Tuesday, 31 October 2017


 - Manoj Kulkarni

Hollywood's most famous beautiful actress..'Pretty Woman' fame favourite Julia Roberts celebrated her 50th birthday!

Daughter of artists parents..pretty gorgeous Julia Fiona Roberts began her career with modelling while learning acting!

Pretty gorgeous Julia Roberts in film 'Mystic Pizza' (1988).
In 1987 she appeared on screen in a small role with brother Eric in 'Blood Red'..But her big film debut was in 'Satisfaction' (1988) as a band member with Liam Neeson!

Meanwhile in 1987 she appeared on television's small screen too..in a role of rape victim in the episode of 'The Survivor'! Her first critically acclaimed performance was in film 'Mystic Pizza' (1988). And for her role in 'Steel Magnolias' (1989) she got 'Golden Globe Award'! 

Julia Roberts in & as 'Pretty Woman' (1990).
Julia Roberts & Liam Neeson in 'Michael Collins' (1996).

Julia Roberts became worldwide famous with her title role in & as 'Pretty Woman' (1990). Garry Marshall directed in this (Cinderella/Pygmalionesque kind) romantic film handsome Richard Gere was her hero. With gorgeous look & stunning performance in this commercially superhit movie she won the hearts of audiences..And she won her second 'Golden Globe Award' as 'Motion Picture Best Actress in Musical or Comedy'! It's title soundtrack "Oh, Pretty Woman.." sung by Roy Orbison got huge popularity and Julia's superb appearance on it touched the romantic hearts!!

After this her role in Joseph Ruben's psychological thriller 'Sleeping with the Enemy' (1991) was complex; but she performed brilliantly! Then she did very few films in next five years like 'Hook', 'Dying Young' & novel based 'The Pelican Brief' (1993). And during 1996 appeared in TV's famous show 'Friends' with Matthew Perry! Same year she again acted with Liam Neeson in historical biopic 'Michael Collins'..I remember this was the opening film in our 'International Film Festival of India', 1997 held at Trivandrum!
'Runaway Bride' (1999)..Julia Roberts, director Garry Marshall & Richard Gere!
Susan Sarandon & Julia Roberts in 'Stepmom' (1998).

Then she nicely acted romantic comedy films 'My Best Friend's Wedding' (1997) and with Richard Gere 'Runaway Bride' (1999) were hit! Contrast from these roles She did challenging characters in two films..kind 'Stepmom' (1998) with Susan Sarandon..And title role of real-life environmental activist 'Erin Brockovich' (2000)..For this she won 'Best Actress Oscar' award!

Julia Roberts in & as 'Erin Brockovich' (2000).
By that time from highest paid actress..she entered in the list of 'Most influential women in show business'. And in 2001 she starred in the film of which title is very much suitable to her..'America's Sweethearts'! Then this beauty was cast in 'Mona Lisa Smile' (2003) for which she got big admiration! Apart from this she first time appeared in the music album 'Dreamgirl'!
Julia Roberts with her 'Best Actress Oscar'!

Meanwhile Julia Roberts started production company 'Red Om Films' with her sister Lisa Roberts Gillan..And during 2004 & 2008 produced first four films of 'American Girl' series.

In 2006 she provided her voice acting for two animation films 'The Ant Bully' and 'Charlotte Web'! Same time she made her Broadway debut as Nan in a revival of Richard Greenberg's play 'Three Days of Rain' opposite Bradley Cooper!

Meryl Streep & Julia Roberts in 'August: Osage Country'!
Her film 'Fireflies in the Garden' (2008) was shown in 'Berlin International Film Festival' & released allover Europe! In 2010 she acted in romantic 'Valentine's Day' and 'Eat Pray Love' (2010) film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling memoir! Then in 2011 she starred in 'Larry Crowne' with Tom Hanks who also directed this film!

Julia Roberts & Jennifer Aniston in 'Mother's Day' (2016).
And in 2013 she played one of the on screen daughters of veteran actress Meryl Streep's character in film 'August: Osage Country'..She got much admiration for this with awards nominations! In 2014 she narrated TV show 'Women in Hollywood'! Same year she was the voice of 'Mother Nature' in a short film for 'Conservation International' intended to raise awareness about climate change!

Last year she acted in Garry Marshall's film 'Mother's Day' and this year she announced acting first time in TV serial 'Today will be different' for HBO!

She also worked for UNICEF and other charitable organisations. She also supports Gucci's 'Chime For Change' a campaign for female empowerment!

'PEOPLE' magazine fifth time honoured Julia Roberts as 'World's Most Beautiful Woman'!

Best Wishes Ms. Julia Roberts .!!

- Manoj Kulkarni
['Chitrasrushti', Pune, India]

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