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Angelina JolieneeVoight, formerlyJolie Pitt{, born June 4, 1975) breakthrough

The year 2004 saw the release of four films featuring Jolie. She first starred in the thriller Taking Lives as an FBI profiler summoned to help Montreal law enforcement hunt down a serial killer. The film received mixed reviews The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt, critic, concluded that Jolie plays a crucial role. It feels like she is doing something she already did, but she adds an element of surprise. There is an unmistakable thrill and glamour. “[60] Jolie briefly appeared as a fighter pilot on Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow. This science fiction adventure was shot entirely with actors in front of bluescreens. She also voiced the DreamWorks animated Shark Tale, her first family film. Her supporting role as Queen Olympias in Oliver Stone’s Alexander, about the life of Alexander the Great, was met with mixed reception, particularly concerning her Slavic accent. Commercially, the film failed in North America, which Stone attributed to disapprove of the depiction of Alexander’s bisexuality,[61] but it succeeded internationally, grossing $167.3 million.

In 2005, Jolie returned to major box office success with the action-comedy Mr. & Mrs. Smith, in which she starred opposite Brad Pitt as a bored married couple who find out that they are both secret assassins. Although the film received mixed reviews it was generally well-received. Star Tribune: The chemistry between the leads Colin Covert, critic, noted that “While the story feels haphazard but the movie is still enjoyable.” Gets by on his gregarious charm, galloping energie and the stars’ Thermonuclear screen Chemistry. “[62] Mr. & Mrs. Smith had a worldwide box office take of $478.2 millions. It was the seventh highest-grossing picture of the year, and it remained Jolie’s highest-grossing live-action film for the next decade. [48][63]

Following a supporting role as the neglected wife of a CIA officer in Robert De Niro’s The Good Shepherd (2006), Jolie starred as Mariane Pearl in the documentary-style drama A Mighty Heart (2007). Based on Pearl’s memoir of the same name, the film chronicles the kidnapping and murder of her husband, The Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, in Pakistan. Although the biracial Pearl had personally chosen Jolie for the role,[64] the casting drew racial criticism and accusations of blackface. The result was highly praised by Ray Bennett, The Hollywood Reporter. He described it as “well-measured” and “moving,” and said that she used a hard accent and had a firm grasp of the role. “[66] She received nominations for a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Jolie also played a shape-shifting seductress, Grendel’s mother, in the epic Beowulf (2007), created through motion capture. It was a commercially successful film that earned $196.4 million worldwide. [48]

Jolie, who earned $15-$20 millions per film in 2008, was the highest-paid Hollywood actress. [67][68] Other actresses have had to accept salary cuts in recent years. years, Jolie’s perceived box office appeal allowed her to command as As high as 20% of the total. [69] She starred alongside James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman in the action film Wanted (2008), which proved an international success, earning $341.4 million worldwide. [48] The film received predominantly favorable reviews; writing for The New York Times, Manohla Dargis Jolie was “perfectly cast” as a super-scary and seemingly moral character. assassin” and that she “cuts the kind of disciplinarian figure who Boys of all ages can be brought to their knees, or at the very least into their theater. Seats.

Jolie in character as Christine Collins on the set of Changeling in October 2007

Jolie next took the lead role in Clint Eastwood’s drama Changeling (2008). Based in part on the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders, the film centers on Christine Collins, who is reunited with her kidnapped son in 1928 Los Angeles, only to realize the boy is an imposter. Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune critic noted, “Jolie really shines in the calm before the storm, the scenes when one patronizing male authority figure after another belittles her at their peril.” She received nominations for a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA Award, and an Academy Award for Best Actress. [73][74][75][76] Jolie was also the voice of the DreamWorks animation Kung Fu Panda (2008). This was her first work in a major franchise. She later reprised her role in Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), and Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016).

After her mother’s death in 2007, Jolie appeared in fewer films, Later, she explained that her motivation to become an actor was rooted from her mother’s acting ambitions. Salt was her first film in two-years. She starred in the thriller, which featured her as a CIA agent on the run after being accused of being a KGB spy agent. Originally written as a male character with Tom Cruise attached to star, agent Salt underwent a gender change after a Columbia Pictures executive suggested Jolie for the role. With revenues of $293.5 million, Salt became an international success. The film received mostly positive reviews. Empire was particularly proud of Jolie’s performance. magazine critic William Thomas remarked, “When it comes to selling incredible, crazy, death-defying antics, Jolie has few peers in the Action business

Jolie starred opposite Johnny Depp in the thriller The Tourist (2010) Roger Ebert defends the film, despite it being a failure in critical circles. Jolie’s performance, stating that she “does her darndest” and “plays her Feminine fatale with flat-out, dead sexuality. ” Despite poor critical reviews and slow beginnings at the North American box-office, the film managed to gross a respectable $278.3million Jolie’s popularity has been consolidated by her worldwide recognition. She received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance, which gave rise to speculation that it had been given merely to ensure her high-profile presence at the awards Ceremony