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Angelina Jolie is an actress, film director and screenwriter. She has appeared in over 30 feature films, and served as a director and writer for one. Throughout her career, she has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and was named Hollywood's highest-paid actress by Forbes in 2009, 2011 and 2013.
Jolie made her screen debut when she was a child alongside her father, Jon Voight, in Lookin' to Get Out, but she truly rose to fame a decade later with the low-budget production Cyborg 2. Her first leading role in a major film was in the thriller Hackers. She starred in the critically acclaimed biographical films George Wallace and Gia, and won her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Girl, Interrupted.
Jolie portrayed the video game heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and reprised her role for the sequel The Cradle of Life. She went on to have a stream of action films including Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Wanted, and Salt. She received further critical acclaim for her roles in A Mighty Heart and Changeling, which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Jolie made her directorial debut with the wartime drama In the Land of Blood and Honey, and also served as writer and producer.
In honor of Jolie's latest film, and possibly her biggest to date, hitting theaters on the weekend of May 30, we are counting down her top 10 best films.
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