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Why Angelina Jolie Is the Best Movie Bad Girl

Jun 4 2014 - 3:05am

Angelina Jolie [1] is turning 39 this week, and with Maleficent blowing up the box office, the actress certainly has plenty to celebrate. In honor of Jolie, we've rounded up all the times she's been devilish on screen, including her most recent foray as the Sleeping Beauty villain. The actress has had plenty of roles and onscreen moments that have given us chills up our spines — here are all the previous moments that prove Jolie is one of the best big-screen bad girls.

Source: 20th Century Fox [2]

Angelina Jolie [3] started her badass roles young; in 1996's Foxfire, she's a teenage rebel who stands up for others. She proved herself very comfortable swearing on screen.

Source: MGM [4]

And holding a gun, which would become a constant in her movie career.

Source: MGM [5]

In her Oscar-winning role, Jolie is a different kind of villain: a sociopath who's so charming she has everyone wrapped around her finger.

She causes a lot of pain with her weapon of choice: words.

She's incredible and chilling.

Proving she can rock any hairstyle and still be hot, Jolie had platinum dreads to play a car-stealing bad girl in Gone in Sixty Seconds.

She was beyond perfectly cast as the gun-toting Lara Croft when she took on the Tomb Raider series.

You thought she looked good with a gun? Try two.

Then, in Mr. & Mrs. Smith, she brought so much sex appeal to her hard-core assassin character, she didn't just turn Brad's head.

She was proving herself a seasoned action star (who knew how to keep it sexy).

Oh, and there's that filthy mouth again.

The filthy mouth with which she kisses Brad Pitt [6].

Then she blew the roof off all her previous action work with Wanted in 2008. Look at that smirk. The seeds of Maleficent are in that smirk.

She even has good villain advice, this character.

One again, she shows how handy with the steel she is.

Does anyone else look this amazing discharging movie artillery?

Then in Salt, she takes on an action role so aggressive, it was originally intended for Tom Cruise [7].

She's the ultimate government bad girl.

And it was all leading to Maleficent and the sinister smile only the ultimate villain could offer.

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