Angelina Jolie Raising Twins

Angelina JolieneeVoightPreviously,Jolie Pitt{, born June 4, 1975) mainstream recognition

The year 2004 saw the release of four films featuring Jolie. In Taking Lives, Jolie starred as an FBI profiler who was summoned to assist Montreal police in hunting 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 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. 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. Commercially, the film failed in North America, which Stone attributed Despite widespread disapproval over the portrayal of Alexander’s bisexuality [61], it was a success internationally and earned $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 as a bored married couple who find out that they are both secret assassins. Although the film received mixed reviews it was generally well-received. the chemistry between the two leads; Star Tribune 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 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). 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. [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 also played a shape-shifting seductress, Grendel’s mother, in the epic Beowulf (2007), created through motion capture. The film was critically and commercially well-received, earning $196.4 million worldwide. [48]

Jolie, who earned $15-$20 millions per film in 2008, was the highest-paid Hollywood actress. [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. much as $20 million-plus a percentage. [69] She starred alongside James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman in the action film Wanted (2008), which proved an international success, earning $341.4 million worldwide. 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 as Christine Collins, on the set for Changeling in Oct 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 patronizing male authority figure after another belittles her At their peril. She received nominations for a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA Award, and an Academy Award for Best Actress. [73][74][75][76] Jolie was also the voice of the DreamWorks animation Kung Fu Panda (2008). This was her first work in a major franchise. She later reprised her role in Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), and Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016).

After her mother’s death in 2007, Jolie appeared in fewer films, later explaining that her motivation to be an actress had stemmed from Her mother’s ambitions in acting. 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 generally positive reviews, with Jolie’s performance in particular earning praise; Empire magazine critic William Thomas remarked, “When it comes to selling Jolie is a rare example of insane, defying death and crazy antics. action business.”

Jolie starred opposite Johnny Depp in the thriller The Tourist (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 reviews and slow beginnings at the North American box-office, the film managed to gross a respectable $278.3million 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 had been given merely to ensure her high-profile presence at the awards ceremony.