5 Most Memorable Angelina Jolie's Roles

Angelina Jolie is a brilliant American actress with breathtaking beauty and a big heart. During her long and distinguished career she became the recipient of many accolades for her work. She took part in some great films, that brought her commercial success and universal acceptance. Let's remember the most memorable roles of this talented actress.

1. Lara Croft

Her path to success began when she was a child and took part in the film Lookin' to get out with her father who is an actor too. Then she starred in several films in the 90s, but spectators all around the world learn Angie thanks to the film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001). This starring role established her as a leading Hollywood actress.

2. Jane Smith

She continued her action star career with Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005). She gets to have the most fun, and play one of the most iconic roles in her biggest live-action hit. As a result in 2005, she was named the favorite female action star.

3. A Mighty Heart

The role in A Mighty Heart is one of Angie's best perfomances. This picture is based on the true and truly tragic story of the 2002 kidnapping of American/Israeli journalist Daniel Pearl . Here she plays to both the terrible sorrow of her situation and to her undeniable strength. In 1999 the actress won The Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture thanks to this work.

4. Christine Collins in Changeling

Christine Collins is one of Jolie’s most successful roles in a drama. Her transformation is subtler than the one in A Mighty Heart, but no less notable, and she mostly manages to underplay things in a script that seems to invite hysteria at every opportunity. To date, it’s the last time she had real dramatic material to get her teeth into. This film earned Jolie a nomination for Best Actress at the Academy Awards, and it showed her true acting chops, which perhaps were aided by her own experience as a mother.

5. Maleficent

This picture turned out to be the biggest commercial success of Jolie. Angie J is extremely good at playing evil villains who have a complexity to them that makes you consider the humanity and pain within. Yeah, that might be a bit of a reach with this Disney movie, but Jolie nails the role so thoroughly that it’s getting a sequel.

Thanks to her remarkable roles and commercial success the actress was named the highest paid actress many times. Jolie's image is tied to her perceived beauty and sex appeal that made spectators all around the world fell in love with her.

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