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Angelina Jolie to Quit Acting, Focus on Family

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    Director of the movie Angelina Jolie poses at the premiere of ''In the Land of Blood and Honey'' at the Arclight theatre in Los Angeles, Calif., Dec. 8, 2011.
By Benge Nsenduluka, CP Reporter
December 6, 2012|10:38 am

Angelina Jolie recently announced her plans to retire from acting after three successful decades in the film industry.

The "Maleficent" star opened up about her love for acting but admitted that being a mother to her six children has become her main priority. She did not specify when exactly she will end her career.

"I think I'm going to have to give up the acting as the kids hit the teenage years, anyway, too much to manage at home," Jolie said in an interview with Britain's Channel 4 News. "I have enjoyed being an actress. I am so grateful to the job and I have had great experiences and I have even been able to tell stories and be a part of stories that mattered."

Jolie, 37, first began acting at age seven and has since gone on to star in various blockbuster films, even winning an Academy Award in 2000 for "Girl Interrupted."

"I will do some films and I am so fortunate to have the job, it's a really lucky profession to be a part of and I enjoy it. But if it went away tomorrow I would be very happy to be home with the children. I wake up in the morning as a mum and I turn on the news like everybody else and I see what's happening and I want to be part of the world in a positive way," she said.

The actress appears to be following in the footsteps of her fiancé Brad Pitt. In 2011, the 47-year-old confirmed that he, too, will end his acting career within "three years."

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"I've really enjoyed the producerial [sic] side and getting stories to the plate that may have had a harder time otherwise," Pitt told "60 Minutes" Australia.

The couple is currently planning to wed after six years of dating and Jolie has reportedly selected her wedding dress designer, fueling speculation that they may have officially set a date.

"She's been courted by some of the hottest designers on the planet, but having a big name isn't important to her ... Of all the people she's met with she feels L'Wren (Scott) is the one that understands her body the most," a source reportedly told Grazia magazine.

"Angelina wanted someone who is not so obvious for designing wedding gowns. L'Wren is famed for designing clothes to suit taller, thin women like herself," the source went on.

 

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