Reese Witherspoon

​Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon (born March 22, 1976), better known as Reese Witherspoon, is an American actress and film producer. Witherspoon landed her first feature role as the female lead in the movie The Man in the Moon in 1991; later that year she made her television acting debut, in the cable movie Wildflower. In 1996, Witherspoon appeared in Freeway and followed that appearance with roles in three major 1998 movies: Overnight Delivery, Pleasantville, and Twilight. The following year, Witherspoon appeared in the critically acclaimed Election, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination.2001 marked her career's turning point with the breakout role as "Elle Woods" in the box office hit Legally Blonde, and in 2002 she starred in Sweet Home Alabama, which became her biggest commercial film success to date. 2003 saw her return as lead actress and executive producer of Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde. In 2005, Witherspoon received worldwide attention and praise for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in Walk the Line, which earned her an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Witherspoon married actor and Cruel Intentions co-star Ryan Phillippe in 1999; they have two children, Ava and Deacon. The couple separated at the end of 2006 and divorced in October 2007. Witherspoon owns a production company, Type A Films, and she is actively involved in children's and women's advocacy organizations. She ...

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Mud (2013)

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Two boys find a fugitive hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River and form a pact to help him reunite with his lover and escape.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Nichols
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Tye Sheridan  •  Jacob Lofland  •  Sam Shepard

American Psycho (2000)

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A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mary Harron
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  Justin Theroux  •  Josh Lucas

Best Laid Plans (1999)

Rich, successful Bryce meets beautiful Lissa at a bar one night and invites her back to his house, not suspecting for a moment that Lissa isn't really who she seems. What unfolds next is a dangerous, tangled web of double-crosses and seduction.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Barker
CAST:  Reese Witherspoon  •  Alessandro Nivola  •  Josh Brolin  •  Gene Wolande

Cruel Intentions (1999)

Slaking a thirst for dangerous games, Kathryn challenges her stepbrother, Sebastian, to deflower their headmaster's daughter before the summer ends. If he succeeds, the prize is the chance to bed Kathryn. But if he loses, Kathryn will claim his most prized possession.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Kumble
CAST:  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Ryan Phillippe  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  Selma Blair

Election (1999)

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A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Payne
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  Chris Klein  •  Jessica Campbell

Fear (1996)

A 16 year old girl takes up with a charming young man who quickly shows his colors when he beats a friend simply for walking with her and then goes totally ballistic after she tries to break up with him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Foley
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  William Petersen  •  Amy Brenneman

Jack the Bear (1993)

Story of the relationships between two sons and their father, who moves the family to California and becomes a tv horror show host after the death of his wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marshall Herskovitz
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Gary Sinise  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Reese Witherspoon

Just Like Heaven (2005)

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Shortly after David Abbott moves into his new San Francisco digs, he has an unwelcome visitor on his hands: winsome Elizabeth Martinson, who asserts that the apartment is hers -- and promptly vanishes. When she starts appearing and disappearing at will, David ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Reese Witherspoon  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Donal Logue  •  Dina Spybey-Waters

Legally Blonde (2001)

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Elle Woods has it all. She's the president of her sorority, a Hawaiian Tropic girl, Miss June in her campus calendar, and, above all, a natural blonde. She dates the cutest fraternity boy on campus and wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Luketic
CAST:  Reese Witherspoon  •  Luke Wilson  •  Selma Blair  •  Matthew Davis

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)

After Elle Woods, the eternally perky, fashionably adventurous, famously blonde Harvard Law grad gets fired by her law firm because of her opposition to animal testing, she takes her fight to Washington. As an aide for Congresswoman Victoria Rudd, she pushes for a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
CAST:  Reese Witherspoon  •  Sally Field  •  Regina King  •  Jennifer Coolidge

Little Nicky (2000)

After the lord of darkness decides he will not cede his throne to any of his three sons, the two most powerful of them escape to Earth to create a kingdom for themselves. This action closes the portal filtering sinful souls to Hell and causes Satan to wither away. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Brill
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Rhys Ifans

Pleasantville (1998)

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Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's modern attitude disrupts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Ross
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  William H. Macy  •  Joan Allen

S.F.W. (1994)

An alienated and misanthropic teenager gains sudden and unwanted celebrity status after he's taken hostage by terrorists where his indifference to their threats to kill him makes news headlines.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jefery Levy
CAST:  Stephen Dorff  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  Jake Busey  •  Joey Lauren Adams

Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

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New York fashion designer, Melanie Carmichael suddenly finds herself engaged to the city's most eligible bachelor. But her past holds many secrets—including Jake, the redneck husband she married in high school, who refuses to divorce her. Bound and determined to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Tennant
CAST:  Reese Witherspoon  •  Josh Lucas  •  Patrick Dempsey  •  Candice Bergen

The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

Two young gentlemen living in 1890s England use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") on the sly, which is fine until they both fall in love with women using that name, which leads to a comedy of mistaken identities...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Parker
CAST:  Rupert Everett  •  Colin Firth  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  Judi Dench

Vanity Fair (2004)

Beautiful, funny, passionate, and calculating, Becky is the orphaned daughter of a starving English artist and a French chorus girl. She yearns for a more glamorous life than her birthright promises and resolves to conquer English society by any means possible. A ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mira Nair
CAST:  Reese Witherspoon  •  James Purefoy  •  Jonathan Rhys Meyers  •  Romola Garai

Walk the Line (2005)

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A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  Ginnifer Goodwin  •  Robert Patrick

Twilight (1998)

A retired ex-cop and private detective gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to deliver blackmail money and walks into a 20 year old case involving the mysterious disappearance of an actress' former husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Benton
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Gene Hackman  •  Reese Witherspoon

Freeway (1996)

Following the arrest of her mother, Ramona, young Vanessa Lutz decides to go in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is given a ride by school counselor Bob Wolverton. During the journey, Lutz begins to realize that Bob is the notorious I-5 Killer ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Bright
CAST:  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  Wolfgang Bodison  •  Dan Hedaya

Overnight Delivery (1998)

A man suspects his girlfriend of being unfaithful. So he sends her a letter, but than finds out that he was wrong. He has 24 hours to stop the package, prevent a disaster, and fall in love. The only problem is the delivery man will not stop until the package has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Bloom
CAST:  Paul Rudd  •  Christine Taylor  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  Larry Drake
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