Angelina Jolie
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Jolie Pas


Founder / Actor / Director / Producer / Writer

Angelina Jolie used her commanding screen presence to become one of the most famous actresses in the world and a ubiquitous force in American pop culture, from the big screen to the tabloids.

For a woman who has captivated audiences since the moment she stepped into the spotlight, Jolie has somehow managed to grow in stature through the years, evolving from the bad-girl rebel of her early roles into a larger-than-life director, producer, and humanitarian. She is an A-list star who commands eye-popping salaries, an increasingly confident director-producer who can steer her passion projects to the screen, and a tireless advocate for women’s issues and human rights. Jolie was named a special envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 2012.

Born in Los Angeles, Jolie earned a string of supporting and starring roles at an early age before her Oscar-winning breakthrough in “Girl, Interrupted.” In 2001 she starred in “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” which established her as an action hero, and rocketed to international fame with the likes of action-comedy “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.” She made her feature directorial debut with “In the Land of Blood and Honey.”

While many of the headlines she generated in 2017 had to do with her high-profile split from fellow star Brad Pitt, the focus is slowly returning to her work. Up next for her is “First They Killed My Father,” a Cambodian drama she directed for Netflix.



Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Women's Impact
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Angelina Jolie to Star in Thriller 'The Kept'

Angelina Jolie to Star in Thriller 'The Kept'

Angelina Jolie is attached to star in the adaptation of the novel "The Kept," to which Imperative Entertainment recently acquired the rights.Jolie will also produce with Alice Birch penning the adaptation.Based on the 2014 James Scott novel, the story is set in the winter of 1897, and follows a trio of killers that descends upon an isolated farm in upstate New York. Midwife Elspeth Howell returns home to the carnage: her husband and four of her children, murdered. Before she...


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