1. Actress of TV & Film Fame
Julia Roberts, born in Georgia in 1967, is a renowned actress who has achieved success in both television and film. She began her career in the mid-1980s, appearing in small roles on television shows such as Crime Story and Miami Vice. In 1988, she made her feature film debut in the romantic comedy Mystic Pizza, and went on to star in a string of successful films, including Pretty Woman, Sleeping with the Enemy, and My Best Friend's Wedding. Her performance in the 2000 drama Erin Brockovich earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress.
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2. Iconic Actress
Julia Roberts is an iconic actress, best known for her role as Vivian Ward in the hit movie “Pretty Woman”, alongside Richard Gere. Her performance in the movie earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, cementing her place in Hollywood history.
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3. The 2000 Movie That Made Her a Star
The 2000 movie "Erin Brockovich" was a major turning point in Julia Roberts' career, propelling her to the top of Hollywood's A-list and earning her an Academy Award for Best Actress. The film's success cemented her status as a major Hollywood star and opened the door for her to take on more challenging roles.
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4. 1988's breakout star
In 1988, Julia Roberts made her breakthrough performance in the movie "Mystic Pizza", playing the role of Daisy Arujo, an employee at the titular pizza parlor. Her captivating performance in the film quickly grabbed the attention of audiences, propelling her to stardom and establishing her as one of Hollywood's most beloved actresses.
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5. Julia Roberts Returns to the Big Screen
After taking a break from acting, Julia Roberts made a triumphant return to the big screen with her role alongside Denzel Washington in the 1993 legal thriller "The Pelican Brief". The movie was a huge success at the box office and earned her critical acclaim, cementing her status as one of Hollywood's most beloved stars.
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6. Julia Roberts Knits While on Set
Julia Roberts loves to knit, and she doesn't just do it at home - she takes her needles and yarn with her to the set! She believes that knitting is a fashionable hobby, and she enjoys taking a break from filming to work on her latest project. She's been spotted knitting between shots, and it's become a regular part of her routine.
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7. Julia Roberts Changes Her Career Strategy
After tying the knot with cameraperson Danny Moder, Julia Roberts made a conscious decision to prioritize her family over her career, becoming more selective with the roles she chose to take on. This shift in focus allowed her to spend more quality time with her husband and their three children, twins Hazel and Phinnaeus and son Henry.
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8. Julia Roberts Triumphs in "Duplicity"
After a brief hiatus from the Hollywood scene, Julia Roberts made a triumphant return with the 2009 film "Duplicity". During her time away, she had taken on a few independent projects that unfortunately did not achieve the success she had hoped for. However, her return to the big screen with "Duplicity" was met with critical acclaim and solidified her place as one of the most beloved actresses of all time.
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9. Julia Roberts Stars in Iconic Film "Eat, Pray, Love"
Julia Roberts has starred in many iconic films throughout her career, but one of her most memorable roles was in the 2010 movie adaptation of the best-selling book, "Eat, Pray, Love". In the film, Roberts plays the lead role of Liz Gilbert, a woman who embarks on a journey of self-discovery, traveling through Italy, India and Indonesia. The movie was a huge success, grossing over $200 million worldwide and receiving numerous awards and nominations.
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10. One of the Most Intriguing People of the Year
In 2001, People Magazine named Julia Roberts as one of the "Most Intriguing People" of the year, and since then she has gone on to receive numerous accolades. She has been nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actress in 2000 for her role in the movie "Erin Brockovich". She has also won three Golden Globe Awards, four People's Choice Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Her success has been recognized by the American Film Institute, who named her one of the greatest female stars of all time.
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