Angelina Jolie Learned How to Direct From Clint Eastwood

December 16, 2011 By:
Angelina Jolie Learned How to Direct From Clint Eastwood

Angelina Jolie managed to nab herself a Golden Globe nod for her directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey. And she says she learned the art of directing after working with Clint Eastwood on the set of his 2008 movie Changeling.

Hey, it's cheaper than film school.

“Clint Eastwood taught me a lot about working with people that you love, that you enjoy working with, to create a family, working with nice people, good people,” explains Angelina.

“He’s also very fast, so I had to learn about the economy of a shoot and a budget. I owe him a lot.”

Jolie says that she also preferred to play good cop over bad cop when dealing with her actors.

“I’m not a screamer,” Angelina says. “I would more likely whisper in their ear.”

That’s a little creepier actually. Imagine your boss going up to you, putting his hand over your ear, and whispering, I need those TPS reports done by noon. Sshhh…you don’t have to say anything....

Jolie continued:

“It all depends on the subject matter but with this, I didn’t have to teach people because they were teaching me. I just had to calm them down and set the right environments so they felt safe.”

Jolie said of her Golden Globe nomination:

“I am forever indebted to our cast and crew, who experienced their own personal tragedies in the Bosnian War and gave me an authentic perspective into the conflict. This nomination is a tribute to the collective talent and passion of this extraordinary cast."

Plus, that Globe’s gonna look damn nice in your French castle.