Reese Witherspoon has been dazzling us on the big screen for over 20 years. Although she had a number of strong movies with leading roles, her breakout role didn’t come until 2001, when she starred as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde. The next year, she starred in her most commercially successful film to date, Sweet Home Alabama, before returning to the court room in 2003 as Elle Woods once again in Legally Blonde: Red, White, & Blonde . In 2005, Witherspoon received worldwide praise and attention when she portrayed June Carter in Walk the Line. This role earned her an Oscar for Best Actress, as well as a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, and BAFTA.
Since then, Witherspoon has appeared in movies such as Rendition, Four Christmases, and Water for Elephants. Witherspoon has never been one to appear negatively in the news, but recently, she had a run-in with the cops. Her husband, Jim Toth, was pulled over and arrested and charged for drunk driving. Witherspoon, who admitted to being intoxicated as well, disobeyed instructions and argued with the cops. She was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. She accepted full responsibility and apologized publicly. Although her ‘pristine’ image has been slightly tarnished, Witherspoon is a talented actress, who has much more success to look forward to, and to many, she is still know as ‘America’s Sweetheart.’ Here is a list of the top ten Reese Witherspoon movies:
Witherspoon received praise for her performance in Freeway, which is a twist on ‘Little Red Riding Hood.’ The critics enjoyed both the performances of the actors, as well as the film’s hard-edged satire. Witherspoon performed alongside Kiefer Sutherland, Brooke Shields and Matthew Bright.