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Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz and the Rest of 'My Best Friend's Wedding' Cast 23 Years after the Movie Was Released

Bettina Dizon
Jan 24, 2020
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"My Best Friend's Wedding" became a classic romantic comedy that was a massive success and featured some of Hollywood's A-lister celebrities today.

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One of the films that ranked among top highest-grossing movies then was "My Best Friend's Wedding" with almost $300 million made at the box office.

It was a story that had a realistic ending that was unlike the usual happily ever after and featured famous actresses, including Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, and Dermot Mulroney.

The P.J. Hogan directed film made some of its stars even more recognized in the industry. Here's a look at their lives after the movie premiered.

JULIA ROBERTS

Roberts beautifully portrayed the character of Julianne Potter in the film, who fell in love with her life-long best friend.

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Julia Roberts of 'Homecoming' speaks onstage during the Amazon Studios portion of the Summer 2018 TCA Press Tour. | Source: Getty Images

Julia Roberts of 'Homecoming' speaks onstage during the Amazon Studios portion of the Summer 2018 TCA Press Tour. | Source: Getty Images

"My Best Friend's Wedding" is only one of Roberts' notable films that earned her a Golden Globe nomination for best actress.

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She has since gone on to become one of the most successful and famous actresses of her generation with films like "Notting Hill," "Erin Brockovich," and "Ocean's Eleven."

Julia Roberts attends the premiere of "Michael Collins" October 10, 1996 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Julia Roberts attends the premiere of "Michael Collins" October 10, 1996 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

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DERMOT MULRONEY

Roberts' best friend, whom she makes a promise with to marry if they're both single by 28, played by Dermot Mulroney.

Mulroney had several acting credits to his name since the film, including an appearance on the hit television series "New Girl," "Shameless," and "American Horror Story."

Dermot Mulroney at the premiere of "August: Osage County," Toronto Film Festival 2013. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Dermot Mulroney at the premiere of "August: Osage County," Toronto Film Festival 2013. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

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The actor and his leading lady, Roberts, reunited and rekindled their onscreen romance in 2018 for Amazon's show "Homecoming."

CAMERON DIAZ

Before playing Kimmy Wallace, the reason why the best friends couldn't tie the knot, Diaz got a breakthrough role in Charles Russell's "The Mask."

Cameron Diaz attends The Cinema Society & Bobbi Brown with InStyle screening of "The Other Woman." | Source: Getty Images

Cameron Diaz attends The Cinema Society & Bobbi Brown with InStyle screening of "The Other Woman." | Source: Getty Images

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Diaz initially considered turning down the offer to play Wallace but was thankful that she accepted it and got to work with amazing people.

She later starred in several other films, including "Being John Malkovich," "Charlie's Angels," "Gangs of New York," "The Holiday," "My Sister's Keeper," and many more.

Cameron Diaz attends a photocall for "Sex Tape" at Corinthia Hotel London. | Source: Getty Images

Cameron Diaz attends a photocall for "Sex Tape" at Corinthia Hotel London. | Source: Getty Images

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Her massive success and the long list of credits made her Hollywood's highest-paid actresses over the age of 40 in 2013.

RUPERT EVERETT

In an attempt to make Mulroney's character jealous, Julianne fakes a relationship with her editor, played by Rupert Everett.

The actor's outstanding performance in "My Best Friend's Wedding" earned him a Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actress.

 Rupert Everett at the 2007 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Rupert Everett at the 2007 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

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He said of the cast:

"Everybody clicked on screen straight away, and you could feel that. And for me, it was magical. But the last time I saw it, it kind of made me cry just thinking of how magic that time was, that summer."

Since the film's release, Everett has appeared in several films such as "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Inspector Gadget," "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe," and "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children."

Rupert Everett at Munich Filmfestival 2015. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Rupert Everett at Munich Filmfestival 2015. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

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PHILIP BOSCO

Philip Bosco started his career in Broadway, appearing in the productions "The Rape of the Belt," "King Lear," "Lend Me a Tenor," "Twelve Angry Men," and several others.

His recent appearances are in the shows "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Damages," and the film "Hitch." Bosco's notable work was also recognized with a Tony Award win.

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RACHEL GRIFFITHS

After earning the role of Samantha Newhouse, Diaz's bridesmaid, Rachel Griffiths, starred in the biopic "Hillary and Jackie," which earned her an Academy Award nomination.

She also worked on the HBO series "Six Feet Under," which won her a Golden Globe Award. Her recent appearances are on "Hacksaw Ridge" and "Dead Lucky."

Rachel Griffiths, 2012. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Rachel Griffiths, 2012. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

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CARRIE PRESTON

"My Best Friend's Wedding" was one of Carrie Preston's first film work before starring in the famous series "Blue Blood" and "The Good Wife."

She has since made a name for herself in the industry and won a Primetime Emmy Award for her performance in "The Good Wife."

Carrie Preston at the "True Blood" 25th Annual Paley Television Festival. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Carrie Preston at the "True Blood" 25th Annual Paley Television Festival. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

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