A glowy Angelina Jolie was accompanied by Brad Pitt at the Tribute to Angelina Jolie at the 2008 Santa Barbara Film Festival held at the Arlington Theatre on February 2nd.
Angelina, 32, was presented by Clint Eastwood with the festival’s “Performance of the Year” award. She won the honor for her portrayal of Mariane Pearl, wife of slain journalist Daniel Pearl, in the film “A Mighty Heart.” It’s one of numerous awards that Angelina has received for the role, but among the few she’s personally collected.
“To be honest, I just heard that it was a beautiful festival, and one to take seriously,” Angelina told Associated Press Television News.
Angelina said dealing with the insanity of Hollywood is much easier with Brad and their children at her side. “I think it’s the only way to juggle it,” she said.
Her friend George Clooney was recently named U.N. messenger of peace, but Jolie said she didn’t have a clue what he should expect from the gig.
“I’m not sure exactly what his position is and what he’s gonna do,” she said. “But I know his heart is in the right place, and he’s truly committed.”
Angelina, who wore a black blouse and loose-fitting floor-length skirt, looked lean and not obviously pregnant. Publicists asked the media not to question her about reports that she may be with child again.
What does Angelina think it will take for the press to move beyond their off-screen life and onto more significant things?
“I think it’s going to take, partly, people wanting to learn those things,” she said. “I mean, I know, that’s what I look for when I wake up in the morning — when I go online or when I get the paper. And you can find it if you’re looking for it. And you can avoid silliness if you want to. So it’s a personal choice of each individual.”
She really deserved the honor for “A Mighty Heart.” I finally saw the movie a couple of days ago…it was very good. It was an extremely depressing movie to watch but Angelina did a great job portraying Marianne Pearl.