Angelina Jolie neeVoight, formerlyJolie Pitt, born June 4, 1975) is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. The recipient of numerous accoladesAcademyAwardThreeGolden Globe Awards, she has been named Hollywood’s highest-paid actress multiple times.
Jolie was a child when she appeared on the screen with her father Jon Voight in Lookin’ To Get Out (1982). Her film career started a decade later in Cyborg 2 (1993), which was followed by Hackers (1995), her first major role. 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. She was a star in Lara Croft, Tomb Raider (2001), where she played the role of Lara Croft, a video game heroine. 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). Maleficent (2014) was her biggest commercial success. Her voice work in animated film Kung Fu Panda (2008)-present is another highlight. Jolie has also directed and written several war dramas, namely In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011), Unbroken (2014), and First They Killed My Father (2017).
In addition to her film career, Jolie is known for her humanitarian efforts, for which she has received a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and made an honorary Dame Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (DCMG), among other honors. She is known for her advocacy of various causes, including education and conservation. advocacy on behalf of refugees as a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). 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. Personal life of her, including relationships and marriages. health, has been the subject of wide publicity. She has been divorced. 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.
After winning a Golden Globe Award for TNT’s George Wallace (1997) about the life and times of George Wallace, a segregationist Alabama governor and presidential candidate, Jolie’s career prospects improved. Jolie portrayed Wallace’s second wife, Cornelia, a performance Lee Winfrey of The Philadelphia Inquirer considered a highlight of the film. George Wallace received a lot of praise from critics. It won the Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries/TV Film . Jolie was also nominated for an Emmy Award.
Jolie made her first big break in 1998 when she played supermodel Gia Carangi on HBO’s Gia (1998). The film chronicles Carangi’s decline and death due to her heroin addiction. In the mid-1980s. Vanessa Vance of Reel.com retrospectively noted, “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. Perhaps the most stunning train wreck ever recorded.” 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 remain in character between scenes in many of her films. 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. While shooting Gia, she told her husband, Jonny Lee Miller, that she would not be able to phone him: “I’d tell him: ‘I’m alone; I’m dying; I’m gay; I’m not going to see you for weeks.'” 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 critic Peter Stack wrote, “Jolie, working through an overwritten part, It is the sensation of a desperate club crawler discovering truths about what She’s open to gambling. The Breakthrough Performance Award was awarded to her by 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 starred in The Bone Collector (1999) as a cop who helps Washington’s quadriplegic detective find 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. While 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.