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Photos of Julia Roberts, Casey Affleck, Bruce Willis, Tom Hanks, Jack Nicholson at a Reading of The World of Nick Adams

Birthday Wishes For Pretty Woman Julia and Retiring Joaquin

After posing for photos on the red carpet, Julia Roberts, Casey Affleck, Bruce Willis, and Tom Hanks were just a handful of the A-listers who performed last night in honor of Paul Newman. Joined on stage by the children from the Painted Turtle Camp, the actors got into costume and character as Jack Nicholson narrated The World of Nick Adams. While remembering Paul was a key element of the night, there were also plenty of jokes. Julia Roberts even touched on her role in Pretty Woman and when asked about a sequel, she said, "No one wants to see an old hooker! Do they?" While Julia was busy rejecting sequel ideas, Joaquin Phoenix declared that he's quitting acting entirely to focus on his music career. Both Julia and Joaquin are celebrating birthdays today, but it seems as if helping others is top of mind these days.


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Images include: Bruce Willis, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Annette Bening, Warren Beatty, Sean Penn, Julia Roberts, Rita Wilson, Bonnie Raitt, Danny Glover, Edward James Olmos, Joaquin Phoenix, Casey Affleck, Robin Wright Penn

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Rock-Star125929 Rock-Star125929 8 years
Joaquin & Casey dnt look serious ..I think they're joking about this .. I hope they are !! Love Them ..
Juicylemon Juicylemon 8 years
misunderstood, not misundersttod
Juicylemon Juicylemon 8 years
''She is the normal, girl next door who wears jeans. and juicy you are wrong about Julia. She may have had a few failures, who hasn't but you're talking about a couple years in the mid 90s, she is technically the biggest female movie star EVER. Not just Pretty Woman, My Best Friends Wedding, Notting Hill, Runaway Bride, Erin Brockovich were all HUGE hits just because of her. Even Mona Lisa Smile did well because of her. No actress before or since has had her success whether you want to admit it or not.'' You clearly misundersttod my post. I replied to the person who said a lot of people went to see her movies in the 90's. Whether you want to admit it or no,t not all her movies her successful for a period of times in the 90's, she had a couple of flops in a row. Mary Reilly, I love Trouble, Dying young, Hook, Pret-a-porter, Everyone says I love you and Michael Collins. Of course, you really, really like this actress. So you ignore those movies.
aquariuspatsfan aquariuspatsfan 8 years
To not like somebody because you don't think they are attractive makes you appear shallow. Who says every star has to look like a perfect super model? Part of Julia's appeal is she is not like that. She is the normal, girl next door who wears jeans. and juicy you are wrong about Julia. She may have had a few failures, who hasn't but you're talking about a couple years in the mid 90s, she is technically the biggest female movie star EVER. Not just Pretty Woman, My Best Friends Wedding, Notting Hill, Runaway Bride, Erin Brockovich were all HUGE hits just because of her. Even Mona Lisa Smile did well because of her. No actress before or since has had her success whether you want to admit it or not. And she seems like a perfectly lovely person. Just watch her Letterman interviews. So charming. People like to tear down people that are on top. She is not part of the Hollywood scene, like Paul Newman she lives a non glamourous life on a ranch with her family, not caring about the shallow world of Hollywood. I think that's commendable, especially in a world that glorifies the likes of Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton.
sfprgirl sfprgirl 8 years
That has got to be one of the most awkward interviews I've ever seen in my life. Makes me uncomfortable for the reporter just watching it.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I just think she's overrated because she's not beautiful to my taste at all--looks like a big ugly horse to me--and she tends to be in the kind of movies that bore me to tears.
Juicylemon Juicylemon 8 years
''don't get all the Julia Roberts hate. It seems to be only because she is America's Sweetheart. In the 90s she was obviously loved becuase people went to see her movies'' Most of her movies, if not all, were flops after Pretty woman. They only reason she was still in the limelight was because of her private life. Its only a couple of years after with ''My best friend's wedding'' that she regained popularity.
xlove33 xlove33 8 years
Ovenmitt is right... he needs to clean himself up. He was clearly on something, he could barely even talk! If he is quitting to focus on music it's not going to be pretty. Hollywood isn't exactly a place that encourages people to stay straight but the music world is just going to send him down a horrible path. I'm not anti-partying, but if you can't keep yourself inline you've gotta stay out of it. How sad after watching his brother take himself out that way. He's a great actor and will be missed on the screen (if its true), but more than anything i hope he is just alright.
Melly80 Melly80 8 years
better than the alternative...at least he's going to be still out there doing something and hopefully at some stage acting again
Jessamyn Jessamyn 8 years
What was that? I almost did not understand a single word he was saying. It looked so.. unreal? Like, everything? Like, made up? That was weird!!
sundaygreen sundaygreen 8 years
He's saying that now but he'll definitely be back.
mlen mlen 8 years
and by killer i don't mean murderer haha i mean awesome. (sorry had to clarify because joaquin does play dark roles, but i didn't mean it like that!)
mlen mlen 8 years
i had heard joaquin was focusing on music but i didn't realize he was getting out of acting for good. too bad because he truely is a talent. but maybe music is just where he needs to be right now.. maybe someone will tempt him back to acting with a killer role in a few years!
lissey lissey 8 years
Oh, please say Joaquin is just in a weird mood. I can't live without the promise of another Joaquin movie!!!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
seriously - joaquin is going to quit acting to be a musician? um...good luck with that i guess. i don't know what to say about that one. you do one movie that has music in it and all of a sudden you think that you can sing? i guess he's got something new to work on. as for Julia - she cracks me up - i love her, and i can't wait to see what else she's in coming up!
Allyace Allyace 8 years
Wow, Joaquin would really really be missed :(. He's a great actor. I just saw "We Own the Night" a little while ago and it wasn't the best movie, but Joaquin was awesome in it. And Walk the Line?? Tragic. Hopefully he will change his mind. I don't get the Julia hate either. No matter how many bad movies she does I'll always love her for her RomComs of the 90s.
anabj anabj 8 years
I hope Joaquin´s news are not true.
aquariuspatsfan aquariuspatsfan 8 years
Joaquin is on drugs. It's obvious. He needs help. He's got issues. He didn't like when that guy was laughing at him. Apparently he yelled "that guy's an a-hole" after walking out, according to reports.
aquariuspatsfan aquariuspatsfan 8 years
I don't get all the Julia Roberts hate. It seems to be only because she is America's Sweetheart. In the 90s she was obviously loved becuase people went to see her movies. And if you've seen her Letterman interviews she's so charsmatic and charming. So what if she's not Meryl Streep? She never said she was. She's still good at what she does. Oh and she is so pregnant. You wear something like that and you start rumors.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Julia definitely looks pregnant again. I bet Joaquin won't really retire...he'll come back in a few years.
MissyB1984 MissyB1984 8 years
"No one wants to see an old hooker!" - I couldn't have said it better Julia
LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 8 years
I was in the original performance when they did it at Lincoln Center. Julia is so wonderful!!!!
Iris1000 Iris1000 8 years
The great part about any kind of entertainment is you can alway change your mind later. It may feel right for Juaquin to retire now and pursue music or something else, but he can always come back later regardless of what he says now. Things are subject to change. even in 3 5, 7 years or more.
FoxyCPA FoxyCPA 8 years
Did anyone else not think that he was speaking weird? He was almost slurring, really... is he on something?
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
That is a whole barrel full of talent up there...love them all! It's good to see the real magic makers for a change.
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