Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie


Angelina Jolie [ænd͡ʒeˈliːnɪ d͡ʒoʊˈliː] 2, born June 4, 1975 in Los Angeles, is an American-Cambodian actress, director, screenwriter, producer, model, writer and Goodwill Ambassador. She has received three Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and a Cinema Oscar.

A goodwill ambassador, she has championed various humanitarian causes around the world and is renowned for her work on behalf of refugees with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Angelina Jolie is also a woman committed to the protection of nature and animals. She is a faithful friend of Dr Jane Goodall and a member of the Jane Goodall France Institute. She has already been named one of the most beautiful women in the world and her life off-camera is being watched very closely.

She began her acting career with the low budget film Cyborg 2 (1993), when she was only 18 years old. Her first leading role in a major film was in Hackers, in 1995. She then played in George Wallace and Dream Woman, critically acclaimed biographical television dramas. Angelina Jolie won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in A Stolen Life (1999). The actress continued her ascent with 60 Secondes Chrono (2000), which achieved great box office success. She subsequently achieved great notoriety with the interpretation of the video game heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and has since established herself as one of the most famous and highest paid actresses of Hollywood. His most commercially successful films have been Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005), Wanted (2008), Kung Fu Panda (2008), Salt (2010) and The Tourist (2010). She also starred in more intimate dramas such as Un cœur invaincu (2007) and L’Échange (2008).

Divorced from actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, Angelina Jolie then lives with actor Brad Pitt, with whom she married in France in 2014. The couple adopted three children and had three biological children. On September 20, 2016, their divorce was publicly announced.

Angelina Jolie [ænd͡ʒeˈliːnɪ d͡ʒoʊˈliː] 2, born June 4, 1975 in Los Angeles, is an American-Cambodian actress, director, screenwriter, producer, model, writer and Goodwill Ambassador. She has received three Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and a Cinema Oscar.

A goodwill ambassador, she has championed various humanitarian causes around the world and is renowned for her work on behalf of refugees with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Angelina Jolie is also a woman committed to the protection of nature and animals. She is a faithful friend of Dr Jane Goodall and a member of the Jane Goodall France Institute. She has already been named one of the most beautiful women in the world and her life off-camera is being watched very closely.

She began her acting career with the low budget film Cyborg 2 (1993), when she was only 18 years old. Her first leading role in a major film was in Hackers, in 1995. She then played in George Wallace and Dream Woman, critically acclaimed biographical television dramas. Angelina Jolie won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in A Stolen Life (1999). The actress continued her ascent with 60 Secondes Chrono (2000), which achieved great box office success. She subsequently achieved great notoriety with the interpretation of the video game heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and has since established herself as one of the most famous and highest paid actresses of Hollywood. His most commercially successful films have been Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005), Wanted (2008), Kung Fu Panda (2008), Salt (2010) and The Tourist (2010). She also starred in more intimate dramas such as Un cœur invaincu (2007) and L’Échange (2008).

Divorced from actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, Angelina Jolie then lives with actor Brad Pitt, with whom she married in France in 2014. The couple adopted three children and had three biological children. On September 20, 2016, their divorce was publicly announced.


Youth (1975-1993)

Born in Los Angeles, United States, Angelina Jolie Voight is the daughter of actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. She is the niece of Chip Taylor, the sister of James Haven, and the goddaughter of Jacqueline Bisset and Maximilian Schell. On her father’s side, Angelina Jolie is of German and Slovak origin4,5, and on her mother’s side, of French-Canadian and perhaps Iroquois origin6,7. However, Jon Voight argues that his ex-wife, Marcheline Bertrand, was “not really Iroquois8”. After her parents separated in 1976 and their divorce in 1977, Angelina Jolie and her brother were raised by their mother, who abandoned her acting ambitions and moved with them to Palisades, New York9,10. As a child, Angelina Jolie regularly watched movies with her mother and later explains that this is what inspired her for her acting career and not her father’s influence. When she was eleven years old, the family returned to Los Angeles, Angelina Jolie decided to become an actress and enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, where she took classes for two years.

At the age of fourteen, she dropped out of her acting lessons12. During this period, the future actress wears black clothes, dyes her hair black and dances the pogo with her boyfriend Anton who has moved in with her11. She declares that it was the darkest period of her life, indeed Angelina would have known addictions caused by social pressure. When she was only 19 years old, Angelina bought her first apartment, which was only a few blocks from her mother10. She resumed her acting studies and graduated from high school; recently, she evoked this period by saying: “Basically, I am still and always will be just a punk girl13. She later talks about her days as a student at Beverly Hills High School as well as her sense of loneliness among children from some of the area’s wealthiest families. Angelina Jolie’s mother lives on a modest income, and Angelina Jolie often wears second-hand clothes. The other students make fun of her thinness, her glasses and her braces. Her self-esteem falls further when her attempts to become a model prove unsuccessful. She begins to self-harm, commenting later: “I used to collect knives […]. For several reasons, the ritual of self-harm, which allowed me to feel the pain, to feel alive and which freed me in a way, was therapeutic for me. She started working as a model at 16, mainly in Los Angeles, New York and London. During this time, she also appeared in numerous music videos, notably those of 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 the age of 16, Angelina Jolie returned to the theater and played her first role, that of a German dominatrix. She learns things from her father, who advocates observing people as a method of becoming like them. During this period, their relationship calms down11. She obtained her graduation diploma in June 1993.

Asked later about her teenage years, Angelina said: “A lot of people put a picture of a ‘wild girl’ on me, but she’s not the kind of teenager I was at all, quite the contrary. So yes, I was not flirtatious I was even rather a tomboy sometimes but it is only because I grew up surrounded by boys, namely my brother and my cousins. I wasn’t the most popular girl in high school, besides I didn’t have many friends, I couldn’t trust people; there were so many hypocrites around us that I preferred to isolate myself in my room. I only dated one boy in high school (Anton) and my confidants were my mom and my brother. Deep down, I was just an anxious teenage girl who didn’t trust herself. “.

Angelina Jolie remains separated from her father for a long time. They try to reconcile and he appears with her in the movie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) 10. In July 2002, Angelina Jolie files a request to legally change her name to “Angelina Jolie”, abandoning the name Voight; the name change was made official on September 12, 2002.15 In August of the same year, Jon Voight declared that his daughter had “serious mental problems” during the Access Hollywood television program. Angelina Jolie then indicates that she no longer wishes to be closer to her father and remarks: “My father and I don’t talk to each other. I do not harbor any hatred towards him. I don’t think anyone’s family comes from their blood. My son is adopted and the family won. She declares that she does not wish to communicate the reason for her estrangement with her father; but because she adopted her son, she feels that it is not essential for her to maintain a bond with her father.

Beginnings (1993-1997)

Angelina Jolie began her career when she landed her first leading role, that of Casella Reese also known as “Cash”, in the low budget film Glass Shadow. The success of the film is not there, Angelina says “disappointed to have made so much effort for so little”. In 1993, she also starred in a second low budget film, Cyborg. Following a supporting role in the independent film Without Evidence, the actress played the role of Kate Libby also known as “Acid Burn” in her first Hollywood film, Hackers (1995), on the set of which she met her first husband. , Jonny Lee Miller. The New York Times writes: “Kate (Angelina Jolie) stood out. […] Despite the gloomy attitudes required by this role, Ms. Jolie has the sweet cherubic gaze of her father, Jon Voight17. The film was a box office failure, but became a cult film after its video release. In the road movie Mojave Moon (1996), she plays a young girl, Eleanor Rigby, who turns the character of Danny Aiello down on her mother. She plays the role of Gina Malacici in the romantic comedy Love Is All There Is (1996), a modern and fairly free adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, pitting two rival Italian families in opposition to the Bronx, New York. In 1996, Angelina Jolie also played the role of Margret “Legs” Sadovsky, one of the five rebellious girls at the center of the film Foxfire.

In 1997, Angelina Jolie starred, with David Duchovny, of the thriller The Damned (Playing God), which takes place in Los Angeles. The film is not well received by critics, and Roger Ebert writes that “Angelina Jolie exhibits a certain enthusiasm in a kind of role which is usually difficult and aggressive; she looks too nice to be [a criminal’s] girlfriend 19. She then appeared in the TV movie Sisters of Hearts, a historical drama set in the American West, based on Janice Woods’ book Windle. The same year, she appeared in the music video for the Rolling Stones single Anybody Seen My Baby?

Angelina Jolie’s film career gained new momentum after her portrayal of Cornelia Wallace in the 1997 biographical film George Wallace, for which she won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Emmy Award. Gary Sinise plays the role of Alabama Governor George Wallace. The film, directed by John Frankenheimer, is acclaimed by critics and notably receives the Golden Globe for best miniseries or best TV movie. Angelina Jolie plays 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 resulted in her paralysis.

Breakthrough (1998-2000)

In 1998, Angelina Jolie starred in the TV movie Dream Woman, which aired on HBO, starring supermodel Gia Carangi. The film depicts a world steeped in sex and drugs, and chronicles the destruction of Carangi’s life and career, who is a drug addict, and his illness, that of AIDS. Vanessa Vance of writes “Angelina Jolie has achieved great recognition for her role as Gia, and it’s easy to see why. Jolie is intense in her performance – mixing nervousness, charm and despair20. For the second year in a row, Angelina 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, Angelina Jolie prefers to remain in her character between two scenes during several of her first films, and therefore acquires the reputation of being a difficult actress to deal with. After Dream Woman, Angelina Jolie goes to New York and interrupts her acting career for a short time, thinking that she has “nothing more to give”. She enrolled at New York University to study directing and took classes to become a screenwriter. She declares that this time was “a good time to reflect on itself” in Inside the Actors Studio22.

She returned to the movies to play Gloria McNeary in the 1998 film Urban Jungle and appeared the same year in The Heart Map, to star alongside Sean Connery, Gillian Anderson, Ryan Phillippe and Jon Stewart. The film receives rather positive reviews. Angelina Jolie’s acting performance was particularly praised and she was awarded the Breakthrough Performance Award from the National Board of Review.

Success (2001-2006)

In the early 2000s, Angelina Jolie’s films, despite the recognition of her talents as an actress, were not all major commercial successes. The commercial triumph of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider completes to make her an international celebrity. For this adaptation to the big screen of the video game Tomb Raider, Angelina Jolie must adopt a British accent and undergo extensive training in martial arts, in order to be able to play the main role of the film, that of Lara Croft. She is praised for her physical performance, but the film garners mostly negative reviews. Slant Magazine writes, “Angelina Jolie was born for the role of Lara Croft,” but goes on to criticize the film’s director, Simon West29. However, the film was an international success and garnered 335 million dollars in receipts worldwide25.

Angelina Jolie then plays opposite Antonio Banderas in Original Sin (2001), where she plays a young American woman, Julia Russell. Original Sin, a thriller based on the novel Waltz in Darkness written by William Irish in 1947, received a disastrous reception from critics. The New York Times writes: “The story plunges lower than Madame Jolie’s cleavage. In 2002, she played Lanie Kerrigan in Seven Days and a Lifetime, a film focused on an ambitious television reporter who learns that she is going to die in a week. The film was poorly received by critics, although Angelina Jolie’s performance drew good reactions. Paul Clinton of CNN notes that “Jolie is great at her role. Despite the many blunders in the script in the middle of the film, this Oscar-winning actress is very believable in her journey towards self-discovery and the real meaning of a busy life. ”

Angelina Jolie reprized her role as Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, The Cradle of Life, in 2003. The Cradle of Life, which was not as profitable as the first episode, raised $ 156 million at the box -world office25. The same year, the actress appeared in Sans Frontières, a film focusing on humanitarian issues in Africa. While reflecting Angelina Jolie’s genuine interest in humanitarian aid, the film fails both critically and commercially. In 2004, Angelina Jolie starred alongside Ethan Hawke in Violated Fates. She plays Illeana Scott, a special agent of the FBI sent to Montreal to try to penetrate the mind of a serial killer. The film’s critical reception is mixed and The Hollywood Reporter concludes: “Angelina Jolie is playing a role that looks like something she has done before, but in doing so she adds a unique touch of excitement and glamor32. ”

She is the voice of Lola in the animated film Shark Gang (2004) and makes a cameo appearance in Kerry Conran’s sci-fi film Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, which features the distinction of having been fully shot under blue background. Also in 2004, Angelina Jolie played Olympias in Alexander, a biographical film by Oliver Stone centered on the life of Alexander the Great. The film was a failure at the domestic box office, with Stone attributing its poor reception to disapproval of Alexander’s portrayal of bisexuality, 33 but it was successful internationally, grossing $ 139 million outside the United States.

Angelina Jolie’s only film in 2005 was the action comedy Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The film, directed by Doug Liman, tells the story of a couple in which each will realize that the other is also a hitman. Angelina Jolie plays Jane Smith, married to John Smith, played by Brad Pitt. The film receives average reviews but is generally praised for the acting of the two main actors. Eric Coubard, from Brazil, writes “no matter the endless stunts, endless explosions and various unreal situations, this film works thanks to the hustle and bustle of Brad Pitt and the seduction of Angelina Jolie34. The film raised $ 478 million internationally, one of the biggest successes of 200525. She then appeared in a film directed by Robert De Niro, Raisons d’État, which was about the debut of the CIA as seen through the eyes of Edward Wilson, played by Matt Damon. Jolie plays the secondary role of Margaret Russell, Wilson’s wife, whom Wilson somewhat neglects. According to The Chicago Tribune, “Angelina Jolie becomes more and more convincing over time, and is blithely indifferent to how her fragile character has gained public sympathy. ”

Continuity (2007-2012)

In 2007, Angelina Jolie made her directorial debut with the documentary A Place in Time, which portrayed life as it is in twenty-seven locations around the globe over the course of a week. The film was screened at the TriBeCa Film Festival and is to be distributed by the National Education Association, mainly to secondary schools36. Angelina Jolie stars as Mariane Pearl in An Undefeated Heart (2007), by Michael Winterbottom, a film about the kidnapping and murder of The Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. The film is based on Mariane Pearl’s memoir, A Mighty Heart, and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival37. It brings Angelina Jolie her fourth Golden Globe Award and a third Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. Angelina Jolie also plays Grendel’s mother in The Legend of Beowulf (2007), which was created with the motion capture technique.

She stars alongside James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman in the 2008 action film Wanted: Choose Your Fate, adapted from the graphic novel by Mark Millar. The film received good reviews and raised $ 342 million worldwide25. She is the voice of Master Tigress in the animated film Kung Fu Panda (2008). With international receipts of $ 632 million, the film became Angelina Jolie’s second biggest commercial success to date. The same year, she played Christine Collins, the first role in a Clint Eastwood film, L’Échange (2008), which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival38. It’s taken from the true story of a woman in 1928 Los Angeles whose son is kidnapped and who will eventually find him nine months later – then thinking deep inside her that it isn’t him. For this film, Angelina Jolie received her second Oscar nomination for Best Actress and was also nominated for a British Academy Film Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe39. TéléCinéObs writes in its review of the film: “the refined classicism of a staging that refuses to extort emotion as well as the performance of Angelina Jolie largely outweigh the piece”.

In 2010, Angelina made her big box office comeback with two blockbuster films, the first being Salt which won over $ 335 million at the global box office. To star in this film, Angelina contacted women who worked for the CIA to give her advice on how to give intensity to her character. Critics salute her acting: “Angelina is not afraid to give intensity and realism to her character, she shows it to us once again in this thriller. The second is The Tourist, a film in which she co-starred with Johnny Depp. This film is a real commercial success with more than 298 million dollars collected41; it is also his fourth best film of his career, the film is nominated for three Golden Globes42 in the categories: “best musical or comedy film”, “best actor in a musical film or a comedy” for Depp, “best actress in a musical or comedy film ”for Jolie, also won two Teen Choice Awards in the categories:“ best actor in an action film ”for Depp,“ best actress in an action film ”for Jolie, and was nominated for “Best Action Picture,” it also won the People’s Choice Award in the Favorite Movie Actor category for Depp, and two nominations for Jolie in the Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Movie Icon categories, and won The RedBox Movie Award for the most lauded dramatic film of 2011, the film is directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.

In 2011, Angelina once again lent her voice to the Tigress in the animated film Kung Fu Panda 2. This film collected more than $ 710 million internationally during 2012.

Return as director (since 2012)

In 2012, she delivered her first film as a screenwriter and director, titled In the land of blood and honey, a love story against the backdrop of the Bosnian war. Reviews are mixed, however, and the film is a commercial flop, grossing just $ 1 million from the $ 13 million budget.

In 2013, she therefore agreed to return to her profession as an actress by collaborating with the Disney studios. She is the headliner of a Disney blockbuster mixing real shots and computer graphics, entitled Maleficent. The film tells the story of the wicked witch in the tale Sleeping Beauty, which was released on May 28, 2014. This film became Angelina Jolie’s biggest commercial success and generated more than $ 757 million.

She can immediately return to more personal projects: in 2014, she unveils her second film as a director, Invincible. This time, she does not sign the screenplay, co-written in particular by the Coen brothers and produced in Hollywood, with an English actor headlining, Jack O’Connell. However, it remains in a war story with this adaptation of the book by Laura Hillenbrand, which itself was inspired by the life of Louis Zamperini. The film, released on December 25, 2014, is a commercial success, grossing $ 163 million, for a budget of $ 65 million.

In 2015, she radically changed register with Vue sur mer, where she staged herself, alongside her companion in the city, Brad Pitt, to tell the story of an American couple married for fourteen years, moving away from each other during a stay in France. The film is actually written by Jolie several years ago and was shot in August 2014 by the Hollywood couple in Malta, on their honeymoon. Four French actors complete the cast of this summer closed-door: Mélanie Laurent, Niels Arestrup, Melvil Poupaud and Richard Bohringer. The film was a critical and commercial flop, only grossing $ 3.3 million when it cost 10.

In 2017, the actress returned to the war film, with First they killed my father, which she directed and co-wrote with Loung Ung, the Cambodian activist author of the autobiographical book from which the film is adapted. This time, the feature film is released online exclusively on Netflix in September 2017, and is receiving excellent reviews.

Media coverage

Angelina Jolie has been in the media world from a young age, due to the fame of her father, actor Jon Voight. At age seven, she made a cameo appearance in Lookin ‘to Get Out, a film co-written by and starring her father. Then a teenager, she attended the Oscar ceremony for cinema alongside her father. However, when she begins her acting career, she prefers not to use “Voight” as a stage name, as she wishes to impose her own identity as an actress43. Angelina Jolie never dreads controversy and claims her image of a “wild” teenager in her public appearances during the early years of her career. During her speech at the 72nd Academy Awards, the actress said, “I’m so in love with my brother right now,” which, along with her affectionate demeanor towards him that same night, sparked speculation in the sensational media about a possible incestuous relationship between her brother James Haven and her. She vehemently denies these rumors; she and her brother later explain that after their parents divorced, they relied heavily on each other for emotional support.43

Angelina Jolie does not employ an agent, nor even an advertising agent44. She quickly becomes ubiquitous in the tabloids, due to her outspokenness during interviews, where she sometimes openly discusses her love life and her interest in BDSM7, or declares that she is “likely to sleep with a female fan.” “. Angelina Jolie’s full lips, one of the most characteristic features of her celebrity, attracted considerable attention in the media where she is considered “the current Western canon of beauty.” She made the headlines when she married Billy Bob Thornton, and later for her growing interest in global humanitarian issues. Her role as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees allows her to shine the spotlight on several humanitarian causes around the world. She has also been taking flying lessons since 2004, has a private pilot’s license, and owns a Cirrus SR2246 aircraft. The media speculated that Angelina Jolie is a Buddhist, but she explained teaching Buddhism to her son Maddox because she considers it to be an integral part of her culture, thus failing to state conclusively whether she is a believer or no. Asked in 2000 about the existence of a God, she replied: “For believers, I hope so. For my part, I don’t need a God47. ”

Begun in 2005, her relationship with Brad Pitt became one of the most commented celebrity events in the world. After Angelina Jolie confirmed her pregnancy in early 2006, a hype arose around the couple, even reaching, according to Reuters in her article The Brangelina fever (“Brangelina fever”), a ” no madness ”. Trying to escape the media pressure, the couple set off for Namibia on the occasion of the birth of Shiloh, described as “the most awaited baby since Jesus Christ48”. Two years later, Angelina Jolie’s new pregnancy caused a new media frenzy. During the two weeks that she spends in a seaside hospital in Nice to give birth, journalists and photographers camp outside the building in order to follow the birth as closely as possible49.

Angelina Jolie is a big celebrity in the United States. According to the Q Score, in 2000, after the actress won the Oscar, 31% of Americans surveyed said she was familiar to them. In 2006, this figure rose to 81% of Americans50. Angelina Jolie is part of the Time 100, a ranking of the hundred most influential people in the United States, in 2006 and 200851,52. In 2006, she was named the most beautiful woman in the world by People magazine53, and the greatest sex symbol of all time by the British television channel Channel 4 The 100 Greatest Sex Symbols in 200754 The Hollywood Reporter ranks Angelina Jolie as the # 1 highest paid actress in 2008, pocketing an average of $ 15 million per film55. In 2009, the actress also won first place in the annual Celebrity 100 ranking established by Forbes56; it was previously ranked fourteenth in 200757, and third in 2008.

Over time, Angelina Jolie became more and more involved in the service of humanitarian causes on the political level. She regularly participates in World Refugee Day in Washington and speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2005 and 2006. Angelina Jolie also advocates for humanitarian interests in the US capital, where she has met with members of Congress more than twenty times since. 200350. She explains in Forbes: “Despite my wish that I never have to go to Washington, this is one way to make a difference50. ”

In 2005, Angelina Jolie attended a luncheon organized by the National Press Club, where she announced the founding of the National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children, an organization that provides free legal assistance to child asylum seekers who have not legal representation. The actress created this organization and donated $ 500,000 for her first two years71. Angelina Jolie is also pushing for the adoption of several bills to help refugees and destitute children in the Third World50. In addition to her political commitment, she uses her public image to sensitize the population to humanitarian causes, through the media. She is filming a special program for MTV, The Diary Of Angelina Jolie & Dr. Jeffrey Sachs in Africa, starring her with famous economist Jeffrey Sachs, on a journey to a group of remote villages in western Kenya. In 2006, Angelina Jolie announced the creation of the Jolie / Pitt Foundation, whose first donations, of one million dollars each, were dedicated to Global Action for Children and Médecins sans frontières72. Angelina Jolie also co-chairs the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, in conjunction with the Clinton Foundation, which works for the education of children living in countries in conflict.

Angelina Jolie enjoys great recognition for her humanitarian action. In 2003, she was the first recipient of the newly created Citizen of the World Award, awarded by the United Nations Correspondents Association and in 2005, she was awarded the Global Humanitarian Award by the UNA-USA (United Nations Association of the United States of America) 74. On August 12, 2005, the King of Cambodia, Norodom Sihamoni, grants the star Cambodian citizenship, as a reward for his personal investment in the country; she is pledging five million dollars to set up a wildlife reserve in the northwestern province of Battambang country, where she herself owns a property1. In 2007, Angelina Jolie became a member of the Foreign Relations Council75, and received the Freedom Award from the International Rescue Committee76. After donating a million dollars with Brad Pitt to help relief efforts in Haiti following the devastating earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince in 2010, Angelina Jolie traveled to Haiti and the Dominican Republic to there to hold discussions on future relief efforts77.

In 2013, she traveled with politician William Hague to Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in June 2014 to the world summit to end sexual violence in conflict.

Private life


On March 28, 1996, Angelina Jolie married British actor Jonny Lee Miller, her partner in the movie Hackers (1995). At the wedding, the actress wears black leather pants and a white shirt, on which she has her husband’s name written in her own blood79. The couple separated the following year and then divorced on February 3, 1999. They remained on good terms and Angelina Jolie later declared: “It’s a question of timing. I think he’s the best husband a girl can ask for. I will always love him, we were just too young. ”

During the filming of the movie The Needlestickers (1999), she met actor Billy Bob Thornton whom she married on May 5, 2000. Due to their frequent statements about their married life and their signs of love – one the most famous being the vial filled with her husband’s blood hanging around Angelina Jolie’s neck – their relationship is constantly mentioned in the media43. They end up divorcing on May 27, 2003. Asked about their sudden divorce, Angelina Jolie declares: “I was taken aback because, overnight, we had completely changed. One day, I thought we didn’t have anything in common anymore. It’s scary, but it can happen when you’re tied to someone when you don’t know yourself yet. ”


Angelina Jolie declares in several interviews that she is bisexual and has long admitted that she had a relationship with Jenny Shimizu, her partner in the movie Foxfire. She says: “I would probably have married Jenny if I hadn’t already been married. I fell in love with her the moment I saw her81. “In 2003, when asked if she is bisexual, Angelina Jolie replied” Of course. If tomorrow I fall in love with a woman, would it be normal for me to want to kiss her and have sex with her? If I fall in love with her? Absolutely! Yes82! ”

Brad pitt

In early 2005, Angelina Jolie was the subject of a high-profile Hollywood scandal, after being named as the cause of divorce from actors Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. She is accused of having an affair with Brad Pitt during the filming of Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005). She denies this rumor on several occasions, but then admits that they “fell in love83. In a 2005 interview, she said, “Being intimate with a married man, when my own father cheated on my mother, is not something I can forgive myself. I couldn’t look at myself in the mirror in the morning if I did that. I wouldn’t be attracted to a man who cheats on his wife82. ”

Although Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have never publicly commented on the nature of their relationship, speculation continues to run throughout 2005. The couple’s first intimate photos are taken by paparazzi in April. , a month after Jennifer Aniston filed for divorce; the photos show Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and her son Maddox at a beach in Kenya. During the summer, the two actors appear more and more often together, and the majority of the media then consider them as a couple, giving this union the nickname “Brangelina”. On January 11, 2006, Angelina Jolie confirms to People that she is pregnant with Brad Pitt and thus confirms, for the first time in public, their relationship43. In 2010, the couple bought a villa in Italy, near Valpolicella84. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got engaged in April 2012. The engagement ring Brad gave to Angelina is worth $ 500,00085. They were married in their castle in Miraval (Var, France) on August 23, 2014. Their separation is reported by the media on September 20, 2016; Angelina Jolie reportedly filed for divorce.


Angelina Jolie is the mother of six children, as of 2015. On March 10, 2002, Angelina Jolie adopted her first child, 7 months old, Maddox Chivan15. He was born on August 5, 2001 in Cambodia. Angelina Jolie decides to adopt after visiting Cambodia twice, for the filming of Tomb Raider and for a field trip with UNHCR in 2001. After her divorce from her second husband, Billy Bob Thornton, the actress obtains sole custody of Maddox. Like the other children of Angelina Jolie, Maddox acquires considerable celebrity and appears regularly in the press people.

Angelina Jolie adopts a 7 month old girl from Ethiopia, Zahara Marley, on July 6, 2005. Zahara was born on January 8, 2005. Angelina Jolie adopts her through the Wide Horizons For Children agency, located in Addis Ababa. Shortly after arriving in the United States, Zahara was hospitalized with dehydration and malnutrition. In 2007, various media claimed that her biological mother, Mentewabe Dawit, was alive and would like to get her daughter back. She then denies these rumors and considers that Zahara was “very lucky” to be adopted by Angelina Jolie88.

Brad Pitt is present when Angelina Jolie signs the adoption papers and picks up her daughter43; later, Angelina Jolie indicates that she and Brad Pitt made the decision to adopt Zahara together89. On January 19, 2006, a California judge approved Brad Pitt’s request to legally adopt Angelina Jolie’s two children. Their last names are officially changed to “Jolie-Pitt90”.

Angelina Jolie gives birth to a child, Shiloh Nouvel, in Swakopmund, Namibia, after a planned cesarean delivery on May 27, 2006. Brad Pitt confirms that Shiloh will have a Namibian passport91, and Angelina Jolie decides to sell the first photos of her. child at the Getty Images agency itself, rather than allowing the paparazzi to take those important photos. People pays over $ 4.1 million for rights in North America, while UK magazine Hello! obtains the international rights for approximately $ 3.5 million92. All of these proceeds are donated to a charity whose name is not disclosed by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Madame Tussauds in New York Unveils Wax Statue of Shiloh at Two Months of Age; it is the first baby reconstituted in wax by Madame Tussauds93.

On March 15, 2007, Angelina Jolie adopted a 3-year-old Vietnamese boy, Pax Thien94, who was born on November 29, 2003 and who was abandoned at birth in a local hospital, where he was given the name Pham Quang Sang95. Angelina Jolie adopted him through the Tam Binh orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City96. She states that her boy’s new name, Pax, was suggested to her by his mother before his death97.

After months of rumors in the celebrity press, Angelina Jolie confirms that she is expecting twins at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. She gives birth to a boy, Knox Léon, and a girl, Vivienne Marcheline, after a cesarean delivery at the polyclinic Santa Maria de Nice, France, July 12, 200898. The rights to the first images of Knox and Vivienne are jointly sold to People and Hello! for $ 14 million – the most expensive celebrity photos ever sold. The money goes into the boxes of the Fondation Jolie-Pitt99.

Cancer risk and operations

On February 16, 2013, at the age of 37, Angelina Jolie underwent a preventative double mastectomy after learning that she had an 87% risk of developing breast cancer due to a defective BRCA1 gene. Her mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand, died of ovarian cancer in 2007 at the age of 56, while her maternal grandmother died at 45 from ovarian cancer. Her maternal aunt, Debbie Martin, who had the same defective BRCA1 gene, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and died at the age of 61 on May 26, 2013. Angelina’s mastectomy lowered her risks to develop cancer at less than 5%. On April 27, 2013, Angelina Jolie underwent reconstructive surgery involving implants100.

According to a study in the British Medical Journal, these revelations were accompanied by a significant increase in breast cancer screenings.

On March 24, 2015, at the age of 39, she announced in a column published in the New York Times that she had undergone a preventive oophorectomy the previous week to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer, following the same anomaly. genetic.

Cambodian nationality

In 2004, the Prime Minister of Cambodia offered Angelina Jolie Cambodian nationality in gratitude for her humanitarian commitment in this country, from which her first son, Maddox Chivan, is from101,102. In 2005, Reuters Toun Siphan, director of the government’s international relations department, said she was granted Cambodian citizenship by royal decree from King Norodom Sihamoni.


Angelina Jolie’s many tattoos are gaining media attention and are a recurring topic in celebrity interviews. Although she is not averse to nude scenes in movies, the sheer number of tattoos on her body compels filmmakers to get creative in love scenes. Cosmetics are used to cover up her tattoos in many of the productions she performs.

Angelina Jolie currently has thirteen known tattoos, including Tennessee Williams’ quote “A prayer for the wild at heart, kept in cages”, which she did with her mother. , a sentence in Arabic: “العزيمة” (“The strength of the will”), the Latin proverb “quod me nutrit me destruit” (“What nourishes me destroys me”) 105, and a prayer in Khmer, for his son Maddox106.

She also has seven sets of geographic coordinates on the upper part of her left arm, listing the birthplaces of her children and – according to celebrity magazines – of her husband107,108. Over time, Angelina Jolie has masked and removed several of her tattoos, including “Billy Bob,” the name of her former husband Billy Bob Thornton, a Chinese character for death (死), and a window on the bottom of her. back; she explained herself about removing this tattoo by stating that while she spent all her time looking out the window wishing she was outside, she now lives there all the time




Feature films

  • 1982: Lookin ‘to Get Out by Hal Ashby: Tosh Warner
  • 1993: Glass Shadow (Cyborg 2) by Michael Schroeder: Casella “Cash” Reese
  • 1995: Iain Softley’s Hackers: Kate “Acid Burn” Libby
  • 1995: Without Evidence by Gill Dennis: Jodie Swearingen
  • 1996: Love Is All There Is by Joseph Bologna and Renée Taylor: Gina Malacici
  • 1996: Foxfire by Annette Haywood-Carter: Margret “Legs” Sadovsky
  • 1996: Mojave Moon by Kevin Dowling: Eleanor “Elie” Rigby
  • 1997: Le Damné (Playing God) by Andrew Wilson: Claire
  • 1998: Urban Jungle (Hell’s Kitchen) by Tony Cinciripini: Gloria McNeary
  • 1998: La Carte du cœur (Playing by Heart) by Willard Carroll: Joan
  • 1999: Les Aiguilleurs (Pushing Tin) by Mike Newell: Mary Bell
  • 1999: Bone Collector (The Bone Collector) by Phillip Noyce: Amelia Donaghy
  • 1999: A Stolen Life (Girl, Interrupted) by James Mangold: Lisa Rowe
  • 2000: 60 seconds flat (Gone In 60 Seconds) by Dominic Sena: Sara “Sway” Wayland
  • 2001: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider by Simon West: Lara Croft
  • 2001: Original Sin by Michael Cristofer: Julia Russell
  • 2002: 7 jours et une vie (Life or Something Like It) by Stephen Herek: Lanie Kerrigan
  • 2003: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, le cradle de la vie (Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life) by Jan de Bont: Lara Croft
  • 2003: Without Borders (Beyond Borders) by Martin Campbell: Sarah Jordan
  • 2004: Taking Lives, destinies violés (Taking Lives) by D. J. Caruso: Illeana Scott
  • 2004: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow by Kerry Condon: Francesca “Franky” Cook
  • 2004: Alexandre (Alexander) by Oliver Stone: Olympias
  • 2005: Mr. and Mrs. Smith (Mr. & Mrs. Smith) by Doug Liman: Jane Smith
  • 2006: Raisons d’État (The Good Shepherd) by Robert De Niro: Margaret Russell
  • 2007: A Mighty Heart by Michael Winterbottom: Mariane Pearl
  • 2007: The Legend of Beowulf (Beowulf) by Robert Zemeckis: Grendel’s mother
  • 2008: The Exchange (Changeling) by Clint Eastwood: Christine Collins
  • 2008: Wanted: Choose Your Destiny (Wanted) by Timur Bekmambetov: Fox
  • 2010: Salt by Phillip Noyce: Evelyn Salt
  • 2010: The Tourist by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck: Elise Ward
  • 2014: Maleficent by Robert Stromberg: Maleficent
  • 2015: Vue sur mer (By the Sea) of herself: Vanessa
  • 2019: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil by Joachim Rønning: Maleficent
  • 2020: The One and Only Ivan by Thea Sharrock: Stella (voice)
  • 2020: Brenda Chapman Come Away: Rose Littleton
  • 2021: Eternals by Chloé Zhao: Thena
  • 2021: Those Who Wish Me Dead by Taylor Sheridan: Hannah Faber

Short films

  • 1993: Angela & Viril by Steven Shainberg: Angela
  • 1993: Alice & Manly by Steven Shainberg: Alice
  • 1997: The Rolling Stones: Anybody Seen My Baby? by Samuel Bayer
  • 2017: Mon Guerlain: Notes of a Woman by Terrence Malick


  • TV movies
  • 1997: True Women of Karen Arthur: Georgia Virginia Lawshe Woods
  • 1997: George Wallace by John Frankenheimer: Cornelia Wallace
  • 1998: Dream Woman (Gia) by Michael Cristofer: Gia Carangi

Video clips

  • 1990: Antonello Venditti: Alta marea by Stefano Salvati
  • 1993: The Lemonheads: It’s About Time
  • 1994: Bat Out of Hell: Live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra by Michael Bay
  • 2003: Korn: Did My Time by Dave Meyers

Dubbing of animated films

  • 2004: Gang of Sharks (Shark Tale) by Éric Bergeron, Vicky Jenson and Rob Letterman: Lola (voice)
  • 2008: Kung Fu Panda by Mark Osborne and John Stevenson: Master Tigress (voice)
  • 2010: Kung Fu Panda: Happy Holidays (Kung Fu Panda Holiday) by Tim Johnson: Master Tigress (voice)
  • 2011: Kung Fu Panda 2 by Jennifer Yuh Nelson: Master Tigress (voice)
  • 2016: Kung Fu Panda 3 by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni: Master Tigress (voice)


  • 2012: In The Land of Blood and Honey (also screenwriter)
  • 2014: Invincible (Unbroken)
  • 2015: Vue sur mer (By the sea) (also screenwriter)
  • 2017: First They Killed My Father (also screenwriter)


  • 2005: Lovesick by Sam B. Lorn
  • 2005: Trudell (documentary) by Heather Rae
  • 2012: In the Land of Blood and Honey by Angelina Jolie
  • 2014: Invincible (Unbroken) by Angelina Jolie
  • 2015: Sea view (By the Sea) by Angelina Jolie
  • 2018: Parvana, a childhood in Afghanistan (Parvana) by Nora Twomey

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