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Angelina Jolie survived her dark times, still Brad Pitt's 'bad girl'

November 23, 2011 |  1:03 pm

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

The Angelina Jolie of yesteryear is essentially unrecognizable, thanks to her bounty of children, her humanitarian work and movie-star life partner Brad Pitt. But it doesn't mean she's closed down Memory Lane.

Jolie, who makes her directorial debut next year with "In The Land of Blood and Honey," still recalls her bad girl days.

"I went through heavy, darker times and I survived them. I didn't die young," she says in a sitdown with CBS' "60 Minutes" to air Sunday, "so I am very lucky. There are other artists and people that didn't survive certain things."  

Like what, Angelina? 

"Nothing I want to go into a lot of detail about. I think people can imagine that I did the most dangerous, and I did the worst and for many reasons, I shouldn't be here," she tells correspondent Bob Simon.

A rather dark allusion to her earlier days, no? That would include her edgy marriage to Billy Bob Thornton and PDA with her brother James. But it's all behind her. Any remaining wild oats are Pitt's to sow.

"I'm still a bad girl," she says. "I still have that side of me ... it's just in its place now ... it belongs to Brad. Or ... our adventures."

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Photo: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at the Tokyo premiere of "Moneyball" on Nov. 9. Credit: Junji Kurokawa / Associated Press


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