Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts


10/20/1967, Smyrna, Georgia, USA

Birth Name

Julia Fiona Roberts


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Julia Roberts is a popular American actress whose breakout role came in the 1990 film Pretty Woman as Vivian Ward. She is the younger sister of actor Eric Roberts and actress Lisa Roberts Gillan.


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Julia: I would like to work with Johnny Depp. I've known him a long time. I think he's so interesting, and I think we look alike in a funny way. So Johnny Depp. Johnny Depp and I will play brother and sister in something.

    • Julia: (on managing fame and family) Family values. That's actually values in general. That's all there is. Fame is just a summer breeze that comes and goes. But to have a bedrock of knowing who you are, that's what it's all about.

    • Julia: It's not just great teachers that shape your life. Sometimes its the absence of great teachers... Being ignored can be just as good for a person as being lauded.

    • Julia: I'm tall and smart. If you're aggressive and energetic it can be intimidating for people who aren't very smart themselves.

    • Julia: (on her success) I'm just a girl from a little town in Georgia who had this giant, absurd dream.

    • Julia: I wouldn't do nudity in films. To act with my clothes on is a performance. To act with my clothes off is a documentary.

    • Julia: I think it's dangerous to talk in the big generalities of sexism and ageism and face lift-isms. You really have to speak only from your own experience. And my experience so far has been ridiculously nice. Yeah, do the boys get paid more? Yes. But do we all get paid too much? Yes. I'm confused at what I'm supposed to complain about.

    • Julia: You can be true to the character all you want, but you've go to go home with yourself.

    • Julia: (on not doing nude scenes) I just don't feel that my algebra teacher should ever know what my butt looks like.

    • Julia: (on acting as a job) I get dressed up like a doll, a nice man puts lipstick on my lips and I say words - it's deeply satisfying.

    • Julia: You know I'm like a total geek, right? First of all, I sit on the set and knit. It's a very social hobby, as opposed to reading at work - I can chat with people and still be fully engaged.

    • Julia: I've sort of grown into my cuteness.

    • Julia: I enjoy hats. And when one has filthy hair, that is a good accessory.

    • Julia Roberts: (on walking the red carpet at movie premieres) The red carpet is just terrifying, awful. It's scary out there, but it's nice.

    • Julia Roberts: (when asked about the possibility of a sequel to Pretty Woman) I don't think so! No one wants to see an old hooker, do they?

    • Julia Roberts: (vowing never to retire from Hollywood) Let's get a couple of things straight. It hasn't been years and years since I made a movie. I'm not coming back from the dead - I've just had two kids! I have no intention of retiring, but I do think it's impossible to do movie after movie, because there aren't that many good films made. But I already have an acting project set for this year. I start shooting Duplicity with Clive Owen in the spring.

    • Julia Roberts: (on losing pregnancy weight) It's 97% genetics and 3% get your ass moving!

    • Julia Roberts: (on her second pregnancy) We had almost given up hope. But nature took its course soon after we stopped looking at the calendar and taking temperatures.

    • Julia Roberts: I'm just an ordinary person who has an extraordinary job.

    • Julia Roberts: The first time I felt I was famous was when I went to the movies with my mom. I had gone to the loo, and someone in the bathroom said in a very loud voice, 'Girl in stall No. 1 were you in Mystic Pizza? I paused and I said, yeah that was me.

    • Julia Roberts: You know it's love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness.

    • Julia Roberts: You can be true to the character all you want, but you've got to go home with yourself.

    • Julia Roberts: A fever is an expression of inner rage.

    • Julia Roberts: I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn't matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together.

    • Julia Roberts: I don't get angry very often. I lose my temper rarely. And when I do, there's always a legitimate cause. Normally I have a great lightness of being. I take things in a very happy, amused way.

    • Julia Roberts: I don't think I realized that the cost of fame is that it's open season on every moment of your life.

    • Julia Roberts: I enjoy hats. And when one has filthy hair, that is a good accessory.

    • Julia Roberts: I guess what I like the least about this is would be that there doesn't seem to be too much interest or room for the simple truth.

    • Julia Roberts: I just think that in the big scheme of the world, the way media deals with people in show business, is that the fiction it fodders is so salivated after and so the simple truth doesn't really seem to serve much of a purpose.

    • Julia Roberts: I just want to make a point that it's not just great teachers that sometimes shape your life. Sometimes it's the absence of great teachers that shapes your life and being ignored can be just as good for a person as being lauded.

    • Julia Roberts: I love romantic comedies. I like to watch them and I like to be in them. It's something that's increasingly difficult to find that spark of originality that makes if different than the ones that come before.

    • Julia Roberts: I think less is more when it comes to kissing in the movies.

    • Julia Roberts: I wouldn't do nudity in films. For me, personally... To act with my clothes on is a performance; to act with my clothes off is a documentary.

    • Julia Roberts: Show me a person who doesn't like to laugh and I'll show you a person with a toe tag.

    • Julia Roberts: I'm too tall to be a girl, I never had enough dresses to be a lady, I wouldn't call myself a woman. I'd say I'm somewhere between a chick and a broad.

    • Julia Roberts: I've never had to pretend to be having sex with somebody. I'm like the queen of the foreplay dissolve.

    • Julia Roberts: If you love someone, you say it, right then, out loud. Otherwise, the moment just passes you by.

    • Julia Roberts: It's funny when people say, 'I don't think Julia likes me.' Honey, if I don't like you, you're going to know about it.

    • Julia Roberts: Love is not love, without a violin playing goat.

    • Julia Roberts: My boyfriend keeps telling me I've got to own things. So, first I bought this car. And then he told me I oughta get a house. 'Why a house?' 'Well, you gotta have a place to park the car.'

    • Julia Roberts: My real hair color is kind of a dark blonde. Now I just have mood hair.

    • Julia Roberts: I can catch poop in my hand and just be like, 'Okay!'