Angelina Jolie is subject of comic book (Photo)
Angelina Jolie is the subject of a biography comic book called "Female Force: Angelina Jolie."
The 32-page publication was released on Wednesday, March 30 and retails for $3.99. It offers a "fresh look" at the "sometimes controversial career" and "unconventional life" of the 35-year-old actress, publisher Bluewater Productions said in a statement.
Jolie, who has six children with partner Brad Pitt, is known for playing sexy, leading female characters in movies such as "Salt," "Tomb Raider," "Gia" and most recently, "The Tourist" with Johnny Depp." She won an Oscar for her part as a sociopath in the movie "Girl, Interrupted."
Jolie has made headlines for beginning a relationship with Pitt while filming "Mr. And Mrs. Smith," which came out in 2005, when he and actress Jennifer Aniston divorced. Jolie also raised eyebrows when she talked about her past bisexuality in the press, kissed her brother on the lips at the Academy Awards and wore a small vial filled with Billy Bob Thornton's blood around her neck when she was married to him between 2000 and 2003.
Aside from acting, Jolie is also known for her charity work and is a UN Refugee Agency Goodwill Ambassador.
"I learned a great deal about her struggles and triumphs as an actress, mother and humanitarian," the book's writer, Brent Sprecher, said in a statement provided by Bluewater Productions. "Often painted as an edgy, slightly dangerous movie star, what is often not revealed about Ms. Jolie is her tireless commitment to charity work and her dedication to the plight of refugees around the world as a Goodwill Ambassador with the United Nations." Other female actresses who have appeared in "Female Force" comic books include First Lady Michelle Obama, right-wing political leader Sarah Palin, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, talk show host Oprah Winfrey, former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher and "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling.
Jolie is currently working on her big-screen directorial debut - a movie she has written about a Serbian man and Bosnian woman who fall in love at the time of the Bosnian war in the 1990s. She is also attached to a "Cleopatra" movie reboot.
Elizabeth Taylor, who died at age 79 last week, famously played the role of the Egyptian queen in a 1963 film.
"I think if we can get the story right and do the real story," Jolie told MTV News in July 2010. "There's a lot about her that's not been covered yet. If we can do something original, we will."