Angelina JolieneeVoight, formerlyJolie Pitt, born June 4, 1975) is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. The recipient of numerous accolades, including an AcademyAward and threeGolden Globe AwardsShe has been repeatedly named Hollywood’s highest-paid actor.
Jolie made her screen debut as a child alongside her father, Jon Voight, in Lookin’ to Get Out (1982), and her film career began in earnest a decade later with the low-budget production Cyborg 2 (1993), followed by her first leading role in a major film, Hackers (1995). She was a star in the biographical cable films George Wallace (1997), Gia (1998), and she won an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress for her role in Girl, Interrupted (1999). Her starring role as the video game heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) established her as a leading Hollywood actress. Her action-star career continued with Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) and Wanted (2008). Salt (2010) and The Tourist (2010). She received critical acclaim and nominations for her roles in the dramas A Mighty Heart (2007), Changeling (2008) and Salt (2010). Her biggest commercial success came with the fantasy picture Maleficent (2014). Her voice work in animated film Kung Fu Panda (2008)-present is another highlight. Jolie is also the director and writer of several war dramas including Unbroken (2014) and In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011).
Jolie is well-known for her film work and humanitarian efforts. She was awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian award and an honorary Commander of St Michael and St George Order of St Michael. (DCMG), and other honors. She promotes various causes, including conservation, education, and women’s rights, and is most noted for her advocacy on behalf of refugees as a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Jolie has undertaken over a dozen field missions globally to refugee camps and war zones; her visited countries include Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Sudan.
Jolie is a public figure who has been called one of the greatest. Influential and powerful people in American entertainment. Numerous media have cited her as the most beautiful woman in the world. Outlets Her personal life, including her relationships, marriages, and Health has been the focus of much publicity. She has been divorced. actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton. Jolie has been legally separated from Brad Pitt, an actor with whom she has six kids. Three of them were adopted internationally.
Jolie’s career prospects began to improve after she won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in TNT’s George Wallace (1997), about the life of the segregationist Alabama Governor and presidential candidate George Wallace, played by Gary Sinise. Jolie played Wallace’s second wife Cornelia. This performance was praised by Lee Winfrey from The Philadelphia Inquirer as a highlight. George Wallace was very well received by critics and won, among other awards, the Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film. Jolie also received a nomination for an Emmy Award for her performance.
Jolie made her first big break in 1998 when she played supermodel Gia Carangi on HBO’s Gia (1998). The film chronicles Carangi’s decline and death due to her heroin addiction. In the mid-1980s. Vanessa Vance of Reel.com retrospectively noted, “Jolie was widely recognized for her role in the title Gia’s role, and it is easy to see why. Jolie is fierce in her portrayal–filling the part with nerve, charm, and desperation–and her role in this film is quite possibly the most beautiful train wreck ever filmed.” Jolie was nominated to an Emmy Award and won a Golden Globe Award for the second year in a row. Her first Screen Actors Guild Award was also awarded to her.
In accordance with Lee Strasberg’s method acting, Jolie preferred to remain in character between scenes in many of her films. Her early films were praised for their authenticity and she was subsequently able to make a name for herself in the film industry. difficult to deal with. Jonny Lee Miller was her husband. She told Gia that she wouldn’t be able to call him. She gave up acting after Gia was done. Miller was her ex-husband and she moved to New York to pursue screenwriting and directing classes. Jolie returned to her career after being encouraged by George Wallace’s Golden Globe Award win and the positive reception from Gia.
Jolie was last seen in Hell’s Kitchen (1998). She then returned to the screen with Playing by Heart (1998). Jolie was part of an ensemble cast which included Ryan Phillippe, Gillian Anderson and Sean Connery. The film received predominantly positive reviews, and Jolie was praised in particular; San Francisco Chronicle Peter Stack, critic, wrote: “Jolie working through an overwritten section. is a sensation as the desperate club crawler learning truths about what she’s willing to gamble. ” She won the Breakthrough Performance Award from the National Board of Review.
Jolie was a star in 1999’s comedy-drama Pushing Tin alongside John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton. It received mixed reviews from critics and Jolie was not pleased with the film. Character–Thornton’s seductive wife–was especially criticized; writing for The Washington Post, Desson Howe dismissed her as “a completely ludicrous writer’s creation of a Free-spirited woman who weeps at hibiscus plants dying in lots Russell is lonely and wears only turquoise rings. nights away from home. “Jolie starred in The Bone Collector (1999) as a cop who helps Washington’s quadriplegic detective find a serial killer. The film grossed $151.5 million worldwide but was critically unsuccessful. Terry Lawson of the Detroit Free Press concluded, “Jolie, while always delicious to look at, is simply and woefully miscast.”
“Jolie is emerging to be one of the great wild spirits in current movies, a loose-cannon who somehow has deadly ambition.”
–Chicago Sun-Times critic Roger Ebert on Jolie’s performance in Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Jolie was next cast as a psychotic mental patient in Girl, interrupted (1999), a film adaptation of Susanna Kaysen’s memoir. Winona Ryder played the main character in what was hoped to be a comeback for her, Instead, the film marked Jolie’s last breakthrough in Hollywood. Jolie won her third Golden Globe Award and her second Screen Actors Guild Award. She also received an Academy Award in 2000 for Best Supporting Actress. Emanuel Levy, Variety’s editor, noted that Jolie is a great actress as the irresponsible, flamboyant girl who proves to be more useful than the doctors.