Overrated: Angelina Jolie -- OMG, leave the poor woman alone!


Having gone to my 20th high school reunion recently, followed by some reflecting about how my life has gone an adult, I admit to feeling a little weird and intimidated about the idea of suggesting that Angelina Jolie is overrated. After all, the 33-year-old actress and philanthropist is attractive, talented, intelligent, wealthy and famous... and who am I, or anyone who isn't a multi-millionaire world-renowned figure and successful beyond belief, to judge if she is overrated?

And yet, as a member of the film-watching, newspaper and magazine reading public, I know I'm right. You know I'm right. If Ms. Jolie happens to be reading this, she knows I'm right. After all, does anyone short of a world leader need this much media scrutiny?

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I think just about everyone knows her personal story: that she is the daughter of actor Jon Voight, sports a lot of tattoos, used to be married to actor Billy Bob Thornton and carried around a vial of his blood, though in recent months she has said it was more of a "flower press," as she told Entertainment Weekly. "It was like from a slight cut on your finger, and you press your fingerprint in. It was kind of a sweet gesture."