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LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: THE CRADLE OF LIFE

Academy Award® 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 Bruckheimer.

Jolie's portrayal of a mental patient in "Girl, Interrupted" garnered her an Academy Award®, 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 Ryder.

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 "Hackers."

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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