Angelina Jolie and Denzel Washington may seem like an unlikely onscreen duo, but their one collaboration in the film “The Bone Collector” proved to be a big hit.
The 1999 dark thriller raked in $151.5 million at the box office with a budget of $48 million.
The plot centers around Jolie’s character, who is in search of a serial killer.
Despite receiving negative reviews from critics, the majority of them praised Jolie’s acting skills.
It was a pivotal moment in her career, and even her co-star, Washington, was in awe of her performance.
During an interview with Tim Lammers, Washington praised Jolie’s acting skills in “The Bone Collector” and commended her for carrying on her father’s legacy.
He said, “When I first saw her in ‘Gia,’ I was like, ‘Wow, this girl is really, really good.’ And I didn’t know, she probably didn’t like to talk about it too much, but I didn’t know who her father was. A great actor, Jon Voight. So she’s got the genes.”
Jolie found the film to be a challenge, but she took on the project because it offered an experience unlike any other in her career.
However, the intensity of shooting the film caused the actress to become almost insane due to the emotional and mental toll her character went through in the movie.
The film’s director, Phillip Noyce, spoke about Jolie’s commitment to the role and how she immersed herself in the character.
He said, “She lived that character. I remember that day when we were in the morgue, and she had to put her hand into the cold, slimy fluids to feel around for a bone.
The whole crew was watching, and there was silence, total silence.”
Jolie’s performance in “The Bone Collector” was a turning point in her career.
She proved that she could handle a leading role and hold her own against Washington, who was already an established star.
Her dedication to her craft earned her the respect of her colleagues and critics alike.
Despite the film’s mixed reviews, it remains a fan favorite and has even gained a cult following.
The chemistry between Jolie and Washington on screen was palpable, and audiences couldn’t get enough of their dynamic.
The success of the film helped launch Jolie’s career even further and solidified Washington’s status as a box office draw.
“The Bone Collector” may have been a dark and intense thriller, but it was also a film that showcased Jolie’s talent and versatility as an actress.
Her portrayal of a strong and independent woman was empowering and inspiring to many.
She proved that she could handle anything that was thrown her way, both on and off screen.
Washington’s admiration for Jolie’s acting skills and her ability to carry on her father’s legacy is a testament to the impact that “The Bone Collector” had on both their careers.
It remains a pivotal moment in Jolie’s journey as an actress, and her performance will continue to be remembered as one of her best.