Julia Roberts: 15 greatest movies of all time

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Honorary Co-Chair Julia Roberts, wearing Gucci dress and Calzedonia stockings, attends the 2016 GLSEN Respect Awards - Los Angeles at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 21, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for GLSEN)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Honorary Co-Chair Julia Roberts, wearing Gucci dress and Calzedonia stockings, attends the 2016 GLSEN Respect Awards - Los Angeles at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 21, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for GLSEN) /
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3. Closer

Original Release Date December 3, 2004

Box Office Earnings: $7,707,972 (USA opening weekend), $33,987,757 (USA gross)

Critical Acclaim: 2 Academy Award nominations (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role)

2 Golden Globe wins (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role), 3 Golden Globe nominations (Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Motion Picture)

19 other wins, 44 other nominations

About the Role: Julia Roberts is Anna Cameron, a photographer with a few secrets. One of those is that she had an affair with a man in a relationship, only for the other woman to find out. The breakup leads to that man playing Cupid in a way, creating a love-square that soon as you wondering who will be with whom.

One of the strange things is that while you want to initially dislike Anna because of the affair, you know that it’s not entirely her fault. In the end, you just want her to be happy.

Simply the Best: Based on the play of the same name, Closer manages to capture raw emotion with a comedic twist. On the outside, it’s a role you’ve seen Roberts do time and time again. However, there are layers that develop throughout the course of the movie.

It involves four people who aren’t completely who they appear to be at first. Anna tries to be a good person, focused on her photography and tries not to hurt others, but sometimes she just can’t help but follow her emotions. There’s a sense of realism within the movie, as we see why people do the things they do. We also get a sense of symmetry in the way the whole movie is filmed and progresses through the years.