Angelina JolieneeVoight, formerlyJolie Pitt, born June 4, 1975) is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. The recipient of numerous accolades, including an AcademyAwardThreeGolden Globe AwardsShe has been repeatedly named Hollywood’s highest-paid actor.
Jolie was a child when she appeared on the screen with her father Jon Voight in Lookin’ To Get Out (1982). Her film career started a decade later in Cyborg 2 (1993), which was followed by Hackers (1995), her first major role. 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. 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). Maleficent (2014) was her biggest commercial success. She is also known for her voice role in the animation film series Kung Fu Panda (2008-present). Jolie is also the director and writer of several war dramas including Unbroken (2014) and In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011).
In addition to her film career, Jolie is known for her humanitarian efforts, for which she has received a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and made an honorary Dame Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (DCMG), and other honors. She is known for her advocacy of various causes, including education and conservation. As a Special Envoy to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Jolie advocates for refugees. 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. powerful and influential people in the American entertainment industry. She has been cited as the world’s most beautiful woman by various media Outlets Personal life of her, including relationships and marriages. Health has been the focus of much publicity. She has been divorced. 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.
After winning a Golden Globe Award for TNT’s George Wallace (1997) about the life and times of George Wallace, a segregationist Alabama governor and presidential candidate, Jolie’s career prospects improved. Jolie portrayed Wallace’s second wife, Cornelia, a performance Lee Winfrey of The Philadelphia Inquirer considered a highlight of the film. 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 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. Jonny Lee Miller was her husband. She told Gia that she wouldn’t be able to call him. After Gia wrapped, she briefly gave up acting, because she felt that she had “nothing else to give.” She separated from Miller and moved to New York, where she took night classes at New York University to study directing and screenwriting. Encouraged by her Golden Globe Award win for George Wallace and the positive critical reception of Gia, Jolie resumed her career.
Following the previously filmed gangster film Hell’s Kitchen (1998), Jolie returned to the screen in Playing by Heart (1998), part of an ensemble cast that included Sean Connery, Gillian Anderson, and Ryan Phillippe. 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 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 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 that “Jolie”, while beautiful to look at, was simply and woefully miscast.
“Jolie is emerging as one of the great wild spirits of current movies, a loose cannon who somehow has deadly aim.”
–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, the film instead marked Jolie’s final breakthrough in Hollywood. She won her third Golden Globe Award, her second Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2000. 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.