In a new interview with "Nightline" correspondent Christiane Amanpour, Angelina Jolie revealed discussions she had with her brood about marrying Brad Pitt. Jolie said, "They've seen movies that have people get married... you know, happily ever after." The 36-year-old chuckled, "Shrek and Fiona are married."

Jolie continued, "We've explained to them that our commitment when we decided to start a family was the greatest commitment you could have. Once you have six children, you're committed."

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In response to the kids asking about a wedding, Angelina said, "I asked them if it was just 'cause they wanted to have a big cake."

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The "In the Land of Blood and Honey" director said the secret to a great relationship is to maintain "the same ethics," and "the way you approach the world is the same. Not just your love of art, but your sense of what is right or wrong."

Angelina Jolie Facts

Nicknames

One of Angelina's nicknames is Catwoman.

First Marriage

Angelina married actor Jonny Lee Miller in a black leather pants and a white shirt, on which she painted her husband's name in her own blood (across the back).

Tattoos

Her first tattoo is a dragon, a Japanese symbol for death. She also has a tattoo of the Tennessee Williams quote, "A prayer for the wild at heart, kept in cages" on her left forearm. She has the longitudes and latitudes of her kids' birthplaces tattooed on her arm, along with the birthplace of her significant other, Brad Pitt.

Giving Back

In 2003, Angie was first recipient of the Citizen of the World Award from the UN's Correspondents' Association for her work as a goodwill ambassador with the UNHCR.

Second Marriage

During her second marriage to actor Billy Bob Thornton, the spouses each wore a vial of the other's blood around their necks.

Lara Croft

Angelina is left-handed and therefore had to have guns specially made so that she could reload them easily for "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider."

Perfect Match

Brad Pitt, Jolie's current love and baby daddy once said, "Angelina and I do not fight anymore. What occurred to me on this film, and also with the passing of Angelina's mother Marcheline Bertrand last year, is that there's going to come a time when I'm not going to get to be with this person anymore. I'm not going to get to be with my children anymore. And so, if we have a flare-up, it evaporates now. I don't want to waste time being angry at someone I love."

Model Behavior

Angelina began modeling at age 14. She eventually played real-life supermodel Gia Carangi in the HBO biopic "Gia," Jolie's first breakthrough role.

Celeb Godparents

Actress Jacqueline Bisset and Maximilian Schell are Angelina's godparents [pictured here with Bisset and her mother, Marcheline Bertrand].

Mortician?

Growing up, Angelina wanted to be a funeral director.

Fascination with Knives

"You're young, you're drunk, you're in bed, you have knives; shit happens."

Pregnancy

Jolie was two months pregnant with twins Knox and Vivienne when she completed filming on Clint Eastwood's "Changeling."

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