Angelina Jolie is one of the biggest names in the Hollywood industry. She is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She got fame from her role in the movie “Girl”, “Interrupted”, the title “Lara Croft”, “Maleficient”, etc. Angelina Jolie has been famous in the film industry for more than a decade. According to websites like Celebrity Net Worth, Angelina Jolie’s net worth is $120 million (approx.) in 2022.
Details About Angelina Jolie:
Angelina Jolie is an American actress who was born on 4 June 1975 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. She has attracted the audience with her mesmerizing beauty, flawless acting, and her humanitarian work. She debuted in 1982 as a child alongside her father [Jon Voight] in the movie “Looking to Get Out”. Her first leading role in a major film was “Hackers” in 1995. Her first award was Academy Award For Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1999 drama called Girl, Interrupted. Her biggest commercial hit was her 2014 movie Maleficent and she is also well-known for her voice role in the animation film series Kung Fu Panda.
Angelina Jolie officially began her career in 1993 with the sci-fi sequel Cyborg 2 but she was very disappointed by the role in her film so, she didn’t audition for one year. After that, she starred in her first Hollywood movie “Without Evidence” in a supporting role in 1995 and then in “Hackers”. She starred in different kinds of films after that which were not able to be successful but critics praised her performance of Jolie’s in them. Angelina Jolie’s career began to rise when she won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in TNT’s George Wallace and also got a nomination for Emmy Award. Her first breakthrough came when she played the role of supermodel Gia Carangi in HBO’s Gia in 1998. Again two years repeatedly Jolie won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for Emmy Award. This role of Jolie was possibly the most beautiful train wreck ever filmed. She also won her first Screen Actors Guild Award. She played in several movies like Playing by Heart, Hell’s Kitchen, Pushing Tin, The Bone Collector, etc but some of them flopped at the box office or some of them were critically unsuccessful. Jolie had her first blockbuster movie Gone in 60 seconds in 2000. That movie became her highest-grossing movie $237.2 million internationally at that point.
Although most of Angelina Jolie’s films were praised for her acting but failed to attract a wide audience. But then, in 2001 she did a movie named Lara Croft: Tomb Rider which made her an international superstar. She had to learn an English accent and extensive martial arts training to play the role of archaeologist-adventurer Lara Croft. Jolie was praised for her physical performance in the movie but it also collected a lot of negative reviews. The movie earned $274.7 million worldwide and made Angelina Jolie an international action star.
Angelina Jolie was one of the highest-paid actresses earning 10-15 million dollars per film in 2002 and for the next five years. Several of her films were unsuccessful and critics were also disappointed by them. But in 2005 Angelina Jolie returned to the box office with a major success with the action-comedy Mr. and Mrs.Smith in which Angelina Jolie starred opposite Brad Pitt. This movie had mixed reviews and earned $478.2 million worldwide. This movie became the seventh highest-grossing picture of that year and the highest-grossing live-action movie for a decade. In 2008 she was the highest-paid actress in Hollywood while the other actresses were forced to take salary cuts. Her action movie Wanted was an international success earning $341.4 million worldwide in the same year.
After her mother’s death in 2007, she started to appear in a few films. After two years her first film Salt 2010 was released which was also an international success earning $293.5 million and generally receiving positive reviews.
After directing the documentary A Place in Time in 2007, Angelina Jolie made her feature directional debut with In the Land of Blood and Honey in 2010. Then after a massive leave of three and a half years, she starred in the movie Maleficient 2014. The movie grossed $757.8 million worldwide and became the fourth highest-grossing film of the year and her highest-grossing film ever.
Angelina Jolie: Personal life and Affairs
Angelina Jolie had her first relationship when she was 14. Her mother allowed her to live together but they broke up after two years because she wanted to dedicate herself to her acting career. During the shooting of the movie Hackers 1995, she started to build a romantic relationship with her co-star Jonny Lee Miller. He became his first lover in her early teens but after the production ended they were not in touch for a few months. After that, they reconnected and married each other in March 1996. Unfortunately, they divorced in February 1999.
Prior to her marriage, Angelina Jolie began a relationship with model and actress Jenny Shimizu on the set of Foxfire 1996 which lasted for several years even while Jolie was romantically involved with other people.
After two months, Angelina Jolie married actor Billy Bob Thornton on May 5, 2000. They were first made on the set of the movie Pushing Tin in 1999 but at that time Jolie was reportedly dating actor Timothy Hutton and Thornton was engaged to actress Laura Dern. Their marriage became the favorite topic of entertainment media. In 2002 they adopted a child from Cambodia but abruptly separated after three months. The divorce was finalized on May 27, 2003.
After her divorce, Jolie was involved in a huge controversy when she was accused of causing the divorce of actors Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston in October 2005. But both of them declined the rumors publicly until January 2006 Jolie announced her pregnancy. They didn’t marry each other but had a relationship of 12 years in which they had six children, three of whom were adopted. Finally, in April 2012 they announced their engagement. But again their marriage also ended up on September 15, 2016. Their divorce was finalized on April 12, 2019.
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