What Was Strange About Angelina Jolie’s Relationship With Her Brother?

Date April 22, 2019

Many celebrities have equally talented siblings. But unfortunately, they often remain in the shadow of their more successful relatives. Beautiful Angelina Jolie has always given the public plenty to talk about – her relationship with each of her now ex-husbands, her parenting approach, and, of course, her personal life after divorcing Brad Pitt, which she is trying to keep under wraps.

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Even the most devoted fans of the actress might fail to remember that at the turn of the 90s and 00s her brother, James Haven, used to often accompany her to various events. However, in recent years, little has been heard of him. Meanwhile, many find the relationship between the two quite interesting.

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James is Angelina's elder brother and the firstborn to Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand.


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After the parents divorced in 1976, the 3-year-old boy and the 1-year-old girl stayed with their mother and broke communication with the father for a long time. In his adulthood, James refused the second name of Voight with whom he tried to connect only after Marcheline's passing in 2007.


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Born in the acting family, the brother and sister expectedly chose the same career. After completing his studies in Beverly Hills, the young man entered the USA School of Cinema-Television, received a George Lucas Award for the first student film he directed, of course, starring his sister.

The acting debut of James was the film Gia with his sister playing the lead role.


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Subsequently, he portrayed minor characters in films with her and her second husband, Billy Bob Thornton. By the way, it was believed that Haven managed to be on good terms with each of Jolie’s spouses, and has been very close with her children.


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In 2005, he turned his career around and to become an executive producer. Haven focused on making films about people’s and animals’ right protection, as well as environmental issues.


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Very little is known about the actor and producer’s personal life. He hasn’t been married and there is no record of his children. However, the famous siblings have shocked the audience on several occasions with kisses, more passionate than those appropriate between a brother and a sister. Many still remember the Oscars of 2000.


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Jolie and Haven later addressed this incident in an interview with People.

Haven later told The Daily Mail that he and his sister had been close since childhood. They used to defend and protect the mother, and later bonded around charity and care for women and children who, like Marcheline, found themselves in difficult situations.

I did not give Angie a French kiss, it was something simple and lovely. It was snapped and became a big thing round the world.


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James hasn’t lost any sleep about the fact that he never became as famous as his sister. He has devoted a lot of time to charity, filmed hot-button movies, hoped to meet the right woman, and has stayed close to his sister. Such strong family bonds are very rare. But after all, that’s the way they are supposed to be, don’t you find?