Childhood and Early Career:—

Angelina Jolie was born in Los Angeles, California, on June 4, 1975. She is the daughter of actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. She went to Beverly Hills High School, after which she enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.

By 14, she had dropped out of her acting classes. She went to London, New York, and Los Angeles when she started working as a full-time fashion model. But at 18, she was given her first leading role in the 1993 Cyborg 2 film.

She did not aspire to be an actor, having little interest in the film world. With the failure of this film, Jolie was disappointed with her performance and decided never to act again in another movie.

Career:—

But in the year 1995, she was given another role in a leadership position, this time in the movie ‘Hackers.’ She reluctantly agreed to do the film, which was a moderate success, with Jolie’s performance being widely appreciated.

With this development, Jolie decided to pursue further in the film industry. She starred in many movies like ‘Playing God,’ ‘Love Is All There Is,’ ‘And Mojave Moon’ but none helped propel her to stardom. Her breakthrough role was that of Cornelia Wallace in the film ‘George Wallace’ (1997).

This performance helped her win a Golden Globe Award. The following year in 1998, her performance in the documentary film ‘Gia’ got her another Golden Globe Award. She had achieved consecutive awards at such a young age. But things worsened when she quit acting and enrolled at New York University to study filmmaking and script writing.

She again changed her mind and made her comeback by doing films like ‘Hell’s Kitchen,’ ‘Pushing Tin’ and ‘The Bone Collector.’ With her performance in the 1999 movie ‘Girl, Interrupted’ she again reached new heights, and this time, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Career Highlights:—

She had become renowned for her acting skills throughout the U.S., but with the release of the movie ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’ (2001), she became an international superstar. This film went on to gross $275 million and showed how a female artist carried such a huge film on her shoulders so successfully. Her next big film was ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), which went on to gross nearly $470 million. This made her the box office queen and one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors.

In 2008 her performance in the movie ‘Changeling’ got her the Academy Award for Best Actress.  Angelina Jolie has achieved almost everything an actor can gain, from critical acclaim to awards to commercial success.

Achievements:—

Her movie ‘Wanted’ (2008) grossed more than $340 million, ‘Salt’ (2010) grossed $290 million, and ‘The Tourist’ (2010) grossed $270 million. She has also given her voice to the ‘Kung Fu Panda movie series, which has grossed more than $1.2 billion. According tohighest-paid was the highest paid actress in Hollywood for the years 2009, 2011, and 2013 with average earnings of $30 million a year.

In a survey in 2006, she was recognized by nearly 79% of the American Public. From having a love-hate relationship with Hollywood, today, she has achieved almost everything that an actor can perform  at such a young age. She has been such a huge success that there might be few movie lovers worldwide who would not recognize Angelina Jolie.

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