Since making her film debut as a teenager in The Man in the Moon in 1991, Reese Witherspoon has come a long way. Not only has she starred in over 30 movies, but she's set up her own TV and film production company too.
The talented actor has received multiple accolades in her time, including an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Primetime Emmy Award. She's also one of the highest-paid actors in the world.
Her performances are always brilliant, so here's eight of our favourite films that Reese Witherspoon has starred in...
Legally Blonde (2001)
Could there be a more iconic character than Elle Woods from Legally Blonde? We think not. This smart, funny movie about a woman on a mission to win back her ex-boyfriend by going to Harvard Law School is one of the best rom-coms of the noughties. Naturally, Witherspoon brought her charm and charisma to the role.
Cruel Intentions (1999)
Set in an elite Manhattan prep school, two step-brothers compete against each other to seduce the new headmaster's daughter, played by Witherspoon. This was her breakout role and cemented her as one to watch.
Walk the Line (2005)
This film about Johnny Cash's life and love affair with country star June Carter (played by Witherspoon) received five Oscar nominations. Witherspoon herself won the Academy award for Best Actress, and it was very much deserved
The Good Lie (2014)
Based on a true story, Witherspoon plays a single woman who is given the job of helping three Sudanese orphans find jobs in America after their village is destroyed. This is a moving watch.
Based on Cheryl Strayed's brilliant memoir of the same name, in Wild Witherspoon plays a young girl grieving for her mother. She sets off on a long adventure, hiking along the 1,100 mile-long Pacific Crest Trail, and finds herself beginning to heal en route.
Water for Elephants (2011)
Adapted from the bestselling novel by Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants follows the unexpected romance between a circus performer (Witherspoon) and a drop-out vet school student (Robert Pattinson).
A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
Witherspoon stars alongside Mindy Kaling and Oprah Winfrey in this Disney sci-fi adventure film. Directed by Ava DuVernay, It follows three celestial beings and three young students as they try to locate a missing physicist.
American Psycho (2000)
Witherspoon plays the wife of Wall Street worker Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), who's secretly a psychotic killer. Based on Bret Easton Ellis's novel of the same name, this is not one for the faint-hearted.
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