Angelina Jolie says By the Sea showed Brad Pitt how she reacts to their fights

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Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Wanted To Have 12 Kids.

They are well known for having one of the largest broods in Hollywood, but, if Brad and Angelina had stuck to their original plan, the Jolie-Pitt clan might have been a lot bigger.

While the the A-list couple currently has six children — Maddox, 14, Pax, 12, Zahara, 10, Shiloh, 9, and Knox and Vivienne, 7-year-old twins — Pitt revealed in a new interview with The Telegraph that the couple originally had even higher numbers in mind. If Steven Seagal is playing a heroic spirit-warrior who slaughters a rigful of oil workers to defend Inuit tribes, that’s a vanity project (1994’s On Deadly Ground, if you were wondering). Pitt, 51, told the publication that, life in his house was “a lot of love, a lot of fighting, a lot of refereeing; a lot of teeth-brushing and spilling … Chaos, total chaos.

In the film, the duo star as a troubled married couple, one a struggling novelist the other a former dancer, who vacation in a French town where all of their issues with each other and themselves come to a head. At the film’s premiere, the 51 year old actor told The Hollywood Reporter that despite admiring his wife’s directorial efforts from afar, the Jolie-Pitt patriarch has absolutely no aspirations of his own. Jolie Pitt’s third helming effort hasn’t inspired her other half to follow in her footsteps — since it’s Nov. 13 release, the film has only grossed a paltry $477,819 domestically. When a young, newly-wed couple move into the room next door, Vanessa and Roland are faced with the reality of love and how their own relationship is at breaking point.

Earlier this month, the two posed at the premiere of the title outside the Directors Guild of America Theatre in New York. “I’ve worked with some really great directors, and I’m really choosy about them, because they’re telling the story at the end of the day,” Pitt told Telegraph. “I need to know I’m in good hands, and I trust Angie with my life. Funny enough, the hunky-as-ever movie star who said back in 2011 that he was going to give it three more years and then move behind the scenes when he turned 50. “I am really enjoying the producing side and development of stories and putting those pieces together,” Pitt told Australia’s 60 Minutes at the time. “Getting stories to the plate that might have had a tougher times otherwise.” Mission accomplished, as his executive-producing efforts have already included 2014 Best Picture Oscar winner 12 Years a Slave. (But what do you know, maybe once he got to 50 he was happy to find out that the camera still loves him.) His production company Plan B Entertainment also put Selma, World War Z and his upcoming financial-crisis drama The Big Short on the map—and Pitt told THR he’s liking his “own corner of the field.” And that’s perfectly OK if he wants to produce but not direct, because his Oscar-winning lady seems to have it all figured out. At the By the Sea premiere, which moonlighted as the opening night of the AFI film festival, Pitt was asked if he has ever considered a turn in the director’s chair.

Written and directed by Angelina Jolie Pitt, the film is the first in which she appears alongside her husband, Brad Pitt, since 2005’s Mr and Mrs Smith. And it’s a faux-1970s European study of a couple in meltdown on the Mediterranean, high on self-conscious ennui and retro-couture; short on dialogue, or positive reviews, it turns out.

The studio would doubtless have preferred Mr & Mrs Smith 2; what they got sounds more like Swept Away 2 – a re-run of Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s ill-fated European expedition. Hollywood’s Hall of Vain is decked with such hubristic catastrophes, from John Wayne’s The Alamo to Steve McQueen’s Le Mans, Prince’s Under The Cherry Moon to John Travolta’s Scientological folly Battlefield Earth. You’d think a nepotistic, Razzie-winning double-whammy like that would have killed off the vanity project for good, but still they keep coming, and bombing. Many of the bickering emails that came to light between studio head Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin focused on Jolie and her ill-fated Cleopatra project: Jolie’s changes to the script (to make it more about her), her pick of director (Fincher? It’s doubtful that anyone at Paramount leapt for joy when Michael Bay announced his burning desire to make a movie film about steroid-guzzling personal fitness trainers (Pain & Gain), but if it kept him churning out billion-dollar Transformers sequels for the studio, who was to complain?

In fact, Jolie kickstarted her directing career with one: 2011’s In the Land of Blood and Honey, a harrowing, unimpeachably high-minded love story set during the Bosnian war of the 1990s. Jolie was inspired by her visits to the region as a goodwill ambassador to the UN, she said, and she was able to draw on high-level contacts in Nato and the US foreign office for script advice. The movie was generally well-received, even if Serbian film-maker Srđan Dragojević thought it had “the historical authenticity of ’Allo ’Allo!”. Jennifer Lawrence, having just hung up her Hunger Games bow, announced last week she would be directing her first movie: based on a New Yorker piece about the US army’s drug experimentation on soldiers. For sure, he has helmed his share of flops and disasters, most recently , effectively a wartime variation on Ocean’s Eleven in which Clooney recruits a wisecracking crew to save Europe’s art from the Nazis.

Just as nobody called Good Night, and Good Luck George Clooney’s vanity project, or Rocky Sylvester Stallone’s vanity project, or Bridesmaids Kristen Wiig’s vanity project, or Citizen Kane Orson Welles’s vanity project. It was an opportunity for all of us to experiment and explore as artists and to create something delicate and special … you want to be able to try things and sometimes avoid safe choices.” Isn’t that exactly what people are always complaining Hollywood doesn’t do any more?

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