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Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon

Date: Mar 22 2006


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It’s a big day for actress Reese Witherspoon, who turns thirty years old today. The big 3-0!

At only thirty years old, Reese Witherspoon has already had a very successful career. Two weeks ago she won Best Actress for her role in Walk the Line, a movie about the life and music of Johnny Cash. There are also rumors that she is being paid $29 million for an upcoming horror movie, which would make her the highest paid actress in Hollywood.

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Taylor:  I hear that today is Reese Witherspoon’s birthday.

Dave:  Yeah, she is 30 years old.

Taylor:  30 years old, that’s pretty impressive. You know, she just won her first Oscar…

Dave:  Yeah.

Taylor:  ...for her performance in Walk the Line. She’s come a long way. You know, I remember her from when she was first starting out. My wife and I, we refer to her as “Pig Nose.”

Dave:  From what?

Taylor:  When she was younger she looked quite like a pig. You know, she had this swine essence to her.

Dave:  Really?

Taylor:  And, uh, her acting was pretty bad at the time. She hasn’t always been a good actress.

Dave:  She started out in, like, ‘91, was her first role, but, you know, she didn’t really pursue acting too much. She went to Stanford for a year, and then dropped out to pursue acting.

Taylor:  Wasn’t it on the set of Cruel Intentions that she met Ryan Phillipe?

Dave:  Her new husband, and, well, they have children now, as well.

Taylor:  Yeah. And Ryan Phillipe, he’s no longer acting.

Dave:  What they do, because they’re really committed parents, so they’ve promised that one person will be a full-time parent, always.

Taylor:  All the time.

Dave:  So they take turns with their careers…

Taylor:  Well, that’s pretty cool.

Dave:  ...which is a good balance, right?

Taylor:  They seem like level-headed people.

Dave:  Right.

Taylor:  Yeah.

Dave:  Yeah, definitely.



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Reese Witherspoon is a direct descendant of one of the signers of the United States Declaration of Independence. She attended Stanford University for a year before dropping out to pursue her career in acting. Some of her more noteworthy movies include Pleasantville, Legally Blonde, Vanity Fair and Cruel Intentions, in which she stars with her husband Ryan Phillipe.



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Reese Witherspoon very sweet women.Very good actriss.

04:25 PM Oct 17 2011 |

Sarah Morad

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

she is soo talented

04:44 PM Jul 27 2011 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i dont know who she isTongue out


but i am sure she must rich…..

04:39 PM Jul 27 2011 |


Russian Federation

Reese Witherspoon is very talented!

01:37 PM Jul 27 2011 |





07:16 AM Nov 20 2007 |

Arwen Luo


I haven’t seen this movie, hope i like it

02:09 PM Mar 26 2006 |




It’s nice and down-to-earth.

01:39 PM Mar 25 2006 |




I saw the movie legally blonde before,and just now I recognised that the heroine is Reese.It’s really a long way,Happy birthday to her and wish to see her in new movies!

03:52 AM Mar 23 2006 |




07:10 AM Mar 22 2006 |

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