Julia Roberts (Tess Ocean) received the Academy Award
for her portrayal of Erin Brockovich, which Steven Soderbergh also
directed. The role also earned the actress a Golden Globe Award.
Erin Brockovich followed the success of two
box-office smashes: Notting Hill, directed by Roger Michell in which she
co-starred with Hugh Grant and Runaway Bride, in which she was reunited
with Richard Gere, her Pretty Woman co-star and their director, Garry
She most recently starred in America's Sweethearts
with Billy Crystal, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Cusack and Hank Azaria and The
Mexican, with her Ocean's Eleven co-star Brad Pitt and James
Roberts has starred in many of Hollywood's most successful
films and has earned two additional Academy Award nominations. She first came to
the attention of audiences with her critically acclaimed role in Mystic Pizza,
then in Steel Magnolias, which led to her first Academy Award nomination.
Her next film, Pretty Woman, was the top-grossing
film of 1990 and brought Roberts her second Academy Award nomination. Her
memorable performance in that film was followed by a series of successful films
including Flatliners, Sleeping with the Enemy, Dying Young,
The Pelican Brief and Something to Talk About.
Roberts also starred with Liam Neeson in Neil Jordan's Michael
Collins, and in Woody Allen's romantic musical comedy, Everybody Says I
Love You. In 1997, she starred in the box-office smash My Best Friend's
Wedding, directed by P. J. Hogan and the Richard Donner-directed thriller, Conspiracy
Theory co-starring Mel Gibson. The following year, she starred opposite
Susan Sarandon and Ed Harris in the Chris Columbus film Stepmom.
Collectively, her films have grossed more than two billion dollars worldwide.
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