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Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts,

Box office star and one of the 50 most beautiful women in the world, Julia Roberts. Uploaded by

Julia Roberts has been at the top of the A-List in Hollywood ever since Pretty Woman, and not just because she has one of the best smiles in film history. And while she’s undeniably pretty, she isn’t what you’d call a classic beauty. No, Julia has been a star at the top of the box office charts for years because she can actually act. For which she probably doesn’t get enough credit. Consider her major roles:

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    Mystic Pizza (1988)

  • Steel Magnolias (1989 – Nomination)
  • Pretty Woman (1990 – Nomination)
  • Hook (1991)
  • The Pelican Brief (1993)
  • Michael Collins (1996)
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
  • Runaway Bride (1999)
  • Notting Hill (1999)
  • Erin Brockovich (2000 – Best Actress)
  • Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
  • Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)
  • Eat Pray Love (2010)

Roberts’s power at the box office was acknowledged in 2003 when she received a record $25 million for her role in Mona Lisa Smile. Oh, and I said she wasn’t a classic beauty? She’s been in People’s “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” issue 11 times, and Men’s Health named her one of the “100 Hottest Women of All-Time.” I mean, she’s good looking and all, but come on. All time?

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