Angelina Jolie accomplished more by her thirtieth birthday than most of us will accomplish by our sixtieth—she won three Golden Globe awards and one Academy Award, she adopted two children, she joined the UNHCR as a Goodwill Ambassador and she met the love of her life. In the next decade, she managed to add four more children to her brood, marry universal heartthrob Brad Pitt, get promoted to Special Envoy at the UNHCR, direct three films, and receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, among other incredible feats. Though we think she should maybe just take a well-earned break at this point, Angie is showing no signs of slowing down. Here, five things we imagine she could accomplish by 50.
She'll Become Secretary of State
There's no telling which direction U.S. politics will go next, but we think Angelina Jolie is more qualified to hold high office in the U.S. government than some people who shall remain nameless. She's had 15 years of experience working with the United Nations Refugee Agency and as Special Envoy to its High Commissioner, she's become a trusted diplomat. Sure, the position of Secretary of State is usually awarded to a long-serving senator or cabinet member, but we're not ruling out this possibility for Angie.
She'll Win An Academy Award For Directing
Jolie's work has a lot of heart—as evidenced by films such as In The Land of Blood and Honey and Unbroken—and we have a good feeling about her new Netflix original film First They Killed My Father, which comes out later this year. It's based on Cambodian activist Loung Ung’s memoir on surviving the dangerous Khmer Rouge government, and Angie's 14-year-old son Maddox, who is Cambodian by birth, helped in its production.
She'll Celebrate 20 Years With Brad Pitt
We'd consider five minutes spent with Brad Pitt to be a success, and in 2025, Angelina will celebrate twenty years with the man. We believe they'll make it to this milestone.
She'll Win a Nobel Peace Prize
This definitely isn't outside of the realm of possibility for Angie. The esteemed honor is bestowed upon "the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses," all of which seems to be right up Angie's alley.
She'll Launch Her Kids' Sure-To-Be-Impressive Careers
As we mentioned, Maddox is already working on the production side of film, having aided his mother with the making of First They Killed My Father. Meanwhile, Vivienne, Pax and Zahara all starred in Malificent, though Angie's said their acting foray was 'just for fun.' No matter what the six Jolie-Pitt children choose to do with their careers, it's sure to be impressive, with no small credit owed to their extraordinarily inspiring mother.