Time Magazine Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie neeVoightPreviously,Jolie Pitt{, born June 4, 1975) breakthrough

The year 2004 saw the release of four films featuring Jolie. 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 feels like something she has already done, but she does add an unmistakable dash of excitement 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. 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. Commercially, the film failed in North America, which Stone attributed Despite widespread disapproval over the portrayal of Alexander’s bisexuality [61], it was a success internationally and earned $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] With box office takings of $478.2 million worldwide, Mr. & Mrs. Smith was the seventh-highest grossing picture of the year and 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). The film is based on Pearl’s memoir. It tells the story of Daniel Pearl’s kidnapping, murder, and rescue 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]

Jolie, who earned $15-$20 millions per film in 2008, was the highest-paid Hollywood actress. [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 was a star alongside James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, and the action movie Wanted (2008). It earned $341.4 million around the world. [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 can bring boys of all ages to their knees or at least into their theater Seats.

Jolie as Christine Collins, on the set for Changeling in Oct 2007.

Clint Eastwood’s drama Changeling (2008) was Jolie’s next role. 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 noted, “Jolie really shines in the calm before the 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 also voiced the DreamWorks animation Kung Fu Panda (2008), the first work in a major family franchise, later reprising her voice role in the sequels 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, she explained that her motivation to become an actor was rooted from her mother’s acting ambitions. 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. Agent Salt was originally written for a male character, with Tom Cruise as the star. However, a Columbia Pictures executive recommended Jolie for the part. With revenues of $293.5 million, Salt became an international success. 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,” Jolie is a rare example of insane, defying death and crazy antics. 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 femme fatale with flat-out, drop-dead sexuality. ” Despite poor critical reviews and slow beginnings at the North American box-office, the film managed to gross a respectable $278.3million worldwide, cementing Jolie’s appeal to international audiences. She received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance, which gave rise to speculation that it had been given merely to ensure her high-profile presence at the awards Ceremony