Reese Witherspoon

Born: March 22, 1976

Occupation: Actress

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Reese Witherspoon

The joy we get as actors is out of transforming ourselves into something that's not necessarily anything true to ourselves. And it's a power - not being yourself, and being in the role; it's just like...

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Whether it was making my bed or making a movie, my mother and father never hesitated to say how proud they were of me, and that means so very much to a child.

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My sheets are monogrammed, so is my silverware and pretty much everything else I own. My rule is, if it's not moving -- monogram it!

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Turning 30 was really big for me. I can get really stuck on 'I don't like this or that about myself.' I've found that the only thing that breaks that for me is being able to spend time alone, going to...

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For our first date, I made Ryan Hamburger Helper, which is basically what I grew up on. I make my own version of it now, with macaroni and cheese and hamburger meat. And the kids - it's their favorite...

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I mean, really: He called me 33 percent lesbian, which was a gross underestimation of my lesbian-ness.

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I like my body so much better after I had kids. Is that a crazy thing to say? I'm more womanly. I feel sexier.

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Every day you have to choose and cultivate your own happiness.

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We’re more than just our dresses.

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I think women are natural caretakers. They take care of everybody. They take care of their husbands and their kids and their dogs, and don't spend a lot of time just getting back and taking time out.

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I get crazy in a bookstore. It makes my heart beat hard because I want to buy everything.

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Being a Southern person and a blonde, it's not a good combination. Immediately, when people meet you, they think of you as not being smart.

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I don't believe in perfection. I don't think there is such a thing. But the energy of wanting things to be great is a perfectionist energy.

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Many people worry so much about managing their careers, but rarely spend half that much energy managing their LIVES. I want to make my life, not just my job, the best it can be. The rest will work itself...

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I feel very blessed to have two wonderful, healthy children who keep me completely grounded, sane and throw up on my shoes just before I go to an awards show just so I know to keep it real.

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Well I always wanted to be Dolly Parton when I was a little girl. I was obsessed with her.

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But with the right kind of coaching and determination you can accomplish anything and the biggest accomplishment that I feel I got from the film was overcoming that fear.

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I think movies are great and I have a great time making them but they're not what keeps you warm at night, or what's ultimately the most important thing in anyone's life journey.

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Confidence is everything in this business.

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Do I need men? I don't think it's about needing men. It's about love.

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Everybody needs love. Everyone deserves it.

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I don't know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn't had my girlfriends.

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I don't think I realised how stressed I was, being a single parent. It was really, really stressful. It's not easy on anybody.

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I read while the kids play. I can see them from the kitchen window. And I'm a fast reader.

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I started working on trying to sound like June from the very beginning.

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I'm just chatty. But I do express my opinion.

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It really bothers me when people don't use coasters. Particularly on my table.

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It's fun chasing boys, especially when you're young, but I think it takes time and life experience to notice the other boys.

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That said, I'd love to do a musical, either in film or on stage.

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We each own one car, and we have a reasonable house. It's a lovely place to be, but it's not extravagant.

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When a police officer tells you to stay in the car, you stay in the car.

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I love to cook comfort food. I'll make fish and vegetables or meat and vegetables and potatoes or rice. The ritual of it is fun for me, and the creativity of it.

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I take the kids to church and Sunday school. They love it. I really think it's important for a child to feel that there are things that are bigger than your life out there.

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It's funny that it all becomes about clothes. It's bizarre. You work your butt off and then you win an award and it's all about your dress. You can't get away from it.

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That said, my kids are at home right now with my husband and I'm missing something important at my daughter's school which makes me feel sick inside. It's a lot of balance and a lot of really hard decision...

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Even people that know Johnny Cash's music really well and know that he was married don't really know that much about June Carter. So finding out about her really helped to inform my performance and to...

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I had parents who believed I could do anything - and I know how that made me feel. I think both my parents, having careers in the medical profession, feel they are helping people on a daily basis, and...

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I had someone correct my grammar once on a blind date, and within the first 10 minutes the date was over. You just don't correct somebody's grammar. That's just not okay. I'm from Tennessee, so I probably...

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Realizing you're not anything special to the kids is always a great sort of reminder that you're just a regular person. A regular, embarrassing old mom.

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There are things in my life that are hard to reconcile, like divorce. Sometimes it is very difficult to make sense of how it could possibly happen. Laying blame is so easy. I don't have time for hate or...

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To play June, I had an immediate connect with her background and culture. We grew up with the same religion and shared a lot of the same values of family and spirituality. But I was really so inspired...

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I'm trying to make it cool to be a good girl.

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You can learn a lot about yourself with what youre doing and who youre with on a sunday.

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There's something timeless and important about making people laugh, about being the right spot in their day.

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I'm lucky to find a person to share my life, and the best friend I'll ever have.

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Obviously, this isn't the time in my life that I would have chosen to do this, but I feel like life gives you these challenges for a reason. I feel so happy and glad to be in the place that I am. I really...

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When you finally accept that you're a complete dork, your life gets easier. No sense in trying to be cool.

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If something seems frightening or horrible, I should probably do it.

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It definitely sometimes feels like a suit that I wish I could zip off. But I don’t feel bad about any of the things I’ve gone through, whether it’s divorce or breakups or anything like that, because...

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Never drink to feel better, only drink to feel even better.

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I got a role in this movie called Freeway playing this really angry, aggressive, violent young woman who believed wholeheartedly in the truth. I had such satisfaction afterward, and I thought, That's what...

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I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said,

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It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that is no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. I have nothing but respect for the police...

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Everything I sang sounded awful. So I went outside and I screamed. Everyone pretty much agreed it was awful.

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My rule is, if it's not moving-monogram it!

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I grew up in Tennessee. We didn't know what Louis Vuitton was. I had to order all my prom outfits out of catalogs.

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I don't think these women are stupid. I think they're selling a personality that's very marketable: Wouldn't it be fun if we were all gorgeous and didn't have a care? But creating a cultural icon out of...

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