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ANGELINA JOLIE'S 10 BEST MOVIES

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 Angelina Jolie, DCMG ; born Angelina Jolie Voight; June 4, 1975), is an American actress and filmmaker. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and was named Hollywood's highest-paid actress by Forbes in 2009, 2011, and 2013. Jolie promotes humanitarian causes, and is noted for her work with refugees as a Special Envoy and former Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She has been cited as the world's "most beautiful" woman by various media outlets, a title for which she has received substantial publicity.

And this is a list of 
ANGELINA JOLIE'S 10 BEST MOVIES


10. GIRL, INTERRUPTED

Girl, Interrupted Poster.jpgGirl, Interrupted is a 1999 drama film, and an adaptation of Susanna Kaysen's 1993 memoir of the same name. The film chronicles Kaysen's 18-month stay at a mental institution. Directed by James Mangold, the film stars Winona Ryder (who also served as an executive producer on the film) as Kaysen, with a supporting cast that includes Angelina Jolie, Brittany Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg and Vanessa Redgrave.

Girl, Interrupted was released on December 21, 1999. Despite having received mixed reviews from film critics, Jolie received considerable praise for her performance and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award.

9. THE GOOD SHEPHERD

The Good Shepherd is a 2006 spy film produced and directed by Robert De Niro and starring Matt 
Damon, Angelina Jolie and De Niro, with an extensive supporting cast. De Niro also produced it with James G. Robinson and Jane Rosenthal.




Although it is a fictional film loosely based on real events, it is advertised as telling the untold story of the birth of counter-intelligence in the Central Intelligence Agency. The film's main character, Edward Wilson (portrayed by Matt Damon), is loosely based on James Jesus Angleton and Richard M. Bissell.



This was Joe Pesci's first film appearance after his six-year hiatus from acting between 1999 and 2005. Eric Roth, the film's screenwriter, began to work on the project after he abandoned his attempt to bring Norman Mailer's Harlot's Ghost to the screen. Like De Niro's film, Mailer's novel is a fictionalized chronicle of the CIA.

8. MR. & MRS. SMITH

Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a 2005 American romantic comedy action film directed by Doug Liman and written by Simon Kinberg. The original music score was composed by John Powell. The film stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as a bored upper-middle class married couple surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.

A box office hit, it is also notable for marking the first real-life encounter between Jolie and Pitt; they fell in love during filming, and then started a relationship

7. PLAYING BY HEART

Playing by heart.jpgIn spite of a cast of marquee-lighting veterans that included Sean Connery, Dennis Quaid, Madeleine Stowe, and Ellen Burstyn, this ensemble romantic dramedy sank virtually without a trace after it bowed in December of 1998. But as far as most critics were concerned,Playing by Heart's failure was the filmgoer's loss; though some scribes came away frustrated with director-writer Willard Carroll's talky script, and others rolled their eyes at the way the hitherto unseen ties between the movie's characters were revealed in the final act, the generally strong performances from the cast more than made up for any flaws. Somewhat surprisingly, given some of her co-stars' pedigrees, it was Jolie who earned the most significant praise, including a Breakthrough Performance award from the National Board of Review and glowing reviews from the likes of Film Threat's Ron Wells, who wrote, "The brightest spot belongs to Angelina Jolie, who is so compelling to watch she has chemistry with the furniture." (Or Ryan Phillippe.)



6. SALT


A woman's face in a shadowy environment. The word 'SALT' is in the center, below it the question "Who is Salt?"

Salt is a 2010 American action thriller spy film directed by Phillip Noyce, written by Kurt Wimmer, and starring Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Daniel Olbrychski, August Diehl and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Jolie plays Evelyn Salt, who is accused of being a Russian sleeper agent and goes on the run to try to clear her name.



Originally written with a male protagonist, with Tom Cruise initially secured for the lead, the script was ultimately rewritten by Brian Helgeland for Jolie. Filming took place on location in Washington, D.C., the New York City area, and Albany, New York, between March and June 2009, with reshoots in January 2010. Action scenes were primarily performed with practical stunts, computer-generated imagery being used mostly for creating digital environments.


The film had a panel at the San Diego Comic-Con on July 22 and was released in North America on July 23, 2010, and in the United Kingdom on August 18, 2010. Salt grossed $294 million at the worldwide box office and received generally positive reviews, with praise for the action scenes and Jolie's performance, but drawing criticism on the writing, with reviewers finding the plot implausible and convoluted. The DVD and Blu-ray Disc were released December 21, 2010, and featured two alternate cuts providing different endings for the film.

5. CHANGELING



On a white background, the top left of the poster is dominated by a woman's head looking down on a much smaller silhouette of a child in the bottom right corner. The woman is pale with prominent red lips and is wearing a brown cloche hat. Across the top of the poster are the names "Angelina Jolie" and "John Malkovich" in uppercase white. Adjacent to the child is the title, "Changeling" in uppercase black. Above are the words, "A true story" in uppercase red. Underneath is the tagline, in uppercase black: "To find her son, she did what no-one else dared."

Changeling is a 2008 American drama film, written by J. Michael Straczynski and directed, co-produced and scored by Clint Eastwood, that explores child endangerment, female disempowerment, political corruption, and the repercussions of violence. Based partly on real-life events – the 1928 


"Wineville Chicken Coop" kidnapping and murder case in Los Angeles, California – the film stars Angelina Jolie as a woman supposedly reunited with a boy she quickly realizes isn't her missing son. When, however, she tries to demonstrate this to the police and city authorities, she is vilified as delusional and an unfit mother.



Straczynski spent a year researching the story after hearing about the Wineville Chicken Coop case from a contact at Los Angeles City Hall. Almost all[Note 1] of the film's script was drawn from thousands of pages of documentation. His first draft became the shooting script and his first film screenplay to be produced. Ron Howard had meant to direct the film, but scheduling conflicts led to his replacement by Eastwood. Instead, Howard and his Imagine Entertainment partner Brian Grazer produced Changeling alongside Malpaso Productions' Robert Lorenz and Eastwood. Universal Pictures financed and distributed the film.


Several actors campaigned for the leading role; ultimately, the key factor in Eastwood's decision to cast Jolie was his feeling that her face would suit the 1920s period setting. The film also stars Jeffrey Donovan, Jason Butler Harner, John Malkovich, Michael Kelly and Amy Ryan. While some characters are composites, most are based on actual people. Principal photography, which began on October 15, 2007 and concluded a few weeks later in December, took place in Los Angeles and other locations in southern California. Eastwood's low-key direction led actors and crew to note the calmness of the set and the short working days. In post-production, scenes were supplemented with computer-generated skylines, backgrounds, vehicles and people.

Changeling premiered to critical acclaim at the 61st Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2008. Further festival appearances preceded a limited release in the United States on October 24, 2008, followed by a general release in North America on October 31, 2008; in the United Kingdom on November 26, 2008; and in Australia on February 5, 2009. Critical reaction was more mixed than at Cannes. While the acting and story were generally praised, the film's "conventional staging" and "lack of nuance" were criticized. Changeling earned $113 million in box-office revenue worldwide – of which $35.7 million came from the United States and Canada – and received nominations in three Academy Award and eight BAFTA Award categories.

4. BEOWULF

Beowolfposter.jpg
Beowulf is a 2007 American motion capture computer-animated fantasy film directed by Robert
Zemeckis and written by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary, inspired by the Old English epic poem of the same name. The film was created through a motion capture process similar to the technique Zemeckis used in The Polar Express. The cast includes Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Robin Wright Penn, Brendan Gleeson, John Malkovich, Crispin Glover, Alison Lohman, and Angelina Jolie. It was released in the United Kingdom and United States on November 16, 2007, and was available to view in IMAX 3D, RealD, Dolby 3D and standard 2D format.

3. WANTED

As if all the explosions, assassins, and curving bullets weren't enough, Timur Bekmambetov's big-screen adaptation of Mark Millar's comic book miniseries also boasted a mighty fine cast, including Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy, and -- as the deadly, perfectly named Fox -- Angelina Jolie. Of course, that doesn't mean Wanted required much in the way of actual acting; its storyline, about a guild of constantly double-crossing assassins who draw their recently assassinated colleague's son into a web of murderous intrigue, is really only there to connect the many action sequences. But oh, what action: even by the super-caffeinated standards of post-Matrix Hollywood, Wantedserves up an impressive stack of visual thrills. That was enough for filmgoers, who generated nearly $350 million in worldwide grosses -- and most critics agreed with the popcorn-gobbling masses, grantingWanted a Certified Fresh rating on the strength of positive reviews from scribes such as the New York Post's Kyle Smith, who called it "A 12-armed heavy-metal drummer of a movie, kicking and flailing through two hours of impossible."



2. SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW


Skycaptainposter.jpgSky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is a 2004 American science fiction action adventure film written and directed by Kerry Conran in his directorial debut. The film is set in an alternative 1939 and follows the adventures of Polly Perkins (Gwyneth Paltrow), a newspaper reporter, and Joseph "Joe" Sullivan (Jude Law), alias "Sky Captain," as they track down the mysterious Dr. Totenkopf (Laurence Olivier), who is seeking to build the "World of Tomorrow". The film is an example of the "dieselpunk" genre.[1]



Conran spent four years making a black and white teaser trailer with a bluescreen set up in his living room and using a Macintosh IIci personal computer. He was able to show it to producer Jon Avnet, who was so impressed that he spent two years working with the aspiring filmmaker on his screenplay. No major studio was interested in financing such an unusual film with a first-time director. Avnet convinced Aurelio De Laurentiis to finance Sky Captain without a distribution deal.



Almost 100 digital artists, modelers, animators and compositors created the multi-layered 2D and 3D backgrounds for the live-action footage while the entire movie was sketched out via hand-drawn storyboards and then re-created as computer-generated 3D animatics. Ten months before Conran made the movie with his cast, he shot it entirely with stand-ins in Los Angeles and then created it in animatics so the actors had an idea of what the film would look like. Sky Captain is notable as one of the first major films (along with the earlier spring releases of 2004's Casshern and Immortal, and 2005's Sin City) to be shot entirely on a "digital backlot", blending live actors with computer-generated surroundings.

1. A MIGHTY HEART

Mighty heartmp.jpgFilmgoers have shown a resolute unwillingness to turn out for movies having anything to do with 9/11 or its aftermath, and A Mighty Heartwas no different, grossing only $18 million during its brief run at the box office. This wasn't a reflection of the movie's quality, though; most critics agreed that this dramatization of the search for journalist Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and brutally murdered by terrorists in 2002, did justice to its tragic tale. Pearl's wife Mariane, who wrote the memoir A Mighty Heart is based on, personally chose Angelina Jolie to play her in the film -- and though some critics carped that Mariane's biracial heritage should have precluded Jolie from taking the role, the majority applauded her strong performance, among them James Mottram of Film4, who wrote, "If Winterbottom struggles to shoehorn his documentary style into the form of a thriller, Jolie has no problems in bringing Mariane to life with a vibrant and vital turn. This honourable film is worth seeing for her alone."


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