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"Salt" Star Angelina Jolie Wows Crowd at Comic-Con 2010

Actress Angelina Jolie speaks onstage at the "Salt" panel during Comic-Con 2010 at San Diego Convention Center on July 22, 2010, in San Diego. Pictures: Angelina Jolie Pictures: Celebs at Comic-Con
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Actress Angelina Jolie speaks onstage at the "Salt" panel during Comic-Con 2010 on July 22, 2010 in San Diego. (John Shearer/Getty Images)
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SAN DIEGO (CBS/AP) Sans partner Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie upped the star power at Comic-Con 2010 Thursday.

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Dressed in a fitted black leather jacket and sheath skirt, the mother of six greeted a packed hall of fans while participating in a panel discussion for her action flick "Salt."

In the film, Jolie, 36, plays a CIA agent accused of being a Russian spy -- a part that was originally intended for Tom Cruise.

"There's a real duplicity to her personality," she said. "There's a part of her that's not necessarily a good guy, and because of certain things that happened to her, she's a bit damaged. She's not just heroic. She's not even. She's not just brave. There's something a little off about her, and maybe there's something off about me."

The Oscar-winning actress was joined by her "Salt" co-star Liev Schreiber, producer Din di Bonaventure and director Phillip Noyce.

Jolie, who performed her own stunts for the film, told the Comic-Con audience about an on-set injury that left her scarred. She sliced open part of her face just above her nose when tumbling into a doorway with a gun, she said, and later freaked out when she couldn't hear anything.

"I thought I'd had a concussion, but I had forgotten that I had my earplugs in from [shooting] the gun!" she said.

"Salt" is due in theaters today.