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September 6, 2003
Whatever happened to Julia Ormond?
— Posted by John Campea
In the mid 90√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s Julia Ormond was as hot a commodity as Julia Roberts ever was. From 1994 to 1995 she appeared in three hit films in a row that got her the public√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s attention and critical acclaim. Legends of the Fall, First Knight and Sabrina (which was my personal favorite of the three) where all released within 20 months of each other and it looked like this talented and stunningly attractive actress was going to be Hollywood√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s ‘it’ girl for years to come.
Then, inexplicably, she just disappeared. It√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s not as if she was in a series of films that did poorly at the box office which caused her star to fade. She just dropped off the face of the earth as far as movies are concerned.
To add a little more to this, look at the list of actors she worked with just in those 3 films alone. In Legends she worked with Anthony Hopkins and Brad Pitt. In First Knight she worked with Sean Connery and Richard Gere. In Sabrina she worked with Harrison Ford and Greg Kinnear. She’s in the biggest films, with the biggest names, and then… nothing. Did she tick someone off? Did she decide to change careers? Did she have a rep for being hard to work with? Did she have kids and decide to devote her time to family?
Hey, if anyone knows what caused her to suddenly leave the spotlight, could you please let me know. I’d love to see her reemerge one of these days. Hollywood is currently short on quality actresses.
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