Los Angeles: Actor Ethan Hawke has stayed in touch with his 'Taking Lives' costar Angelina Jolie by exchanging holiday cards.

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Hawke and Jolie worked together in the 2003 which was before Jolie met and fell in love with Brad Pitt, reported USA Today.

"Every now and then, I get a Christmas card," the actor, 44, said.

Hawke was full of praise for his former costar who turned her life completely around.

"I worked with her at a very interesting moment in her life. It's pretty awesome what she's doing. People wanted her to be Marilyn Monroe. They wanted her to burn out. She was about as punk rock as a movie star could be. I loved her for it."

The 'Boyhood' star also praised the 'Unbroken' director for her humanitarian work.

"She's taken all that energy and turned that into being a substantive human being. The fact that Angelina has transcended the way the world objectified her and is making serious films, she deserves all the positive things that are happening."