Julia Roberts, where you been girl?! For a while, you were the hottest mama in Hollywood. Your megawatt smile, great acting chops and beachy waves won us over (and also made us intensely jealous), then out of nowhere, you disappeared. Poof! You had to go get married and have babies…twins and all. We had to salvage what we can and pretend we were happy for you. But thank god you’re back. We’ve really missed you.
In honor of your return to the silver screen as Elizabeth Gilbert in the movie adaptation of the book, “Eat Pray Love” (which is, BTW, honestly the best soul-searching summer read ever), we here at CollegeCandy like to pay homage to your top 5 roles. No matter who or what you played, from a classy (relatively speaking, of course) hooker to a mastermind thief’s wife, we can’t help but love you.
1) Vivian Ward in Pretty Woman
Seriously. I don’t know a single person who doesn’t love this movie. Not only does Julia Roberts make the transformation from ugly duckling to beautiful swan, she gets to do the sexy with Richard Gere. Yes, freaken Richard Gere. He’s ancient but still hot. She was every hooker’s idol. Go Julia!
2) Tinkerbell in Hook
Deviating from her usual rom-coms, Julia took up the role of Tinkerbell in a new adaptation of the much beloved story, Peter Pan and Captain Hook. Julia was funny and witty and actually looked good in green (unlike the rest of the human race). Of course, when she sprinkled pixie dust and flashed her Hollywood smile, we all melted.
3) Erin Brockovich in Erin Brockovich
The role of a lifetime, Julia Roberts played Erin Brockovich, a real-life, cut-the-crap, no-nonsense single mother of three who managed to uncover a secret about a major corporation. Not only did Julia win Best Actress for her portrayal and solidified her career as a serious actress, but the dress she wore (by Valentino) to the Academy Awards is still ranked as one of the best dresses ever worn. Yowza.
4) Tess Ocean in Ocean’s 11 and Ocean’s 12
So who do you cast when you need an actress to play the wife of a mastermind thief? You cast Julia Roberts, duh. Not only was she witty and smart, Julia was the perfect foil to her street-smart George Clooney husband. I’m starting to see a trend with casting her and insanely famous and sexy men. I want to hate her, but I just can’t.
5) Anna Scott in Notting Hill
Probably one of my favorite movies starring Julia, the actress played, well, an actress, in the romantic comedy co-starring Hugh Grant. Probably because I was always insanely jealous that she got to make out and “whoopsie daisy” Hugh Grant, the whole movie was just a 2-hour feel good session that made me want to become an insanely famous actress who falls in love with a normal British man. I mean, it can still happen right?
Do you have any other favorites of Julia that you loved? Share them below!