Fact File Reese Witherspoon

10 things you never knew about the blonde bombshell…

We heart Reese Witherspoon – and not just for those more serious roles – nope, we’re talking from Walk the Line to Legally Blonde, even Penelope! And this weekend, the blonde bombshell is uniting with Vince Vaughn for some seasonal comedy capers in “Four Christmases”. But what do you know about that legally blonde, legally former Mrs Ryan Phillippe? Movies.ie presents ten things you didn’t know about Reese Witherspoon.

(1)She refused the lead roles in two horror movies, Scream and Urban Legend.

(2)One of her ancestors, John Witherspoon, signed the Declaration of Independence. In the movie 1776, the role of Dr. John Witherspoon was played by James Noble.

(3)She runs a production company called “Type A Films” with Debra Siegal

(4) As a child she appeared in her local Sunday paper modeling kids’ track suits and such. She said that it was creative for her. She was paid $50 a day.

(5)Neither she nor her ex-husband, actor Ryan Phillippe, use their real first names – Reese’s first name is Laura, Ryan’s first name is Matthew.

(6) Reese was the first person to host Saturday Night Live after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks

(7)The year she won her Oscar for Walk the Line her ex-husband Ryan Phillippe appeared in the movie that won “Best Picture”: Crash.

(8)Her performance as Tracy Flick in Election (1999) is ranked #45 on Premiere Magazine’s 100 Greatest Performances of All Time.

(9)Is one of five actresses to have won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award for the same performance. The others in chronological order are Julia Roberts for Erin Brockovich (2000), Renée Zellweger for Cold Mountain (2003), Helen Mirren for The Queen (2006) and Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls (2006).

(10) Reese is contracted to be Stephaine Plum in the movie One for the Money, a movie based on the book written by Janet Evanoivch. However, the movie has been in the making for 11 years…



Four Christmases is in Irish cinemas now!