awards & nominations

Wild (2014)

Reese Witherspoon as "Cheryl Strayed"

Driven to the edge by the loss of her beloved mother (Laura Dern), the dissolution of her marriage and a headlong dive into self-destructive behavior, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) makes a decision to halt her downward spiral and put her life back together again. With no outdoors experience, a heavy backpack and little else to go on but her own will, Cheryl sets out alone to hike the Pacific Crest Trail -- one of the country's longest and toughest through-trails.

Academy Award (2014)NominatedActress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)NominatedLeading Actress
Golden Globe (2014)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Walk the Line (2005)

Reese Witherspoon as "June Carter"

The rise of country music legend Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) begins with his days as a boy growing up on the family farm, where he struggles under the scorn of his father (Robert Patrick). As the years pass, Cash ends up in Memphis, Tenn., with his wife, Vivian (Ginnifer Goodwin), and breaks into the music scene after finding his trademark sound. While on tour, Cash meets the love of his life, singer June Carter (Reese Witherspoon), but Cash's volatile lifestyle threatens to keep them apart.

Academy Award (2005)WonActress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005)WonActress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2005)WonBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005)WonOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Legally Blonde (2001)

Reese Witherspoon as "Elle Woods"

Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) has it all. She wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But there is one thing stopping him (Matthew Davis) from proposing: She is too blond. Elle rallies all of her resources and gets into Harvard, determined to win him back.

Golden Globe (2001)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Election (1999)

Reese Witherspoon as "Tracy Enid Flick"

Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick), a well-liked high school government teacher, can't help but notice that successful student Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon) uses less than ethical tactics to get what she wants. When Tracy runs for school president, Jim feels that she will be a poor influence on the student body and convinces Paul, a dim-witted but popular student athlete, to run against Tracy. When she becomes aware of Jim's secret involvement in the race, a bitter feud is sparked.

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