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Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie (born 1975) is an American actress, film director, and screenwriter. She has received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (for her performance in the 1999 drama Girl, Interrupted), two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and was named Hollywood's highest-paid actress by Forbes in 2009 and 2011. Jolie promotes humanitarian causes as a Special Envoy and former Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She has often been cited as the world's "most beautiful" woman. Jolie made her screen debut as a child alongside her father Jon Voight in Lookin' to Get Out (1982). Her first leading role in a major film was in the cyber-thriller Hackers (1995). She achieved wide fame after her portrayal of video game heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), and received critical acclaim for her performances in the dramas A Mighty Heart (2007) and Changeling (2008). She made her directorial debut with the wartime drama In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011). Divorced from actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, Jolie now lives with actor Brad Pitt, in a relationship notable for fervent media attention. (Full article...)

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