Academy Award and three-time Golden Globe winner ANGELINA JOLIE (Maleficent)
continues to be one of
Hollywood's most talented leading actresses.
Jolie has starred in a host of award-winning and nominated films. In 2008, Jolie
starred in Clint Eastwood's
acclaimed film "Changeling," for which she received an Academy Award nomination
for Best Actress, as well
as nominations from the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, British Academy of
Film and Television Arts,
Broadcast Film Critics, London Film Critics and Chicago Film Critics.
In 2007, she starred in Michael Winterbottom's critically acclaimed "A Mighty
Heart," the dramatic true story
of Mariane and Daniel Pearl. Jolie's performance in "A Mighty Heart" earned her
nominations from the Golden
Globes, Screen Actors Guild, Broadcast Film Critics and Film Independent's
Jolie's portrayal of a mental patient in "Girl, Interrupted" garnered her an
Academy Award, her third Golden
Globe Award, a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, ShoWest's Supporting
Actress of the Year Award and
a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a
Supporting Role. The film,
based on the true story by Susanna Kaysen, was directed by James Mangold and
co-starred Winona Ryder.
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 supermodel Gia Carangi, who died of
In 2011, Jolie lent her voice to DreamWorks animated film "Kung Fu Panda 2,"
reprising her role of Tigress from
2008's "Kung Fu Panda" and starring once again opposite Jack Black. She also
lent her voice to the animated
feature "Shark Tale," directed by the creators of "Shrek," which also featured
the voices of Will Smith, Robert De
Niro and Jack Black.
Jolie also starred in the 2008 box-office hit "Wanted," the fantasy-thriller
directed by Timur Bekmambetov,
and was recently seen in "The Tourist," co-starring opposite Johnny Depp for
director Florian Henckel von
Donnersmarck, and in Phillip Noyce's "Salt," in which she starred as Evelyn
Jolie made her feature film directorial debut in 2011 with the film "In the Land
of Blood and Honey," a story set
during the Bosnian War in which a Serb soldier reconnects with a Bosnian girl he
once knew who is held captive
in the camp he oversees.
Jolie is now in post-production on "Unbroken," a drama that tells the story of
the World War II hero Louis
Zamperini, which she directed and is due out from Universal this Christmas.
Jolie has also received wide recognition for her humanitarian work. She was the
first recipient of the Citizen
of the World Award from the United Nations Correspondents Association, as well
as the Global Humanitarian
Action Award in 2005. In February 2007, Jolie was accepted by the bipartisan
think tank Council on Foreign
Relations for a special five-year term designed to nurture the next generation
of foreign-policy makers.
Jolie is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR), for which
she was appointed Special Envoy of High Commissioner AntÃ³nio Guterres in 2012
after 12 years of service.
She helped push through the Unaccompanied Alien Child Protection Act and founded
the National Center for
Refugee and Immigrant Children, an organization that provides free legal aid to
Additionally, Jolie is extremely passionate about the prevention of wartime
sexual violence and, in turn, cofounded
the Prevent Sexual Violence Initiative with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague.
Jolie will co-host a
global summit this June, bringing together over 140 countries to discuss how to
improve the investigation of
wartime sexual violence.
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