A close-up shot of Angelina Jolies flawless face dominates the “Changeling” poster. From the corner of the page, a small boy gazes outward, frightened. And with good reason. Angies gargantuan floating head could swallow him whole.
This is hardly the first time Angies visage has been blown up to elephantine proportions on a movie ad. In fact, posters for Angies films almost invariably resemble this Changeling billboard.
The message? Come watch 90 minutes of these gently arched brows, gray cat eyes and pursed pink lips. You wont even care what the movie is about. (Universal Pictures)
The poster for 2004s Taking Lives elevated Angelina-Jolie-lip-worship to new heights. The top of her noggin is completely cut out of the frame in order to more prominently feature her kisser.
Kiefer Sutherland co-starred in the 2004 crime drama at the height of his 24 fame, but designers left him off the poster completely, instead scribbling his name beneath Angies floating mouth. (Warner Bros. Pictures)
If God had a headshot, it might look something like this.
In the ad for 2003s Beyond Borders, Angies giant head can not even be contained by the four walls of the poster. In the left-hand corner, Clive Owen gazes longingly into the distance. From the poster, one assumes this film is about a lonesome giantess and her doomed romance with a dashingly handsome field gnome. (Paramount Pictures)
Life or Something Like It
When planning the poster for this love story, designers sought to draw attention to Angies luscious lips without leaving her love interest off the poster completely. The solution? Put a picture of Edward Burns in Angelinas mouth. Duh. (Twentieth Century Fox)
Oh, the humanity! When Without Evidence” was released in 1995, Angelina was not yet the mega-star she is today, and her giant floating head was forced to share a poster with another actor. (At Entertainment / New Films International)
Why put a second actor on the poster when you can just add a second Angelina? (HBO Pictures)
What, you thought that just because Shark Tale is animated, Angies lips would not make it onto the poster?
Ha! You underestimate the power of this womans kisser. Angie voiced the character of Lola, the lipsticked fish on the left. (DreamWorks Animation)
Hells Kitchen poster designers had an interesting task. Evoke the gritty colorless feeling of an old crime drama, but not at the expense of Angies mouth. Thus, the poster is all monochromatic, aside from Ms. Jolies blood-red kisser. (HK Film Corporation)