Jonathan “Jonny” Lee Miller And Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie neeVoight, formerlyJolie Pitt{, born June 4, 1975) mainstream recognition

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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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 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. 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 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] 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. As high as 20% of the total. [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 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.

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 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).

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 ambitions in acting. 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. William Thomas, a magazine critic, commented that “When it comes down 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). The film was a critical failure, though Roger Ebert defended Jolie stated that she does her darndest and plays her best in her performance. 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 worldwide, cementing Jolie’s appeal to international audiences. 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.