JULIA ROBERTS (Catherine/Francesca) is making her third
appearance in a Steven Soderbergh film. She received the Academy Award and a
Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of "Erin Brockovich," directed
by Soderbergh. In addition, she starred with George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia and
Brad Pitt in last year's ensemble crime caper, "Ocean's Eleven,"
also under his direction.
"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," with Richard Gere, her
"Pretty Woman" co-star and their director, Garry Marshall.
More recently, Roberts starred in "The Mexican," with
her "Ocean's Eleven" co-star Brad Pitt and James Gandolfini and
"America's Sweethearts," in which she stars with Billy Crystal, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John
Cusack and Hank Azaria.
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
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.
Roberts will next be seen in George Clooney's directorial
debut "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" and begins filming
Revolution Studios' "Mona Lisa Smile in September.
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