At the beginning of 2022, Amber Heard has been on screen pretty much every day, but not just as an actor. The bitter defamation trial between her and Johnny Depp was shown live on TV, streamed online, and recapped every day. This put both of them in front of millions of people every day. Heard’s career may never be the same again, but before she got married, divorced, and went to court with Depp, she said she wanted the career of model Angelina Jolie. So far, she’s done a pretty good job.
Amber Heard wants a career like Angelina Jolie.
According to her IMDb page, Heard stopped acting after The Rum Diary, the 2011 movie where she and Depp met, came out in theaters. In 2013, she released three new albums: Syrup, Paranoia, and Machete Kills.
Amber Heard spoke with Krista Smith of Vanity Fair while promoting Paranoia (via YouTube). Smith asked Amber Heard at one point if there were any actors she liked. Heard almost immediately brought up Angelina Jolie as a role model.
I can’t think of anyone who’s better accomplished the kind of trajectory I admire better than Angelina Jolie. She’s really parlayed life in the public eye and used it to her advantage as opposed to just living life as a recluse because you feel taken advantage of by the general public and the paparazzi-obsessed culture.
Amber Heard’s career could be inspired by Jolie’s time as a star, but there’s more to Jolie than what we see on screen.
Jolie is more than an actor.
Jolie made a name for herself as an actor in movies like Girl Interrupted, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Maleficent. She still acts, but Angelina Jolie is known for a lot more than her roles.
The star of “Wanted” has produced a number of movies, such as two “Maleficent” movies and “The Breadwinner,” which was nominated for an Oscar.
Jolie has directed a number of movies, including By the Sea, First They Killed My Father, Unbroken, which was nominated for an Oscar, and In the Land of Blood and Honey, which was also nominated for an Oscar. She wrote the scripts for the movies By the Sea, First They Killed My Father, and In the Land of Blood and Honey.
Jolie’s career may have been better before she went to Hollywood. She is known for her humanitarian work that has changed the world, such as being a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations, starting a foundation named after her adopted son, and fighting for the rights of refugees in Afghanistan. Because of what she did for people in need, Queen Elizabeth II gave her a rare honor.
Aside from how well-known they are as actors, some parts of Amber Heard’s career are like Jolie’s.
How Heard’s career mirrors Jolie’s.
Heard’s career isn’t as well-known as Jolie’s, and she hasn’t been nominated for as many Oscars, but there are some similarities.
Amber Heard didn’t write or direct anything on her resume, but she was a producer for both Syrup and And Soon the Darkness. Heard starred in both films.
Heard has also done good things with her name and fame. She helped Syrian refugees in Jordan while volunteering with the Syrian American Medical Society. The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has named her a Human Rights Champion.
A messy breakup of a high-profile relationship is another thing that both Jolie and Heard’s careers have in common. It’s a less pleasant link to make, but it needs to be mentioned.