Jennifer Aniston At Work Directing New Film: Is She Copying Angelina Jolie?

Thu, April 14, 2011 11:32am EDT by 36 Comments

When Jen arrived in her work gear to direct her new short film it reminded us of Angelina’s directorial debut look — is Jen trying to get Brad’s attention?

Jennifer Aniston‘s ex-husband Brad Pitt loves a take-charge girl — so is Jen taking a cue from the mother of his six children, Angelina Jolie? The 42-year-old actress hit her LA set on April 13 in a very dressed-down look — combat boots, a black long sleeve shirt and a puffer vest. She looked like a blonde version of Angelina!

Jen is directing one of  the five parts on the Lifetime film series Project Five about a woman battling cancer. Jen was all-business on the set, carrying her coffee mug in one hand and a walkie-talkie in the other. And we couldn’t help but think back to the pictures of Angelina in October when she wore a black puffer coat on the set of the upcoming untitled love story about the Bosnian war that she’s directing.

Jen and Brad divorced in 2005 after Brad fell in love with Angelina on the set of their film Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

Jen”s movie is a love story, too. But up til now, she’s been best known for her lighter roles in romantic comedies like Along Came Polly while Angelina takes on more action-packed leads in movies like Tomb Raider or Girl, Interrupted.

But Jen’s next acting/producing role comes in The Goree Girls, based on the true story of eight women who were imprisoned at Texas’ Goree State Farm penitentiary in the 1940s.

Is Jen ditching her laid-back ways to get Brad’s attention?

— Chloe Melas

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Mary

Posted at 4:29 PM on May 18, 2011  

Jen,
I discovered you a year ago, I think you´re a treasure and I´m sure your life soon will be better.

I´m sorry about your lost.
And I send you my best wishes, everything´s gonna be ok.

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Simply put!

Posted at 1:51 PM on April 21, 2011  

She is absolutely not copying jolie! Aniston directed before Jolie, check your facts Hollywood Life! She directed for Glamour Reel Moments and received critical aclaim for her short film.

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Josie

Posted at 9:56 AM on April 18, 2011  

OMG, Jen wants Brad’s attention? Oh please!! Why would she ever want him now that he looks like a tired old fart. And why would she want six children, when she claimed years ago that she only wanted two. She dates good looking men around her own age or younger and does her own thing. If anything, everyone seems to copy her style in dress and hairstyles also. She seems happier and prettier than ever, meanwhile every passing year the Jolie-Pitts look older and run down.

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zoey

Posted at 7:57 PM on April 16, 2011  

These stories are getting to be BORING why keep comparing these two ladies is beyond my thoughts. What Jennifer should think about she filed to divorce Brad, if she wanted him she should have did what Courtney and David did and maybe she would have had an open door, then again he wanted CHILDREN. Jennifer appears so DESPERATE AND PATHETHIC now by stating she is happy. Jennifer never really come out and PR herself until Angelina does, it’s just getting to be very BORING.

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scout

Posted at 6:45 AM on April 19, 2011  

You nailed it Zoe. JA is yesterday’s news, her only claim to fame now is handing off the megastar coatails of Angelina and Brad. HW, readers have had enough, the number of comments is telling you to quite with the JA references. Brad and Angelina’s nannies have more claim to fame at this stage.

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anonymous

Posted at 5:22 PM on April 16, 2011  

Who is surprised. Of course Jennifer Aniston is copying Angelina Jolie. It’s as if she has a satellite beamed on Jolie or someone planted in Jolie’s camp. Why doesn’t JA move on with her life as she states she has done in all of her numerous magazine spreads. Her fans will beg to dffer, but Aniston have beome so predictable in this au trois fiasco. It’s like let me show Brad Pitt, naw, naw, naw, naw, naw what Jolie can do I can fo better. What has Brad Pitt done to JA to have her stick on him like that, JA is still in love with and still wants Brad Pitt, if she continues this way how is she ever going to find mister right and move on with her life.

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Lin

Posted at 2:03 PM on April 16, 2011  

Aniston CO-DIRECTED an 18-minute short in 2006 with Andrea Buchanan. That hardly qualifies as being in the same league as being the sole director of a FULL-LENGTH movie, which Aniston has NEVER done! Angelina, repped by Media Talent Group, directed the 2007 documentary “A Place in Time,” also known as “A Moment in the World,” which captured scenes throughout the world at the same moment on Jan. 11, 2005.

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Lin

Posted at 2:05 PM on April 16, 2011  

So, Angelina still is first as far as directing a full-length MOVIE, which is what she did last year!

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Jonathan

Posted at 9:03 AM on April 16, 2011  

OMG, check out the copycat photo of angie leaning against brad at the SAG awards. that is an exact replica of jen & brad years earlier. did jolie copy that pose, exactly.

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Just sayin

Posted at 8:33 AM on April 16, 2011  

Unhappy, jealous, insecure people say hateful things about Jennifer because they ARE unhappy, jealous, etc.. Happy people do not lower themselves to say crude hateful mean things, especially about someone they don’t even know. So now we know who is happy and who is unhappy and jealous. (And some just plain crude and stupid and we all know who that is don’t we)In case you forgotten it just so happens Angeloonie and the Brangeloonies….. When these people talk about Jen going nowhere and is washed up, I don’t even know what to say. The only thing I can think of is jealousy, what else could it be? When we say that angeloonie is a psycho, druggie, brother kissing, lesbo, it’s because she is all that and it’s all been documented. I guess I can say “SHUT THE F**K UP JEALOUS LOSERS”!!!!

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Scout

Posted at 7:24 AM on April 19, 2011  

@ Just saying; You contradict yourself, one one hand you described any criticism of JA as unjust and aligned with fans of Angelina, yet you resort to the standard, blatantly biased, hateful comments towards Angie. Your opinion of JA is your opinion, fullstop. Why then attack fans of Angelina? I’m fascinated by Angelina, she is truley unique, enigmatic, charismatic, edgy, with beauty and talent that eclipses her hollywood peers. If it weren’t for these ridiculous comparisons I would never comment on JA, I find her utterly boring, shallow, plain, egocentric,false, unintelligent and lacking talent. I make these comments based on the movies of hers I have seen, the interviews where she can barely string one sentence together, close up photos that reveal the ample cosmetic work she relies upon to plump up her ageing face, she actually helped me undersand the term ‘pillow face’. Her obsession with fame and fortune has cost her a real life, a genuine life. Many men and women go through divorce and start over, but this woman seemed determined to catch another A lister and failed abysmally. The PR machine that keeps her alive in the media is now a necessity, her life support machine. Angelina has already achieved far more success based purely on her acting skill and now furthering her directorial experience she will similarly demonstrate her intuitive and innate ability to give characters a visceral depth. JA resorting to ads and cheap perfume, like JA it lacked originality and faded quickly.
That’s what I believe, amongst millions of others. Even industry insiders have commented on Aniston’s need to get real, she can’t play the ‘girl next door’ roles anymore, despite all the cosmetic assistance she looks every inch her age, an informed public know the difference between fillers and real cheeks. We know fake tan, died straightened blond hair, facial implants and gym bodies as opposed to naturally feminine physiques. So anon, do Rachel a favour and let her leave stage left, she’s already a parody of herself with a miserable old age to look forward to if she doesn’t focus on a real relationship rather than PR stunts. Seriously, dumped by Meyer and back for more, dumped by Bradely Cooper who adamanately denied ever being in a relationship with her, dumped over and over. Why? In the words of Cooper, he prefers a genuine person and in the words of Meyer, he couldn’t stand the many hours she spends trying to look good for the media before leaving the house. Nah, Ange walks the streets in thongs, minimal makeup and outshines JA any day.

Put this one to bed, find a new idol, at least the comparisons won’t be so laughable.

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stacey

Posted at 11:25 AM on April 15, 2011  

HANDS DOWN JENNIFER IS COPYING ANGELINA ALWAYS HAS AND ALWAYS WILL .P.S HOLLYWOOD LIFE WHY DONT YOU GET OVER THE FACT BRAD DIVORCED JEN SO LIKE YOUR NAME GET A LIFE

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Bratt

Posted at 10:50 AM on April 15, 2011  

How old is Clint Eastwood and when you have Angelina bedding your wife because Clint can’t get it up then you would be speaking gracefully About Angelina….It’s funny how everyone says what a great actress Angelina is but that is when Angelina plays herself (Gia girl interupted)….LOL

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Scout

Posted at 7:34 AM on April 19, 2011  

Oh do your research before commenting. Clint Eastwood is a renowned, brilliant director…stars line up to be in a film he directs. Angelina has played so many roles and all with great depth and realism, her diverse acting repertoire is quite incredible.

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Bartt

Posted at 10:46 AM on April 15, 2011  

No Jennifer isn’t copying Angelina…LOL Its Angelina copying Jennifer..And has been for years…At least women didn’t bann against Jennifer like they did Angelina…. To all the brangeloonies please let go of Jennifer she is actually living her life and is quite pleased…It sure seems to me that Not only you but Also Angelina can’t let go of Jennifer why is that????? See people Love Jennifer but hate Angelina because everytime sh!t like this happen and then it blows up in your face and Angelina is the one who looks like a stalker..Everything Jennifer does Angelina seems to follow again why is that???? Jennifer was maaried to Brad Angelina had to have him got pregnant to make it look like Jennifer didn’t want Babies but Brad shut everyone up on that..LOL Jennifer directs movie and now who is doing the same…..Angelina needs to move on she is really looking desperate and pathetic….The b!tch needs to get mental help quickly…….

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Scout

Posted at 7:51 AM on April 19, 2011  

Again, please turn to facts before spouting fiction. Angelina was already a renowned actor in her own right before she met Brad, her career and fame were never dependent on who she was with. What fans of Rachel are ignoring is Angelina is much younger, despite this she still pioneered the way for many female actors to take on tough roles and show that women are more than decoration in a movie. As a fan of Angelina I comment on these ridiculous comparisons because they are so beyond the scope of objective commentary, they pander to the polarised fan base. You have Rachel supporters, likely 80s fans, perhaps feeling some kinship if feeling abandoned by their gal/guy; older and in the forty plus generation…that’s cool, we are all different and have different benchmarks or expectations, it’s just ironic the fans of JA are really the ones who try to impose comments about her into the lives of Brad and Angelina, who can’t abide the reality of Ange’s success, who resort to hateful vitriole even resorting to disturbing comments about Brad and Angie’s children…the lynch mob mentality is alive and well. Angelina branded and burnt at the stake by the plain wifes of the menfolk who lust after the sexy, dangerous siren. A tad dramatic I know, but not too far from what is happening here. I have no interest in JA, none. I take umbrage at the hatred and totally unwarranted attacks on one of the greatest actors and beuties of the century. Why can’t you just enjoy what she brings, Hollywood would be a boring world of clones if not for Ange.

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Truthbtold

Posted at 5:59 AM on April 15, 2011  

Oh please, there is no comparison. Angelina makes gum boots look exotic, she exudes confidence, charisma, edgy sensuality and intellect. Ange has her pick of movies to act in, Aniston’s acting career was enabled primarily by her celeb status as Brad’s ex and the tireless stories of a non existant love triad, her movies predictable and outdated, she’s had to take on roles where her character is the sidekick, and younger female stars the focus. Directing is not so much a career choice for her, more a necessity if she wants to keep up the facade of being a real actor. Aniston only knows one character, she’d have to cast actors who know what their doing and have the confidence to make the role their own, otherwise it’s Rachel clones. The other problem with Aniston is her pervasive insecurity, she won’t want to be upstaged by leading ladies, I can imagine her choosing plainer gals to avoid making her look like a middle aged dumpling amongst the cast.

I know the comparison’s attract attention, but it’s more a genuine appeal from the public to be objective, choose another actor if you must compare Angelina with someone, Gwneth Paltrow was engaged to Brad for two years, Juliet Lewis similarly was with Brad for more than two years…they at least have some charisma.

Angelina has the acting creds and acknowledgement of acting legends like Clint Eastwood who consider her a brilliant director and actor. Move on HL before the 80s brigade fade out and these stories become even more redundent.

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Penny

Posted at 11:17 PM on April 14, 2011  

Jennifer Aniston has directed way before Angelina.

But quite frankly thats not the point i’m writing a comment. Its the fact that even 5 years later you wont let go of the whole Jen versus Angie issue just for the sake of viewers or buyers in the case of magazines. Why on earth do u have to post stuff like “Jen is copying Angelina” or “Who is hotter? Aniston or Jolie,vote here” is beyond me! Why cant you just let go and stop with this stupid imaginary “feud” and accept that they are both beautiful and successful women?

And please women! please! stop trashing Angelina and Jennifer. that is so low!

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Lin

Posted at 1:48 PM on April 16, 2011  

Since when has Jennifer Aniston directed before Angelina, Penny? This is Aniston’s first attempt at directing, which is AFTER the movie Angelina directed. Other than that comment and about them both being beautiful, I agree with your post. I don’t agree about them both being beautiful because Angelina IS beautiful. Aniston is passably pretty and as average looking as thousands of other woman. She does not stand out in a crowd. She is not beautiful.

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liz

Posted at 10:28 PM on April 14, 2011  

jen directed a short years ago. this article is not only wrong, but clearly you people don’t do your homework.

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scotsgirl

Posted at 8:52 PM on April 14, 2011  

Please get your facts straight. Oh sorry I said the word FACTS and that is something you are just not that familiar with.

“Room 10″, a very moving drama with first-rate performances, is currently in the final stages of post-production in preparation for a fall release. This is the second year of the Reel Moments series which was created as a way to raise profits for the charity Film Aid by giving the opportunity to have selected Glamour readers’ true stories brought to the screen by high-profile, first-time women directors. Last year’s films included shorts directed by Gwyneth Paltrow and Trudie Styler and stars including Rosario Dawson and Debbie Mazar. This year’s series includes Aniston and Buchanan’s film, as well as a film directed by actress Bryce Dallas Howard.

But that doesn’t sound quite as interesting to you as comparing Jennifer Aniston once again to Jolie. Not a Jolie fan never was but let it go.

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scotssgirl813

Posted at 8:54 PM on April 14, 2011  

ROOM 10 Was filmed in 2006 people 2006. When did Angelina Jolie get behind the camera….2010. Hmmm let’s see gues the question should be …………..

who is copying whom……..

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it is what it is

Posted at 11:21 AM on April 15, 2011  

On January 11, 2005 at 12 noon Greenwich Mean Time, those cameras rolled in 27 locations – including USA (Wisconsin, NY, Nevada, Louisiana, South Dakota and California), Chad, Niger, Kosovo, Italy, Chad, China, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, Iceland, Antarctica and elsewhere.

angie got behind the camera in 2005- A Place In Time- a documentary
It was released in 2007 but has been circulating with the school education circuit since 2005.

I guess most people need to do thier himework.

BTW-
there are plenty of women that direct. Jen’s film short back in 2006 was really directed by Andrea Buchanan and jen was a co director. the reason why jen’s name appears is because she has a bigger name. Not because she solely directed it. not that it makes a difference,
and this film was not really released til 2007 in the palm film festival.
again makes no difference- jen directs angie directs who cares.
its been what six years and the trolls are still crying.
get a life.

 
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cee

Posted at 8:01 PM on April 14, 2011  

I am so tired of this woman stalking Angelina and Brad. She does everything Angie does but with more PR and does everything in her power with her PR team to hurt Angie. I think Aniston is a phoney and an Angelina wannabe.

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Ginger

Posted at 5:59 PM on April 14, 2011  

I like Angelina Jolie a lot more than Jennifer Aniston but I think these two ladies have their own style… And styles are the same sometimes. I’m sure Jennifer doesn’t think anything of copying Angelina at all. She probably decided to just wear whatever and then, it looks like Angelina’s.

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duh

Posted at 4:47 PM on April 14, 2011  

Bonnie Fuller is so full of garbage it is not funny. Bonnie, How does it feel to be over the hill, ugly and scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to a job?

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hen

Posted at 3:56 PM on April 14, 2011  

I do not know why but Jen looks too old.

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anon

Posted at 3:35 PM on April 14, 2011  

This article just seriously irks the hell outta me! I just knew the moment jen agreed to direct AGAIN, some idiot would say she’s “copying” jolie. FYI, jen HAS directed before and has expressed her love and desire to do it again long before jolie! She directed a short film called “room 10″ that received rave reviews from critics and even won multiple awards! Get your facts straight!

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RealityPreferred

Posted at 7:16 PM on April 14, 2011  

Let’s not exaggerate in the service of your love for Jen. The short film which she co-directed some 5 years ago did not receive multiple awards. There was one award given to the entire Glamour sponsored film series by one minor film festival. Jen’s film did not receive an individual award. Nor did it receive all this critical acclaim of which you speak. I saw the film and it was mediocre at best and very cliched movemaking in a number of scenes. You can see it on Youtube and decide for yourself.

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C

Posted at 3:06 PM on April 14, 2011  

Honestly, this story is ridiculous. Jen LIVES in aviators, green cargo pants and basic cotton tees – look at old pictures. So she threw on a puffy vest? Doesn’t everyone?

And I just don’t understand why everyone is still so obsessed with Jen vs Angie. This was years ago. Girl’s moved on! I mean if she really wakes up everyday (like it’s reported) thinking, “What did Angie wear? I’ve got to copy her!”, then someone needs to send her for some psychiatric treatment. In reality, I think she’s got a life.

As for directing a movie, I don’t think that’s far-fetched particularly when she’s already done it. And again – don’t they all? I guess Ben Affleck, Mark Walberg and David Schwimmer are all obsessed with Angie too.

Must not be much new info to report in Hollywood right now…Love Hollywood gossip and this site (no disrespect), and I don’t usually comment on stories, but come on. Please don’t give us stories that act like we’re idiots who will believe whatever you tell us.

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lolanyc

Posted at 1:28 PM on April 14, 2011  

OMG! STOP IT!!!! just cuz she is wearing a puffer vest shes copying???! I think you are more interested in angies life than anyone on this planet! And WHY on earth would Jen want OLD FART brad pitt! He’s been looking pretty rank these days. When she can get a nice younger man!

Why dont u talk about other celebrties who divorced? HMM??? what about Cameron diaz never keeping a man? Move the heck on!

Jen is a awesome person. Leave her alone! Its soo sad that another “woman” and I use that term losely puts down a very successful actress! get a life please

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anon

Posted at 12:44 PM on April 14, 2011  

Come on. They’re in the same business, and what, because she’s dressed for the weather, she’s copying her?

Get a life and stop imagining drama in others’ lives.

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Idiots

Posted at 11:55 AM on April 14, 2011  

Jennifer Aniston has directed a short film before. Way back in 2006. Keep up.

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RealityPreferred

Posted at 7:18 PM on April 14, 2011  

You are correct and Angelina wrote, directed, edited and produced a short film before. Way back in January 2005. Keep keep up.

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scotsgirl813

Posted at 8:56 PM on April 14, 2011  

That is not true. Taking a video camera and taping you own video dos not a short film make. But nice try

 
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it is what it is

Posted at 11:26 AM on April 15, 2011  

I guess you didn’t learn how to read. had you bothered to read the comment above you would have known it wasn’t a mere person in 27 places. think- a mind is a terrble thing to waste and I believe yours has gone there.
this blog is a waste.

 
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