Julia Roberts’ greatest roles

Julia Roberts is perfect (obvs). But what are her greatest roles ever?
1. Closer

Tragic, beautiful and intense, Closer was the all-star drama in which Julia plays Anna Cameron, a photographer who gets drawn into a sordid relationship with a failed writer, played by Clive Owen. It also stars Jude Law and Natalie Portman.

2. Notting Hill

Notting Hill isn’t just funny, and heart-warming, and all-round awesome, it’s also a really great movie about what it’s like to be famous, and what it’s like to be Julia Roberts. She basically plays a version of herself, and the movie revolves around the pressures she deals with.

3. Pretty Woman

If you somehow haven’t seen the single greatest romance of all time, drop everything and do it right now. Julia Roberts most iconic role is that of Vivian Ward, a sex worker who gets swept up by Richard Gere’s rich and charming Edward Lewis.

4. Ben is Back

If you’re into Oscar buzz, pay attention to Ben is Back. Julia gives a devastating, complex performance as a mum whose addict son returns home for the holidays. It’s one of her best roles to date.

5. Erin Brockovich

This is the movie that proved to the world just what Julia Roberts was truly capable of. It also won her the Oscar and Golden Globes for best actress! It’s based on a true story, too, and is completely awesome from start to finish.

6. Homecoming

There’s an insane level of buzz around Julia’s turn as Heidi Bergman, a case worker at a secret facility where soldiers returning from war are helped to transition to civilian life. This is prestige TV at it’s very best.

7. Steel Magnolias

A fantastic story of female friendship and family, Steel Magnolias boasts an epic cast - alongside Julia Roberts, of course! Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine to name a few. Get your tissues ready, though, this one has some feels.

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