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6 Favorite Angelina Jolie Roles You'd Love

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By Augustine Mbam - - 5 Mins Read
Angelina Joie poses for a picture wearing a black gown
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Angelina Joie poses for a picture wearing a black gown

Angelina Jolie, who was born to actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand, has always had a strong interest in movies from a young age. Jolie later developed into one of the highest-paid actresses in the industry, a highly regarded director, and an inspiring humanitarian. 

She has played the lead role in popular classics such as the Tomb Raider franchise, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and the action thriller Salt. Jolie, as a director, made several war films and has often been inspired by her humanitarian work, bringing social consciousness to her work.

The majority of the time, people only pay attention to Angelina Jolie's most popular projects, which are what propelled her to stardom and completely ignore her roles in other films that deserve praise.

Here are six Angelina Jolie roles you would love:

Mariane in A Mighty Heart(2007)

Even though there was a bit of brouhaha overcasting the White Angelina Jolie as the mixed-raced Mariane Pearl, this is probably Miss Jollie's second-best performance to date. Jolie plays the wife of the slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, and the movie feels more like a documentary than anything else. What makes this movie so great is that Jolie tunes down the star power and just play it straight.

Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider(2007)

An action-adventure film based on the Tomb Raider video game series featuring the character Lara Croft, portrayed by Angelina Jolie. An international co-production between the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Germany. It was directed by Simon West and revolves around Lara Croft trying to obtain ancient artifacts in competition with the Illuminati. Lara Croft is the biggest video game icon to come out of PlayStation and Angelina makes a perfect Choice for the role.

Amelia Donaghy in The Bone Collector(1999)

A quadriplegic ex-homicide detective and his partner try to track down a serial killer who is terrorizing New York City. We see Denzel Washington as the star of the movie but Jolie's character does most of the work and easily puts herself on the map ready to be a leading lady in the film.

Christine Collins in Changeling(2008)

An American mystery crime drama film. The Story was based on real-life events specifically in the 1928 Wineville chicken coop murders in Mira Loma, California. It stars Angelina as a woman united with a boy who she realizes is not her missing son. When she tries to demonstrate this to the police and the City authorities, she is vilified as delusional, labeled as an unfit mother, and confined to a psychiatric ward. The film explores themes of Child endangerment, female disempowerment, political corruption, mistreatment of mental health patients, and the repercussions of violence

Jane Smith in Mr. and Mrs. Smith(2005)

The story is about a bored middle-class husband and wife who are secret assassins in competing agencies, and they're sent out to eliminate each other.

Fox in Wanted(2008)

Fox was an assassin who mentors an account manager to also become an assassin in a secret group called "The Fraternity". Jolie is not the main character in the movie but she's the star attraction.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in Mr and Mrs Smith movie

There are roles in other movies in which Angelina Jolie has starred that you'd love to watch, some of these are Maleficent in Maleficent, Lisa Rowe in Girl, Interrupted, etc. And some movies that featured Angelina Jolie which deserve a rewatch include Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow (2004), Playing by Heart (1998), Beowulf (2007), 

Bh The Sea (2015), etc