Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Julia Roberts One Of The Most Successful Actors In Terms Of Box Office Receipts

Julia Roberts Became A Hollywood Star After Headlining The Romantic Comedy Pretty Woman

Julia Roberts

Roberts at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Jesus Henry Christ, which she produced
Born Julia Fiona Roberts
October 28, 1967 (age 43)
Atlanta, Georgia
Occupation Actress
Years active 1987–present
Religion Hinduism
Spouse Lyle Lovett
(m. 1993–1995; divorced)
Daniel Moder
(m. 2002–present; 3 children)
Relatives Eric Roberts (brother); Lisa Roberts Gillan (sister); Emma Roberts (niece)

Julia Fiona Roberts (born October 28, 1967) is an American actress. She became a Hollywood star after headlining the romantic comedy Pretty Woman (1990), which grossed $464 million worldwide. After receiving Golden Globe Awards and Academy Award nominations for Steel Magnolias (1989) and Pretty Woman, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in for her performance in Erin Brockovich (2000). 

Her films My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), Mystic Pizza (1988), Notting Hill (1999), Runaway Bride (1999), Valentine's Day (2010), 

The Pelican Brief (1993), Ocean's Eleven (2001) and Twelve (2004) have collectively brought box office receipts of over $2.4 billion, making her one of the most successful actors in terms of box office receipts.

Year Title Role Notes
1987          Crime Story Tracy                              Episode "The Survivor" (1.19)
1988 Miami Vice Polly Wheeler Season 4 episode 22: "Mirror Image"
1988 Baja Oklahoma Candy Hutchins TV
1996 Friends Susie Moss Episode "The One After the Superbowl: Part 2" (2.13)
1999 Law & Order Katrina Ludlow Episode "Empire"
Nominated—Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress – Drama Series
2003 Freedom: A History Of Us Virginia Eyewitness 2 episodes: "What Is Freedom?" (1.07); "Yearning to Breathe Free" (1.10)
2010 Hope For Haiti Now Herself Telethon for Haiti earthquake relief

Roberts had become one of the highest-paid actresses in the world, topping the Hollywood Reporter's annual "power list" of top-earning female stars from 2005 to 2006. Her fee for 1990's Pretty Woman was $300,000; in 2003, she was paid an unprecedented $25 million for her role in Mona Lisa Smile (2003). As of 2010, Roberts's net worth was estimated to be $140 million.

"She gave me goosebumps," Collins, the 22-year-old who plays Snow White, tells PEOPLE. "She played the Evil Queen brilliantly. You forget that's really Julia because she's so good. Off camera, she's so down to earth and so sweet. 

We'd be shooting and she's being extremely horrible to me [in character] and once they yell cut, the first thing she says to me, 'Are you okay? I'm sorry, I hate being mean to you.' "

Adds director Tarsem Singh: "Julia was completely right in saying like, 'I feel so strange being mean to her, because it feels like I'm being mean to Bambi.' "

As for his Snow White: "Lily looks so young – Liz Taylor meets Audrey Hepburn."

The movie is scheduled for release next March. For her part, Collins adored acting with Roberts, 43.

Roberts has been named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" eleven times, tied with Halle Berry. In 2001, Ladies Home Journal ranked her as the 11th most powerful woman in America, ahead of then national security advisor Condoleezza Rice and former first lady Laura Bush. Roberts has a production company called Red Om Films.


Year               Title                                       Role                           Notes

2009           Duplicity                                         Claire Stenwick Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
2010 Valentine's Day Kate Nominated—People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actress (also for Eat Pray Love)
2010 Eat Pray Love Elizabeth Gilbert Nominated—People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actress (also for Valentine's Day)
2011 Larry Crowne Mercedes Tainot
2012 Snow White 3D (working title) The Wicked Queen
2012 August: Osage County Barbara Fordham

In 2009, Lancôme announced that Roberts would become their global ambassador for their company. Julia starred with Clive Owen in the comedy-thriller Duplicity for which she received her seventh Golden Globe nomination. In 2010, she appeared in the ensemble romantic comedy Valentine's Day, with Cooper, and starred in the film adaptation of Eat Pray Love.  

Eat Pray Love had the highest debut at the box office for Roberts in a top-billed role since America's Sweethearts. Later in the year, she signed a five-year extension with Lancôme for GB£32 million (US$50 million). 

In 2011, she co-starred as Mercedes Tainot opposite Tom Hanks who directed and played the title role in the romantic comedy Larry Crowne. The movie has received generally bad reviews with only 35% of the 175 Rotten Tomatoes reviews giving it high ratings, although Roberts' comedic performance was praised.

American Girl films-

Roberts has brought to life some of the books from American Girl as films, serving as executive producer alongside her sister Lisa. The company's product lines and services are focused on pre-teen-girl characters from various periods of American history, embodied as dolls and featured in narratives including books and movies. Roberts has produced four movies.


Roberts disclosed in a 2010 interview for Elle magazine that she believes in and practices Hinduism. Roberts is a devotee of Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaj-ji). A picture of Neem Karoli Baba drew Roberts to Hinduism.

Julia Roberts told "Extra" correspondent Jerry Penacoli that there was "no" way she would consider a guest appearance on "Glee," in an interview aired Wednesday.

The FOX musical hit's star Lea Michele said Roberts, 43, would be her ideal guest star. The "Eat Pray Love" and "Pretty Woman" actress stars in the upcoming "Fireflies in the Garden," a three-generation family saga directed by Dennis Lee and co-starring Ryan Reynolds, 34, and Willem Dafoe, 56. Though it premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2008, its U.S. premiere is Friday.

Roberts had this to say of Reynolds, the "Green Lantern" star and one-time People Sexiest Man Alive: "He's so great. He is such a full-blown actor in this movie."

Roberts was surprised to hear that her 1990 film "Flatliners," directed by Joel Schumacher and co-starring Keifer Sutherland, Billy Baldwin and Kevin Bacon as scientists experimenting with near-death experiences, is being remade.

JULIA Roberts wants to get to the bottom of her one big body flaw.
The Eat Pray Love star turns 44 later this month and feels age is catching up with at least one part of her body.

“I want a higher butt,” says Julia when asked what she would change about herself.

“Why not? I mean, it’s not bad but I might as well have something to work on.”

Julia — who has seven-year-old twins Hazel and Phinnaeus and four-year-old son Henry with husband Danny Moder – recently revealed she has started sewing classes.

“I’ve started sewing classes recently. I made some big pillows for the kids and some really simple pants for Danny. I’m also taking piano lessons with my kids,” she said.

“In your 40s, you’re supposed to learn new things so your brain doesn’t turn to mush. So now I’m practicing piano scales.”

source- from wikipedia

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