Angelina Jolie The Diamond Dress

Angelina Jolie neeVoight, formerlyJolie Pitt{, born June 4, 1975) breakthrough

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 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. 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. 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.

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 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] Mr. & Mrs. Smith had a worldwide box office take of $478.2 millions. 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). 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] Other actresses have had to accept salary cuts in recent years. years, Jolie’s perceived box office appeal allowed her to command as 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 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.

Jolie next took the lead role in Clint Eastwood’s drama Changeling (2008). 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. Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune critic 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).

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. 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. 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 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 received a Golden Globe Award Nomination for her performance, which led to speculation about it had been given merely to ensure her high-profile presence at the awards ceremony.