THE GOOD SHEPHERD
Academy AwardÂ® winner and three-time Golden Globe winner ANGELINA
JOLIE (Clover) is proving to be one of Hollywood's most talented leading actresses.
Her most recently released film is Mr. & Mrs. Smith, co-starring Brad Pitt. She
recently completed filming Beowulf, for director Robert Zemeckis.
Jolie has completed several other films in recent release, including Oliver Stone's
epic Alexander, with Colin Farrell, Val Kilmer, Rosario Dawson, Jared Leto and Anthony
Hopkins, as well as the action/adventure Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, with
Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow. She lent her voice to the animated feature Shark Tale,
directed by the creators of Shrek; the film also features the voices of Will Smith, Robert
De Niro and Jack Black.
Jolie also starred in the Warner Bros.' thriller Taking Lives, with Ethan Hawke
and Gena Rowlands. In 2003, she played the lead role in the action/adventure Lara Croft
Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, the sequel to the 2001 box-office smash, and portrayed
a relief worker for the United Nations in the provocative drama Beyond Borders.
In 2001, she starred in director Simon West's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and in
Original Sin, opposite Antonio Banderas for Gia writer-director Michael Cristofer. The
previous year, she was seen along 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. She was also in the romantic comedy Life or Something Like It.
Jolie's portrayal of a mental patient in Girl, Interrupted garnered her an Academy
AwardÂ®, her third Golden Globe, 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 Kaysen, was directed by James
Mangold and co-starred Winona Ryder.
Prior to Girl, Interrupted, she played a rookie police officer opposite Denzel
Washington's veteran detective in the thriller The Bone Collector, directed by Phillip
Noyce. 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,
had an all-star ensemble cast including Sean Connery, Gena Rowlands, Madeleine Stowe,
Ellen Burstyn, Gillian Anderson and Dennis Quaid.
The HBO film Gia earned Jolie critical praise as well as a Golden Globe, a Screen
Actors Guild Award and an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of a supermodel who
died of AIDS. Jolie also received an Emmy nomination for her work 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 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 film Playing God; prior to that, she starred in the Hallmark Hall of Fame fourhour
miniseries presentation True Women, directed by Karen Arthur and based on Janice
Woods Windle's best-selling historical novel. She also starred in Annette Haywood-
Carter's much-acclaimed Foxfire and Iain Softley's Hackers.
A member of the famed MET Theatre Ensemble Workshop, Jolie trained at the
Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, and has studied with Jan Tarrant in New York and
Silvana Gallardo in Los Angeles.
On August 27, 2001, she was named Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee
Agency (UNHCR), accepting the responsibility of meeting with and advocating for the
protection of refugees on five continents.
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