Josh Henner Angelina Jolie

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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 Kirk Honeycutt, critic, concluded that Jolie plays a crucial role. feels like something she has already done, but she does add an unmistakable dash of excitement and glamour. “[60] Jolie made a brief appearance as a fighter pilot in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, a science fiction adventure shot entirely with actors in front of a bluescreen, and voiced her first family film, the DreamWorks animation Shark Tale. 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.

In 2005, Jolie returned to major box office success with the action-comedy Mr. & Mrs. Smith, in which she starred opposite Brad Pitt as a bored married couple who find out that they are both secret assassins. The film received mixed reviews, but was generally lauded for the chemistry between the two leads; Star Tribune 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 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. 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. 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] While other actresses had been forced to take salary cuts in recent 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 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 in character as Christine Collins on the set of Changeling in October 2007

Clint Eastwood’s drama Changeling (2008) was Jolie’s next role. 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. Chicago Tribune critic Michael Phillips 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 received nominations for a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA Award, and an Academy Award for Best Actress. [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 ambitions in acting. 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. Salt was an international success with $293.5 million in revenues. The film received generally positive reviews, with Jolie’s performance in particular earning praise; Empire 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.”

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 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 received a Golden Globe Award Nomination for her performance, which led to speculation about it She was given the award to make sure she would be there in high-profile fashion. ceremony.