Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie Voight was born June 4, 1975 in Los Angeles, is an American actress and a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. She has received three Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and an Oscar. Angelina Jolie has defended various humanitarian causes around the world and is renowned for his work on behalf of refugees with the UNHCR. It has already been designated as one of the most beautiful women in the world and his life off-camera is followed very closely.
Although she made her screen debut alongside her father Jon Voight in Lookin 'to Get Out in 1982, his acting career really took off with the low budget film Glass Shadow (1993). His first leading role in a major film was in Hackers, in 1995. She then played in George Wallace and Gia, biopics to critical acclaim. Angelina Jolie has also won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in Girl, Interrupted (1999). The actress has reached the peak of his fame with 60 Seconds (2000) and his interpretation of the video game heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), and has since emerged as one of actresses most famous and best paid Hollywood. It has achieved its greatest commercial success with the comedy Mr. & Mrs.. Smith (2005) and the animated Kung Fu Panda (2008).
Divorced from actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, Jolie currently lives with actor Brad Pitt, in a relationship that has attracted media attention worldwide. The couple has three adopted children, Maddox, Zahara and Pax, and also had three biological children, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox.
Youth and Family
Born in Los Angeles, California, Angelina Jolie is the daughter of actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. She is the niece of Chip Taylor, sister of James Haven and the goddaughter of Jacqueline Bisset and Maximilian Schell. From his father's side, Jolie is from Germany and Czechoslovakia, and his mother's side, originally French-Canadian and Iroquois allegedly. However, Jon Voight claimed that his ex-wife, Marcheline Bertrand, was "not seriously Iroquois,".
After her parents separated in 1976, Angelina Jolie and her brother were raised by their mother, who abandoned her acting ambitions and moved with them to Palisades, New York. Child, Angelina Jolie regularly watched movies with his mother and later explained that this had inspired her acting career, and had not been influenced by his father. While she was eleven years old the family moved to Los Angeles and Jolie decided she wanted to become an actress and enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, where she attended for two years.
At the age of fourteen, she abandoned her acting classes and dreamed of becoming entrepreneur then Funeral. During this period, the future actress was wearing black clothes, had dyed her hair purple and danced the mosh with her boyfriend, with whom she lived. Two years later, after their relationship ended, she rented an apartment above a garage a few blocks from his mother. She resumed her studies in acting and graduated from high school recently, she has referred to this period, observing "basically, I am still and will always be just a kid with tattoos Punk".
She later described the time she was a student at Beverly Hills High School and his sense of isolation among the children of some of the richest families in the region. Angelina Jolie's mother lived with a modest income, and Jolie often wore second hand clothes. She was teased by other students, who were also noted his significant weight loss, her glasses and braces on her teeth. Her self-esteem was further diminished when her attempts to become a model were unsuccessful. She began to self-harm, commenting later: "I was collecting knives [...]. For some reason, the ritual of the SIB, to feel pain, perhaps to feel alive, to feel a kind of liberation, was quite therapeutic for me. to feel a kind of liberation, was quite therapeutic for me."
Angelina Jolie has long been separated from her father. They tried to reconcile, and he appeared with her in the film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001). In July 2002, Jolie filed a request to change the eyes of the law his name to "Angelina Jolie", leaving his surname Voight, the name change was made official 12 September 2002. In August of that year, Jon Voight said that his daughter had "serious mental problems" in the television program Access Hollywood. Angelina Jolie later indicated that it no longer wished to be closer to his father, and noted "My father and I did not speak. I harbor no hatred towards him. I do not think that somebody's family becomes their blood. My son was adopted, and families are earned. " She said she did not want to know why this distance between herself and her father, but because she had adopted her son, she thought it was not vital for her to maintain Relations with his father.
Angelina Jolie began working as a model when she was 14 years, mostly in Los Angeles, London and New York. At that time, she also appeared in many videos, including Meat Loaf (Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through), Antonello Venditti (Alta Marea), Lenny Kravitz (Stand By My Woman), and The Lemonheads ("It's About Time ). At age 16, Jolie returned to the theater and played his first role, that of a German dominatrix. She began to learn things through his father and has paid attention to his method of observing people to become like them. During this period, their relationship has subsided.
Film debut (1993-1997)
Angelina Jolie appeared in five films studied his brother, then realized that it was taking courses at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, but the career of Angelina Jolie has really begun in 1993, the year she got her first leading role, that of Casella "Cash" Reese, in the low budget film Glass Shadow. Following a minor role in the independent film Without Evidence, the actress starred as Kate "Acid Burn" Libby in her first Hollywood film, Hackers (1995), the shooting of which she met her first husband, Jonny Lee Miller. The New York Times wrote: "Kate (Angelina Jolie) has been demarcated. [...] Despite his gloomy attitude, which is what this role requires, Ms. Jolie has the soft look of a cherub to her father, Jon Voight. The film was a failure at the box office but became a cult after its video release.
She played the role of Gina Malacici in the romantic comedy Love Is All There Is (1996), a modern adaptation and loosely Romeo and Juliet, contrasting two rival Italian families in the Bronx, New York. In the road movie Mojave Moon (1996), she plays a young girl, Eleanor Rigby, who falls in love with the character of Danny Aiello. In 1996, Jolie also played Margret "Legs" Sadovsky, one of five young daughters rebel at the center of the film Foxfire.
In 1997, Jolie has starred with David Duchovny, the thriller Playing God, which takes place in Los Angeles. The film was not well received by critics and Roger Ebert wrote that "Angelina Jolie has a certain kind of enthusiasm in a role that is usually hard and aggressive, and seems too nice for the girlfriend [of a criminal]. She then appeared in the TV movie Sisters of heart, a historical drama set in the American West and based on Janice Woods Windle's book. The same year, it is present in the music video for the single Anybody Seen My Baby? ", The Rolling Stones.
The film career of Angelina Jolie has gained new momentum after his rendition of Cornelia Wallace in the 1997 biopic George Wallace for which she won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Emmy Award. Gary Sinise played the role of Alabama Governor George Wallace. The film, directed by John Frankenheimer, has been acclaimed by critics and honors include the Golden Globe for best miniseries or TV movie better. Angelina Jolie will play the second wife of the former segregationist governor who was the victim of an assassination attempt in 1972, during the campaign for the presidential election, which paralyzed him.
In 1998, Jolie starred in the TV movie Gia, aired on HBO, featuring Gia Marie Carangi supermodel. The film depicts a world steeped in sex and drugs, and tells of the destruction of life and career of Carangi, because of his drug addiction, and his illness as AIDS. Vanessa Vance from Reel.com wrote "Angelina Jolie has received wide recognition for her role in Gia, and it is easy to see why. Jolie is intense in his performance - combining nervousness, charm and desperation. ". 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. According to the method of Lee Strasberg, Angelina Jolie would have preferred stay in character between scenes during many of his early films, and had thus acquired a reputation as an actress difficult to manage.
Following Gia, Jolie moved to New York and interrupted his acting career for a short time, thinking she had "nothing else to give." She enrolled at the University of New York to study the implementation and took classes to become a writer. She said the time had been "a great time to meditate on itself" on Inside the Actors Studio.
She returned to cinema in interpreting Gloria McNeary in the 1998 film Urban Jungle and appeared later in the year, in The Map of the heart, to star opposite Sean Connery, Gillian Anderson, Ryan Phillippe and Jon Stewart. The film received mostly positive reviews, praising in particular the game of actress Angelina Jolie, who has won the Breakthrough Performance Award from the National Board of Review.
In 1999, she is the poster of the comedy drama The Point Men, directed by Mike Newell, with John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton and Cate Blanchett. Angelina Jolie plays the seductive woman from Thornton. The film received a lukewarm reception from critics and Jolie's character was particularly criticized. The Washington Post wrote "Mary (Angelina Jolie), a creation of a grotesque woman writer free spirit who laments the death of hibiscus, which carries a quantity of turquoise rings and feels lonely when Russell password entire nights away from home ". She then worked with Denzel Washington in Bone Collector (1999), film adaptation of the novel by Jeffery Deaver. She plays the role of Amelia Donaghy, a police officer obsessed with his father's suicide, and Denzel Washington will help against the heart in its hunt for a serial killer. The film has generated $ 151 million in revenue worldwide, but received a poor critical reception. The Detroit Free Press concluded, "Jolie, while always delicious to look at, is simply and unfortunately not suited to the role".
Angelina Jolie then took the secondary role of the sociopathic Lisa Rowe in Girl, Interrupted (1999), a film telling the story of a mental patient Susanna Kaysen, and which is adapted from Kaysen's autobiography, released in 1993 . While Winona Ryder played the main character, what was hoped to be a comeback for her, the film was rather marked the final breakthrough in Hollywood Angelina Jolie. She won her third Golden Globe Award, her second Screen Actors Guild Award and an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
In 2000, Jolie appeared in her first summer blockbuster, Gone in 60 Seconds, a film in which she played Sarah "Sway" Wayland, ex-girlfriend's car robber played by Nicolas Cage. She thus takes a small role and the Washington Post criticized that "all she does in the film" is the representation. She explained that this film was a welcome relief after the profound role of Lisa Rowe, and has since become his biggest success at the box office so far, collecting 237 million dollars to the International.
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