Legends of the Fall

Check out Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and 10 other dazzling leading ladies lighting up movie screens this season. By Emily Fromm with KC Baker, Kimberly Lansing and Jenny Sundel


She's got one Oscar (for 2003's Monster), and critics say her gritty performance as a miner in North Country could win her another. But that doesn't mean Theron, 30, is too big for the small screen: She's appearing on Arrested Development ("They called and I said, 'Oh God, I love the show' ") and wouldn't mind guesting on boyfriend Stuart Townsend's drama The Night Stalker. Not that he's asked: "I think he's doing pretty good by himself there," she says.