Angelina Jolie neeVoight, formerlyJolie Pitt, born June 4, 1975) is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. The recipient of numerousGratitudesAcademyAward and threeGolden Globe Awards, she has been named Hollywood’s highest-paid actress multiple times.
Jolie made her screen debut as a child alongside her father, Jon Voight, in Lookin’ to Get Out (1982), and her film career began in earnest a decade later with the low-budget production Cyborg 2 (1993), followed by her first leading role in a major film, Hackers (1995). She starred in the critically acclaimed biographical cable films George Wallace (1997) and Gia (1998), and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1999 drama Girl, Interrupted. Her starring role as the video game heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) established her as a leading Hollywood actress. Her action-star career continued with Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) and Wanted (2008). Salt (2010) and The Tourist (2010). She received critical acclaim and nominations for her roles in the dramas A Mighty Heart (2007), Changeling (2008) and Salt (2010). Her biggest commercial success came with the fantasy picture Maleficent (2014). Her voice work in animated film Kung Fu Panda (2008)-present is another highlight. Jolie is also the director and writer of several war dramas including Unbroken (2014) and In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011).
Jolie is well-known for her film work and humanitarian efforts. She was awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian award and an honorary Commander of St Michael and St George Order of St Michael. (DCMG), among other honors. She is known for her advocacy of various causes, including education and conservation. As a Special Envoy to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Jolie advocates for refugees. Jolie has been on over a dozen field trips to refugee camps around the world. Her visited countries include Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tanzania, Sudan, and Pakistan.
Jolie is a public figure who has been called one of the greatest. powerful and influential people in the American entertainment industry. Numerous media have cited her as the most beautiful woman in the world. outlets. Her personal life, including her relationships, marriages, and health, has been the subject of wide publicity. She is divorced from actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton. Jolie has been legally separated from Brad Pitt, an actor with whom she has six kids. Three of them were adopted internationally.
Jolie’s career prospects began to improve after she won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in TNT’s George Wallace (1997), about the life of the segregationist Alabama Governor and presidential candidate George Wallace, played by Gary Sinise. Jolie played Wallace’s second wife Cornelia. This performance was praised by Lee Winfrey from The Philadelphia Inquirer as a highlight. George Wallace was very well received by critics and won, among other awards, the Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film. Jolie also received a nomination for an Emmy Award for her performance.
Jolie made her first big break in 1998 when she played supermodel Gia Carangi on HBO’s Gia (1998). The film chronicles the destruction of Carangi’s life and career as a result of her addiction to heroin, and her decline and death from AIDS in the mid-1980s. Retrospectively, Vanessa Vance from Reel.com noted this. “Jolie gained wide recognition for her role as the titular Gia, and it’s easy to see why. Jolie is fierce in her portrayal of the role. Nerve, charm, and despair–these are her roles in the film. possibly the most beautiful train wreck ever filmed.” Jolie was nominated to an Emmy Award and won a Golden Globe Award for the second year in a row. She also won her first Screen Actors Guild Award.
In accordance with Lee Strasberg’s method acting, Jolie preferred to stay in character in between scenes during many of Her early films were praised for their authenticity and she was subsequently able to make a name for herself in the film industry. It is difficult to get along with. Jonny Lee Miller was her husband. She told Gia that she wouldn’t be able to call him. After Gia wrapped, she briefly gave up acting, because she felt that she had “nothing else to give.” Miller was her ex-husband and she moved to New York to pursue screenwriting and directing classes. Jolie returned to her career after being encouraged by George Wallace’s Golden Globe Award win and the positive reception from Gia.
Following the previously filmed gangster film Hell’s Kitchen (1998), Jolie returned to the screen in Playing by Heart (1998), part of an ensemble cast that included Sean Connery, Gillian Anderson, and Ryan Phillippe. The film received predominantly positive reviews, and Jolie was praised in particular; San Francisco Chronicle Peter Stack, critic, wrote: “Jolie working through an overwritten section. It is the sensation of a desperate club crawler discovering truths about what She’s open to gambling. She won the Breakthrough Performance Award from the National Board of Review.
Jolie was a star in 1999’s comedy-drama Pushing Tin alongside John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton. It received mixed reviews from critics and Jolie was not pleased with the film. character–Thornton’s seductive wife–was particularly criticized; writing for The Washington Post, Desson Howe She was dismissed as “an entirely ludicrous writer’s creation of a Free-spirited woman who weeps at hibiscus plants dying in lots Russell is lonely and wears only turquoise rings. nights away from home. “Jolie then co-starred with Denzel Washington in The Bone Collector (1999), playing a police officer who reluctantly helps Washington’s quadriplegic detective track down a serial killer. Although the film was critically acclaimed, it grossed only $151.5 million in worldwide box office. Terry Lawson of the Detroit Free Press concluded, “Jolie, while always delicious to look at, is simply and woefully miscast.”
“Jolie is emerging to be one of the great wild spirits in current movies, a loose-cannon who somehow has deadly ambition.”
–Chicago Sun-Times critic Roger Ebert on Jolie’s performance in Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Jolie was next cast as a psychotic mental patient in Girl, interrupted (1999), a film adaptation of Susanna Kaysen’s memoir. Winona Ryder She was the main character in what was to be her comeback. the film instead marked Jolie’s final breakthrough in Hollywood. Jolie won her third Golden Globe Award and her second Screen Actors Guild Award. She also received an Academy Award in 2000 for Best Supporting Actress. Emanuel Levy, Variety’s editor, noted that Jolie is a great actress as the irresponsible, flamboyant girl who proves to be more useful than the doctors.