See all of Julia Roberts' Entertainment Weekly covers
Julia Roberts on the cover of Entertainment Weekly
One of Entertainment Weekly's most prolific cover stars, Julia Roberts has been featured more than a dozen times. Take a look back.
Nov. 22, 1991
Who was Julia Roberts before she was a romantic comedy legend? You're looking at her. In 1991 the actress, who had made her big debut thanks to Steel Magnolias and Pretty Woman, was starring in Sleeping With the Enemy, Hook, and Dying Young.
Nov. 19, 1993
While promoting The Pelican Brief, about a law student who uncovers a conspiracy (not to be confused with Conspiracy Theory, of course), Roberts graced the cover and showed off those curls we've all come to envy.
June 24, 1994
The following year, Julia gave some sage advice to EW's readers. "Life is a great adventure," she said. "I think that people sometimes fixate on a sort of smaller, narrower view of things. It is just so huge and massive, and sometimes I get the impression that people are in this, like, big hurry to shove it all in a box and make it tiny. That's a horrible thing to do with this big, gigantic, fabulous thing! But for me to become guarded or reserved would squelch the natural instincts of a young woman. And I don't want to be a party to that. So I say, raise hell, ride on, you don't have me yet!"
Aug. 11, 1995
Julia Roberts and Dennis Quaid: The iconic duo you totally forgot about. Something to Talk About was a moment (Roberts plays a woman who discovers her husband is cheating on her) and the actress came to EW to honor that.
Feb. 23, 1996
Roberts was technically promoting her roles in Mary Reilly and Everyone Says I Love You, but what everyone really wanted to know about was her then-relationship with Matthew Perry. "He hasn't given me his letterman's jacket or anything," she told EW. "We're not pinned. I mean, we live in two different places, but I find him terribly, terribly interesting...I love being engaged in conversation with this man, because he's so terribly clever. Wit is the key, I think, to anybody's heart, because who doesn't like to laugh? Who? Show me the person who doesn't like to laugh and I'll show you a person with a toe tag."
Aug. 15, 1997
This cover was no Conspiracy Theory. Sorry, we quite literally could not pass that pun up.
Nov. 27, 1998
Name a more iconic duo than the stars of Stepmom. We'll wait.
April 30, 1999
Okay, so Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant are a pretty close second. 1999 was big for the actress — it saw her starring in Notting Hill and Runaway Bride, so another EW cover was the obvious next step.
March 9, 2001
Lest we forget: In 2001 Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt starred in two movies together. (That would be Ocean's Eleven and The Mexican, the impetus for this particular cover.)
July 20, 2001
You read it here first: Julia Roberts in a fat suit. File that under "EW cover lines you never thought you'd read."
Aug. 13, 2004
In this important exposé, if we do say so ourselves, we discussed the following actresses as potential A-listers: Jennifer Garner, Keira Knightley, Reese Witherspoon, Rachel McAdams, and Kirsten Dunst. We'll rest our case.
Nov. 12, 2004
In the cover story, Roberts admitted that her role in Closer was as much of mind-bender for her as it was for the audience. "One of my greatest problems coming to this project was, I was really judging this girl," she said of her character. "I just thought, Horrible woman! Why are you doing these things? Why are you saying these things?"
December 10, 2004
The stars really did tell all about the filming of Ocean's Twelve — Roberts, for her part, shared that she used the alias Louise Bliss, because it caused the staff to refer to her as "Miss Bliss."
Dec. 21, 2007
It's still difficult to come to terms with the fact that Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks starred in a movie together and it wasn't a romantic comedy (it was Charlie Wilson's War), but that cover line makes up for it.
March 20, 2009
We'll let the actress, who was starring in Duplicity at the time, speak for herself straight from the cover story: "I think the days of 'Oh, we hit 40 and we're f---ed!' are really over. Because the best actresses around who are working with consistency are Susan Sarandon, Frances McDormand, Meryl Streep, Annette Bening, Holly Hunter. They're not 30. And what's going on with girls in their 20s? Where are the movies that are motivated by the 20-year-olds? There aren't any! There certainly aren't as many as there were when I was in my 20s."
Aug. 6, 2010
In the summer of 2010, Roberts celebrated the movie that launched countless solo trips.
October 25, 2013
Roberts was starring in August: Osage County in 2015, but the true raison d'etre was getting back together with her Mystic Pizza costars.
May 16, 2014
If you can even think about the movie The Normal Heart without crying, you're stronger than most. Roberts and the cast of the HBO drama graced the cover and were also the recipients of more than a dozen Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.
May 20, 2016
This time Roberts was featured on the cover of EW, she had good company in her Money Monster costars George Clooney and Jodie Foster.
Nov. 2, 2018
In honor of her dual dramatic roles in the fall of 2018, Roberts graced dual EW covers. The first pays homage to Ben Is Back, her dark family flick starring opposite Lucas Hedges, who plays her son.
Nov. 2, 2018
The fall of 2018 also marked Roberts' move to the small screen, like many A-listers before her. She stars in Amazon's Homecoming, about a facility that houses soldiers returning from war but masks a more sinister purpose.