Over the past 25 years, Reese Witherspoon has become one of the great movie stars of her generation. Since first emerging on the comedy series, Witherspoon has certainly proven that she can be funny and dramatic in equal measure, and she’s created a number of indelible roles during her decades of stardom.
There are few actresses more versatile or attractive than her today, and if you want to see her best work these five films are where you should start.
Walk the Line (2005)
The film for which Witherspoon won an Oscar, walk the Line In fact it’s more about Joaquin Phoenix’s Johnny Cash than Witherspoon’s June Carter.
Although Phoenix may get more screen time, it’s hard to deny that Witherspoon packs a bigger punch, playing every scene perfectly as the chemistry between the two of them grows. walk the Line It’s been teased as a traditional biopic, but Witherspoon’s performance has genuine emotion, and she also proves she’s a very good singer.
Perhaps the film that first proved that Witherspoon was a legitimate star, Election It follows a strange, twisted feud between a successful high school student who is running for class president and the history teacher who wants to make sure she doesn’t succeed.
Election It seems like it’s a remarkably prescient film about male rage, but it’s also an acidic comedy that’s hugely entertaining from front to back. Alexander Payne has proven that he is one of the great directors working today, and Election This was the film that put both she and Witherspoon firmly on the map.
Legally Blonde (2001)
Witherspoon’s full-blown movie star role, legally Blonde It was also solid proof that Witherspoon could play broad comedy. Telling the story of Elle Woods, who recently graduated from college, was sorority queen, and decides to apply to Harvard Law School, this movie is definitely a little ridiculous, but it’s also incredibly satisfying. Is.
Furthermore, this is a movie that was created entirely by Witherspoon. It would not have worked with any other actress, and it remains one of the biggest hits of Witherspoon’s entire career.
Adaptation of a memoir of the same name, Wild Tells the story of Cheryl Strayed, a woman who finds her life spinning out of control and decides to stop her downward trajectory by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, even though she has basically no external support. Don’t have experience. Wild is a movie all about isolation, and Witherspoon plays it beautifully.
Laura Dern in the film (jurassic world dominion) as Strayed’s mother. WildStrayed’s depiction of turmoil, and the beauty of its outdoor scenes, make it one of the most compelling films Witherspoon has ever made.
One of Witherspoon’s best early roles, pleasantville Tells the story of two modern teenagers who find themselves transported to a 1950s sitcom. Witherspoon and Spider Man Actor Tobey Maguire is excellent as two teenagers who find themselves both charmed and troubled by the way this world is set up.
pleasantville It’s a world almost entirely devoid of conflict, and the film’s ostensible point is that its rose-tinted nostalgia may feel great, but only because it misses so many of the things that make life wonderful. Covers. Its central metaphor may seem a bit heavy-handed, but pleasantville Still persists after 25 years.