• Marco Rummo

Angelina On Me

Is Angelina Jolie a good actress? Does this matter? These are the most prominent questions that popped into my head as I sat down to evaluate the life and career of famous person, Angelina Jolie.

Let us answer the first question. Angelina Jolie got her spot in the limelight by being Jon Voight’s daughter. However, her first real leading role was in the 1995 film, Hackers. Soon after in 1999, she got an Academy Award for her supporting role in Girl, Interrupted. Here is the point where she finally gains some clout and recognition for her talent. Early Jolie had a reputation for being a bit strange: choosing to marry Billy Bob Thornton and being oddly close with her brother. She was provocative.

However after this period, we are subject to an onslaught of movies that just don’t hit critically. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider made plenty of money, sure, but it wasn’t known for being good. Mr. and Mrs. Smith is more famous for its real world repercussions and ensuing scandal than it is for her performance. Most reviewers claim the best part of the movie is the chemistry between Pitt and Jolie. That clearly was because of the real world feelings between one another, and arguably less to do with her acting ability.