Celebrity of the Week: Angelina Jolie
As the leader in Hollywood magazines, it’s no surprise that Angelina Jolie, one of the world’s most admired celebrities, would join the list as our new Star of the Week. (Image Source: Flickr)
Angelina Jolie is recognized as one of the most beautiful women in the world, and has risen to the ranks as Hollywood’s highest paid actress over the years through her sheer ambition, raw talent, and exceptional charisma.
You can trace her career back to 1982 when she first began acting in films, such as Lookin’ to Get Out (1982), Cyborg 2(1993), Hackers (1995), George Wallace (1997), Gia (1998), and Girl, Interrupted (1999) in which she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. She rose to superstardom as the leading female action star in her portrayal of a video game heroine in Lara Craft: Tomb Raider (2001) and the sequel Cradle of Life (2003). You may have seen her in Gone in Sixty Seconds(2000 ) and Beyond Borders(2003). She continued her action star career with Hollywood blockbusters such as Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005), Wanted(2008), Salt(2010) and the Tourist(2010) with combined international revenues over 1 billion dollars. Angelina Jolie has been solidified as one of Hollywood’s most successful actresses. As she has matured, so have her roles, which have shown to be more geared toward social, political or personal issues that concern the star, with films such as A Mighty Heart(2007), Changeling(2008), and her directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey(2011), not to forget the many others you may have seen her in. After a four-year absence from the screen, her upcoming projects include Maleficent (2014), in which she plays the titular role of Maleficent, the main antagonist from Disney’s 1959 animated feature Sleeping Beauty. She is also set to direct a film about World War II hero Lou Zamperini, a former Olympic track star who survived a plane crash over seas and spent two years in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp, based on Laura Hillenbrand’s biography Unbroken.
Angelina Jolie brings to the screen a powerful array of raw emotions that reaches the audience on the deepest of levels, giving good reason to her recognized talent as a Hollywood star. She is both beautiful and intelligent, and this manifests in the way she carries herself from role to role. It’s no surprise that she is a Hollywood celebrity that everyone loves to watch. In addition, she is a powerful advocate in the world to reform global political and social issues to effect positive change in the lives of many. So it is clear that Angelina Jolie is a beautiful Hollywood star, both inside and out. It reflects in everything about her.
See her in the Hollywood blockbuster Mr. and Mrs. Smith: