Angelina Jolie Questioning

Angelina JolieneeVoight, formerlyJolie 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 critic Kirk Honeycutt concluded, “Jolie plays a role that definitely It feels like she is doing something she already did, but she adds an element of surprise. 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. Her supporting role as Queen Olympias in Oliver Stone’s Alexander, about the life of Alexander the Great, was met with mixed reception, particularly concerning her Slavic accent. Commercially, the film failed in North America, which Stone attributed 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. The film received mixed reviews, but was generally lauded for 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 Jolie’s highest-grossing live-action film for the next decade. [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). The film is based on Pearl’s memoir. It tells the story of Daniel Pearl’s kidnapping, murder, and rescue 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. [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 received nominations for a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Jolie was also Grendel’s mother and a shape-shifting prostitute in the epic Beowulf (2007). It was created using 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] Other actresses have had to accept salary cuts in recent years. Jolie’s box office appeal has allowed her to command as high as the rest for years. As high as 20% of the total. [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 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 can bring boys of all ages to their knees or at 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. Based in part on the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders, the film centers on Christine Collins, who is reunited with her kidnapped son in 1928 Los Angeles, only to realize the boy is an imposter. Chicago Tribune critic Michael Phillips noted, “Jolie really shines in the calm before the storm, the scenes when one patronizing male authority figure after another belittles her 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).

Jolie appeared in fewer films after the death of her mother in 2007. 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,” incredible, crazy, death-defying antics, Jolie has few peers in the Action business

Johnny Depp starred alongside Jolie in The Tourist, a thriller. (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 reception and a slow start at the North American box office, the film went on to gross a respectable $278.3 million Jolie’s popularity has been consolidated by her worldwide recognition. She was awarded a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance, which gave rise to speculation that it She was given the award to make sure she would be there in high-profile fashion. Ceremony