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Academy Award and three time Golden Globe winner ANGELINA JOLIE is proving to be one of Hollywood 's most talented leading actresses.  Jolie most recently starred in the title role in the action adventure Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life, the sequel to the 2001 box-office smash, and starred as a devoted relief worker for the United Nations in the provocative drama Beyond Borders.

In 2001 she starred as Lara Croft in Paramount 's Tomb Raider for director Simon West, and also starred in Original Sin opposite Antonio Banderas for Gia writer/director Michael Cristofer.  The previous year, Jolie was seen with co-stars Nicolas Cage and Robert Duvall as car thieves committing their final heist in the smash hit Gone in 60 Seconds for producer Jerry Bruckheimer, as well as starring in the romantic comedy Life or Something Like It.

Jolie's portrayal of a mental patient in Girl, Interrupted garnered an Academy Award, her third Golden Globe Award, a Broadcast Film Critics Award, ShoWest's "Supporting Actress of the Year,” and a Screen Actors Guild Award for "Best Supporting Actress.”  The film, based on the true story by Susanna Kayson, was directed by James Mangold and co-starred Winona Ryder.

Prior to that she played a rookie police officer opposite Denzel Washington's veteran detective in Phillip Noyce's thriller The Bone Collector.  Jolie also co-starred in Mike Newell's Pushing Tin with Billy Bob Thornton and John Cusack.  Playing by Heart earned her The National Board of Review's award for "Breakthrough Performance.”  This character driven drama directed by Willard Carroll included an all-star ensemble cast including Sean Connery, Gena Rowlands, Madeline Stowe, Ellen Burstyn, Gillian Anderson and Dennis Quaid.

The HBO film Gia earned Jolie critical praise as well as a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of the supermodel who died of AIDS.  She also received an Emmy nomination for her role opposite Gary Sinise in director John Frankenheimer's George Wallace, a period epic for TNT about the controversial Governor from Alabama .  The film earned Jolie her first Golden Globe Award and a Cable Ace nomination for her portrayal of George Wallace's second wife, Cornelia.  

Jolie also co-starred with David Duchovn

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