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The Normal Heart (2014)

Julia Roberts as "Dr. Emma Brookner"

In 1980s New York, a writer (Mark Ruffalo) and his friends join forces to expose the truth about the emerging AIDs crisis to both the government and the gay community.

Emmy (Primetime) (2014) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

August: Osage County (2013)

Julia Roberts as "Barbara Weston"

The death and funeral of their father brings three sisters to the home of their mother, Violet (Meryl Streep), an acid-tongued, pill-popping cancer patient. Daughters Barbara (Julia Roberts), Karen (Juliette Lewis) and Ivy (Julianne Nicholson) -- along with their significant others and various other kin -- take the full brunt of their dysfunctional matriarch's venom, for Violet tells every one of them exactly what she thinks of them. Based on the play by Tracy Letts.

Academy Award (2013) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013) Nominated Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (2013) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Duplicity (2009)

Julia Roberts as "Claire Stenwick"

Claire Stenwick (Julia Roberts) and Ray Koval (Clive Owen) are former government operatives who are now collecting big paychecks from rival companies as corporate spies. Their latest mission is to grab the formula for a product that will earn a fortune for whichever company patents it first. The stakes grow even higher than expected when Claire and Ray become embroiled in a passionate, clandestine affair, though neither one can decide how far to trust the other.

Golden Globe (2009) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

Julia Roberts as "Joanne Herring"

In the 1980s U.S.Rep. Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks), Texas socialite Joanne Herring (Julia Roberts) and CIA agent Gust Avrakotos (Philip Seymour Hoffman) form an unlikely alliance to boost funding for Afghan freedom fighters in their war against invading Soviets. The trio's successful efforts to finance these covert operations contributes to the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War.

Golden Globe (2007) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Julia Roberts as "Erin Brockovich"

Erin Brockovich (Julia Roberts) is a woman in a tight spot. Following a car accident in which Erin is not at fault, Erin pleads with her attorney Ed Masry (Albert Finney) to hire her at his law firm. Erin stumbles upon some medical records placed in real estate files. She convinces Ed to allow her to investigate, where she discovers a cover-up involving contaminated water in a local community which is causing devastating illnesses among its residents.

Academy Award (2000) Won Best Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000) Won Actress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2000) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000) Won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Notting Hill (1999)

Julia Roberts as "Anna Scott"

William Thacker (Hugh Grant) is a London bookstore owner whose humdrum existence is thrown into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) appears in his shop. A chance encounter over spilled orange juice leads to a kiss that blossoms into a full-blown affair. As the average bloke and glamorous movie star draw closer and closer together, they struggle to reconcile their radically different lifestyles in the name of love.

Golden Globe (1999) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

Julia Roberts as "Julianne Potter"

Childhood friends Julianne Potter (Julia Roberts) and Michael O'Neal (Dermot Mulroney) had a deal to marry each other if they were still single by age 28. Now, four days before her 28th birthday, O'Neil announces that he's marrying a gorgeous 20-year-old named Kimberly (Cameron Diaz). Suddenly realizing that she's actually in love with him, Julianne vows to stop the wedding at all costs. However, when she is appointed maid of honor, things get even more complex.

Golden Globe (1997) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Pretty Woman (1990)

Julia Roberts as "Vivian 'Viv' Ward"

In this modern update on Cinderella, a prostitute and a wealthy businessman fall hard for one another, forming an unlikely pair. While on a business trip in L.A., Edward (Richard Gere), who makes a living buying and breaking up companies, picks up a hooker, Vivian (Julia Roberts), on a lark. After Edward hires Vivian to stay with him for the weekend, the two get closer, only to discover there are significant hurdles to overcome as they try to bridge the gap between their very different worlds.

Academy Award (1990) Nominated Best Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1990) Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1990) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Steel Magnolias (1989)

Julia Roberts as "Shelby Eatenton Latcherie"

M'Lynn (Sally Field) is the mother of bride-to-be Shelby Eatenton (Julia Roberts), and as friend Truvy Jones (Dolly Parton) fixes the women's hair for the ceremony, they welcome a helping hand from aspiring beautician Annelle Dupuy Desoto (Daryl Hannah). Diabetic Shelby has a health scare, which is averted but doesn't bode well for her hopes of having children. Time passes, and the women and their friends encounter tragedy and good fortune, growing stronger and closer in the process.

Academy Award (1989) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (1989) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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