Angelina Jolie is one of the most talented actresses in Hollywood. She has been in many movies and has received numerous acting awards. For instance, she received an Academy Award for her performance in the movie Girl, Interrupted.
Here are 10 interesting facts about the actress:
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As many people know, she is a daughter of Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight. Voight received an Academy Award for his performance in the 1979 movie Coming Home.
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Jolie began getting public attention for her great looks when she began modeling as a 14-year-old.
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She has publically reflected on how she has played some aggressive women in her movies. In her words, “I seem to be getting a lot of things pushed my way that are strong women. It’s like people see Hackers and they send me offers to play tough women with guns, the kind who wear no bra and a little tank top. I’d like to play strong women who are also very feminine.”
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The famous actress wanted to be a funeral director when she was in her early years. It should be noted that she finds mortuary science to be interesting.
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As one would expect, she has been on many lists of the most attractive women in the world. For instance, she was voted the “Most Beautiful Woman” on the list of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” by People magazine. Over 500,000 people voiced their opinion for the list.
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She has openly stated how important it is to be open-minded. She has stated, “If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.”
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Another interesting fact is that she enjoys reading the work of author Ayn Rand.
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Although the role of Ryan Stone was eventually given to Sandra Bullock, Jolie was in consideration for the female leading role in the movie Gravity.
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A sad fact about the beautiful actress is that her mother passed away in 2007 from ovarian cancer. Reflecting on her relationship with her mother she commented, “It’s alright. It’s a part of life … I lost my mom. It’s a natural thing to lose a parent. I lost my mom too young, but it happened. And I’m happy she’s out of pain, because I love her and she’s my friend.”
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Another interesting fact about her relationship with her mother is that Jolie gave some of her prestigious awards to her mother. The list of the awards include her Oscar statuette, Golden Globes award and her SAG award.
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“Angelina Jolie Biography,” Biography.com.
Charlotte Alter, “Angelina Jolie Knows How Lucky She Is and Isn’t Embarrassed to Talk About It,” TIME.