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Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

SPHERE OF INFLUENCE: Brangelina’s profile as two of the most talented actors in Hollywood has largely been overshadowed by their global social activism and their iconoclastic personal lives. Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has participated in meetings at the Council on Foreign Relations (of which she’s a member) and at the World Economic Forum, in Davos. She visited Baghdad’s Green Zone in February. Pitt, 44, a noted architecture buff, and buddy Steve Bing each pledged $5 million to their Make It Right project, which is building a cluster of 150 eco-friendly homes in New Orleans’s devastated Lower Ninth Ward.

WINGS: Jolie, 33, pilots her own Cirrus SR22 single-engine plane.

LOWBROW PLEASURE: Eating Taco Bell on road trips.

SIDE JOB: Jolie most recently starred in Wanted; Pitt is in the Coen brothers’ Burn After Reading and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

CHILDHOOD EXPLOITS: Jolie learned about embalming and wanted to be an undertaker; Pitt sang in the choir of his Baptist church, in Springfield, Missouri.

FAMILY RELATIONS: Pitt and Barack Obama are ninth cousins.

Essential Profiles and Media Coverage:

Angelina Jolie

"Bad Girl Interrupted," (Forbes, June 12 2006)

"Rebel Without a Pause," (Time, January 24 2000)

"Angelina Jolie Unbound," (Marie Claire, July 2007)

"Angelina Jolie and the Torture of Fame," (Esquire, February 2000)

"Angelina Jolie," (Premiere, October 2004)

Brad Pitt

"The Celebrity 100," (Forbes, June 11 2008)

"Brad Pitt by Steven Klein ," (Details, October 2007)

"A Conversation Runs Through It," (Time, October 13 1997)

"Domestic Bliss," (W, July 2005)

"Angelina and Brad baby photos are 'world's most expensive'," (The Guardian, August 4 2008)

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