Angelina JolieneeVoight, formerlyJolie PittBorn June 4, 1975, he is an American actress, filmmaker, humanitarian, and producer. The recipient of numerous accoladesAcademyAward 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 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. 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 has also directed and written several war dramas, namely In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011), Unbroken (2014), and First They Killed My Father (2017).
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), 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 undertaken over a dozen field missions globally to refugee camps and war zones; her visited countries include Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Sudan.
As a public figure, Jolie has been cited as one of the most powerful and influential people in the American entertainment industry. She has been cited as the world’s most beautiful woman by various media Outlets Her personal life, including her relationships, marriages, and 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.
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 received a lot of praise from critics. It won the Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries/TV Film . Jolie also received a nomination for an Emmy Award for her performance.
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–filling the part with nerve, charm, and desperation–and her role in this film is quite Perhaps the most stunning train wreck ever recorded.” For the second consecutive year, Jolie won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Emmy Award. She also won her first Screen Actors Guild Award.
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 It is difficult to get along 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. 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.
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 critic Peter Stack wrote, “Jolie, working through an overwritten part, It is the sensation of a desperate club crawler discovering truths about what she’s willing to gamble. ” The Breakthrough Performance Award was awarded to her by the National Board of Review.
In 1999, Jolie starred in the comedy-drama Pushing Tin, alongside John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, and Cate Blanchett. 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. Although the film was critically acclaimed, it grossed only $151.5 million in worldwide box office. 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. While 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. For Variety, Emanuel Levy noted, “Jolie is excellent as the flamboyant, irresponsible girl who turns out to be far more instrumental than the doctors in.