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09/27/2013 09:54 am ET

Gwyneth Paltrow's Best Movies, On Her 41st Birthday

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Gwyneth Paltrow celebrates her 41st birthday on Friday, so we're celebrating her lengthy movie career.

After Paltrow broke out in the early '90s with "Flesh and Bone" and "Seven," she went on to become both a tabloid fixture and an Oscar winner. She's tried her hand at a little of everything -- slapstick comedy ("Shallow Hal," "View From the Top"), quirky dramedies ("The Royal Tenenbaums," "Running with Scissors"), period pieces ("Shakespeare in Love," "Emma"), action flicks ("Iron Man") and thrillers ("The Talented Mr. Ripley," "Contagion.") Here are the 15 highest-rated movies in which Paltrow has a starring role, according to Rotten Tomatoes.

1. "Shakespeare in Love" (1998)
shakespeare in love 93%

2. "Iron Man" (2008)
iron man
93%

3. "Seven" (1995)
seven
84%

4. "Contagion" (2012)
contagion
84%

5. "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999)
the talented mr ripley
83%

6. "Emma" (1996)
emma
83%

7. "Two Lovers" (2008)
two lovers
83%

8. "Hard Eight" (1996)
hard eight
82%

9. "The Royal Tenenbaums" (2001)
the royal tenenbaums
80%

10. "Iron Man 3" (2013)
iron man 3
78%

11. "Iron Man 2" (2010)
iron man 2
73%

12. "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" (2004)
sky captain and the world of tomorrow
72%

13. "Possession" (2002)
posession
65%

14. "Proof" (2005)
proof
63%

15. "Sliding Doors" (1998)
sliding doors
63%

Gwyneth Paltrow, Woman of Many Titles

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