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

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. feels like something she has already done, but she does add an 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. 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. Stone said that the film was a failure commercially in North America. to disapprove of the depiction of Alexander’s bisexuality,[61] but it succeeded internationally, grossing $167.3 million.

Jolie was back to great box office success in 2005 with Mr. & Mrs. Smith. She starred alongside 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] With box office takings of $478.2 million worldwide, Mr. & Mrs. Smith 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]

Jolie starred in the documentary-style drama A Mighty Heart (2007), following a role as Mariane Pearl, the wife of a CIA agent officer’s neglected wife in Robert De Niro’s The Good Shepherd (2006). 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 also played a shape-shifting seductress, Grendel’s mother, in the epic Beowulf (2007), created through motion capture. The film was critically and commercially well-received, earning $196.4 million worldwide. [48]

By 2008, Jolie was considered the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, earning $15-$20 million per film. [67][68] While other actresses had been forced to take salary cuts in recent 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,” adding 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.

Clint Eastwood’s drama Changeling (2008) was Jolie’s next role. 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 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 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).

After her mother’s death in 2007, Jolie appeared in fewer films, later explaining that her motivation to be an actress had stemmed 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. William Thomas, a magazine critic, commented that “When it comes down to selling,” Jolie is a rare example of insane, defying death and crazy antics. Action business

Jolie starred opposite Johnny Depp in the thriller The Tourist (2010) The film was a critical failure, though Roger Ebert defended 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 worldwide, cementing Jolie’s appeal to international audiences. She was awarded 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