Angelina Jolie : One of the Strongest Hollywood Actresses
Angelina Jolie is one of the most famous Hollywood celebrities in the world. She is an American actress, filmmaker and humanitarian. She gained recognition for her portrayal of the video game heroine Lara Croft in the 2001 film ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’. Over the following decades, she has become one of the most recognizable names in Hollywood. She has won several awards, including an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards.
Angelina Jolie was born on June 4, 1975 in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of actor Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. Raised primarily by her mother, Angelina had a rather unconventional childhood. She was home-schooled, traveled the world with her mother, and even had the opportunity to act in some of her father’s films. These experiences shaped Angelina’s attitude and approach to life, making her an open-minded, adventurous person that she is today.
As the daughter of two celebrated parents, Angelina was exposed to the entertainment industry from early on in her life. From a young age, Angelina had an interest in acting, though her parents discouraged it. She began her acting career at just 7 years old, appearing in the 1982 film Lookin’ to Get Out.
While growing up Angelina faced various struggles, including her parents’ tumultuous divorce, as well as her mother’s death due to cancer in 2007. Despite this, Angelina was determined to make something of her life and follow in the footsteps of her acting parents.
Angelina Jolie attended the prestigious Beverly Hills High School, where she had a difficult time fitting in. She was considered to be an outsider and developed a hard exterior at an early age. Angelina Jolie pursued her acting career and enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute when she was sixteen. She later attended New York University and the University of California, Los Angeles, majoring in film and social sciences respectively. Despite dropping out of both universities, Jolie was persistent and determined to reach her goals.
Although, Angelina began college with the intent to study film and acting after high school, she ultimately found herself unable to cope with the pressure of higher education and dropped out after only one year.
Though Angelina Jolie’s movie career began in 1993 in Cyborg 2, she got the breakthrough with her performance in the cult classic Gone in 60 Seconds. She followed this up with a string of successful films, including Girl, Interrupted (1999), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), and Wanted (2008). Her critically acclaimed performances earned her numerous awards, including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1999 for her role in Girl, Interrupted. She has continued to garner success and recognition for her acting in a variety of films.
Whilst her portrayal of the infamous Lara Croft in the action movie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) won her critical acclaim and global recognition, Jolie has since gone on to star in several more films, including the animated hit Kung Fu Panda (2008), the zombie thriller World War Z (2013) and the Disney classic, Maleficent (2014).
Jolie has also directed films such as In the Land of Blood and Honey and Unbroken.
Filmography At A Glance:
1982 – Lookin’ to Get Out
1993 – Cyborg 2, Angela & Viril, and Alice & Viril.
1995 – Hackers
1996 – Without Evidence, Love Is All There Is, Mojave Moon, and Foxfire
1997 – Playing God
1998 – Hell’s Kitchen, and Playing by Heart
1999 – Pushing Tin, The Bone Collector, and Girl, Interrupted
2000 – Gone in 60 Seconds
2001 – Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and Original Sin
2002 – Life or Something Like It
2003 – Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life and Beyond Borders
2004 – Taking Lives and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
2005 – Confessions of an Action Star, and Mr. & Mrs. Smith
2006 – The Good Shepherd
2007 – A Mighty Heart, and Beowulf
2008 – Kung Fu Panda (Voice), Changeling
2010 – Salt, and The Tourist
2011 – Kung Fu Panda 2 (Voice)
2014 – Maleficent
2015 – By the Sea
2016 – Kung Fu Panda 3 (Voice)
2019 – Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
2020 – Come Away
2021 – Those Who Wish Me Dead
Born in 1975, Jolie has had a career that spans over two decades, winning her numerous awards and accolades. So far, she has secured one Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards.
Social and Charitable Works:
In addition to her acting career, Angelina Jolie is renowned for her humanitarian and charity work. She is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and has visited over 40 countries engaging in refugee awareness campaigns. Most notably, she adopted three children from third world countries and provided them with a home in the United States. Jolie is a vocal advocate for the welfare of children, women, and animals and recently donated $1 million to the International Rescue Committee for aid in the Syrian refugee crisis.
She is now one of the most widely admired celebrities in the world and is also an advocate for many causes both domestically and internationally. Jolie has been active in the charity work she has done over the years, including the Global Action for Children, which works to provide basic rights to children around the world. She also created a foundation in 2006 called The Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation, which works to help those affected by conflict and poverty. Jolie is a passionate advocate for action against human trafficking.
Angelina Jolie is one of the most recognizable names in Hollywood and beyond. Jolie has had a career that spans over two decades, winning her numerous awards and accolades. She has transitioned from acting to directing and producing, becoming an inspiration to millions of young women around the world. Her humanitarian work has also been widely recognized, with her commitment to social justice being seen as an example for others to follow.