From battling Irish goblins to breaking up with Vince Vaughn, a magically delicious look back at highlights from Aniston’s movie career.
Aniston made her big-screen debut in this horror flick about a murderous leprechaun. The movie didn’t earn a pot of gold — $9 million — but it did spawn a (Aniston-less) sequel.
Picture Perfect (1997)
Aniston plays a woman who fakes an engagement to one guy to lure another. The picture’s reviews and $31 million gross weren’t perfect, but it proved she could carry a romantic comedy.
Office Space (1999)
A box office dud on its release, Mike Judge’s satire of workplace drudgery went on to become a much-loved cult comedy on video, thanks in part to Aniston’s deadpan supporting performance as a beleaguered waitress.
The Good Girl (2002)
Aniston scored rave reviews and an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her portrayal of a sad-eyed retail clerk who falls for a younger guy (Jake Gyllenhaal).
Bruce Almighty (2003)
This comedy about a TV reporter (Jim Carrey) who gets divine powers earned $243 million, making it Aniston’s biggest hit — though her girlfriend role was mainly window dressing.
Along Came Polly (2004)
The combination of Ben Stiller (as a nebbishy worrywart) and Aniston (as the spunky woman who breaks him out of his shell) translated into a solid $88 million at the box office.
Aniston seemed miscast opposite Clive Owen in this downbeat thriller, though the film still grossed a respectable $36 million.
Rumor Has It (2005)
Plagued by problems from its inception, this misbegotten quasi-sequel to The Graduate earned critical slams and a paltry $3 million in its opening weekend.
The Break-Up (2006)
As Aniston’s offscreen romance with Vince Vaughn made headlines, the duo’s onscreen chemistry propelled this tart romantic comedy to a healthy $119 million.