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"Therapy? I don't need that. The roles that I choose are my therapy."
Angelina Jolie is the daughter of former actress/model Marcheline Bertrand and Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight. She was born June 4, 1975 and given the name Angelina Jolie Voight, she later dropped the Voight from her name so as to avoid being associated with her famous father. Not in terms in spite or anger, but to find her own footing as an actress.
"I love my father, but I'm not him."
Jon Voight separated from Bertrand when Jolie was 1, remaining in California while Marcheline moved the family to the East coast.
At the young age of 12 she made her first foray into the acting field, beginning with her training at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. Considering this is the woman who has made People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People List, has played the gaming world's epitome of sex Lara Croft it is a little hard to believe that Jolie was regarded as gawky in school and considered herself to look like a Muppet.
Obviously that gawkiness took a back seat as she went on to work as a professional model in London, New York and Los Angeles, and to appear in music videos for such artists as the Rolling Stones, Meat Loaf, Lenny Kravitz, and The Lemonheads.
During this time she also appeared in five student films at USC, all of which were directed by her brother, James Haven.
Her first on screen role was in the 1982 film called Looking to Get Out, a small role, mostly due to her father being a writer and lead on the film. It was almost another ten years before she appeared on the big screen, in Cyborgs 2 in 1993. Two years later came her major breakthrough. Hackers. Not a huge hit by any standards but it was one that gave a glimpse into the career that would follow as well as introducing her to Johnny Lee Miller, her first husband.
The wedding was typical Jolie, if that word can be used...The bride wore black rubber pants and a white shirt with his name written on it, in her own blood. They separated February 3, 1999.
Other 'typical' Jolieisms: She has a fondness for knives and sports an extensive dagger collection. Then there are the tattoo's.
The Tattoo Breakdown
1. Dragon on left arm
2. Cross on thigh
3. H on left wrist
4. Dragon with tribal design on lower back
5. Japanese symbol for death on shoulder
6. Cross on lower front hip
7. "Quod me nutrit me destruit" Latin on stomach [What nourishes me also destroys me]
8. Courage ... was removed
9. Blue box on lower back, center.
10. "A prayer for the wild at heart, kept in cages" Tennessee Williams quote on left inside forearm
11. Billy Bob above dragon tattoo on left shoulder
She married Billy Bob Thronton on May 5 2000 and it seems as if a day has yet to go by that the media has not found some quote, no matter how inane to print about this coupling.
"I've told Billy if I ever caught him cheating, I wouldn't kill him because I love his children and they need a dad. But I would beat him up. I know where all of his sports injuries are. And I'd beat her, too!"
After seeing the shape she was in for Lara Croft: Tombraider I'm guessing Billy may not stray for a good long while.
Copyright© Staffwriter: Rob Paul
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