Jennifer Aniston has been known to play some rather pathetic movie characters in the name of comedy. But what’s really funny is that her movies tend to reflect what has happened in her life. Aniston just signed on to the film “The Baster,” about a woman who wants to have a baby through artificial insemination, but doesn’t realize her best guy friend has switched her sperm sample with his own swimmers. Perhaps she’s testing the single motherhood waters with this film? After the jump, examples of films where Aniston essentially played herself.
Brooke Meyers in “The Breakup” was known for her overreactions. Aniston overreacted when she learned Angelina Jolie said she and Brad Pitt “fell in love” on the set of “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.” Aniston then told Vogue that Jolie’s comment about the affair “was uncool.” What’s uncool is the fact that Aniston and Pitt split up about four years ago and she still can’t stop talking about it.
“Picture Perfect” is a bit of a throwback, but like her character Kate Mosley, Aniston has an annoying habit of always presenting her life as if it’s picture perfect. She began dating Vince Vaughn only weeks after her split with Pitt became official because god forbid she be alone. These days she won’t STFU up about how freaking fabulous it is to be approaching 40 and how this is the time of her life.
Aniston’s character Olivia in “Friends with Money” wants what her friends have. If Aniston’s life were a movie, it could be called “Friends With Husbands and Kids.” She really spends all that time vacationing with BFF Courteney Cox Arquette because she wants to live vicariously through her. Also, funny thing we just noticed? On Aniston’s IMDB page, one of her “alternate names” listed is “Jennifer Aniston Arquette.”
Polly Prince in “Along Came Polly” is a risk-taking free-spirit. Although much of Aniston’s life is calculated, she does have a tendency to take risks in her love life. She repeatedly goes after men that don’t share her family goals. John Mayer anyone?
In “Marley & Me” Aniston’s character Jennifer Grogan learns several life lessons from her adorable dog. In reality, Aniston will do anything for dogs. Her dog Norman often travels with her to movie locations. And she recently saved a dog that was roaming along Sunset Boulevard.
Emily Poule in “Rock Star” had a thing for musicians. Before dating John Mayer and being married to Brad Pitt, Aniston had a romance with Adam Duritz of The Counting Crows.
In “The Object Of My Affection”, Nina Borowski falls in love with a gay man. Aniston recently said that many of her friends have thought some of her exes were gay. John Mayer? He does try a little too hard to be straight. Vince Vaughn? Ditto. Paul Sculfor? He is a male model. Hmm.