still ranks first) and recuperating from the critical and box-office disaster of her third directing endeavor, 2015's By the Sea, which made a humble $3.3 million worldwide. The only high-profile project she had in the works was a remake of Bride of Frankenstein, which was fast vanishing into Universal's Monsterverse swamp.
How quickly things change. With Netflix's First They Killed My Father, the actress turned filmmaker has again proved her directing chops, giving the lie to naysayers who groused that only clever editing by Universal saved her 2014 war drama Unbroken (it earned $163 million worldwide, along with three Oscar nominations). The story of a young girl growing up under the genocidal Khmer Rouge, First was shot for $22 million (a chunk of that from Jolie's pocket) and is Cambodia's entry for the best foreign-language picture Oscar. "Everybody came forward [to rally around] this idea," says Jolie, who also served as executive producer on animated feature contender The Breadwinner. With a sequel to her Disney blockbuster Maleficent in the works, she remains a quadruple threat as writer-director-producer-star while also serving as a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees, overseeing a staff of dozens in Cambodia to help land mine victims and others, and supporting numerous causes. Says Jolie, "I like the tough days."