Angelina Jolie may not have charmed all the locals at her most recent filming location but the people of Cambodia, where she shot Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in , are said to have renamed a temple after her. The building was the setting for various scenes in Tomb Raider — in which Jolie, as Lara Croft, battled a secret society called the Illuminati for possession of an ancient talisman. Today, local restaurants sell a Tomb Raider cocktail Cointreau, lime and soda — said to be Jolie's tipple of choice. Meanwhile, the actor's son Maddox was born in the Siem Reap province in which the temple complex is located. Jolie's unofficial honour appeared to come with responsibilities, as Zed called on the actor to use her public profile and her status as "the patron saint of Cambodia" to help conserve the site. He added: "I'd urge Angelina Jolie to raise awareness about better preservation of this world heritage, as more needs to be done to safeguard the temple complex and its surroundings [and] save it from vandalism and looting.
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The actress had to overcome her wild reputation to land the role as the action heroine. When Jolie landed the role of the action heroine in the film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider , the year-old star, then dating Billy Bob Thornton, had a wild-child reputation. Jolie, who had just won an Oscar for Girl, Interrupted , was willing to prove she was up to the job — no matter what was asked of her. According to the book, Jolie underwent both urine and blood tests and passed, and the filmmakers hired professionals to help look after her physical and mental well-being during the shoot. Jolie was a success, and the role ultimately helped establish her A-list status in Hollywood. Leading Lady , by Stephen Galloway, will be released April 25 and is available for preorder now. Products in this story are independently selected and featured editorially.
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Ta Prohm was catapulted onto the international stage when scenes of the ancient city engulfed by the jungle were screened across the world in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. While nearby Angkor Wat may well remain the king of Angkor Archaeological Park , Ta Prohm deservedly sits in the top three — alongside Angkor and Bayon — and by far wears the crown of being the most atmospheric. The stele records also reveal Ta Prohm was home to more than 12, people, including 18 high priests and dancers. More than , people living in surrounding villages provided services and supplies to the temple, which was home to a bounty of treasures that took in gold, pearls and silks.
So after playing one Lara so well, it looks like actress is taking on another famous Lara on the set of her new film. The mother-of-six aped fellow Hollywood beauty Julie Christie as she went for the Doctor Zhivago look on the set of new thriller Salt. Dressed in a fur-trimmed poncho with matching Russian hat, Angelina looked like Julie's Lara Antipova character from the classic film as she filmed scenes on Staten Island, New York. Angelina has been spotted in a variety of different disguises as she plays Evelyn Salt, a CIA agent on the run.