Angelina Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and has been cited as Hollywood’s highest-paid actress. Jolie made her screen debut as a child alongside her father, Jon Voight, in Lookin’ to Get Out (1982). 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 television films George Wallace (1997) and Gia (1998), and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama Girl, Interrupted (1999).
Jolie’s 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 successful action-star career with Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Wanted (2008), and Salt (2010), and received critical acclaim for her performances in the dramas A Mighty Heart (2007) and Changeling (2008), which earned her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Beginning in the 2010s, she expanded her career by directing and producing the wartime dramas In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011) and Unbroken (2014). Her biggest commercial success came with the fantasy picture Maleficent (2014).
In addition to her film career, Jolie is noted for her humanitarian efforts, for which she has received a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and an honorary damehood of the Order of St Michael and St George (DCMG), among other honors. She promotes various causes, including conservation, education, and women’s rights, and is most noted for her advocacy on behalf of refugees as a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). As a public figure, Jolie has been cited as one of the most influential and powerful people in the American entertainment industry, as well as the world’s most beautiful woman, by various media outlets. Her personal life is the subject of wide publicity. Divorced from actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, she is now married to actor Brad Pitt. They have six children together, three of whom were adopted internationally.
ANGELINA JOLIE is an alleged actress from Beverly Hills, a professional mother of six, a Princess Diana humanitarian wannabe and ambassador for the United Nations “Human Rights” Commission of State Supporters of Terrorism, who is best known for her much-publicised relationships (hetero and homo), occasionally for appearing in major films and adopting so many children that she has to take family photos with the Hubble Space Telescope. Although most of the films Jolie has appeared in have been notable box office failures, she has been touted as a top Hollywood actress since getting a Best Supporting Actress Oscar and two Golden Globes for she playing herself. Jolie bared all at age 17 in her first big screen role, and in several films thereafter, but now prefers to just hang out the occassional leg at major red carpet events.
Jolie rose to notice when she appeared as a model in Gia, which won her her first acting award for playing herself . Her next important film was Girl, Interrupted, in which she earned more major awards for playing herself. She achieved international fame in the video-game-turned-movie as the action seeking, pneumatic archaeologist Lara Croft in Lara Croft:Tomb Raider. Jolie was accused of dumbing down Lara and talking in an atrociously fake English accent about the lost Sumerian civilisation that had made this video game so popular. After Lara, Jolie appeared in a number of middling to crap films before Jolie landed on her talons and snagged Jennifer Aniston’s husband while filming Mr & Mrs Smith. The film’s success and Jolie’s decision to dump her husband for someone else’s made tabloid headlines, as did her subsequent hobby of collecting children.
It was around this time that Jolie ceased her always-tenuous connection to the real world and has since been lost in a self-generated haze of iron fisted publicity. Jolie’s most recent bid for global fame was her 2013 boob job. In an attempt to keep her media-crowned halo from tarnishing, Jolie claimed she had her old boobs hacked off and replaced by the latest double-d models solely for purposes of continued good health, and not because she wanted, at age 39, to retain her partner’s interest in her Golden Globes, nor to upstage him on the red carpet at the premiere at his latest movie, which will probably make more than most of Jolie’s boring flops combined.
Jolie’s most famous and lucrative films to date have been Kung Fu Panda (2008) and Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), in neither of which she appeared. In a recent attempt to garner another Golden Globe — for her “acting” — Jolie reprised her original strategy and played herself in Maleficient (2014).