Angelina Jolie is a modern-day icon, known for her diverse roles in film and her humanitarian work, as well as her breathtaking beauty. In recent years Jolie has cut back on film roles to spend time with her family, pursue philanthropy, and step behind the camera.
With her attention focused on directing and raising her large family, Jolie has said that she plans to retire from acting completely. Jolie recently told DuJour magazine that she “absolutely” plans to give up acting, adding “I’ve never been comfortable as an actor; I’ve never loved being in front of the camera.” She later clarified those remarks to Entertainment Weekly by saying she has a few more projects on the horizon before she steps behind the camera, rather than in front of it, for good. “I see myself moving into directing more and doing much less as an actor,” she said. “I have a few more in me, ones I have been developing for some time, so I will do those before I step away.”
Here’s a look at some of Jolie’s most memorable film roles.
The 1995 cult classic Hackers is one of Jolie’s earliest films, and she beat out several A-list actresses for the part opposite Jonny Lee Miller, who she later married. Hackers is about a group of high schoolers with cool nicknames and genius computer skills who wreak technological havoc just as the Internet was starting out.