Julia Roberts Earns Huge Payout for Brief Role in 'Valentine's Day
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Julia Roberts is no stranger to the big screen, with a successful career spanning over three decades. In 2010, she took on a brief but memorable role in the romantic comedy "Valentine's Day," appearing on screen for only five minutes.
However, her performance earned her a whopping $2.8 million per minute, totaling $14 million for the film. "Valentine's Day" follows a series of interconnected stories among different residents of Los Angeles, featuring a star-studded cast including Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Taylor Swift, Ashton Kutcher, and Jennifer Garner.
The film was directed by Garry Marshall, known for his work on iconic films such as "Pretty Woman" and "A League of Their Own." Roberts agreed to take on the role in "Valentine's Day" due to her previous stardom from "Pretty Woman," for which she won an Oscar and a People's Choice Award for Favorite Actress.
Despite its success at the Box Office, earning $216.5 million on a $52 million budget, the film received mixed reviews, with a 18 percent rating from critics and a 47 percent rating from audiences on Rotten Tomatoes.
Throughout her career, Julia Roberts' films have collectively grossed over $2.8 billion at the global box office, solidifying her as a Hollywood powerhouse.
Some of her other notable projects include "Steel Magnolias," "Mirror, Mirror," "My Best Friend's Wedding," "Runaway Bride," "Mystic Pizza," "Ocean's Eleven," "Ocean's Twelve," and the TV series "Homecoming." In addition to her successful film career, Julia Roberts is also known for her philanthropic efforts.
She has supported various charities and organizations throughout the years, including the Amnesty International, Stand Up to Cancer, and the Nate Berkus Show's Design Revolution campaign. Outside of her acting and philanthropy, Julia Roberts is also known for her personal life.
She has been married to cinematographer Danny Moder since 2002, with whom she has three children. The couple has managed to maintain a relatively low profile, avoiding the spotlight and paparazzi as much as possible. Roberts has spoken about the importance of family and maintaining a healthy work-life balance, stating that her husband and children are her "greatest accomplishment."