Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Women We Love: Angelina Jolie

Object of our affection: Angelina Jolie, actress.

- Her film debut was opposite her father, Jon Voight, in Lookin' to Get Out. Other early movies on her résumé include Cyborg 2, Hackers and Playing God.

- She won Golden Globes for the made-for-TV biopics George Wallace (as his wife Cornelia Wallace) and Gia (as supermodel Gia Carangi), which also won her a Screen Actors Guild Award.

- Following her performances in Pushing Tin and The Bone Collector, she won the Academy Award for her role in Girl, Interrupted, as well as another Globe and SAG.

- Since, she has alternated between high octane action flicks (Gone in Sixty Seconds, both Lara Croft: Tomb Raider movies, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Wanted) and dramatic showcases (Original Sin, Life or Something Like It, Beyond Borders, Alexander, The Good Shepherd, A Mighty Heart), as well as voicing animated characters in Shark Tale, Beowulf and Kung Fu Panda.

- Currently, she is nominated again for an Oscar for her powerful performance in Changeling, and is scheduled to appear next in The Mercenary: Love and Honor and Atlas Shrugged.

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