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Four films featuring Jolie were released in 2004. 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 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. 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] With box office takings of $478.2 million worldwide, Mr. & Mrs. Smith 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). 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 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 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 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). 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. Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune critic It was noted that Jolie shines in the calm before 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, she explained that her motivation to become an actor was rooted from her mother’s acting ambitions. Her first film in two years was the 2010 thriller Salt, in which she starred as a CIA agent who goes on the run after she is accused of being a KGB sleeper 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 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). The film was a critical failure, though Roger Ebert defended Jolie’s performance, stating that she “does her darndest” and “plays her 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 worldwide, cementing Jolie’s appeal to international audiences. 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.