Elizabeth Mitchell E Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie neeVoight, formerlyJolie 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 critic Kirk Honeycutt concluded, “Jolie plays a role that definitely 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. Stone said that the film was a failure commercially in North America. 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. 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]

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. 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 was also Grendel’s mother and a shape-shifting prostitute in the epic Beowulf (2007). It was created using motion capture. It was a commercially successful film that earned $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 predominantly favorable reviews; writing for The New York Times, Manohla Dargis Jolie was “perfectly cast” as a super-scary and seemingly moral character. assassin” and 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 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. Chicago Tribune critic Michael Phillips It was noted that Jolie shines in the calm before 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 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, 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 incredible, crazy, death-defying antics, Jolie has few peers in the Action business

Johnny Depp starred alongside Jolie in The Tourist, a thriller. (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. Feminine fatale with flat-out, 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 received 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.