Happy birthday Angelina Jolie!
There are those who say that they have too plump lips and too marked features, there are those who say that they are too thin, but the truth is one: Angelina Jolie, there is little to do, she remains, at 45, the most beautiful of the realm.
And we’re not talking, for now, about the Disney remake of Sleeping Beauty in the woods, but about the most insidious world of Hollywood.
His is a beauty that hypnotizes, made of penetrating gaze, elegance and above all the profound values that led her to become human rights activist.
From bad girl to mother of six children and busy woman, let’s retrace his career at actress through 5 of his iconic films.
The prequel / remake of The Sleeping Beauty tells of the genesis of the Maleficent Fairy who, in order to take revenge on the betrayal and trap set by her beloved, launches a curse towards her only daughter, only to regret it bitterly.
Why see it: the film explores the psychology of the evil fairy character, particularly interesting as it has always been archived exclusively as a negative. The theatricality of make-up and costumes, both perfect and spectacular, affects the story of this fairy tale with a dark taste.
Based on actual events, a nine-year-old boy disappears in Los Angeles in 1928. Months later, another boy is returned by the police who pretends to be the kidnapped one, for which the mother-Angelina Jolie begins a long and desperate journey in search of her son, the truth and justice.
Why see it: the film lays bare the corruption and violence of power (unfortunately a very current topic) against which a single mother lashes out, struggling with all her might.
The brutality of the events is made even more pungent by Clint Eastwood’s dry and rhetorical direction.
Kung Fu Panda, 2008
Released in the same year as Changeling, the animated film tells of Po, a kind of hero in training, young and clumsy giant panda who wants to become an expert on kung fu, despite the fact that for his future work was planned in the spaghetti kiosk of family. Angelina Jolie doubles the voice of Tigre, the perfect warrior who initially cannot stand Po and his awkwardness.
Why see it: because it is full of comedy but also wisdom.
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today … it is a gift: this is why it is called the present”.
“You will inherit the restaurant from me, as I inherited it from my father, who inherited it from his father, who won it from his friend playing Mahjong”.
Interrupted girls, 1999
The film for which Angelina-Lisa Rowe won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress sees her alongside / as opposed to Winona Ryder-Susanna Kaysen in a psychiatric clinic for women only in the late 60’s. Sociopathy, anorexia and borderline syndrome do part of the disturbing relationship that is created between the two girls
Why see it: the intense performance of the actresses makes issues related to mental illness even more extreme, culminating in criticism of a cold and rigid society that can communicate only through judgment and criticism of what is unconventional.
Gia – A woman beyond all limits, 1998
The docu-drama that tells the fictionalized version of the life of Gia Carangi, the first American supermodel, who paraded at the turn of the late 70s and early 80s. Fragile, overwhelming and provocative, the film revolves around the love between Gia and Linda and the rapid rise and decline that characterized the life of the model, who died at 26 years of age due to AIDS.
Why see it: it is a passionate and passionate, tragic and unpredictable story where Angelina Jolie fully expresses the restlessness and fragility of a young woman in desperate search for herself and others.
Here the gallery to browse with 45 Angelina looks.