Oscar winning actress Angeline Jolie. Althought only married for a short time she often talks of Jonny fondly. Below is a selection of interviews

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Since Jolie plunges herself into each character she plays, she is rarely sociable while filming. While shooting Gia, she told her then-husband Jonny Lee Miller, she wouldn't be able to phone him. "I'd tell him: 'I'm alone; I'm dying; I'm gay; I'm not going to see you for weeks.'"

What is known about Jolie is that she met Jonny Lee Miller, who played Sickboy in the film version of Trainspotting, on the set of the 1996 film Hackers and married him shortly after. She filed for divorce last year but says they are just as close as they've always been. "It's just that I wasn't being a wife," explains Jolie. "I think we really needed to grow and we always talked about getting remarried. But he really had to put up with quite a lot. Certainly, my career is first. And, for some reason, I seem to meet a lot of men who say they are like that but, for some reason, it just doesn't turn out that way."

When she married Brit actor Jonny Lee Miller of Trainspotting fame, she wore skintight rubber trousers and wrote the groom's name across her white silk blouse in her own blood.

The marriage lasted a year - with him going on to date and dump Kate Moss and All Saint Natalie Appleton.

Angelina's main hobby is collecting knives, she eats nothing but red meat, her childhood ambition was to be a funeral director and she has more tattoos than your average Hell's Angel. All this and she's still only 24. Her latest movie, the chilling Bone Collector, out today, is right up her street. It makes Silence of the Lambs look like a picnic and will rocket her to international stardom.

You may not be surprised to learn that she researched her role by sticking real-life crime photos of murder victims around her dressing table mirror. You may also not be shocked to learn that she's single.

"Divorcing Jonny was probably the dumbest thing I've ever done, but I don't dwell on it," she admits. "Fortunately he lives over here while I'm in New York. But we're still very close. I was so lucky to have met the most amazing man, who I wanted to marry. It comes down to timing. I think he's the greatest husband a girl could ask for. I'll always love him, we were simply too young.

"We met while filming Hackers and I always fall in love while I'm working on a film. It's such an intense thing. And I've always been at my most impulsive when English men are around. They get to me.

"When I was 14, I visited London for the first time and that's when I discovered my problem. English men appear to be so reserved, but underneath they're expressive, perverse and wild.

All the insane moments of my life have happened with English men."

Taken from Empire Magazine. June 1996

 'Jonny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie - The Happy Couple...'

Most people who had only been hitched a fortnight would no doubt be bursting to broadcast news of their nuptials, but Angelina Jolie, one half of the movie world's latest set of newly-weds, slips her betrothal to Hackers co-start Johnny Lee Miller into the conversation as casually as one might request an extra sugar in their coffee.

"We got married two weeks ago," she tells your taken aback reporter, "and no, we didn't have a big white wedding, we had a small black wedding..."

As actor relationships go, it's certainly been kept quiet, although the 20-year-old actress' constant reference to their sharing of a flat during the film's shoot coupled with Miller's recent confession to "being involved with an American girl who lives in LA" and a gold band glittering on Jolie's wedding ring finger give the game away. And it's certainly not a partnership without its talents. He, after all, is the fresh-faced, Surrey-born lad who acquired more than his fair share of "next big thing" accolades following his performance as the Sean Connery-fixated junkie Sick Boy in Trainspotting. She is the daughter of Oscar winner Jon Voight, who enrolled in the Lee Strasberg acting school at the tender age of 11, and clawed her way into the limelight via a series of little-seen independent films. He is charming and softly spoken, to the point of shyness, punctuating his conversation with subtle witticisms. She is louder of the two. Perceptive, intelligent and amusing, even in the face of the jet-lag that accompanied her on this whistle-stop visit to London.

Now the pair are united onscreen in this month's Hackers, the film that brought them together. Directed by Backbeat helmer Iain Softley, Miller and Jolie start as computer-literate teens caught up in a corporate scam after accidentally hacking into the system of a giant conglomerate. While the ensuing events might be a little too heavy on computer lingo for the average punter, the end result is fast-moving and surprisingly funny. For both leads it was their first experience of a major studio picture (for Miller, his first experience of a movie altogether, having made the film before Trainspotting), and there was much research to be done.

We had three weeks of learning how to type and rollerblade," says Jolie, "and hanging out with the cast, which was heaven - racing Johnny on rollerblades was a big part of our relationship. We read a lot about computers and met computer hackers. With a lot of lines, I didn't know what I was talking about, but it was fascinating."

For Miller, though, the best part was being transported to the Big Apple to put much of the action on film.

I would've disappeared into New York if I hadn't been taken away," he grins. "I wouldn't want to live there but making a film, you get to see more than you usually would."

Since then there's been Trainspotting, of course ("Danny Boyle got such a wonderful bunch of people together and the way he gets the flavor in everyone's mind in rehearsal is extraordinary"), and a trip to Texas for the Tommy Lee Jones role in the prequel to the TV hit Lonesome Dove. Which explains the absence of his recent peroxide blond haircut.

"I had to go back to this for the Western," Miller explains, indicating his naturally light brown thatch. "There isn't much bleach in the desert..."

Jolie, meanwhile, will follow up Hackers with lead duties in the New York-set drama Hell's Kitchen, quite a departure from the sort of offers that have come her way since playing the technology whizz kid Acid Burn, a.k.a. Kate.

"I seem to be getting a lot of things pushed my way that are strong women, but the wrong type of strong women. It's like people see Hackers and they send me offers to play tough women with guns, the kind who wear no bra and a little tank top. I'd like to play strong women who are also very feminine. The character in Hell's Kitchen is very tough, but she's also very soft. She ends up pregnant and happy."

Has she ever considered working with her Dad?

"We've thought about it," she says, "but it would depend on the situation. I know he loves to direct, but for anyone who has the possibility of their father directing them... the rebel that was in them when they were 13 would just come out, the 'I'm not going to listen to you!' attitude."

Although Jolie's parents broke up when she was very young, Voight couldn't be more supportive of his daughter.

"When I decided to become an actress, he didn't force me, he knew I wanted to do it on my own. I dropped my name because it was imported that I was my own person," she explains. "But now it's great because we can talk on a level few people can talk to their parents on. Not only can we talk about our work, but our work is about our emotions, our lives, the games we play, what goes through our heads."

It was similar family ties that drew Miller towards thespian matters; both grandfather and father trod the boards, the latter turning his hand to stage management, and his mother was involved in production. And, like Jolie, Miller also underwent something of a name change.

"My name's actually Jonathan without an 'h', but I couldn't have Jonathoan Miller as a professional name as there's already a Dr. Jonathan Miller," he recalls, explaing the missing 'h' from Jonny. "And Jonathan Lee Miller was too close, so I decided to go for a Country & Western feel. Then I can do what Laurence Fishburne did and change it back. Or maybe I'll change my name to Ken Miller..."

Jolie's rocky relationships

Calgary Sun

Angelina Jolie is single again, but she's not looking for a relationship. In 1996, when she was 20, Jolie married Jonny Lee Miller, the British actor she'd met during the filming of Hackers.

The couple separated in 1997 and divorced last year.

Jolie briefly dated Timothy Hutton, whom she'd met while filming Playing God in 1997.

"I'm very happy to be on my own. I have a lot of really great male friends, so I don't feel I need intimacy," says Jolie.

Jolie takes full responsibility for her failed relationships explaining she is "not present enough, physically or emotionally, in relationships to get serious. It's not fair to the other person that I'm so busy with my career and that I'm often distant even when I am with someone."

It could be Jolie just hasn't met her dream man.

"When I was young, my dad (actor Jon Voight) and I watched Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire. I told my dad that was the kind of animal passion I wanted from a man."

Jolie insists she stills loves Miller.

"Jonny and I never fought and we never hurt each other. I really wanted to be his wife. I really wanted to commit."

Jolie says Miller was the first man she had met in years to whom she felt she could commit.

"When I was 14, my boyfriend moved into my mother's house with me. We were together and serious for two years. That relationship felt like a marriage. It was a tough breakup, so I immersed myself in acting to get over it."

Jolie feels it was her fault her marriage to Miller collapsed.

"We were living side by side, but we had separate lives. I wanted more for him than I could give. He deserves more than I am prepared to give at this time in my life, but there is a very good possibility that we could get married again some time in the future."

Miller moved back to London.

When she visits him, Jolie feels like a stranger.

"It's not my house, though he wants me to feel right at home. It doesn't feel right for me to walk in on him in the shower, or for me to wander about naked."



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