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Julia Roberts leaves ICM

Julia Roberts, the first actress to earn $20 million a picture, has severed ties with her talent agency, International Creative Management, where she’d been a client since 1991.

No reason was publicly offered for the move, nor was it clear whether Roberts would sign on elsewhere. Since her longtime agent, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, left to become a partner in Revolution Studios in October 2000, the Oscar-winning actress (“Erin Brockovich”) had been represented by ICM Chairman Jeff Berg.

The move is a major blow to ICM, particularly since Cameron Diaz followed her agent, Nick Styne, to Creative Artists Agency last year.

The agency still represents a chunk of Hollywood talent, however, including Denzel Washington, Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer and Richard Gere.

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