Angelina JolieneeVoight, formerlyJolie Pitt, born June 4, 1975) is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. The recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy AwardThreeGolden 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 starred in the critically acclaimed biographical cable films George Wallace (1997) and Gia (1998), and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1999 drama Girl, Interrupted. Her starring role as the video game heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) established her as a leading Hollywood actress. She continued her action-star career with Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Wanted (2008), Salt (2010), and The Tourist (2010), and received critical acclaim for her performances in the dramas A Mighty Heart (2007) and Changeling (2008), the latter of which earned her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Maleficent (2014) was her biggest commercial success. 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), among other honors. She is known for her advocacy of various causes, including education and conservation. advocacy on behalf of refugees as a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Jolie has been on over a dozen field trips to refugee camps around the world. Her visited countries include Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tanzania, Sudan, and Pakistan.
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 Personal life of her, including relationships and marriages. health, has been the subject of wide publicity. She is divorced from actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton. Jolie is legally separated from actor Brad Pitt with whom she has six children, three of whom 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 portrayed Wallace’s second wife, Cornelia, a performance Lee Winfrey of The Philadelphia Inquirer considered a highlight of the film. George Wallace received a lot of praise from critics. It won the Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries/TV Film . Jolie was also nominated for an Emmy Award.
Jolie’s first breakthrough came when she portrayed supermodel Gia Carangi in HBO’s Gia (1998). The film chronicles the destruction of Carangi’s life and career as a result of her addiction to heroin, and her decline and death from AIDS In the mid-1980s. Vanessa Vance of Reel.com retrospectively noted, “Jolie gained wide recognition for her role as the titular Gia, and it’s easy to see why. Jolie is fierce in her portrayal of the role. Nerve, charm, and despair–these are her roles in the film. Perhaps the most stunning train wreck ever recorded.” 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 stay in character in between scenes during many of her early films, and as a result had gained a reputation for being difficult to deal with. While shooting Gia, she told her husband, Jonny Lee Miller, that she would not be able to phone him: “I’d tell him: ‘I’m alone; I’m dying; I’m gay; I’m not going to see you for weeks.'” 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. It received mostly positive reviews. Jolie was particularly praised by the San Francisco Chronicle Peter Stack, critic, wrote: “Jolie working through an overwritten section. It is the sensation of a desperate club crawler discovering truths about what She’s open to gambling. The Breakthrough Performance Award was awarded to her by 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 particularly criticized; writing for The Washington Post, Desson Howe She was dismissed as “an entirely 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 then co-starred with Denzel Washington in The Bone Collector (1999), playing a police officer who reluctantly helps Washington’s quadriplegic detective track down 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 She was the main character in what was to be her comeback. 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.