Angelina Jolie Argument Paper

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This paper will be a discussion on the famed Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie’s celebrity persona – her status as an academy award nominee and winner as well as a UNHCR ambassador and the face of global motherhood. This article will focus primarily on Jolie’s presentation of her agency and embodiment and the significant transformation that her celebrity underwent from the 1990s to 2014. From her provocative “disturbed bad girl” image to her action star status, philanthropist efforts, global motherhood (her six children, three adopted from Cambodia, Ethiopia and Vietnam and biological children born in Namibia and France) and a partner in the stable Jolie-Pitt relationship (Brangelina). It would also briefly touch on Angelina’s performance style has it has an impact on her persona. An important part of understanding Angelina Jolie is the way in which…show more content…
The author also talks about Jolie’s self-staged agency and embodiment touching specifically on weather celebrities possess autonomy. The article follows Jolie’s narrative from the beginning of her career to the global acceptance as award winning actress, wife, mother, a partner in a stable heterosexual relationship and the voice for the voiceless, along with all this there is the publicity that follows Jolie and has played a part in shaping her celebrity. Angelina Jolie in recent times has appeared in the press mostly for her humanitarian works and association with the United Nations. Chouliaraki (2011), looks at the authenticity in humanitarian celebrity, he compares Angelina Jolie agency and the way in which she presents her narrative with the late 1950’s actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn. Both have strong association with the United Nations; however their persona and celebrity status are very different. Angelina uses her status, fame and media coverage in association to the humanitarian works. You cannot have one without the
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