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During much of the 1990s Angelina Jolie was associated with wild behavior, shocking confessions and a dark past.
But when she won an Oscar for the 1999 movie "Girl, Interrupted" her career took a turn for the better. And it was further bolstered by the 2001 box office smash hit "Lara Croft Tomb Raider." She is currently nominated for an Oscar for her role in the film "Changeling."
For many years now Jolie has also made time to fight for humanitarian causes, and her efforts to help children have led her everywhere from Washington, D.C. to Cambodia. (AP Photo)