Angelina Jolie Gabriel Jagger

Angelina Jolie neeVoight, formerlyJolie Pitt{, born June 4, 1975) mainstream recognition

Four films featuring Jolie were released in 2004. 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 critic Kirk Honeycutt concluded, “Jolie plays a role that definitely feels like something she has already done, but she does add an There is an unmistakable thrill and glamour. “[60] Jolie made a brief appearance as a fighter pilot in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, a science fiction adventure shot entirely with actors in front of a bluescreen, and voiced her first family film, the DreamWorks animation Shark Tale. She was not able to play the role of Queen Olympias in Oliver Stone’s Alexander about Alexander the Great’s life. This received mixed reviews, especially because of her Slavic accent. Commercially, the film failed in North America, which Stone attributed Despite widespread disapproval over the portrayal of Alexander’s bisexuality [61], it was a success internationally and earned $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 critic Colin Covert noted, “While the story feels haphazard, the movie gets by on gregarious charm, galloping energy and the stars’ thermonuclear screen chemistry. “[62] Mr. & Mrs. Smith had a worldwide box office take of $478.2 millions. was the seventh-highest grossing picture of the year and remained The film that Jolie made with live action was the highest-grossing for the next ten years. [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). The film is based on Pearl’s memoir. It tells the story of Daniel Pearl’s kidnapping, murder, and rescue in Pakistan. Although the biracial Pearl had personally chosen Jolie for the role,[64] the casting drew racial criticism and accusations of blackface. [65] The resulting performance was widely praised; Ray Bennett of The Hollywood Reporter described it as “well-measured and moving,” played “with respect and a firm grasp on a difficult accent. “[66] She was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award. Jolie was also Grendel’s mother and a shape-shifting prostitute in the epic Beowulf (2007). It was created using motion capture. The film was critically and commercially well-received, earning $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 was a star alongside James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, and the action movie Wanted (2008). It earned $341.4 million around the world. 48] The film received mostly positive reviews. Manohla Dargis, The New York Times, wrote about it. 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 as Christine Collins, on the set for Changeling in Oct 2007.

Jolie next took the lead role in Clint Eastwood’s drama Changeling (2008). The film is partly inspired by the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders and centers on Christine Collins who is reunited in Los Angeles with her son, only to discover that the boy is not real. Chicago Tribune critic Michael Phillips It was noted that Jolie shines in the calm before storm, the scenes When one male authority figure patronizes another, it is a demeaning act. At their peril. She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and a BAFTA Award. [73][74][75][76] Jolie also voiced the DreamWorks animation Kung Fu Panda (2008), the first work in a major family franchise, later reprising her voice role in the sequels Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) and Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016).

Jolie appeared in fewer films after the death of her mother in 2007. later explaining that her motivation to be an actress had stemmed from Her mother’s ambitions in acting. Her first film in two years was the 2010 thriller Salt, in which she starred as a CIA agent who goes on the run after she is accused of being a KGB sleeper 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 generally positive reviews, with Jolie’s performance in particular earning praise; Empire 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 stated that she does her darndest and plays her best in her performance. femme fatale with flat-out, drop-dead sexuality. ” Despite poor critical reception and a slow start at the North American box office, the film went on to gross a respectable $278.3 million Jolie’s popularity has been consolidated by her worldwide recognition. She was awarded a Golden Globe Award Nomination for her performance, which led to speculation about it She was given the award to make sure she would be there in high-profile fashion. Ceremony