Julia Roberts starred in more than 40 films as of 2015, including "Steel Magnolias," "Pretty Woman," "Sleeping with the Enemy," "Erin Brockovich" and "Charlie Wilson's War." Some of her later movies include "Mirror, Mirror" and "August: Osage County."Continue Reading
"Steel Magnolias" is one of Julia Roberts's earliest roles. In the 1989 movie, she plays the role of a diabetic woman named Shelby Eatenton Latcherie. Roberts received both her first Academy Award nomination and first Golden Globe Award win for the performance.
In the movie "Pretty Woman," she plays the role of a prostitute who enters into a romance with a wealthy businessman played by Richard Gere. Released in 1991, "Sleeping with the Enemy" saw Roberts playing the role of Laura Burney. In the role, she portrays a housewife who is abused by her husband but manages to escape her marriage and start a new life.
"Erin Bockovich" is about a woman who helped wage a successful lawsuit against energy giant Pacific Gas & Electric. Roberts received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance. In "Charlie Wilson's War," Roberts plays Joanne Herring, a wealthy Texas socialite.
"Mirror, Mirror" and "August: Osage County" were released in 2012 and 2013, respectively. In "Mirror, Mirror," Roberts plays Queen Clementianna, Snow White's evil stepmother. In "August: Osage County," she co-stars with Meryl Streep. Roberts received nominations for the Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics' Choice Award and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the role.Learn more about Art & Literature