Angelina Jolie neeVoight, formerlyJolie Pitt, born June 4, 1975) is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. The recipient of numerous accoladesAcademy Award 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 was a star in the biographical cable films George Wallace (1997), Gia (1998), and she won an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress for her role in Girl, Interrupted (1999). She was a star in Lara Croft, Tomb Raider (2001), where she played the role of Lara Croft, a video game heroine. 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 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 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. Personal life of her, including relationships and marriages. health, has been the subject of wide 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.
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 played Wallace’s second wife Cornelia. This performance was praised by Lee Winfrey from The Philadelphia Inquirer as a highlight. George Wallace was very well received by critics and won, among other awards, the Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television 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 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 of the role. nerve, charm, and desperation–and her role in this film is quite possibly the most beautiful train wreck ever filmed.” 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 remain in character between scenes in many of her films. 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. 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.
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. 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, is a sensation as the desperate club crawler learning 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 over hibiscus plants that die wears lots of turquoise rings and gets real lonely when Russell spends entire 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. While 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. 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.