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Biography #2 (for Beowulf)

Earlier this year, Academy Award and three-time Golden Globe winner Angelina Jolie starred opposite Dan Futterman in the searing story of Marianne and Daniel Pearl, A Mighty Heart. Prior to that, she starred opposite Matt Damon in The Good Shepherd directed by Robert DeNiro and with Brad Pitt in the action-comedy-romance Mr. & Mrs. Smith for director Doug Liman. In 2004, she starred in Oliver Stone's epic Alexander with Colin Farrell, Val Kilmer and Anthony Hopkins, as well as the action/adventure Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow with Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow. She also lent her voice to the animated feature Shark Tale along with Will Smith, Jack Black and Robert De Niro and starred in the thriller Taking Lives with Ethan Hawke.

Jolie reprised the lead role in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life in 2003, and starred in the drama Beyond Borders. She starred in the romantic comedy Life Or Something Like It in 2002. Her work in 2001 includes Simon West's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, as well as Original Sin opposite Antonio Banderas. In 2000, Jolie, Nic Cage and Robert Duvall starred in Gone in 60 Seconds for producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

Jolie's portrayal of a mental patient in Girl, Interrupted brought her an Academy Award, her third Golden Globe Award, a Broadcast Film Critics Award and Best Supporting Actress awards from ShoWest and the Screen Actors Guild.

Prior to that, Jolie portrayed a rookie police officer opposite Denzel Washington's veteran detective in the thriller The Bone Collector directed by Phillip Noyce. She also co-starred in Mike Newell's "Pushing Tin' with Billy Bob Thornton and John Cusack. Jolie won the National Board of Review's Award for Breakthrough Performance for Playing by Heart, a character-driven drama directed by Willard Carroll and starring Sean Connery, Gena Rowlands and Ellen Burstyn.

With the HBO film Gia, Jolie won critical praise as well as a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of the supermodel who died from AIDS complications. She earned her first Emmy nomination for her work opposite Gary Sinise in director John Frankenheimer's George Wallace, about the controversial Alabama governor. The film brought Jolie her first Golden Globe Award and Cable Ace nomination for her portrayal of Wallace's second wife, Cornelia.

A member of the MET Theatre Ensemble Workshop, Jolie trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and has also studied with Jan Tarrant in New York and Silvana Gallardo in Los Angeles.

On August 27, 2001, Jolie was named Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), accepting the responsibility of meeting with and advocating for the protection of refugees on five continents.

Bio courtesy Paramount for "Beowulf" (18-Nov-2007)


Biography #3 (for Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow)

Academy Award and three-time Golden Globe winner Angelina Jolie, was most recently seen in Taking Lives opposite Ethan Hawke. Last year, she starred in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life and recently completed shooting Alexander directed by Oliver Stone and starring Colin Farrell. She is also set to star in Mr. & Mrs. Smith opposite Brad Pitt.

In 2002, Jolie starred in Life or Something Like It. In 2001, Jolie starred as Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider for director Simon West, and also starred in Original Sin opposite Antonio Banderas for Gia writer/director Michael Cristofer and producer Denise DiNovi. The previous year, Jolie was seen, along with co-stars Nicolas Cage and Robert Duvall, as part of a group of car thieves committing their final heist in the smash hit Gone in 60 Seconds for producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

Jolie's portrayal of a mental patient in Girl, Interrupted has garnered her an Academy Award, her third Golden Globe Award, a Broadcast Film Critics Award, ShoWest Supporting Actress of the Year and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress. The film, based on the true story by Susanna Kayson, was directed by James Mangold and co-starred Winona Ryder.

Prior to that, Jolie played a rookie police officer opposite Denzel Washington's veteran detective in the thriller The Bone Collector directed by Phillip Noyce. She also co-starred in Mike Newell's Pushing Tin, a black comedy about the rivalry between two air- traffic controllers, played by Billy Bob Thornton and John Cusack. The film Playing by Heart earned Jolie The National Board of Review's award for Breakthrough Performance. This character-driven drama directed by Willard Carroll weaves in and out of the lives of a group of people searching for love. The ensemble cast included Sean Connery, Gena Rowlands, Madeline Stowe, Ellen Burstyn, Gillian Anderson and Dennis Quaid.

The HBO film Gia garnered Jolie critical praise as well as a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of a supermodel who died of AIDS. Jolie also received an Emmy nomination for her role opposite Gary Sinise in director John Frankenheimer's George Wallace, a period epic for TNT about the controversial Governor from Alabama. The film earned Jolie her first Golden Globe Award and a Cable Ace nomination for her portrayal of George Wallace's second wife, Cornelia. Jolie also co-starred with David Duchovny and Timothy Hutton in director Andy Wilson's film Playing God for Touchstone and prior to that she starred in the Hallmark Hall of Fame fourhour miniseries presentation True Women, directed by Karen Arthur, based on Janice Woods Windle's best-selling historical novel. In addition, Jolie starred in Annette Haywood-Carter's much acclaimed Foxfire for Samuel Goldwyn and Iain Softley's Hackers. A member of the famed MET Theatre Ensemble Workshop, Jolie trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and has also studied with Jan Tarrant in New York and Silvana Gallardo in Los Angeles. Currently, Jolie is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Bio courtesy Paramount for "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" (18-Sep-2004)


Biography #4 (for Life Or Something Like It)

Angelina Jolie first came to prominence for her poignant Golden Globe Award-winning role as supermodel Gia Carangi in the HBO film Gia. Having earned an Oscar (Best Supporting Actress 1999), her third consecutive Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her moving performance as Lisa Rowe in Girl, Interrupted, Jolie has become one of the most sought-after actresses in the entertainment industry. Most recently, Jolie starred as cult video game heroine Lara Croft in Simon West's blockbuster adventure Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Michael Cristofer's Original Sin, starring alongside Antonio Banderas. She will next star in Martin Campbell's Beyond Borders for Mandalay Pictures.

A member of the famed MET Theatre Ensemble Workshop, Jolie trained at the Lee Strasberg Institute and also studied with Jan Tarrant in New York and Silvana Gallardo in Los Angeles. Her early films include Hackers and Foxfire. Jolie was seen onscreen in two box-office hits; the dramatic thriller The Bone Collector opposite Denzel Washington for director Phillip Noyce, and Gone in 60 Seconds starring Nicolas Cage. Her other feature film credits include Pushing Tin, Playing By Heart, and Playing God.

For her television work, in addition to garnering the Golden Globe for Gia, Jolie received a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Emmy nomination. She won the Golden Globe and was nominated for Emmy and CableACE Awards for her role as Cornelia Wallace, the second wife of the controversial Alabama governor, in John Frankenheimer's HBO film George Wallace, starring Gary Sinise. She also starred in the Hallmark Hall of Fame mini-series True Women (based on Janice Woods Windle's best selling historical novel) and in music videos for the Rolling Stones (Has Anybody Seen My Baby), Meat Loaf (Rock 'n Roll Dreams Come True) and Lenny Kravitz (Stand By My Woman).

Bio courtesy Fox for "Life Or Something Like It" (01-Jan-2000)


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