I know, it’s trite to say that Angelina Jolie is gorgeous. She is! And she’s actually a pretty decent actor. Watching Changeling reminded me of that, so I thought we should take a look through her oeuvre … And pray that she someday gets that long-talked-about Cleopatra movie off the ground!
George Wallace (1997)
She plays the wife of the pro-segregationist 1960s Alabama governor.
True Women (1997)
Ya know, with a title like “True Women,” I kind of want to watch it. Because I picture there’s going to be a lot of stoically strong yet maternally feminine women grabbing fistfuls of dirt à la Scarlett O’Hara.
Yuuup… just watched the trailer, and it’s as heavy-handed as I imagined! “The Old West was ruled by men…. but THE WOMEN conquered it!!!”
Original Sin (2001)
Okay, I really need to remember to watch this, because it sounds like SUCH train wreck. Jolie plays the mother of Alexander the Great, who is played by Colin Farrell who apparently couldn’t lose his Irish accent, so they made everyone adopt one. Plus it’s directed by Oliver Stone. Literally going to watch this tonight, I love a good train wreck!
The Good Shepherd (2006)
The early (’50s?) CIA. Sarah says it’s good, but uninteresting, costume-wise. I trust her!
The Changeling (2008)
A surprisingly engrossing story of a disappeared child, set in the 1920s. Watch it!
What’s your favorite of Angelina Jolie’s historical roles? Am I crazy to want to sit through Alexander?