[...] It's a complete performance from beginning to end and she deserves the appropriate accolades for it." For her portrayal, Aniston was nominated for the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.In 2015, she played Jane Claremont in She's Funny That Way directed by Peter Bogdanovich.[...] This isn’t just Aniston having the best stuff. She’s funny in every way." Aniston starred in the romantic comedy Mother's Day (2016), directed by Garry Marshall and co-starring Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson, Timothy Olyphant, and Jason Sudeikis. Aniston has appeared in various commercials and music videos throughout her career.In 1996, she was in Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers music video for "Walls".The film, a comedy about a drug dealer with a fake family, and Eric Kohn of Indie Wire wrote that her role in the film outshone every recent film performance by her stating, "Aniston tops any of her recent performances with a spirited turn that harkens back to her neurotic days on Friends." The cast include Tim Robbins, John Hawkes, Mos Def, Isla Fisher, Will Forte, and Mark Boone Junior.Aniston starred in the film Cake (2014), directed by Daniel Barnz, portraying an astringent woman named Claire Simmons who struggles with chronic pain.Wesley Morris of The Grantland called her "one of the great screen comedians.[...] Most of her scenes here are extraneous, but her vulgarity and tartness are so sharp that the movie needs them.
The latter film opened in relatively few theaters – under 700 in total – taking In 2002, film critic Roger Ebert declared the role as her breakthrough film, stating that, "after languishing in a series of overlooked movies that ranged from the entertaining Office Space to the disposable Picture Perfect (1997), Jennifer Aniston has at last decisively broken with her "Friends" image in an independent film of satiric fire and emotional turmoil. Club wrote, "Aniston plays Jules' therapist, and the part is more or less a twist on the old, 'The psychiatrist is crazier than the patient!
Gregory Ellwood of Hit Fix stated, "It's really on most people's radar for being a rare dramatic turn for Jennifer Aniston, and she doesn't disappoint." He further stated, "Aniston makes you believe in Claire's pain.
She makes you believe this character is at her lowest point and only she can pull herself out of it.
The character was widely popular during the airing of the series and was later recognized as one of the greatest female characters in American television.
Aniston has played the female protagonist in a number of comedies and romantic comedies.
According to the Guinness World Book of Records (2005), Aniston (along with her female costars) became the highest-paid TV actress of all time with her Her character's relationship with Ross Geller, portrayed by David Schwimmer in the show, was widely popular among audiences, and the couple were frequently voted as TV's favorite couple by polls and magazines.