Regardless of being married to Billy Bob Thorton on the time, Angelina Jolie adopted Maddox all by herself. After their relationship ended, she raised him alone till Brad Pitt legally adopted Maddox in 2006. Jolie spoke fondly of her eldest son in a 2007 MSN interview, gushing, “Mad’s virtually 6, and he is simply this little clever man. He is so sensible and so witty. He is like my greatest buddy. Simply the good little individual I’ve ever met,” (by way of Folks).
Out of all of the Jolie-Pitt kids, it looks as if Maddox shares his dad and mom’ love of filmmaking essentially the most. In 2013, he made his performing debut taking part in a zombie in his father’s motion film, “World Battle Z.” Whereas Jolie directed the 2017 biopic, “First They Killed My Father,” then-16-year-old Maddox labored as an exec-producer on the movie. The film detailed the heartbreaking struggles of Cambodian human rights activist Loung Ung as she tried to outlive underneath Khmer Rouge’s rule.
Jolie praised her son for his work in an interview with E! Information: “I can by no means price my very own little one, however I could not have made it with out him and I can’t say that about each producer I’ve labored with.” The actor and activist additionally revealed to Those who Maddox had pushed her to make the movie within the first place and even contributed to the script after doing tons of his personal analysis. In the meantime, Maddox confirmed that he had a incredible time working together with his mother.