Angelina JolieneeVoight, formerlyJolie Pitt, born June 4, 1975) is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. Numerous awards have been given to her. 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 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. She is also known for her voice role in the animation film series Kung Fu Panda (2008-present). 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. 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. Influential and powerful people in American entertainment. Numerous media have cited her as the most beautiful woman in the world. Outlets Her personal life, including her relationships, marriages, and 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.
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 was also nominated for an Emmy Award.
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. Retrospectively, Vanessa Vance from Reel.com noted this. “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 despair–these are her roles in the film. 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 were praised for their authenticity and she was subsequently able to make a name for herself in the film industry. 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. 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 Peter Stack, critic, wrote: “Jolie working through an overwritten section. is a sensation as the desperate club crawler learning truths about what She’s open to gambling. 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 particularly criticized; writing Desson Howe, Washington Post 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 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 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 She was the main character in what was to be her comeback. 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. 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.