Angelina Jolie Pens Foreword for Billy Bob Thornton's Memoir

24 Feb 2012

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Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton


A tell-all memoir is enough to make anyone who's associated with its author cringe, but Angelina Jolie has apparently given ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton her blessing. A publicist for HaperCollins confirmed to US Weekly that the actress has written the foreword for 56-year-old Thornton's gushy new book, "The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts," out on stands May 15th.

The new book by the "Sling Blade" director is described as "spinning colourful tales of [Thornton's] modest (to say the least) Southern upbringing, his bizarre phobias (komoda dragons?), his life, his loves (including his heartbreakingly brief marriage to fellow Oscar winner Angelina Jolie), and, of course, his movie career."

While Jolie recently said she saves her "bad side" for current beau Brad Pitt, with whom she has six children, the 36-year-old is known for having projected a darker public image in the past. Jolie and Thornton drew media attention when they admitted to wearing each others' blood in vial necklaces and purchasing matching grave plots. Jolie and Thornton were married from 2000 to 2003.

Thornton and Jolie remain friendly, he told reporters at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year. He also said he was "thrilled" that Jolie decided to direct her first film, The Land of Blood and Honey, according to the Ottawa Citizen.

"I thought she did an amazing job," he said. "She really dug deep and it meant a lot to her. I'm very, very proud of her."

Jolie was also at the Berlin Film Festival where she was given a standing ovation after she screened her directorial debut.


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