Angelina Jolie Marica Cross

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

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 Kirk Honeycutt, critic, concluded that Jolie plays a crucial role. feels like something she has already done, but she does add an unmistakable dash of excitement 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. 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.

In 2005, Jolie returned to major box office success with the action-comedy Mr. & Mrs. Smith, in which she starred opposite Brad Pitt A bored couple discovers that they are secretly married 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 gregarious charm, galloping energy and the stars’ Thermonuclear screen Chemistry. “[62] With box office takings of $478.2 million worldwide, Mr. & Mrs. Smith It was the seventh highest-grossing picture of the year, and it 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). 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. Jolie was chosen by Pearl, a biracial woman, for the role. However[64] racial criticisms and accusations of blackface were levelled at the casting. 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 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. 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] While other actresses had been forced to take salary cuts in recent Jolie’s box office appeal has allowed her to command as high as the rest for years. much as $20 million-plus a percentage. [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,” adding that “she cuts the kind of disciplinarian figure who can bring boys of all ages to their knees or at least into their theater seats. ”

Jolie in character as Christine Collins on the set of Changeling in October 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 noted, “Jolie really shines in the calm before the 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).

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. 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. Agent Salt was originally written for a male character, with Tom Cruise as the star. However, a Columbia Pictures executive recommended Jolie for the part. Salt was an international success with $293.5 million in revenues. 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.”

Johnny Depp starred alongside Jolie in The Tourist, a thriller. (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 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