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PostSubject: Re: NEWS, PICS AND MORE....   Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:22 am

I can't wait to see the video of the cast dancing to thriller Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: NEWS, PICS AND MORE....   Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:45 am

Amy Macdonald: My mum was an extra in Brad Pitt zombie movie World War Z

THE Scottish singer has revealed her mum Jo was among the dozens of extras who had to pretend they were fleeing an army of the walking dead.

AMY Macdonald’s mum has become a ­Hollywood screen star – by being an extra in Brad Pitt’s latest film.
Brad’s World War Z was released last night, nearly two years since part of the production was made in Glasgow.
Hundreds of local people volunteered to be extras, including ex-Celtic player Bobby Petta.
Yesterday the Mr Rock & Roll singer revealed that her mum Jo was among them.
Amy told her Twitter followers: “My mum was an extra in World War Z and my sister has just confirmed that you can see her in the movie! So funny!”
In the film, which was shot around George Square in Glasgow, Brad Pitt and his family escape a zombie ­invasion while passers-by on the street also run for their lives.
Blonde Jo plays a ­pedestrian in a grey jacket in the movie as she flees the undead. The jacket was borrowed from her daughter.
An insider said: “You get a quick glimpse of Amy’s mum in the movie and she’s quite near to Brad Pitt.
“Apparently, they were running for ages. The zombies were professional dancers so the runners-away had to be fit.
“The grey jacket she’s wearing was one of Amy’s.”


  • By Dailyrecord.co.uk



Amy Macdonald: My mum was an extra in Brad Pitt zombie movie World War Z
22 Jun 2013 10:51
THE Scottish singer has revealed her mum Jo was among the dozens of extras who had to pretend they were fleeing an army of the walking dead.






Amy Macdonald
Garry F McHarg/FOCAL Scotland


AMY Macdonald’s mum has become a ­Hollywood screen star – by being an extra in Brad Pitt’s latest film.
Brad’s World War Z was released last night, nearly two years since part of the production was made in Glasgow.
Hundreds of local people volunteered to be extras, including ex-Celtic player Bobby Petta.
Yesterday the Mr Rock & Roll singer revealed that her mum Jo was among them.
Amy told her Twitter followers: “My mum was an extra in World War Z and my sister has just confirmed that you can see her in the movie! So funny!”
In the film, which was shot around George Square in Glasgow, Brad Pitt and his family escape a zombie ­invasion while passers-by on the street also run for their lives.
Blonde Jo plays a ­pedestrian in a grey jacket in the movie as she flees the undead. The jacket was borrowed from her daughter.
An insider said: “You get a quick glimpse of Amy’s mum in the movie and she’s quite near to Brad Pitt.
“Apparently, they were running for ages. The zombies were professional dancers so the runners-away had to be fit.
“The grey jacket she’s wearing was one of Amy’s.”
Brad Pitt in World War Z
Paramount Pictures

World War Z got a special screening in Glasgow earlier this week, at the Grosvenor Cinema, as part of the West End Festival, two days before its general release.
Film studio Paramount agreed to the early showing of the film after the city was ­transformed into ­Philadelphia in August 2011 for the zombie chase scenes.
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PostSubject: Re: NEWS, PICS AND MORE....   Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:48 am

Brad Pitt Scores Biggest Opening Weekend Ever with “World War Z”

UPDATE SATURDAY 1:11AM-- “World War Z,” according to estimates, made $23.5 million on Friday, and is headed to a $57 million weekend. This is a major win for Pitt, director Marc Forster and Paramount after reshooting a quarter of the film, and getting a lot of grief in the process. But the movie is a hit, critically and financially. Rest assured there will be a sequel. Brad has worked tirelessly for the last two weeks promoting “WWZ” everywhere except Mars. And it’s paid off.
Friday night 9;50PM Eastern: Brad Pitt is one of the biggest movie stars in the world, but he’s never been associated with boffo box office. That may change this weekend. Pitt is eying his biggest opening weekend since “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” in 2005 with “World War Z.” If the new movie goes over $50.4 million by Sunday night, it will be his biggest opening weekend ever. Right now, fueled by good reviews and strong word of mouth, “WWZ” looks very promising. Keep refreshing for updates…
Interesting: Pitt has never made a movie that could be considered a franchise-launcher. Only the “Ocean’s Eleven” movies fit that bill, and he was part of a large ensemble. His choice of roles has been extremely electic. The result is two Oscar nominations, for “Twelve Monkeys” and more recently “Moneyball.” He takes character roles a lot, and specializes in off beat comedy– thinking “Burn After Reading” and “Inglorious Basterds.”
Even though Brad is considered a sex symbol, his best roles rarely involve romance. His “big” movies have been gambles like “Jesse James” or “Benjamin Button.” There are no light romantic comedies with Brad Pitt playing the befuddled boyfriend. “Devil’s Own” and “Sleepers” were deep. “Snatch” and “Fight Club” were heavy. “Tree of Life” was experimental. The one time he really went light, with Julia Roberts in “The Mexican,” it didn’t work out.
So stay tuned. “WWZ” looks like it will be cause for celebration.
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PostSubject: Re: NEWS, PICS AND MORE....   Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:14 am

Brad Pitt is a model for aging actors
June 22, 2013

 22--In watching Marc Forster's new action drama "World War Z," it's hard not to be struck by how well Brad Pitt is aging.

Yes, there's the slightest of silver highlighting his long locks, and the added distinction those little lines are etching on his face, and that his body somehow defies the gravitational pull -- but they're not the reason for my fascination. It's the ironic way the zombie thriller -- a cleverly high-minded horror hoot -- shows how carefully the actor is working his way through the treacherous terrain of the middle-aged movie star.

I realize it may qualify as heresy to pull the spotlight off actresses even for a moment. They've had to deal with the aging issue forever. Feminist enlightenment hasn't softened the realities of working in front of the camera, and the world at large has hardly eased its focus on the whole youth-equals-beauty mythology.

Which may be why we have overlooked, or underestimated, the pressures aging puts on male stars. Right now, we have an impressive generation of major male stars just getting into the thick of it -- Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Will Smith, Mark Wahlberg, Ben Affleck and Matthew McConaughey among the most prominent. All are in their 40s but DiCaprio, who is nearly there, 39 in November. At the moment, the 50s belong to Denzel Washington, George Clooney and (if you can believe it) Johnny Depp.

They can learn from their elders (if not always betters). Some major marquee names have struggled mightily -- Tom Cruise is Exhibit One. Cruise turns 51 in July, looks more like 41, yet you can feel the age unsettling, rather than enriching, his work. Director Michael Mann's "Collateral" in 2004 was the actor's last great film. In the years since, there have been some middling "Mission Impossibles." But the romantic action of "Knight and Day" was embarrassing. His cartoony sendup of a Hollywood producer in "Tropic Thunder" and his raging, aging rock star in "Rock of Ages" wobble on that thin line between laughing "with" and "at."

In this year's "Oblivion," the actor was the best thing about a B-movie, not reassuring. And never has the star looked more vulnerable, and not in a good way, than shirtless and posturing in last year's disastrous "Jack Reacher."

DiCaprio in contrast, who like Cruise found success early, seems eager to take on characters that challenge even if, at times, that means an ancillary role. His smarmy, sadistic Southern bigot in "Django Unchained," was about as unlikable as any the actor has every played -- and about as well drawn. Even in movies that haven't quite measured up -- like "The Great Gatsby" -- DiCaprio has, an actor of real solidity.

It is far easier in Hollywood, as elsewhere in life, to make the obvious but wrong choice. I'm sure "Pink Panther 2" looked good to Steve Martin on paper.

So what is to be done as the years tick by?

For the bible on how to do it right, there is no place else to start but with Clint Eastwood, who at 83 is turning out to be the best closer in Hollywood history. He keeps making great movies -- directing, starring and collecting awards. A screen version of "Jersey Boys" is rumored, so apparently Eastwood's ambition -- and energy -- isn't dimming.

Robert Redford is another. He hasn't had Eastwood's consistent success behind the camera since the Oscar for his 1980 directing debut, "Ordinary People." But like his brilliant "Quiz Show" in 1994, the actor-director commits to projects he loves and stories he believes are important to tell. Not a Focker in the bunch. About to turn 77, his acting is getting a serious second wind too in J.C. Chandor's new film, "All Is Lost." The role was a risk, Redford goes solo, alone in a boat with nothing but his intellect and the elements. The camera -- notably -- in someone else's hands.

Whether by choice or circumstance, Warren Beatty, 76, hasn't starred in a film since the 2001 bomb "Town & Country." It may be nothing more than adopting the Jack Nicholson approach -- leave the work behind and spend the days playing elder statesman. After a series of great performances, "About Schmidt" in 2002 when he was 65 and 2006's "The Departed" when he was 69, the 76-year-old Nicholson has drifted into the forgettable.

For Michael Douglas, 68, the right role was on television. His recent glittery turn as Liberace in "Behind the Candelabra" was his best performance in years. It's not so much TV but surprising us. Tom Hanks, most memorable in the last 15 years for giving voice to "Toy Story's" Woody, tried out Broadway this year -- "Lucky Guy" got him a Tony nod. Bill Murray completely changed his acting persona at 53 with "Lost in Translation." Suddenly the funny goof was introspective, edgy in a new way.

But that sort of sea change is rare. Douglas is up next in "Last Vegas," an old-boys buddy comedy with Robert De Niro, 69, and Morgan Freeman, 76. Are old guy buddy comedies becoming Hollywood's version of retirement living? Nicholson had a room with a view alongside Freeman in 2007's "The Bucket List." Last year, Al Pacino, 73, Alan Arkin, 79, and Christopher Walken, 70, got together as aging mobsters for "Stand Up Guys."

Sadly, the book on what not to do is being written by De Niro. One of our greatest working actors has lost himself in crummy, mindless comedy. I honestly believe the Oscar nod for "Silver Linings Playbook's" crusty dad was a part of the academy's positive reinforcement program so he wouldn't do another Fockers film. Because if you look closely, the distance between the dads is mostly the pedigree of the movie.

I'm not arguing against De Niro in comedy. He can be terrific as he was in "Midnight Run" and "The King of Comedy." And getting work isn't his problem either -- the actor has five films due this year. I guess the good news is that 2013 started with arguably the worst film of De Niro's career, "Big Wedding," so it has to be uphill from here, right?

Not necessarily. Once movie star men hit middle age, nothing is a given.

Of the fiftysomethings, Clooney and Washington are doing some of the best work of their careers -- Clooney in "The Descendants," Washington in "Flight." Meanwhile, Depp continues to ride the quirk factor like that horse in "The Lone Ranger." The danger of course is becoming a caricature, a bit like Nicholson has with that arched eyebrow and leering smile.

In strategic terms, actors can't discount the power of today's TV to keep them creatively energized and in front of the public. Dustin Hoffman's most compelling role in a while was his ex-con/racetrack mobster on HBO's short-lived "Luck." "30 Rock" famously resurrected Alec Baldwin's career, though it remains to be seen how it will play out in film for the 55-year-old.

(And if you've wondered, I'm not mentioning the British Islanders -- they start differently and end differently -- fecund character actors all the way. If they become "marquee stars" as well -- Daniel Craig, Christian Bale and Clive Owen the gently aging men of the moment -- so much the better. Ditto our homegrown greats.)

Meanwhile, the Eastwood heir apparent seems to be Ben Affleck -- darkly handsome, strong mainstream appeal, an interest in diverse roles and proven directing chops. The actor has earned that spot the hard way, reversing a career that was flagging in his early 30s by stepping behind the camera for "Gone Baby Gone." It has paid off. Earlier this year he walked away with a best picture Oscar for "Argo," which he directed and starred in. (One of the film's other producers -- George Clooney.)

For those not inclined to try the directing route, Brad Pitt is the model. The actor has succeeded on screen in virtually every genre: the snarky action of "Ocean's Eleven," the comic drama of "Inglourious Basterds," the swords and sandals of "Troy," the heartland drama of "A River Runs Through It," the crime thriller of "Se7en," and no one will forget the sizzling romance of "Mr. and Mrs. Smith." Since his heartthrob breakout in 1991's "Thelma & Louise," Pitt has starred in at least one film a year, sometimes as many as four.

The range of the roles speak to Pitt's versatility but also to his strategic smarts. Pitt works on blockbusters, indie films, with A-list directors like Ridley Scott as often as auteurs like Terrence Malick. Sometimes he dominates the screen. Other times he shares it. Increasingly he produces it, "World War Z" only the latest and director Steve McQueen's much-anticipated "12 Years a Slave," in which Pitt also stars, due later this year.

The actor turns 50 in December primed to make that legendary turning point what it should be -- just another day.

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PostSubject: Re: NEWS, PICS AND MORE....   Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:34 am

Brad Pitt In 'World War Z' Russia Premiere: Actor Has Not Aged In 20 Years (PHOTOS)
Forget the leather pants and kinda sheer shirt: The thing we noticed the most about Brad Pitt during the "World War Z" Russia premiere this week was his striking resemblance to his "Legends of the Fall" days. But it's more than Pitt's luscious blond locks and penchant for reveal chest wear -- the 49-year-old actor appears to have barely aged in the past 20 years.
Check out Brad Pitt at the "World War Z" premiere in Moscow on June 20, 2013:



And at age 29, in 1993:
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PostSubject: Re: NEWS, PICS AND MORE....   Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:39 am


His lil' leading ladies: Brad Pitt made time for an intimate Japanese meal with his daughters Zahara and Shiloh in Madrid on Friday
 
 
The Jolie-Pitt trio were last spotted on Thursday strolling down a Moscow street ahead of his appearance opening the city's International Film Festival.
 
Not seen Friday was his fiancée Angelina Jolie and their four other children - 12-year-old Maddox, nine-year-old Pax, and twins Knox & Vivienne, who turn five next month.
The 38-year-old Oscar winner has been busy on the Jordanian-Syrian border talking to refugees as part of her work with the United Nations.
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PostSubject: Re: NEWS, PICS AND MORE....   Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:49 am

Hello..hope everyone is having a beautiful sunday:)
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PostSubject: Re: NEWS, PICS AND MORE....   Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:50 am

'Monsters University' finishes No. 1, Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' has moviegoers swarming theaters
Zombie thriller needed reshoots but finished product wowed audiences and delivered Brad Pitt the best box office opening of his career.


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PostSubject: Re: NEWS, PICS AND MORE....   Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:53 am

Paramount Wants a World War Z Sequel

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Given the bad press that preceded World War Z, it didn't seem like the venture would even spend much time in the theaters, let alone lead to a second movie. But after a surprisingly strong opening weekend, Paramount is ready to "actively ... turn to developing a sequel," studio vice chairman Rob Moore told The Hollywood Reporter. Brad Pitt has already been talking about how much more material there is in the Max Brooks novel, so World War Whatever Comes After Z now looks like a no-brainer
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PostSubject: Re: NEWS, PICS AND MORE....   Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:59 am

Brad Pitt’s 20 Sexiest Moments Of All Time  by Meghan O'Keefe (@megsokay)
 

 
Brad Pitt is the sexiest man alive and this weekend he goes up against hoards of the undead in World War Z. Now, it might seem foolhardy to send the one man every living person wants to eat up to fight off zombies, but who’s better to face the undead than a man who makes our pulse quicken?
 
To celebrate Brad Pitt’s eternal sexiness, we’ve put together a small tribute to 20 of his sexiest moments of all time.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
This was a surprisingly difficult list to nail down because, to be fair, every moment that Brad Pitt has been on this planet had been a sexy moment. The man doesn’t just ooze sex appeal, he creates an aura of hotness that has steamed up the entire globe. I’m not suggesting that Brad Pitt is the primary cause of global warming; I’m just saying the planet has been a lot hotter since he was born. After remembering these 20 blistering hot moments, I don’t think you can disagree.
 
[Photo Credit: MGM/Paramount/20th Century Fox]
 
RELATED: World War Z Talking Points: 10 Essential Facts
 
 
Brad Pitt’s 20 Sexiest Moments Of All Time
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PostSubject: Re: NEWS, PICS AND MORE....   Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:54 pm

Happy monday everyone:)..I really hate mondays:roll:Mad lol
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PostSubject: Re: NEWS, PICS AND MORE....   Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:58 pm

Paramount sets World War Z 2 moving


Brad Pitt and Paramount are set to move ahead with World War Z 2, the studio has confirmed...

We've been suggesting for some time that the movie of World War Z, whilst never likely to satisfy fans of Max Brooks' source material, was always a good bet for a decent night out at the movies. And it seems as though the film has overcome the swathe of negativity that haunted the production to turn into a sizeable hit.
After its opening weekend worldwide, World War Z already has some $111.8m in the bank, thanks in part to a sizeable $66m opening weekend in the US, that was some way over expectation. The film still has lots of countries to open in too, and it seems as though Paramount and Brad Pitt have a good, solid hit on their hands.
So much so that both are now looking to execute their plan for further World War Z movies. Paramount's studio vice chairman, Rob Moore, has confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that they will now "actively turn to developing a sequel". And while the studio needs the box office numbers to hold into the film's second weekend, all indicators right now suggest a big gamble has been won.
More on the World War Z sequels - there was an original plan for a trilogy - as we hear about them.


Read more: http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/world-war-z/26124/paramount-sets-world-war-z-2-moving#ixzz2X6v0jyzo
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PostSubject: Re: NEWS, PICS AND MORE....   Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:48 pm

Brad Pitt’s “World War Z” Wins Box Office Battle


Newly released Hollywood actor Brad Pitt’s blockbuster movie “World War Z” has snatched the top spot on the Korean box office.
The film drew in 1,303,675 moviegoers during the weekend of June 21 to 23, the Korean Box Office Information System (KOBIS) showed on Monday, slowing down audiences for Korean film “Secretly Greatly.”
Starring Kim Soo-hyun, “Secretly Greatly” had been atop the box office for two weeks straight and set several records for its popularity. Nonetheless, it was No. 2 on the box office after selling 504,997 tickets and has become the fourth movie this year to accumulate over six million viewers.
Hollywood hero movie “Man of Steel,” the new Superman origins movie, dropped a position as well to third place after attracting 347,276 people.
Halle Berry’s thriller movie “The Call” took the fourth spot after drawing 37,775 moviegoers and Danish animated movie “The Great Bear” rounded off the top five after pulling in 32,611 audiences.
Other notable movies at the box office included Korean horror movie “Doctor,” the second “Star Trek” film “Star Trak into Darkness,” animated movie “The Croods,” newly released Korean horror movie “The Puppet” and “Before Midnight.”
Reporter. Kang Jung Yeon atoz@tenasia.co.kr
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PostSubject: Re: NEWS, PICS AND MORE....   Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:53 pm




one of fav vids. of course its a preggy production;)
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PostSubject: Re: NEWS, PICS AND MORE....   Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:35 pm

Brad Pitt cancels Brazil World War Z promotional trip over unrest

Superstar Brad Pitt has cancelled his visit to Brazil to promote his new Zombie movie World War Z due to the ongoing events in the country.
Pitt was due to appear in the country for a pre-release screening of the blockbuster film. A statement issued by Paramount explained that the cancellation was due to "ongoing events in Brazil".
Protests began in Brazil last week over plans to increase public transport fares, as well as poor living standards and anger over the increasing cost of hosting next year's football World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Paramount also expressed solidarity with the Brazilian people during the time of crisis.
Pitt, 49, recently revealed that his and Angelina Jolie's daughters have no interest in the new film because it doesn't feature any Disney stars.
He also hinted that World War Z sequels could be produced if the first is a box office hit.
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PostSubject: Re: NEWS, PICS AND MORE....   Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:37 pm


 
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PostSubject: Re: NEWS, PICS AND MORE....   Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:41 am

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Angelina Jolie and her son Pax arrived at JFK airport in NYC recently with a special (and familiar!) friend in tow.

The actress and Brad Pitt's 9-year-old was snapped carrying a giant purple stuffed animal as they traveled together.

Jolie, dressed in black pants, black shirt and sunglasses, walked alongside Pax through the airport as he carried his purple pal.

PHOTOS: World War Z movie pics

Pax looked fashionable in tan pants, dark shirt and coat and fedora hat.

This isn't the first time we've seen Pax with his fluffy friend. While landing down in South Korea for Pitt's World War Z premiere there the other week, Pax also held his stuffed animal close as they left the local airport.

Nothing like a soft toy to make those long flight more comfortable!
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PostSubject: Re: NEWS, PICS AND MORE....   Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:49 am

Angelina Jolie Urges UN to Tackle Sexual Violence in War Zones
2013-06-25 08:02:07 Xinhua Web Editor: Xing Yihang






Actress Angelina Jolie (front R), the Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), attends a UN Security Council meeting at the UN headquarters in New York, on June 24, 2013. Jolie on Monday urged the UN Security Council to tackle sexual violence in war zones, promoting strong actions from the international community on this issue. [Photo: Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei]
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PostSubject: Re: NEWS, PICS AND MORE....   Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:52 am

Angelina Jolie, UNHCR Envoy, Urges World To End Rape In War


UNITED NATIONS — Angelina Jolie made her debut before the U.N.'s most powerful body as a special envoy for refugees Monday and urged the world's nations to make the fight against rape in war a top priority.
The actress told the Security Council that "hundreds of thousands – if not millions – of women, children and men have been raped in conflicts in our lifetimes."
Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. high commissioner for refugees, said the Security Council has witnessed 67 years of wars and conflict since it was established "but the world has yet to take up warzone rape as a serious priority."
"You set the bar," she told the council. "If the ... council sets rape and sexual violence in conflict as a priority it will become one and progress will be made. If you do not, this horror will continue."
British Foreign Secretary William Hague, who presided over the meeting, stressed that "in conflicts in nearly every corner of the globe, rape is used systematically and ruthlessly, in the almost certain knowledge that there will be no consequences for the perpetrators."
Soon after Jolie spoke, the council adopted a legally-binding resolution demanding the complete and immediate cessation of all acts of sexual violence by all parties to armed conflict. It noted that sexual violence can constitute a crime against humanity and a contributing act to genocide, called for improved monitoring of sexual violence in conflict, and urged the U.N. and donors to assist survivors.
It was the broadest resolution adopted by the council on the sexual violence in conflict. Hague said Britain plans to follow-up by convening a global gathering during the annual General Assembly meeting of world leaders in September to keep up the pressure for action.
Hague said at a discussion later at the Ford Foundation that his prime motivation for pressing for global action against sexual violence was the 1990s war in Bosnia, partly because of an adviser but also because of Jolie's 2011 film, "In the Land of Blood and Honey," about former lovers who end up on the opposite sides of the conflict. He said he arranged the film's British premiere at the Foreign Office and has been campaigning with Jolie since then, including a visit to Congo in March, "to move the stigma and the shame from the victim to the perpetrator."
"The time has come for the world to take a strong and determined stand to make clear that the systematic use of rape as a weapon is not acceptable in the modern world and our objective is to change the entire global attitude to these issues," Hague said.

Getting the whole world talking about sexual violence in conflict and the need to punish perpetrators not victims "will shift attitudes – maybe over a period of years, but we have begun," he said.
Jolie, who has traveled extensively in her role as goodwill ambassador, recalled several of the survivors she had met – the mother of a five-year-old girl raped outside a police station in Goma in eastern Congo, and a Syrian woman she spoke to in Jordan last week who asked to hide her name and face "because she knew that if she spoke out about the crimes against her she would be attacked again, and possibly killed."
"Let us be clear what we are speaking of: Young girls raped and impregnated before their bodies are able to carry a child, causing fistula," Jolie said, referring to an injury caused by violent rapes that tear apart the flesh separating the bladder and rectum from the vagina, leaving the girls unable to control their bowels or bladder.
She continued: "Boys held at gunpoint and forced to sexually assault their mothers and sisters. Women raped with bottles, wood branches and knives to cause as much damage as possible. Toddlers and even babies dragged from their homes, and violated."
Zainab Hawa Bangura, the U.N. special envoy on sexual violence in conflict, told the council that two weeks ago she visited Bosnia where an estimated 50,000 women were victims of rape and other forms of sexual violence during the war, but only a handful of perpetrators have been prosecuted.
Later, at the Ford Foundation, she said that on an African trip with Hague, she visited the village of Mambasa in eastern Congo's Ituri district where 11 babies aged 6 to 12 months had been raped, 59 children aged 1 to 3 years old had been raped and 182 girls aged 5 to 15 years old had been raped.
"Who will rape a baby?," Bangura asked. "It means you want to wipe the community away. That's the only explanation you can have."
Jolie pleaded with the Security Council – and all countries – to implement the resolution and not let the issue drop.
"Meet your commitments, debate this issue in your parliaments, mobilize people in your countries, and build it into all your foreign policy efforts," she urged. "Together, you can turn the tide of global opinion, shatter impunity and finally put an end to this abhorrence."
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid tribute to Jolie for being the voice of millions forced to flee their homes "and now for the many survivors of wartime rape whose bodies have been used as battlegrounds."
He called on all leaders to apprehend and prosecute perpetrators "and be part of a global coalition of champions determined to break this evil."
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