Julia Robert s there is only one. With an incredibly infectious laugh and a mane of red hair that has been drawing sighs since the 1980s, the actress has proven more than once that she is one of the brightest stars in Hollywood . Although it’s hard to understand why Julia Roberts doesn’t do romantic comedies anymore, we’re glad she made an exception with the recent ‘Journey to Paradise’, one of the best movies of 2022. But now we look back.
In fact, who doesn’t remember his simultaneously tragic and charismatic role in ‘Steel Magnolias’? Or the forceful historical portrayal of him in ‘Charlie Wilson’s War’ opposite Tom Hanks? And we don’t forget ‘Erin Brockovich’, the film for which she won her first and, at the moment, only award for Best Actress at the Academy Awards in Hollywood. More recent movies like ‘Wonder’ and ‘August’ also make the list. And, of course, ‘Pretty woman’, one of the best movies of the 90s.
There are also no titles like ‘The Pelican Report’, where she worked alongside Denzel Washington, or ‘The Mexican’, which paired her with Brad Pitt, or ‘Everybody Says I Love You’, her work under Woody Allen. And it is that the actress born in Georgia has an enviable tour in Hollywood.
Ben’s Return (Peter Hedges, 2018)
Julia Roberts knows how to be a courageous mother on the big screen, and she showed it again in one of her most recent works . This film by Peter Hedges plays Holly, the mother of a young man (Lucas Hedges) who returns home for Christmas with a clear drug problem that will shake the entire family
Conspiracy (Richard Donner, 1997)
This action thriller directed by Richard Donner received very good reviews, and is among the most moving films in Julia Roberts’ filmography . In it, we meet an eccentric New York cabbie, Jerry Fletcher (Mel Gibson), who is convinced that the world is ruled by conspiracies.
Stand By Me (Chris Columbus, 1998)
Between romantic comedies, Julia Roberts also made us emotional in front of the big screen . She did it with movies like this one by Chris Columbus from the late 90s.
Hook (Steven Spielberg, 1991)
Filmmaker Steven Spielberg set out in the early 1990s to reinterpret JM Barrie’s Peter Pan tale from a new perspective : the protagonist (played by Robin Williams) has settled in the real world and has forgotten who he was, but now he will have to return.
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (George Clooney, 2002)
George Clooney’s directing debut that featured a good number of friends . It tells the true story of a television producer, played by Sam Rockwell, who was hired as a CIA assassin.
Charlie Wilson’s War (Mike Nichols, 2007)
Biopic as a tragicomedy about the guy who armed the Afghan mujahideen when the terror came from Russia . Roberts plays the wealthy Texan who convinced the current congressman, played by Tom Hanks, to send weapons east.
Pretty Woman (Garry Marshall, 1990)
It is not only one of the most iconic films in the Julia Roberts filmography, but it is also one of the most beloved and memorable films for the general public . A perennial success that has lasted for more than three decades.
Notting Hill (Roger Michell, 1999)
With the permission of ‘Pretty Woman’, this is the actress’s most celebrated romantic comedy and, from what we see on this list, it has a much better average grade.
Michael Collins (Neil Jordan, 1996)
Complex biographical drama about the Irish revolutionary who organized the guerrillas to fight against the English.
August (John Wells, 2013)
Based on the play by Tracy Letts, who also adapted it for the cinema, this film gave us a good dose of family drama from some of the best actresses of her generation : Meryl Streep, of course, but also Julia Roberts.
Closer (Mike Nichols, 2004)
Although Natalie Portman and Clive Owen got the acting praise, our protagonist delivered in this complex story of love, sex and jealousy directed by Mike Nichols .
Steel Magnolias (Herbert Ross, 1989)
Choral comedy that adapted a Broadway play and that managed to place the actress in the industry. Roberts won the Golden Globe for best supporting actress and was nominated for an Oscar , losing it to Brenda Fricker for ‘My Left Foot’.
Erin Brockovich (Steven Soderbergh, 2000)
With this film, the actress managed to take a leap in her career by winning the two big prizes: Golden Globe and Oscar for best leading actress. Steven Soderbergh adapts the true story of a single mother who finds her way into a small law firm where she fights a case that changed her life . And that of Roberts, who entered the illustrious list of actresses who have won an Oscar.
Ocean’s Eleven: Match Up (Steven Soderbergh, 2001)
The name of this successful remake may refer to the protagonist and his group of colleagues who are experts in grand theft, but the truth is that the relationship between George Clooney and Julia Roberts was something much more important in the plot than the typical romantic story involved. with shoehorn .
Wonder (Stephen Chbosky, 2017)
Perhaps for many it is not his most emblematic film, but, according to IMDb users, it is the best film in which he has participated . Or the most loved. Definitely the most tearful.