Angelina Jolie: the biography
Angelina Jolie (full name Angelina Jolie Voight) is not only an outstanding actress, but a Director, writer and goodwill Ambassador of the UN.
She was born June 4, 1975 in Los Angeles the son of actor John Voight and actress Marcelin Bertrand. A year later, her parents divorced and Angelina stayed together with his mother, who often took my daughter to the movies. Just then it woke up interest in the film.
Way of Angelina Jolie to worldwide fame was difficult and thorny. At age 11 she began studying at the Lee Strasberg film school, then attended high school in Beverly hills. For its thinness aspiring actress felt quite insecure and after a failed attempt to start a career as a model and her self-esteem fell to zero. She began to wear black and, as admitted later, he hated himself.
However, at age 14, Angelina Jolie was able to take himself in hand and began working as a model, taking part in fashion shows of clothes and appearing in music videos for such famous artists as lenny Kravitz and the Rolling Stones.
Career actress Angelina Jolie started with experimental films, which, however, were not included in her filmography. His first official role she played in 1993 in the movie «Cyborg 2: Glass shadow», but has become widely popular after the filming of the action movie «Hackers», which, though suffered a financial failure, but became a cult classic.
Its first award, the award «Golden globe» actress received for her role in the TV movie «George Wallace,» which was highly acclaimed by film critics.
One of the interesting roles of Angelina Jolie considered the role in the biographical film «Gia,» where she played popular top model G. Karanja, who died from AIDS. For the game it is the second consecutive year won the «Golden globe».
Speaking of filmography Jolie, it is worth mentioning the role of Lara Croft in the film adaptation of the computer game Tomb Rider. Filmed in 2001, the picture has received harsh reviews, but Angelina Jolie has become the benchmark of sexuality. Interestingly, all the stunts in the film she acted alone.
The actress also appeared in the films «Temptation», «Taking lives», «Alexander», «sky Captain and the world of tomorrow». Despite the cold reception of these paintings, Angelina Jolie was impressed by the looks and his acting. After a series of commercial failures followed by one of the major success of the Hollywood star — film «Mr. and Mrs. Smith», which was released in 2005, the film has collected $ 480 million in worldwide box office.
Then there was the shooting in the film «the False temptation» (2006), «Her heart» (2007), «Changeling» (2008), «salt» (2010). In 2011, Jolie starred in «the Tourist», performing the role of fateful, sexy and sophisticated woman. For playing in the film she was nominated for People’s Choice Awards and a Golden globe.
The last work of Angelina Jolie in the movie have become roles in the films «Maleficent» (2014) and «Cote d’azur» (2015).
Shooting in the film «Lara Croft. Tomb raider», which took place in Cambodia, initiated the humanitarian work of Angelina Jolie. Seeing firsthand all the horrors that are happening in third world countries, she contacted the UN, becoming the goodwill Ambassador of this organization. During her life, she has made dozens of humanitarian trips and have adopted three children.
In 2004, for humanitarian work in Cambodia, Prime Minister of the country awarded Jolie the title of honorary citizen of Cambodia. In 2005, she received the Humanitarian award of the UN.
The actress has created several charitable organizations: Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation, dedicated to the preservation of the environment and community development in the province Battambang, the Maddox Chivan children’s Center for children in Phnom Penh who are affected by HIV, Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, intended for victims of natural or man-made disasters children.
Nov 16, 2013. Angelina Jolie was awarded the «Oscar» for voluntary humanitarian work (the Award is named. Gene Hersholt).
In 2014, Queen Elizabeth II granted Jolie the title of dames, conferred the order of St. George and St. Michael for participating in the campaign against sexual violence in military conflict zones and serving the interests of British foreign policy.
The first marriage of Angelina Jolie, was with actor johnny Lee Miller in 1996, fell apart after a year. In 2000, she married Billy Bob Thornton, but after 3 years they divorced.
The latest and most effective relationship of the actress formed with the main handsome man of Hollywood, brad pitt. For a long time the couple denied the romance rumors, which emerged during the filming of the hit film «Mr. and Mrs. Smith». There was a reason pitt was married to actress Jennifer aniston. In 2006, after learning about the pregnancy, Angelina Jolie announced a connection with brad pitt.
The star couple are the parents of 6 children — three biological and three adopted. And in 2016, according to media reports, Jolie and pitt adopted a seventh child. They found two-year-old boy, Moussa, with whom Angelina had met during a trip to a camp of refugees from Syria.
After 7 years of civil marriage, Angelina Jolie and brad pitt is still said about the long-awaited engagement. 23 Aug 2014 they have legalized their relationship.
Of particular interest to fans cause the tattoos of Angelina Jolie. Only adorns her body about twenty different tattoos, including a large Asian tiger on the lower back and below the navel inscription in Latin «Quod me nutrit me destruit», which translates as «What nourishes me, me and kills».
In April 2013, Angelina Jolie, for fear of developing breast cancer, had bilateral mastectomy. She later removed the ovaries also because of the risk of developing the deadly disease — now popular the actress is no longer able to have children.
- «Real women»
- «The power of fear»
- «Lara Croft. Tomb raider»
- «Mr. and Mrs. Smith»
- «Strong heart»
- «Especially dangerous»