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Jolie's Challenging performance puts her in Oscar race

Published: Friday, May 23, 2008, 10:09 [IST]

Washington (ANI): Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie is earning glowing reviews for her role in Clint Eastwood's Changeling, premiered at the Cannes Film festival recently. It is believed that the film would be picking up major awards for both the direction and Jolie's "top-notch" performance.

"Impressive as she may have been as the wife of Danny Pearl, her performance here hits home more directly," People quoted reviewer Todd McCarthy. The Los Angeles Times has dubbed Eastwood's direction "flawless" and the response to the movie "rapturous."

"Based on this powerful and searing performance, it would be a good bet she will again be in the hunt for the Best Actress nomination that eluded her for A Mighty Heart last year," wrote reviewer Pete Hammond referring to Jolie.

[an error occurred while processing this directive] The 77-year-old Eastwood said that Angelina is an amazing actress "Angelina is fantastic in Changeling," People quoted Eastwood as saying. When asked about the Oscar predictions he said, "I don't want to think that far ahead."

Talking about film's sensitive subject matter of a missing child, Eastwood said: "It was fun making it, but I am a little nervous for parents going to see it." Meanwhile, Hollywood's hottest couple Pitt and Jolie are now enjoying family time, and were also seen doing some shopping.

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