NEW YORK – Sexy Angelina Jolie was once so depressed, she tried to hire a hit man to kill her.
The wacky star of the upcoming blockbuster Tomb Raider said she came perilously close to the drastic action during a "rather bleak" time in her life.
But the hit man she was going to pay to blow her brains out talked her out of it.
"This is going to sound insane, but there was a time I was going to hire somebody to kill me," Jolie, 25, told the Internet Movie Database (imdb.com).
"The person spoke very sweetly to me, he made me think about it for a month. And, after a month, other things changed in my life and I was surviving again."
Jolie said that having somebody murder her would have been easier than taking her own life.
"With suicide comes all the guilt of people around you thinking they could have done something," she explained.
"With somebody being murdered, nobody takes some kind of guilty responsibility."
It's the latest outrageous disclosure from Jolie, the daughter of Jon Voight who won an Oscar for her turn in "Girl, Interrupted."
Recently, Jolie admitted she couldn't stop thinking about sex, and loves it when men look at her.
For her latest role as the butt-kicking heroine Lara Croft in Tomb Raider, Jolie had to work out and buff up.
But sources said she was still so nervous about baring her bottom that she used the stunt butt of another actress when it came time to strip down.