LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: THE CRADLE OF LIFE
Academy AwardÂ® and three-time Golden Globe winner ANGELINA
JOLIE (Lara Croft) recently starred in "Life or Something Like
It," and she will soon star in Paramount Pictures' and Mandalay Pictures'
"Beyond Borders," opening this fall.
In 2001, Jolie brought to life the title character in
Paramount's and Mutual Film Company's "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider"
for director Simon West, and she also starred in "Original Sin,"
opposite Antonio Banderas, for writer/director Michael Cristofer and producer
Denise Di Novi. The previous year, Jolie appeared with co-stars Nicolas Cage and
Robert Duvall in the smash hit "Gone in 60 Seconds" for producer Jerry
Jolie's portrayal of a mental patient in "Girl,
Interrupted" garnered her an Academy AwardÂ®, her third Golden Globe Award,
a Broadcast Film Critics Award, ShoWest Supporting Actress of the Year and a
Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress. The film, based on a true
story by Susanna Kaysen, was directed by James Mangold and co-starred Winona
Prior to that performance, Jolie played a rookie police
officer opposite Denzel Washington's veteran detective in the thriller
"The Bone Collector" directed by Phillip Noyce. She also co-starred in
Mike Newell's "Pushing Tin," a black comedy about the rivalry
between two air traffic controllers played by Billy Bob Thornton and John Cusack.
The Miramax film "Playing by Heart" earned Jolie
The National Board of Review's Award for Breakthrough Performance. This
character driven drama, directed by Willard Carroll, weaves in and out of the
lives of a group of people searching for love, and the ensemble cast includes
Sean Connery, Gena Rowlands, Madeleine Stowe, Ellen Burstyn, Gillian Anderson
and Dennis Quaid.
HBO's "Gia" garnered Jolie critical praise as
well as a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Emmy nomination
for her portrayal of the super-model who died of AIDS. Jolie also received an
Emmy nomination for her role opposite Gary Sinise in director John Frankenheimer's
"George Wallace," about the controversial governor from Alabama. The
film earned Jolie her first Golden Globe Award and a Cable Ace nomination for
her portrayal of Wallace's second wife, Cornelia.
Jolie also co-starred with David Duchovny and Timothy Hutton
in director Andy Wilson's "Playing God," and prior to that she
starred in the Hallmark Hall of Fame miniseries presentation "True
Women," directed by Karen Arthur, based on Janice Woods Windle's
best-selling historical novel. In addition, she starred in Annette
Haywood-Carter's much-acclaimed "Foxfire" and lain Softley's
A member of the famed MET Theatre Ensemble Workshop, Jolie
trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and has also studied with Jan
Tarrant in New York and Silvana Gallardo in Los Angeles.
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