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Angelina JolieneeVoight, formerlyJolie Pitt{, born June 4, 1975) breakthrough

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. unmistakable dash of excitement 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 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. Star Tribune: The chemistry between the leads critic Colin Covert noted, “While the story feels haphazard, the movie Gets by on his gregarious charm, galloping energie 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). The film is based on Pearl’s memoir. It tells the story of Daniel Pearl’s kidnapping, murder, and rescue in Pakistan. Although the biracial Pearl had personally chosen Jolie for the role,[64] the casting drew racial criticism and accusations of blackface. [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 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. 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. 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 mostly positive reviews. Manohla Dargis, The New York Times, wrote about it. noted that Jolie was “perfectly cast as a super-scary, seemingly amoral 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 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 male authority figure patronizes another, it is a demeaning act. 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,” 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 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 received 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