Julia Roberts is jealous of Sandra Bullock, wishes she was still a huge star

Actress Julia Roberts attends the Japan premiere for the film Eat Pray Love in Tokyo, Japan, on August 19, 2010.   UPI/Keizo Mori Photo via Newscom

I remember hearing at one point that Sandra Bullock wasn’t the first choice for the lead in The Blind Side, but for some reason, I never really thought about it. It turns out that Julia Roberts was the first actress approached for the role that ended up winning Sandra Bullock her first best actress Oscar. Ha! Can you even imagine that? You read that script and you’re like, “This sucks, I’m going to say no!” and it ends up winning someone else an Oscar? That wasn’t the first time for Julia, either. She was the first actress who was supposedly approached for Shakespeare In Love, if memory serves. And that won Gwyneth Paltrow her Oscar too! Anyway, long story short, Julia is now totally like “That bitch Sandra Bullock is stealing my thunder.” Team Bullock:

She’s an Oscar-winning actress with three children and a happy marriage, but Julia Roberts still regrets one thing she gave up.

“Julia can’t help but feel upset that she had the chance to be in The Blinde Side, and turned it down,” an insider tells In Touch. Not only did Julia pass on the role that won Sandra Bullock an Oscar, she was also replaces by Sandra in The Proposal after she refused to lower her salary. Sandra did take the pay cut, but her backend bonuses ended up making her Hollywood’s highest-paid actress. (Sandra earned $56 million in 2009; Julia made $20 million.)

Julia’s new movie, Eat, Pray, Love, has helped re-stoke her acting ambitions – Julia said as much in a interview: “I was proud that my passion was still vibrant in me.”

An insider says: “Julia’s a mom first, but she still wants to be the biggest female star in the world.”

[From In Touch Weekly, print edition]

I doubt that Julia “still wants to be the biggest female star in the world” because in Julia’s mind, she’s still right there. Nevermind that Eat, Pray, Love is the first film she’s had to carry as a true lead in more than five years – in Julia’s mind, she’s still the biggest, most important, most special STAR in the world. Nevermind that another generation has come in, and they don’t really give a crap about Julia’s big horse laugh. And I love that Sandra’s best career year ever was achieved by simply saying “yes” to whatever Julia said “no” to. Julia was all “I won’t do it until I get MORE MONEY.” And Sandra was like, “Oh, a funny script, sure, I’ll take a pay cut because I believe in this project. But, yes, let‘s discuss the backend.” And once again, this has become Sandra Bullock’s master class in how to do business. They should teach a seminar: What I Learned From Watching Sandy.

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Actress Julia Roberts attends the Japan premiere for the film Eat Pray Love in Tokyo, Japan, on August 19, 2010.   UPI/Keizo Mori Photo via Newscom

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Actress Julia Roberts attends the Japan premiere for the film Eat Pray Love in Tokyo, Japan, on August 19, 2010.   UPI/Keizo Mori Photo via Newscom

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  1. latam says:

    well who cares its probably not true anyway. that being said the blind side = soppy americana. Bullock didnt deserve that oscar

  2. Marjalane says:

    I have to say that if “We”, the posters here at CB are supposed to be the fan base that supports a star, (loosely used) like Julia Roberts, then she’s in trouble because I haven’t read many positive comments about her. She’s very unlikeable.

  3. Super Sleuth says:

    Team Bullock!!! Julia can retire to the glue factory.

  4. Juice in LA says:

    Good lord- Can this woman get anymore catty? If she really said that, it is such an obvious and pathetic sour grapes manipulation to get attention. Yawn-

    If she had any balls or creativity, she’d have been more subtle, maybe get Danny to fake a nazi-tatoo fetish, and then she could show up drunk to the emmys mumbling about how “she’s got a white supremacist gorilla tooooo, and no one cares”…Wah Julia, W-F-W.

  5. Kaboom says:

    Well tough beans, Sandra is both more attractive, a more versatile actress and a nicer person.

  6. CandyKay says:

    Never thought of it this way before, but Sandra Bullock is sort of the poor-man’s Julia Roberts.

    But she’s less self-conscious, precious and preening, and for that reason funnier, in my opinion.

    I liked “The Proposal”, and am not sure Julia could have carried it off.

    Now, if I could learn to tell Jeff Bridges and Kurt Russell apart…and Liv Schrieber and Liam Neeson…and Ashton Kutscher and Anson Williams…a lot of Hollywood stars blend together in my mind.

  7. Bill Hicks is God says:

    Suck it up, has-been.

    Sandy has too much makeup on and somewhere the doilies on a Portuguese couch are seething with envy at her dress.

  8. TQB says:

    Dude, if I’m offered The Proposal, my first and last consideration is “Ryan Reynolds nude scene.”

    honestly, though, i’ve never considered these two in the same frame of reference at all. They are just… different, and there should be room for both of them in Hollywood. These stories are just further examples of women tearing each other down instead of building all of us up. Support, don’t hate.

  9. Jen says:

    Sorry. I’ve never thought that Julia Roberts was a great actress.

  10. caitlinsmommy says:

    Hmmmmm I was going to say that Julia is the poor man’s Sandy Bullock…..

  11. lucy2 says:

    Totally agree Julia probably still sees herself as #1. Agree with Marjalane, there’s something unlikeable about her.

    I actually liked the Blind Side quite a bit. Not sure I’d say it was Oscar worthy, not when compared to Meryl as Julia Child, but Sandra was good in it.

  12. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    Roberts is annoying. Always has been and I have never thought of her as much of an actress.

  13. HotPockets says:

    Julia has the crazy eyes

  14. kelbear says:

    I doubt Julia feels that way. They are both very sweet.

  15. Riley says:

    I used to kind of not like Sandra Bullock and thought of her as a poor man’s Julia Roberts (I know, I know). But this year, I have grown to love her and I am happy that she achieved such professional success. And yes, the Blind Side was sappy and she kinda over did it a bit but I still enjoyed it and I hate a lot of new Rom Coms and Ryan what’s his name even more but I did like the Proposal. It was a good Sunday afternoon I ain’t gettin off this couch or outta my pajamas kind of movie.

  16. fattymcbutterpants says:

    I love that Julia is in a “happy marriade.” Something like this comes to mind:

    Take one marriage, slice in half and season. Place in a 1:2 solution of balsamic vinegar and oil. Add chopped shallots and garlic, a teaspoon of honey and grain mustard. Let marriage infuse in mixture overnight in fridge. Remove and discard liquid. Grill marriage until the juices run clear and is firm, yet yielding to the touch. Let rest 10 minutes before serving. Serves 2.

  17. jennyk says:

    i think sandra is a likeable person. i wasnt hating on her in my frist comment, i just felt there were better performances.
    I’m generally indifferent to julia roberts although she doesnt come of as likeable and definitely not sweet. look at what happened with danny moder and that “a low vera” t shirt.

  18. malachais says:

    I have never liked Julia Robert, and have just begun to like Sandra. Out of the two, Sandra has better acting skills.

  19. TQB says:

    @fattymcbutter – hehehehe. Very apt humor on a lovely afternoon for grilling.

  20. Bill Hicks is God says:

    lol mcbutte! I guess an unhappy ‘marriade’ involves water, lemons, and throttling each other in 5-10 years.

  21. Zeit says:

    new generation? Bullock is older than roberts… as far as I’m concerned, they’re both horrible.

  22. Katie says:

    I think Julia would have really sucked in Shakespeare in Love, and I’m not a Gwynnie fan. I don’t really think Julia deserved to win for Erin Brokovich. She was a popular actress who was popular for doing the same basic role over and over and because she was well-liked she was rewarded when she did a good job at a more dramatic role. I guess some would say the same about Sandy, but Sandy is a lot more likeable.

  23. original kate says:

    “I was proud that my passion was still vibrant in me.”

    what a goopesque thing to say.

  24. Riley says:

    Julia always looks like she has just caught a whiff of a warm, nasty, juicy fart.

  25. nnn says:

    Well i think that JR didn’t deserve her Oscar either.

    She never strikes me as a good actress. She had a certain charisma and poise but that’s it.

  26. Raven says:

    Except for marrying Jesse James, Sandra is about perfect. She’s turned out several hits, run her own production company for some time and showed the rest of the world how divorce is done right. And I suspect 15 to 20 years from now, we’ll discover that she has been pretty much perfect as a parent, too.

  27. Jeff says:

    Julia should be jealous. Sandra is prettier, more famous, prettier, more likeable, prettier, more relevant, and a better actress (and prettier).

  28. OC lady says:

    I bet the tabloids would LOVE it if America’s two sweethearts got into a huge catfight! Talk about tabloid heaven. But, I doubt it’s true.

    If Julia wanted to be the biggest star in the world, she wouldn’t have taken so many years off from the spotlight. And, it’s not the first time she’s taken a break. In the 1990s, she famously took 2 years off. She’s been gone for years now. And, she talked about not wanting to do romantic comedies at her age. She said it’s very silly to play a 41 year old acting like a silly little girl, falling over yourself at that age. So, it makes sense that she would pass on The Proposal. I’m not sure why she passed on The Blind Side, but whatever. She’s probably used to passing on projects and having them go on to other or better actors. That’s the business.

  29. aloha says:

    Julia is not very likable but Sandra is.

    Julia also desperately needs to learn how to dress!
    She could take a few hints from Sandra re putting a polished attractive look together,as well as acting.

  30. wunderkindt says:

    Julia Roberts is just butt ugly compared to Sandra Bullock!

  31. Jaxx says:

    And even with all of Sandi’s recent successes she still will never be as full of herself as Miss Wide-Mouth Bass, Horsey Laugh, Bird Leg Julia.

    Glad Sandi took those parts, Julia would have ruined those movies, both of which I enjoyed very much.

    Team Sandi

  32. ladyofthelake says:

    Must be the fact that Julia made only 20 mil in 09 compared to Sandy’s bigger salary that made her say, in the Oprah interview, that she was sewing her daughter’s dresses TO SAVE MONEY. At that point I actually wanted to THROW UP. Maybe Julia could dial back on the phoniness/disingenuousness – and Oprah could stop enabling her!

  33. Rita says:

    I could not see Julia doing Blind Side because I would not believe her to be a deeply compassionate person (Although she might be in real life). Both Julia and Sandra have made to many movies stereotyping a certain personality. Julia’s best time seems behind her and we’ll have to wait and see if Sandra can build her acting credentials after Blind Side.

  34. hmm says:

    Team Bullock. Neither one is a particularly strong actress but Bullock wins in the personality department by 1000%. Julia comes across as a nouveau riche snotty snoot-snoot.

  35. Jeri says:

    So true Kaiser. Sandra has class & personality besides being beautiful. Julia doesn’t have a chance.

  36. Cakes says:

    I cannot imagine Julia Roberts being the strong charater that was written for The Blind Side. I think that role suit Sandra Bullock perfectly.
    Eat, Pray, Love looks absolutely awful.

  37. maria says:

    I don’t understand how Julia can claim to being Buddhist when she is so greedy. And her recent press events have shown her to be bitchy and elitist as well. What happened to the Buddhist philosophy of The Fundamental Oneness of All Beings, Julia? I cannot stomach her.

  38. Taya says:

    Julia who? Seriously, the early 90′s are over,she is not relevant anymore.

    Sandra is more talented, classier, prettier and does not seem like a cold, callous c*nt. Team Bullock.

  39. mslewis says:

    . . . an insider tells In Touch.
    ———————————————————-
    Right there!! Did you people read that? Another damn “insider” is being quoted as gospel and you people believe it. What a hoot!!

    Julia Roberts is a star and has been for years. She also took off years to be with her family. If she was “jealous” of another actress and if she wanted to be the “biggest actress” in the world, why in the hell would she take so many years off? Also, if she wanted to be the biggest actress in the world, Sandra Bullock is not the actress she needs to be jealous of. Angelina Jolie is the biggest actress in the world and has been for the past five or six years.

    I’m certain neither Julia nor Sandra want a cat fight but evidently these rags want one. They must be tired of the Sandra/Jesse saga and nothing ever happens with Angelina/Brad and Julia seems to be perfectly happy with her life so, here you go, GIRL FIGHT!!! Look for more of this in the rags in the coming weeks. Should be pretty boring, especially if the women involved say nothing.

  40. Whatever!! says:

    When you get right down to it they both have had wonderful careers. But Sandra is way more likable. Julia worked her way up and then stepped aside to start a family which is admirable. However in that time she developed an ego that everyone can see, never mind having heard about it. She doesn’t care about her fans and only comes out to promote whatever movie she is doing. She’s condescending and crass and quite frankly stuck up. That doesn’t go along way. Not to mention that whole “breaking up a marriage and family thing she did”. Now Sandra on the other hand is a rock star. She’s funny and sweet and you can just see that shining through whenever she’s acting, doing an interview or whatever. Now I’m sure she has her head in the clouds half the time too but she still makes time for her fans. The grace with which she handled the last year of her life also gives her big points. I don’t know about a team but if I were on one it would definably by team Sandra.

  41. Aqua says:

    Julia Roberts has had her day, and she has chosen to take time off from acting to focus on her family, that was her decision she did what she thought was right at the time. But you can’t cry about that decision later because someone else took that role and that role elevated their career. I don’t know why she turned these roles down but when you’ve been away for awhile it might be a good idea to drop the salary in order to come back. You can’t expect to make the same salary as you once had at the height of the career. Every generation has their stars. These stars will be replaced in the same way that previous stars were replaced.

    Sandra has handled her personal life with class,grace, and with dignity.

    With what I’ve read about Julia I can’t say the same.

  42. Boxy Lady says:

    @Maria JR didn’t claim to be a Buddhist; she said was practicing Hinduism. Completely different religion. That said, I hope that with any religion she adheres to, she accepts its philosophies towards selflessness wholeheartedly because I have found the woman to be insufferable for nearly her entire career.

  43. carrie says:

    but Sandy Bullock’s acting never deserve Oscar or nod :she only win because the movie is a success and she’s likeable.She’s decent in “the blind side”

  44. RHONYC says:

    so…uh, what?

    does miz c%nty-mcc%nt-face…oops, i mean mizz roberts think that pursing her lips together is somehow going make her as hot as angelina or something?!

    it’s like “ooooh, ooooh, remember me…i played the hooker with a mouth full of richard gere’s gi…i mean a hooker with a heart of gold. remember? ‘I’ had the sexy pouty lips 1st! remember!?”

    *screaming* “REMEMBER MEEEEEEEEE….CLOONEY HEEELP MEEEE!!!”

    oh the desperation. :-(

  45. Sara says:

    She decided to take time off to wreck someone else’s family. She is first and foremost, will for now and forever be, a nasty homewrecking ho bag. She flat out drove her current husband’s ex-wife in to the ground until she just gave up. If there is a hell, I hope she rots in it.

    PS She totally cannot act

  46. Abby says:

    OP, you sound crazy! When has Julia Roberts ever been anything less than gracious or supportive. If this is hearsay and you lack proof, I really have no idea why you would hate on somebody as inoffensive and NOT in our faces as Julia Roberts!

    Like I said, you sound crazy!

  47. Miss Bitch says:

    Oh, who gives a toss. They’re both insufferably annoying. And neither of them is a good actress. Sorry, people, but these two playing feisty white ladies helpin’ the po’ downtrodden is about annoying as Tom Hanks & Dustin Hoffman doing the retarded guy act. . They always win awards, but they’re ham-handed and designed to appeal to the lowest common denominator. People fall for it every frickin’ time. Ugh, no thanks. (BTW, I loved Forrest Gump, just using it as a example)

  48. dvalery says:

    I don’t know why Julia would say that, Julia Roberts is a bigger star than Sandra Bullock, Sandra had one good movie, Sandra is too homely and looks too dowdy.

  49. whatever says:

    I can’t wait until EPL seriously flops and she can go back into hiding at her ranch in buttfuk New Mexico, with her butt ugly paid off/errand boy hubby and their 3 fugly kids.

    Damn, I just read on a movie site, she has yet another flop, er movie coming out with Tom Hanks called Larry Crowne, in 2011.. Didn’t he learn anything from working with her on the flop Charlie Wilson’s War?

    If she never made another movie, the majority of the public wouldn’t miss her or care what happened to her. That is proof by the box office charts the last few years.

  50. Kiska says:

    Sandra has personality plus and that is what won her an Oscar. Her acting chips are very limited. Ever see, “All about Steve” Horrific!

  51. Anti-icon says:

    Julia (and sorry, even Sandra) neither one are gifted actresses in the real meaning of theatre. (I love the real actresses who toil in independent films and keep their private lives private….but those days are gone. JR is saying catting things in order to generate controversy–which is her deal. I think we’re all on to her by now.

  52. albeli says:

    Sorry, Julia, you’re just not as pretty, cute, funny, or likeable as Sandy.

  53. Crash2GO2 says:

    Julia is looking very matronly.

    @mslewis: Angelina Jolie is the biggest female star in the world? Really?

    In YOUR world maybe.

  54. mia says:

    Julia R. does not even come close to having the skills like that of Sandra.
    I still love the movie Hope Floats and thought All About Steve was alot of fun to watch.

    No one has ever made an apple head for Julia!!!

  55. Diane says:

    Team Bullock all the way! She knows how to pick likeable or interesting characters to play. Meanwhile, I was actually relieved when Julia Roberts’s character kicked the bucket in Steel Magnolias, thought she looked wholly out of her element in Pretty Woman (which was only watchable thanks to Richard Gere, Hector Elizondo, and Jason Alexander), and Eat, Pray, Love is by far the most offensive bit of pop culture I’ve witnessed EVER. I would want to subject the lead character of that turkey to some serious trials and tribulations so she can know what REAL suffering is like, except that I’d rather spend a day with Justin Bieber and Paris Hilton than to spend an hour with someone that ungrateful and self-absorbed.

  56. Mia says:

    One thing Julia should learn from Sandra: how to dress well…

  57. Adrien says:

    Sandra won an Oscar for portraying Julia Roberts as Erin Brockovich. Ha!
    I love Sandra. I love everything she does including All About Steve, where she played a stalker and that Korean remake movie with Keanu. You always root for her and empathize with her. Julia seems unreachable in movies and does not have an underdog quality which Sandra has.
    Anyway, what’s with the Julia backlash? Suddenly, everyone hates her. Like a female Mel Gibson. What’d she do?

  58. bizzy says:

    that ragged black chiffon top on sandy’s dress makes me want to beat someone with a tailor’s shears.

  59. Whatever says:

    I think they have just been in very different places. Julia was having babies and slowing down in her career, like millions of women do when they have little ones. Now, she is getting back into her profession and Sandra has just become a mom. I wouldn’t be surprised if it reversed in the next few years with Sandra working less and Julia working more.

    My take is it is just a stupid tabloid taking a few career choices and trying to turn it into a feud. Its probably a non story. I bet every actor in Hollywood has at least one role they turned down and later wish they had done it.

  60. GatsbyGal says:

    I see Julia Roberts as a superficial 80′s chick who never really grew out of it. Whereas I see Sanda Bullock as more of a cool mom, fun, humble, and classy. Mostly because she reminds me of my mom. :P But yeah, Team Sandy.

  61. A~ says:

    Oh, please. Julia is lovely and this is silly.

  62. Catherine says:

    The sad fact is that Sandra is a much better actress yet Julia seems to be america’s sweetheart (gag). I highly doubt Julia gives much thought to who is more popular than her these days.

  63. mike says:

    Bullock did not deserve an Oscar for that most hideously overrated and patronizing movie. But then neither did Roberts for Erin Boobs Brokavich.

    That said, Roberts is not passe or a hasbeen yet. EPL did very well last week and is doing well now. So it’s definitely not a flop, despite what haters here like to believe. As far as actresses who can carry movies on their own and make tons of money in the process, Roberts is still solidly an A-lister, as EPL has proven.

    You wanna talk about a flop? Check out Scott Pilgrim. Now, THAT is a flop!

  64. Eileen says:

    That dress was a bad choice Julia. BAD choice. Looks like a table runner.

  65. H says:

    i hate when women are pitted against each other…and by a woman on this site, no less!!! both Julia and Sandra are uber successful w/ millions of fans (some of whom are fans of both, like me) and will continue to be so. why do women feel it necessary to put another down in order to prop another up??? why is this never done to Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks and Russell Crowe? sad…

  66. KatC says:

    IMO Bullock is about as good as Aniston, they both play about the same character, or at least, show the same amount of range, in almost all of their movies. As I recall (and I may be wrong) the Proposal was made by Bullock’s production company, and it was if not a vehicle designed specifically for her, then something similar.

    Of the two of them Julia is the only one that ever shows and depth or subtlty in her acting. With Bullock she just recycles the same few bit part and expressions, it’s all written clearly on her face the whole time. Julia sometimes manages to suggest that there may be something beneath the surface going on for her character. To put it more clearly; I never forget that I’m watching Bullock, I occasionally do for Roberts.

  67. Cheyenne says:

    Whoa. This came from In Touch? Oy-freaking-vey.

    They must have realized they have squeezed all the juice out of the Jolie vs. Aniston scenario, so now they are going after Bullock vs. Roberts. Whatever sells their crappy tabloid…

  68. Cletus says:

    AMEN to whoever said that thing about the rich white women helpin the po’ downtrodden. That sort of thing makes me want to vomit in my mouth a little bit.

    Also, Julia Roberts just strikes me as someone I’d like to beat up.

  69. Lukie says:

    I remember in the 90′s, they used to say, every role written for a woman, was written w/Julia Roberts in mind.

    Sandra was kind of the Back up Julia. She was always likeable & just as good of an actress (IMHO), but Julia was the big star.

    I think this story has a bit of truth in it and I think it is AWESOME that in their 40′s, the bigger, higher paid star is now Sandra Bullock.

    TEAM SANDY!

  70. CB Rawks says:

    How I love Sandy!
    Damn, Julia looks like a hammered fungus next to the beautiful radiant Sandy.
    Actually, Julia looks like a hammered fungus all the time.

  71. Lia says:

    Roberts’ arrogance comes through every time she’s on camera and/ or opens her mouth. She considers herself some kind of American royalty, I think. Well, she can be Queen every time she sits on the ‘throne” at home. In the real world, well…… meh.

  72. Rosanna says:

    Just so that you aware of it, it’s not the screenplay that wins the best actress oscar, it’s the actress (big fat hint: check the name of the award).
    Gwyneth won the Oscar because SHE played that role. Similarly, Sandra won the Oscar because SHE played that role. If Julia had played their roles she could or could not have won.

  73. mm says:

    This is such a fabricated rivalry . . .

    That said, let’s be honest, NEITHER of them really deserved an Oscar. They weren’t that good when compared to their competitors. It’s just that didn’t suck like usual.

    Bottom line – they are both incredibly LUCKY to be Oscar winners.

  74. Linna says:

    That is rightJulia you are extremely unlikable and unpopular. hopefully they will quit casting your ugly head in movies, it keeps people from seeing the movie rather than drawing an audience.

  75. Dizzybenny says:

    Yeah and Sandra plays the piano and Julia dosent….no wait !! ;)

  76. Della says:

    Oh look, a manufactured cat fight stoked by “an insider” and sheep like readers immediately jump in and take sides.

    Please.

    Julia isn’t threatened by Sandra Bullock. There is not a signle direct quote that backs any of that “jealousy” up.

    She is not some starlett who has to constantly claw for roles. She is friends with some the biggest power brokers in h-Wood and can swan out of Idaho and pick up a starring role in any H-wood film she wants. There are very, very few actresses with that power and Julia, even being away from Hollywood and out of the limelight can still do that.

  77. JulieM says:

    Geez, whatever @49: Say what you want about Julia’s acting ability and personality. I confess that I don’t like her much either. Highly overrated. But buttfuk New Mexico? NM is one of the most beautiful places on earth and I would live there if I could afford it.

  78. pink says:

    I like Sandra Bullock more than Julia not so beatiful and classy.

  79. mln says:

    When Sandra Bullock had her first hit in Speed she was marketed as the new Julia Roberts so if this feud exists its probably old school.
    I actually like them both, I think they both qualify as genuine movie stars unlike Aniston because they have onscreen charisma and yes Julia is a big old bitch but who cares?

  80. IceBunny says:

    “(Sandra earned $56 million in 2009; Julia made $20 million.)”…

    Eat Pray Love THAT, Julia!!

    Let the facts speak for how we feel.

    Always was Team Sandy, Always will be.

  81. Aqua says:

    Why is it the tabloids always pit women against women? I never see it done with men.
    I like both women they each have done very well with their careers, their is no need to pit one against the other. It’s one of the many ways tabloids,blogs make their money. Besides most intelligent people don’t believe that junk.

  82. Kat says:

    I cannot stand Julia Roberts. Self-entitled, epic narcissist of marginal talent – at best.

    Retire already, you wife-stealing horse-faced b**ch.

  83. Just Me says:

    Julia should play Leona Helmsley, ‘The Queen of Mean’. She looks a lot like her!
    Now that would be something to sink those teeth of hers into!

  84. juicyjackie says:

    Its the same when Britney and xtina foolishly believed the world would wait after taking time out to have their kids, they believed they could just pick that baton and carry on while like the likes of Lady GaGa swooped in (I
    I know she irrates me too but it true).

    To quote Samantha Jones in SATC “Be damn sure before you get off the ferris wheel, because there are twenty-two perky and ruthless women waiting to get on.”

  85. Kim says:

    GMAB, before 2009 people were saying Sandra who? (Lake House, Capote) Julia made 20 million dollars for appearing a few mintues in Valentine’s Day.Sandra barely got magazine covers ie Glamour Vogue etc before 2009.Sandra is popular now because of the 1 Oscar 2 Jesse cheated on her 3 adopting black baby 4 good actress

  86. mollination says:

    Sandra’s not like, some movie making genius though. She’s taken a lot of steaming piles too.

  87. Lila says:

    As much as I like Sandy, no one beat Julia Roberts in her prime. In the 1990s, people would flock to any POS movie she made–no matter how BAD. Notting Hill, Runaway Bride, My Best Friend’s Wedding? All terrible and all big money makers. NO ONE has that kind of draw anymore.

    Sandra Bullock can hit out of the park ONLY if the movie is good. But if it’s not (All About Steve), it will flop. That movie only made 30 million.

    It just goes to say that it’s not the movie stars anymore. If the movie looks entertaining enough, people will see it. If it looks bad, people won’t.

    But, Julia got there first and was a MEGA star. No one can take that away from her. She’s still the #1 top female money maker, she’s still the first woman who made 20 million or exactly the amount the top guys were making, and she’s a popular entertainer who got an undeserved Oscar based on star power alone. So, in my eyes, she’s a legend. What she does from here on out is gravy, really.

    This is not to take away from Sandy in any way, because I think she’s also a legend. But, she’s no Julia. Sandra is #2 in the “sweetheart model” that Roberts perfected. Sorry Sandy.

  88. Dhavy says:

    Roberts was in the 90′s what Aniston is now – famous but talentless

    Both make me wonder why they keep getting jobs

  89. snappyfish says:

    @Dhavy…well said

  90. Lila says:

    No way you can compare Roberts to Aniston in my opinion. Not even close.

    I think Roberts has more talent. At least, she’s tried some unique roles even if they were laughable. And, she’s been nominated for 2 Oscars–winning one.

    Roberts box office earnings are in the 2 billion+ range. Many of her big films she opened by herself. She has a lot of hit movies where she is the only draw. She didn’t play the girlfriend role to a bigger male star or a dog. She’s made 20 million per pic–just as much as big male stars earned–at a time when this was unheard of.

    Aniston has been Rachel in all but 2 movies. She has also been playing the girlfriend role in a lot of her movies. She hasn’t really opened a big movie just by herself as the only draw. Her major money makers come with far bigger co-stars like Jim Carey, etc. She earns half of what Julia typically makes for a film.

    In my opinion, Aniston is all hype while Roberts was the real thing.

  91. The Truth Fairy says:

    @latam: The Blind Side is a true story
    @Super Sleuth: LMAO

    Julia is a sucky actress (Mary Riley anyone?) whose hype and personal drama helped extend her time as an actress long after she should have exited stage right.

    Julia needs to step aside and let the truly talented actresses take the good roles (Sandra, Meryl, Sarandon, etc). She is unlikable and people cannot relate to her, which is the kiss of death for an actress.

  92. Liana says:

    No way you can compare Roberts to Aniston in my opinion. Not even close.
    _________________

    Agreed, and I am NO Roberts fan. I like, or rather liked, Jennifer Aniston and found her pleasant and fun to work with, and heard horror stories about Roberts. But I think Julia Roberts has more raw talent than Jennifer Aniston. There’s a shelf life on the cute leading lady type, while someone like Julia Roberts has the ability to morph to character actress if she so desires. And in Hollywood, the real solid moneymakers are actually the character actors (if you follow entire career, start to finish)

  93. nnn says:

    Not only that but as much as people agree or not Roberts has INTERNATIONAL STAR charisma from the get go. She was raved ALL OVER THE WORLD by crowds indistinctevely.

    She was made for the big screen and embodied to perfection what the ultimate IT girl means in movies during the whole 90′s decade.

    She was to movies what Mariah Carey was to music and she did this with matching her international aura and super star status to her financial productivity.

    Her movies drove money consitently just like Mariah was America darling in the music department putting hits after hits consistently, having a serial of number one hits that few her generation could even dream of having.

    Both were crowned at a very early age 20 – 22 years of age and kept their crown for a whole decade with no real challenger that could rival their overwhelming appeal with the masses, again ALL OVER THE WORLD.

  94. OC lady says:

    Julia is in league of her own. Sandra is a close second. Reese gets third place. I personally like Sandra more these days. Or, maybe I feel bad for her? I can’t tell.

    I don’t think Aniston comes close. She had a moment there when she was doing The Good Girl. People were talking about Oscar and all that. But, instead of producing quality projects or taking good parts, she took every crappy film she could. She chose money/quantity over quality. Now, she’s like the ghost of Katherine Heigl’s future unless Heigl picks better films.

  95. j. ferber says:

    Didn’t Julia Roberts once park in a spot for the handicapped in her big SUV? You can’t try to get worse PR than that, unless you also happen to strike a child with your big SUV as you drive into a handicap spot. Her bitch quotient went through the roof with that one.

  96. JY says:

    Julia’s international star power faded a long time ago. but at least people still recognize her name, her movies. unlike jennifer. many people still don’t know who she is especially in Asia.

  97. REALIST says:

    Sandra Bullock is my hero. Smart, funny, generous, kind, and an absolute ROLE MODEL for grace under pressure.
    Her Oscar speech was beautiful, and the next day-bammm. She loved Jesse James with all her heart and was a great stepmom to his kids, but she was still wise enough to know-immediately, without all the tabloid airing of differences-that enough was enough.
    I don’t have an opinion about JR because I don’t admire her. The only person she can play is her. I did weigh in with the majority in dissing A.O. Scott’s positive review of “EPL” in the NY Times. The book sucked, the trailers sucked, the movie MUST suck.
    Time to bring on Ms. Emma Roberts-she’s got style and talent and she is at the beginning of her career. Maybe Auntie Julia should move on to more mature roles.

  98. Holly says:

    Not to add fuel to the fire on this one, but wasn’t julia asked about this on the red carpet? I wanna say at the Globes…or was it the Oscars? She was asked, if I can recall, how it felt to have turned down the role. Her answer was pretty bitchy…I’m a bit too tired/lazy right now to look it up. But it certainly happened. I watched it during award season.

  99. Holly says:

    LMAO @fattymcbutter. In times of trial, Julia can munch on her happy “marriade”, instead of the “roll” she passed over…ha ha ha!…ok I’m done.

  100. cherryberry says:

    Team Neither

  101. Tess says:

    Me too.

    The all-American tat and neo Nazi lover or the dumb-as-a-brick big-ole-gangly-girl.

    Not a fan of either one.

  102. Patty09 says:

    When julia won the oscar for Erin B, it was a good movie, but her acting skills are low. Her brother eric is a better actor by far.

  103. Aqua says:

    O.k. that settles it. Meryl Streep deserves an Oscar.

  104. Nancy says:

    Sandra Bullock is so much better than Julia Roberts horseface and much better looking too.

  105. Catherine says:

    Do we have any proof that Julia is a nasty hag? We always hear from the ‘insider’ or ‘source’, but is there ever a video or a recording of her being a bitch? I’m not a fan, but these articles are lame with Julia, Jennifer Aniston, Angelina, etc., when everything is hearsay.

  106. Boxy Lady says:

    Yes Catherine, we do have proof. That “A Low Vera” shirt she made and wore years ago in order to humiliate her husband’s then-wife into giving the man a divorce so that *she*, Julia, could have him instead.

  107. kim says:

    Julia could never act. She got famous palying a hooker. Im glad she turned down 2 great roles due to her huge ego and got reamed. She has not talent & i can not see why anyone would see any moive she was in? She is painful to watch and doesnt seem to friendly in real life either.

  108. kim says:

    There is proof all over internet of what a tool Julia is in real life. 1 in particular is terrible showing Julia screaming profanities & belittling the paparazzi with her children and others in tow!Very easily accesible to view on YouTube etc.

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