Angelina JolieneeVoight, formerlyJolie Pitt, born June 4, 1975) is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. The recipient of numerous accoladesAcademy AwardThreeGolden Globe AwardsShe has been repeatedly named Hollywood’s highest-paid actor.
Jolie made her screen debut as a child alongside her father, Jon Voight, in Lookin’ to Get Out (1982), and her film career began in earnest a decade later with the low-budget production Cyborg 2 (1993), followed by her first leading role in a major film, Hackers (1995). She was a star in the biographical cable films George Wallace (1997), Gia (1998), and she won an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress for her role in Girl, Interrupted (1999). Her starring role as the video game heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) established her as a leading Hollywood actress. She continued her action-star career with Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Wanted (2008), Salt (2010), and The Tourist (2010), and received critical acclaim for her performances in the dramas A Mighty Heart (2007) and Changeling (2008), the latter of which earned her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Maleficent (2014) was her biggest commercial success. Her voice work in animated film Kung Fu Panda (2008)-present is another highlight. Jolie is also the director and writer of several war dramas including Unbroken (2014) and In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011).
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), 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 undertaken over a dozen field missions globally to refugee camps and war zones; her visited countries include Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Sudan.
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 Personal life of her, including relationships and marriages. Health has been the focus of much 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.
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 also received a nomination for an Emmy Award for her performance.
Jolie made her first big break in 1998 when she played supermodel Gia Carangi on 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 was widely recognized for her role in the title Gia’s role, and it is easy to see why. Jolie is fierce in her portrayal–filling the part with Nerve, charm, and despair–these are her roles in the film. 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. Her first Screen Actors Guild Award was also awarded to her.
Lee Strasberg’s method of acting is followed. 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 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.'” 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. Jolie returned to her career after being encouraged by George Wallace’s Golden Globe Award win and the positive reception from Gia.
Jolie was last seen in Hell’s Kitchen (1998). She then returned to the screen with Playing by Heart (1998). Jolie was part of an ensemble cast which included Ryan Phillippe, Gillian Anderson and Sean Connery. 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. ” The Breakthrough Performance Award was awarded to her by the National Board of Review.
In 1999, Jolie starred in the comedy-drama Pushing Tin, alongside John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, and Cate Blanchett. The film met with mixed reception from critics, and Jolie’s character–Thornton’s seductive wife–was particularly criticized; writing Desson Howe, Washington Post She was dismissed as “an entirely ludicrous writer’s creation of a free-spirited woman who weeps over hibiscus plants that die wears lots of turquoise rings and gets real lonely when Russell spends entire Nights away from home. “Jolie starred in The Bone Collector (1999) as a cop who helps Washington’s quadriplegic detective find a serial killer. The film grossed $151.5 million worldwide but was critically unsuccessful. Terry Lawson, of the Detroit Free Press, concluded that “Jolie”, while beautiful to look at, was 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, 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.