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Reese Witherspoon: 20+ Years On The Big Screen

From playing innocent girl-next-door to rebellious wild child, Reese Witherspoon has done it all throughout more than two decades in Hollywood.

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    "The Man in the Moon" was Witherspoon's big break, playing a 14-year-old in rural Louisiana in the 50's. (1991)
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    Reese's on-screen character battles leukemia in "Desperate Choices : To Save My Child." (1992)
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    Reese sheds her girl-next-door image in "Freeway." (1996)
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    A young Mark Wahlberg charms Reese's 16-year-old character before he goes completely ballistic in "Fear." (1996)
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    Paul Rudd teamed up with Reese to chase down a letter from a postal worker in "Overnight Delivery." (1998)
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    Witherspoon finds herself trapped in a 1950's sitcom in the film "Pleasantville," released in 1998.
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    Witherspoon met her now ex-husband Ryan Philippe on the set of 90's hit "Cruel Intentions."
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    Who could forget Reese as the famously pink Harvard student, Elle Woods? (Getty)
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    Starring in "Sweet Home Alabama," Reese plays a country girl turned New York socialite who reluctantly returns home to tie up loose ends.
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    Reese played Johnny Cash's love, June Carter, in 2005's award-winning "Walk The Line."
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    Reese ran away with heartthrob Rob Pattinson in "Water For Elephants." (2011)
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    Although she cancelled most of her press appearances for upcoming film "Mud" due to her recent legal mishap, Reese attended The Cinema Society's screening of the film. (Getty)