Angelina Jolie neeVoightPreviously,Jolie Pitt, born June 4, 1975) is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. The recipient of numerousGratitudes, including an AcademyAwardThreeGolden 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).
Jolie is well-known for her film work and humanitarian efforts. She was awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian award and an honorary Commander of St Michael and St George Order of St Michael. (DCMG), and other honors. She promotes various causes, including conservation, education, and women’s rights, and is most noted for her 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.
As a public figure, Jolie has been cited as one of the most Influential and powerful people in American entertainment. Numerous media have cited her as the most beautiful woman in the world. Outlets Her personal life, including her relationships, marriages, and health, has been the subject of wide publicity. She is divorced from 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.
Jolie’s career prospects began to improve after she won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in TNT’s George Wallace (1997), about the life of the segregationist Alabama Governor and presidential candidate George Wallace, played by Gary Sinise. Jolie played Wallace’s second wife Cornelia. This performance was praised by Lee Winfrey from The Philadelphia Inquirer as a highlight. 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’s first breakthrough came when she portrayed supermodel Gia Carangi in HBO’s Gia (1998). The film chronicles the destruction of Carangi’s life and career as a result of her addiction to heroin, and her decline and death from AIDS 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–filling the part with nerve, charm, and desperation–and her role in this film is quite possibly the most beautiful train wreck ever filmed.” 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, and as a result had gained a reputation for being difficult to deal 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.'” She gave up acting after Gia was done. Miller was her ex-husband and she moved to New York to pursue screenwriting and directing classes. Encouraged by her Golden Globe Award win for George Wallace and the positive critical reception of Gia, Jolie resumed her career.
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 Peter Stack, critic, wrote: “Jolie working through an overwritten section. is a sensation as the desperate club crawler learning truths about what she’s willing to gamble. ” She won the Breakthrough Performance Award from 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 especially criticized; writing Desson Howe, Washington Post dismissed her as “a completely ludicrous writer’s creation of a Free-spirited woman who weeps at hibiscus plants dying in lots of turquoise rings and gets real lonely when Russell spends entire Nights away from home. “Jolie then co-starred with Denzel Washington in The Bone Collector (1999), playing a police officer who reluctantly helps Washington’s quadriplegic detective track down 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. Winona Ryder played the main character in what was hoped to be a comeback for her, Instead, the film marked Jolie’s last breakthrough in Hollywood. She won her third Golden Globe Award, her second Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2000. 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.