HOLLYWOOD AND AGELINA JOLIE
HOLLYWOOD AND AGENLINA JOLIE | Angelina jolie by birth is a child of two actors who seperated after their marriage but the blood ran through Angelina Jolie mattered all as she became a rising star ,actress and super hollywood actress.Her Father Jon Voight called her also Jellybean as nick name for some time.
Yet even so, being a member of a successful acting family is no assurance that a journey to the silver screen will be either smooth or inevitable. This was certainly true for Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie. While she and her father, Oscar-winner Jon Voight, are one of the most successful family acts currently at work in Hollywood, their relationship and its effect on Angelina’s career is complicated.
Children sometimes reject their parents’ values, but they often share the same ambitions that caused the rejection in the first place. Perhaps in the end, this is nothing more than the apple not falling as far from the tree as it may have wanted to, or perhaps, for all our free will, we are still slaves to our blood ties.
ANGELINA JOLIE FATHER JON VOIGHT CAREER
Voight’s career would have a significant influence on Angelina. He pursued acting with a single-minded purpose, which he demonstrated even as a young boy growing up in the New York City suburb of Yonkers.
His father, Elmer, was a professional golfer and his mother, Barbara, was a housewife. Voight remembers his dad as a wonderful, strongly principled man. “He didn’t tolerate dishonesty, didn’t like liars and didn’t suffer fools gladly. People loved him,” Jon recalled.
While Jon showed flair as both an athlete and an artist, he aspired to act, so after graduating from Washington D.C.’s Catholic University, Voight made the pilgrimage to New York City, where he took acting classes andbegan landing small acting jobs. Although he picked up odd jobs here and there, he frequently had to borrow money from his father. Nevertheless, Jon says that his dad was always supportive and understanding, which he now understands “was difficult in a certain sense for a parent. Because you never know if a kid is going to be successful.”
When his dad was struck by a car and killed in 1964, Jon went through a period of severe grief and loss. However, he knew his father would want him to continue, so rather than pack up and go home, he kept going on auditions and took any roles that came his way. Then, in 1967, he became famous.
His breakout role was in Midnight Cowboy as Joe Buck, a naïve male prostitute whose homoerotic relationship with his ad hoc pimp earned the film Hollywood’s first X-rating as well as an Oscar for Best Picture.
ANGELNA JOLIE PARENTS JON VOIGHT AND MARCHLINE BERTRAND
The movie’s critical success gave Voight what he needed—an entrée into film casting offices. Unfortunately, Voight’s professional success coincided with the demise of his first marriage to actress Laurie Peters, whom he divorced in 1967. Voight moved to Los Angeles to pursue his film career and was cast in a string of successful movies, including Deliverance , Odessa File , and Catch 22 . He also remarried—this time to 20-year-old French actress Marcheline Bertrand.
BIRTH OF ANGELINA JOLIE
In 1973, Bertrand gave birth to James Haven, who was followed two years later by Angelina Jolie, born June 4, 1975. The children’s middle names were intentional—Marcheline and Jon foresaw a day when their children might want to pursue entertainment careers but not use the family name.
ANGELINA JOLIE ‘S MOTHER LEFT HER ACTING CAREER
Although Marcheline gave up her acting career when Angelina was born, Jon became increasingly absorbed in his. He directed all his energies toward acting and this left him very little time for his family. When Angelina was just a toddler, Jon and Marcheline seperated. Jolie calls her father the perfect example of an artist who couldn’t stay married. She speculated that it scared him to have what many would see as the perfect family.
ANGELINA JOLIE ‘S MOTHER RAISED TWO CHILDREN AS A SINGLE MOM
Only 25, Bertrand found herself a single mom raising two young children.She and the children moved back to New York to settle in Snedens Landing, a picturesque community perched along the Hudson River.A year after he and Bertrand seperated, Voight won the Best Actor
Oscar for his portrayal of a paralyzed Vietnam veteran in the 1978 film Coming Home .
ANGELINA JOLIE LIVED IN LOCALS CALLED SLUMS OF BEVERLY HILLS
Despite winning an Oscar, Voight would go through lean times as an actor, made leaner because he seemed incapable of hanging on to money. He spent it as soon as he earned it, which is why he had never bought a house and why, until they seperated, Marcheline and the kids had lived in what locals called the slums of Beverly Hills—neighborhoods of apartment houses that lay adjacent to the well-tended lawns of the expensive houses.
“My father was very uncomfortable about success,” Jolie explains. “Like, somehow it was great to live without, to give away everything you had. You know, to have money meant that maybe you were a bad person or something.”
ANGELINA JOLIE ‘S FATHER PRAISES ANGLEINA JOLIE AS A CHILD (JELLYBEAN)
Looking back, Voight says that even as a child, there were indications of the person Angelina would grow up to be. “Everyone who has children knows that mysterious aspect before we program them to make our lives convenient,” he claims. He says his daughter, who he sometimes calls Jellybean, was “a very bright baby. She always had so much to say, even
before she could talk!”. (some notes from Kathleen Tracy)