Hollywood Honors Julia Roberts


Oct. 15 2007, Published 7:47 a.m. ET

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The stars came out to honor Julia Roberts, who was presented with the 22nd American Cinematheque Award at a black-tie affair at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks, Natalie Portman, Sally Field, Dermot Mulroney, Blair Underwood, Marcia Gay Harden, Garry Marshall and Bruce Willis turned out to honor the actress.

Roberts, who gave birth to her third child — Henry Daniel Moder — in June looked radiant on the red carpet and is enjoying not carrying around the baby weight. “Am I done people?” the Oscar-winner joked to OK! when asked if she was planning on having more children. “I just had one!”

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As for Henry, Roberts says “he’s gorgeous and sweet and full of smiles and giggles. He’s the best. He’s my boy.”

So how does the actress balance her career with the perfect family life? “I have no idea,” Roberts claims.

Garry Marshall, who directed Roberts in Pretty Woman, has an idea. “It’s very hard to do and she’s made that work,” he tells OK!. “She’s grown as a person — she’s very tall. She’s grown as a human being and that’s the most important.”

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Blair Underwood, who co-starred in Full Frontal with Roberts, says the fact that she’s so grounded contributes to her all-around success. “She’s probably one of the few people I’ve met in this town who is what you had hoped she would be when you meet her,” he tells OK!. “She’s that person.”

Underwood says Julia is also a barrel of laughs on set. “You better come ready to come with some quick wit and be on your game because she’s got an amazing sense of humor. She’s funny as hell and she’s great fun. She doesn’t take herself too seriously but she takes the job real seriously.”

Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss sees Roberts as an inspiration for young actresses like herself. “She’s one of those women who over the years continues to go from interesting part to interesting part,” Moss tells OK!. “It’s very hard to do as a woman. She’s someone to look up to as a female actress.”

By Jon Warech


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