People Staff
December 28, 2009 12:00 PM

Once known as the talented-but-dark actress with a penchant for knives, Jolie says it was adopting son Maddox in 2002 that changed her life. In Hollywood, box office successes like Tomb Raider and Mr. and Mrs. Smith (on which she met partner Brad Pitt) catapulted her to the A-list. These days, with her focus on Pitt and their six children, Jolie still shoots about a movie a year, but, as Salt producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura says, “She’s very clear that family comes first.”

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