Jennifer Aniston versus Angelina Jolie
Posted by MAaP on July 6, 2008
It’s pretty obvious why these two formidable women are being compared now and then. Both are hugely celebrated and award-winning actresses. Both have the body, the face, and personality. And both are connected by another Hollywood A-lister with the the golden mane and name of Brad Pitt.
It was a love triangle that was followed by the media and the three became more popular worldwide. Some took the side of Jennifer Aniston, as she was the wife and Angelina was deemed the mistress. Others go for Angelina Jolie, disregarding the rumor on whether or not she really was the reason for the split and focusing instead on her achievements and happy domestic partnership.
Favorite Friend: Jennifer Aniston
Aniston hit popularity with her role as Rachel Green in Friends. The comedy series was a huge success that everyone embraced the cast, especially Aniston. The series spanned out to ten seasons, and Jennifer Aniston (along with her costars) became one of the highest paid TV actresses of all time with their $1-million-per-episode paycheck for the last two seasons of the show.
Aniston proceeded to make a successful film career. She had hit movies such as Bruce Almighty and Along Came Polly. She also became a director and directed a short film, and put up her own production company.
Her marriage to Brad Pitt was celebrated and they were dubbed as a Golden Couple of Hollywood. Rumors of Brad PItt and Angelina Jolie led to the couple’s split in 2005. Since then, Aniston has been romantically linked with other celebrities such Vince Vaughn and (presently) John Mayer.
Mrs. Smith: Angelina Jolie
Jolie was already in the entertainment industry at an early age because of her father, Jon Voight. She was a model at 14 and grew to star on films and win awards. She became a media favorite because of her frank and outspoken nature. She is also one of the best known celebrities around the world, apart from being a “wild girl” type, a sex symbol, and having a pair of luscious lips that every women — and men — wants.
Her celebrity status is also about her being a producer and director. But, the entertainment business aside, she was more famous for her ambassador work and expanding brood. She has been very active with humanitarian and refugee crises. She has a pilot license and owns a plane to help with her projects. She has adopted three children (Maddox, Zahara, and Pax) and has a biological daughter (Shiloh) with Brad PItt. The couple are also expecting twins in August.
Jolie was accused of being the “other woman” when rumors about an affair with Brad Pitt sparked after filming the hit movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Jolie denied the reports, saying she would never be intimate with a married man, as her own father cheated on her mother in the past.
Nevertheless, Jolie and Pitt went on to become domestic partners. Pitt has adopted Jolie’s adopted children as his, too, and they are branded as Brangelina. Their relationship is one of the most watched in the entertainment industry.
This is a case with a love triangle, a failed marriage, and a rumored affair at its root. I don’t think this would cause a media frenzy if this had happened to less famous people. But this is Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie!… Not to mention it’s Brad Pitt!
My verdict: Despite the rumors, I still go for Angelina Jolie. I have nothing against Jennifer Aniston. I just like Jolie more. I was especially impressed by Jolie because of her humanitarian efforts. Her passion to help refugees and children and fight against poverty is really inspiring. I also like Jolie’s choice of films (except those that are very explicit, of course). I like comedies, too, but when we talk of serious films, I vote for Angelina Jolie.