One of Roberts’ breakout roles was as diabetic young bride Shelby Eatenton, in a jam-packed all-star cast that also included Sally Field (as her character’s mother), Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, and Daryl Hannah. What was the tearjerker called?
In 1990, Julia Roberts appeared in Pretty Woman, which was a runaway hit. What was the name of her “hooker with the heart of gold” character?
What was the name of the actor who played Edward Lewis, Vivian’s love interest in Pretty Woman?
Julia Roberts and Richard Gere were later reunited in leading roles for a 1999 romantic comedy. What was the name of that film?
In her own romantic life, Roberts actually had a reputation as a kind of runaway bride herself. In 1991, she left her famous fiancé (a bit of a Lost Boy himself) just three days before their planned wedding, causing a huge scandal. Who was the fiancé in question?
Just a year before their failed engagement, Roberts had actually been engaged to another famous actor, who had played opposite her in Steel Magnolias. Who was that star?
As one of the biggest stars of the ‘90s, Roberts was relentlessly pursued by the tabloids over the subject of her love life. When she finally “settled down” and got married in 1993, people were shocked—they didn’t even know she and her husband were dating! What was the name of the country singer she eloped with?
In a 2012 SNL skit, Bill Hader hosts a game show where the players are asked to tell the difference between Dylan McDermott and Dermot Mulroney, with hilarious results. Roberts would know the difference, having co-starred with both. She appeared with McDermott in Steel Magnolias, but what movie did she appear in with Dermot Mulroney?
Which relative newcomer played Mulroney’s naïve young fiancée, making an excellent comedic foil for Roberts’ scheming character Julianne?
Roberts’ parents ran a children’s acting school, and the performing arts bug runs in the family. Roberts’ brother is also an actor, known for his roles in Runaway Train and The Dark Knight. What is his name?
What is the name of the 1991 thriller Roberts starred in, playing an abused wife who escapes her violent husband, only to come face to face with him again?
Roberts capped off her early career run of hit films with the whimsical 1991 favorite Hook, playing Tinkerbell opposite Robin Williams’ Peter Pan. Which screen legend played the titular role?
After a two-year hiatus from playing major roles on screen, Roberts returned to appear in a Hollywood adaptation of a John Grisham bestseller (a popular genre during the ‘90s). What was the name of the film? Hint: her co-star was Denzel Washington.
Which of these Julia Roberts films is NOT based on a true story?
After her divorce from Lyle Lovett, Roberts was in a serious relationship with Benjamin Bratt from 1998 to 2001. At that point, he was best known as a regular on a beloved legal drama, and in 1999, Roberts made a guest appearance on an episode. What show was it?
While still dating Bratt, Roberts met a cameraman on the set of the 2001 film The Mexican. Soon after, she began dating him. Soon after that, they wed, and they’ve been together ever since. What is his name?
Which ‘90s favorite leading man, known for his own tumultuous private life, was Roberts’ co-star in The Mexican?
One film from that era which was much more well-received was Erin Brockovich, based on a true story. What was the subject of the cover-up that Erin investigated on behalf of her boss’s clients in that film?
In a 2003 film, Roberts appeared as an art history professor opposite actors Kirsten Dunst, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Julia Stiles, who played her students. What was this film called?
Roberts and husband Daniel Moder have three children—a pair of twins born in 2004, and a younger son, born in 2007. Which of the following is NOT the name of one of their children?
Speaking of Clooney, in which 2001 comedy-caper film did Julia and he appear in together?
On and off throughout the ‘90s, Roberts garnered the nickname/unofficial title of “America’s Sweetheart”—making her casting in the film America’s Sweethearts all the more ironic, as she played the ‘ugly duckling’ sister of a movie starlet. Who played the starlet opposite Roberts in the film?
After a brief hiatus in the late 2000s, Roberts returned in a starring role as the lead in an adaptation of a best-selling book by Elizabeth Gilbert. What was the name of the film?
In 2017, Roberts appeared in another adaptation of a best-selling book, this one based on a 2012 young adult novel by R.J. Palacio. What was the name of the book and movie?
In 2018, for the first time, Roberts appeared as a lead character on a TV series. She’d done guest spots and before, but this was her first recurring role, playing Heidi Bergman in the series Homecoming. What is Homecoming based on?
Roberts is actually a producer of a series of TV movies aimed at kids. The movies are based on a popular series of books and accompanying brand of toy doll, famous for including characters from different eras. What are the toys called?
Julia and her brother Eric aren’t the only ones with the acting bug in their family. Julia’s niece is an actor as well, known for appearing in films like Nancy Drew and We’re the Millers and the TV show American Horror Story. What’s her name?
n late 2018, Roberts appeared as the mother of a recovering addict in which Oscar-baity film?
Roberts appeared as her character Tess Ocean in the sequel to Ocean’s Eleven, titled, you guessed it, Ocean’s Twelve. In the film, Tess impersonates a movie star in order to get close to a Faberge egg that Danny Ocean must steal. What movie star does she impersonate?
Which famous body part does Julia Roberts have insured for $30 million?
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