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Reese Witherspoon is an American actress who first gained recognition for her role in the movie "The Man in the Moon" directed by Robert Mulligan in 1991.

Reese was born in March 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana Laura Jean Reese Witherspoon and is the daughter of John Witherspoon, a lieutenant colonel in the US Army reserves and Betty Witherspoon a pediatric nurse.

Having schooled in Nashville Reese attended Stanford University, Stanford, California, where she studied English literature.

Reese appeared in the world famous TV show "Friends" as the little sister of Rachel played by Jennifer Aniston. Reese has also acted alongside the likes of Mark Wahlberg, Gene Hackman, Susan Sarandon and Matthew Broderick.

Reese also starred in the dark interpretation of Bret Easton Ellis's ode to 80's greed "American Psycho" alongside Christian Bale.

In 2005 Reese Co-starred opposite Joaquin Phoenix, as June Carter Cash in "Walk the Line," the biopic of late country music legend Johnny Cash, directed by James Mangold.

In 2006 Witherspoon surpassed Hollywood superstar Julia Roberts to become the highest paid actress of all time; she will earn $29 million for the horror film "Our Family Trouble" due for release in 2009.



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'Big Little Lies': The Critics Consensus Has Been Less Than Positive


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It's not everyday you see top Hollywood stars the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Nicole Kidman band together for a TV drama, but that's what made the prospect of HBO's 'Big Little Lies' all the more exciting. Unfortunately, the story itself has on the whole proved rather mediocre.

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon stars in 'Big Little Lies'

Based on the 2014 best-selling Liane Moriarty novel of the same name, this 7-episode mini-series seems to be something of a disappointment to the general consensus of critics. It's about a trio of Californian housewives whose children all go to the same elementary school, with their personal lives intertwining and culminating in disaster.

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Reese Witherspoon at the 'The Big Little Lies' Film premiere - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 8th February 2017

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Sing Review

Very Good

The quality of the animation in this musical comedy may not be up to Pixar standards, but the story and characters are thoroughly endearing. And the music is fabulous. As it follows a group of likeable animals through a variety of plots and adventures, there's plenty for everyone in the audience to connect with. So even if the climactic action mayhem gets a bit ridiculous, the movie keeps us laughing. And it also makes us want to get up on that stage and belt out a few numbers.

It's set in a city populated by animals. Buster (voiced by Matthew McConaughey) is a koala who has been obsessed with musical theatre since he saw the diva Nana (Jennifer Hudson then Jennifer Saunders) perform when he was a child. So he grew up and bought the theatre. Now with audiences waning, he stages a musical competition to save the theatre. In the auditions, he selects his finalists: anarchist porcupine Ash (Scarlett Johansson), jazzy mafioso mouse Mike (Seth MacFarlane) and silky voiced gorilla Johnny (Taron Egerton). He also teams up two pigs as a double-act: frazzled housewife Rosita (Reese Witherspoon) and German dancer Gunter (Nick Kroll). There's also golden-voiced elephant Meena (Tori Kelly), who's too shy to face the audience so takes a role backstage. Of course, nothing goes as planned.

The key conflict comes from Buster's frantic efforts to avoid bankruptcy, plus rather half-hearted action subplots involving a gang of bears and Johnny's criminally minded relatives. These generate quite a bit of tension that erupts into rather outrageously destructive slapstick along the way. More interesting are the personal journeys of the various contestants, especially as Ash, Meena and Johnny all discover their voices and Rosita finds inventive ways to balance her long-lost career with her role as a mother to 25 rambunctious piglets. Yes, the film is rather crowded with characters and storylines, and the animation looks plasticky, but everything comes together cleverly,

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Reese Witherspoon: 'Women Need 'Legally Blonde 3'


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Reese Witherspoon is apparently well up for a third 'Legally Blonde' movie, and fans are hoping that this time we'll see Elle Woods run for President. The actress had so much fun on the sets of both films that she thinks now is the perfect time for number three.

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon wants to star in 'Legally Blonde 3'

The original Golden Globe nominated movie was released in 2001 with the sequel having followed in 2003. They followed a Harvard student turned lawyer whose work, despite her Californian image, impresses her peers so much that she ends 'Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde' with a number of job prospects. It also sees her set her sights on the White House.

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Reese Witherspoon Is Tired Of Hollywood's "Smurfette Syndrome"


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Reese Witherspoon stars in HBO miniseries ‘Big Little Lies’, which debuts next month, alongside Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley.

The female-driven drama is of particular importance to Reese, who’s fighting to address the gender imbalance in Hollywood and make sure more women’s voices are heard.

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon has spoken out against Hollywood’s Smurfette Syndrome

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Reese Witherspoon seen on the red carpet at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Sunday 8th January 2017

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Reese Witherspoon at the 2017 HBO Golden Globe After Party - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 9th January 2017

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Rogue One Continues To Dominate US Box Office


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Disney sci-fi, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, continues to dominate the US Box Office with the franchise expected to deliver a third week at the top of the charts. Since premiering on December 16th, the eighth instalment in the Star Wars franchise has grossed $439 million in the US alone.

Diego Luna at the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Premiere

Diego Luna at the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Premiere

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Matthew McConaughey And Reese Witherspoon Love Working On Animations


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In Kubo and the Two Strings Matthew Mcconaughey played the Beetle, and now he has the lead role as the koala Buster in the musical comedy Sing. And he discovered that he loves this kind of work.

"There's a real freedom to it that I look forward to taking back to my live-action acting," he says. "There's no self-consciousness whatsoever, because there's not a visual. You can wear shades and a hat and pyjamas if you want!" 

Buster judging in SingBuster judging in Sing

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Reese Witherspoon at Beverly Hills Tiffany And Co. store which was celebrating the renovation of their premises. Beverly Hills, California, United States - Thursday 13th October 2016

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See Reese Witherspoon Re-Create Iconic Style Moments From 'Legally Blonde'


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It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 years since Reese Witherspoon played aspiring lawyer Elle Woods in Legally Blonde. But to celebrate the film’s anniversary (and prove she hasn't aged at all in 15 years) the actress re-created some of Elle’s most famous looks on Instagram.

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Actress Reese Witherspoon chats on the phone before entering a spa in Brentwood, California, United States - Friday 8th July 2016

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Disney Confirms 'Jungle Book' And 'Maleficent' Sequels Plus 'Cruella' Movie Starring Emma Stone


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Disney has confirmed a slew of exciting upcoming films, including sequels for The Jungle Book and Maleficent, as well as stand-alone movies based on Cruella de Vil and Tinkerbell. The announcement comes as Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book continues its reign on the top of the US box office, so far taking over $500 million worldwide.

Emma StoneEmma Stone will star as Cruella de Vil in a new Disney movie.

The studio did not specify release dates for any of the upcoming films, but did reveal the prime release dates they have set aside for the next three years. The dates Disney has claimed are: July 28, 2017 (instead of Dec. 22, 2017); April 6, 2018; Aug. 3, 2018; Dec. 25, 2018; and Dec. 20, 2019.

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Sing Trailer


Buster Moon is one of the good guys, he's a koala who's lived his life for the theatre he loves. His sunny disposition is somewhat hindered at the thought of his once great and popular theatre being lost. In need of making money, Buster must come up with an idea to save his theatre - and if it can be helped, also encourage the animals of his home town also become enthusiastic about live entertainment.

Buster's secretary accidentally advertises a singing contest to the residents, the flyer explains that they're looking for a fantastic new talent and the winner of the competition will win 100,000 dollars! Buster finds his theatre is once again the centre of a bustling metropolis and goes ahead with the auditions.

There's a few standout performers including a mom who's life revolves around her 25 piglets, a gorilla who's trying to break away from a bad way of life and a small mouse who might be small but has all the wits and sneaky ambition of the other contestants combined!

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Reese Witherspoon Thinks The Time Might Be Right For 'Legally Blonde 3'


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Is the time right to revisit Legally Blonde again? Well Reese Witherspoon certainly thinks so. The actress got fans hopes up during a recent appearance on Lifetime’s ‘Fashionably Late,’ talk show, hosted by Rachel Zoe, by saying that she’s thinks we’re ready to see what Elle’s been up to.

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon thinks Legally Blonde 3 could happen.

“A lot of writers, over the years have come up with different ideas for it,” the actress said. “I actually think it’s kind of great right now because we’re talking about women in politics and how important that is to get more women. And I think it’d be kind of a cool thing to have her be a Supreme Court justice or someone who runs for office.”

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Reese Witherspoon

Date of birth

22nd March, 1976

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

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Reese Witherspoon Movies

Sing Movie Review

Sing Movie Review

The quality of the animation in this musical comedy may not be up to Pixar...

Sing Trailer

Sing Trailer

Buster Moon is one of the good guys, he's a koala who's lived his life...

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Hot Pursuit Trailer

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Inherent Vice Movie Review

Inherent Vice Movie Review

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Wild Movie Review

Wild Movie Review

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Inherent Vice Trailer

Inherent Vice Trailer

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Wild Trailer

Wild Trailer

The cast and crew of forthcoming drama biopic 'Wild' talk about Jean-Marc Vallée's direction and...

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Gone Girl Movie Review

Gone Girl Movie Review

Those who have read the blockbuster novel may be disappointed to know that author Gillian...

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Inherent Vice Trailer

Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is a private investigator living in Los Angeles during the tail...

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Wild Trailer

When young Cheryl Strayed loses her beloved mother, her entire world seems to come crashing...

The Good Lie Trailer

The Good Lie Trailer

During the Second Sudanese Civil War, thousands upon thousands of children are left orphaned -...

Devil's Knot Movie Review

Devil's Knot Movie Review

Based on the events documented in West of Memphis and the Paradise Lost trilogy, this...

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Devil's Knot Trailer

Devil's Knot is a biographical thriller drama based on the events of the West Memphis...

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