From Action Babe to Mature Actress: The Place of Humanitarianism in Angelina Jolie’s Lasting Screen Career

Gulam, Joshua (2016) From Action Babe to Mature Actress: The Place of Humanitarianism in Angelina Jolie’s Lasting Screen Career. In: Lasting Screen Stars: Images that Fade and Personas that Endure. Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 277-290. ISBN 978-1-137-40732-0

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Abstract

Gulam examines the relationship between Angelina Jolie’s campaigns for various causes and the development of her film career. The chapter concentrates on the period 2007–2014, starting with the actress’s starring role in A Mighty Heart (2007) and ending with her biggest box office hit to date—Maleficent (2014). The chapter concludes that Jolie’s humanitarianism was pivotal to her screen stardom in these years, helping to lay the foundations for a film career which extends beyond the period when she can no longer realistically play action babe characters like Lara Croft.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information and Comments: Bolton, Lucy & Wright, J.L., Lasting Screen Stars: Images that Fade and Personas that Endure, 2016, Palgrave Macmillan. reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan'. This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record is available https://link.springer.com/book/10.1057%2F978-1-137-40733-7
Keywords: Angelina Jolie; Celebrity humanitarianism; Ageing stardom; Action-adventure cinema; Tomb Raider; Maleficent; Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative; United Nations
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of Creative and Performing Arts
Depositing User: Joshua Gulam
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2019 16:35
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2019 12:56
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/2960

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