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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. 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 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. 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. A bored couple discovers that they are secretly married assassins. Although the film received mixed reviews it was generally well-received. the chemistry between the two leads; Star Tribune 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. It was the seventh highest-grossing picture of the year, and it remained The film that Jolie made with live action was the highest-grossing for the next ten years. [48][63]

Jolie starred in the documentary-style drama A Mighty Heart (2007), following a role as Mariane Pearl, the wife of a CIA agent officer’s neglected wife in Robert De Niro’s The Good Shepherd (2006). 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. Although the biracial Pearl had personally chosen Jolie for the role,[64] the casting drew racial criticism and accusations of blackface. 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 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] While other actresses had been forced to take salary cuts in recent 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 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 Boys of all ages can be brought to their knees, or at the very least into their theater. seats. ”

Jolie in character as Christine Collins on the set of Changeling in October 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).

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. Salt was an international success with $293.5 million in revenues. The film received generally positive reviews, with Jolie’s performance in particular earning praise; Empire William Thomas, a magazine critic, commented that “When it comes down 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’s performance, stating that she “does her darndest” and “plays her 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 led to speculation about it had been given merely to ensure her high-profile presence at the awards Ceremony