April 24, 2012 at 1:45 pm #60831
This thread is dedicated to discussing Moore’s work. Another one of my absolute favorites, she has a handful of upcoming projects and, of course, her work this year as Sarah Palin has placed her as a front-runner for the Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG.
April 25, 2012 at 8:47 am #60833
What comes to mind when I think of Julianne Moore…
– Always-the-bridesmaid-never-the-bride. This bitch never wins anything.
– She does have a Daytime Emmy (for which she wasn’t present to accept) and applauded the hard work that goes into daytime television for years. She even made a guest appearance on As the World Turns in its last days. A true champ.
– I wonder who she’s pissed off at the Academy…She was snubbed two years in a row, both for A Single Man (Maggie Gyllenhaal/Crazy Heart and Penelope Cruz/Nine got in over her?! Give me a break!) and The Kids Are All Right (Sorry, Michelle Williams, you took Jules’s spot).
– The one time where I think she may pull a Claire Danes/Kate Winslet for an HBO film (Game Change), Nicole Kidman release a film four days before eligibility period (Hemingway & Gellhorn). Gah.
– Of her four nominations at the Oscars, there was a year where I have her personally ranked as #1 and that was when she was nominated for The Hours. My personal #1 was Michelle Pfeiffer/White Oleander, but since she was snubbed, Jules went straight to #1.
– My favorite interview/video of Jules ever…She loves chicken!
– Last thought: I LOVE HER!!! GREAT ACTRESS!
-MorganApril 25, 2012 at 10:25 am #60834
- I wonder who she’s pissed off at the Academy…She was snubbed two years in a row, both for A Single Man (Maggie Gyllenhaal/Crazy Heart and Penelope Cruz/Nine got in over her?! Give me a break!) and The Kids Are All Right (Sorry, Michelle Williams, you took Jules’s spot).
Curiously, both of these performances were ignored in favor of actors from the same movie… Moore’s characters were flawed, which is certainly not an impediment to a nomination, but they served to make Firth’s character and Bening’s character more sympathetic.
- My favorite interview/video of Jules ever…She loves chicken!
Well, nobody’s pefrect!April 25, 2012 at 11:02 am #60835
I can still remember “discovering” her (PT Anderson and a messload of other talent) at 16 when I went to see “Boogie Nights”. I still think she should’ve taken the award home over Basinger. Watching her in “Boogie Nights” gave me the same thrill I got watching Streep in “Kramer Vs. Kramer”, both characters so, so alike yet so, so different.April 25, 2012 at 11:24 am #60836
Well well I didn’t realize she swept all the Critics awards for FFH, no one gave a shit about her towards awards season however. She probably would’ve made a good winner. Kidman should’ve won in ’95 for her brilliant Unnominated role in “To Die For” and Zellweger was winning no matter what in ’03.
Other than that, I haven’t really cared for the ginger that much. She was a miscast in TKAA and wasn’t convincing at all, or was just seriously upstaged by Bening. She’s not as good as legends like Lange.April 25, 2012 at 3:28 pm #60837
I really like Julianne. I admire her range, for starters.
Aside from the perfs mentioned above, I loved her in “Children of Men”, “Being Flynn”, “Short Cuts”, and as the foul-mouthed mother in “Savage Grace”
It would be great seeing her win an Oscar, and soon.April 25, 2012 at 4:26 pm #60838
I really like Moore, especially for her range. I thought she was very good in ‘TKAAR’, but Bening was much better IMHO. That year was the first time that all of my personal Best Actress nominees were the same as the Academy’s, and even then Moore wasn’t my 6th or even 7th or even 8th or even 9th choice (that would be Emma Stone for ‘Easy A’, Hailee Steinfeld for ‘True Grit’, Anne Hathaway for ‘Love and Other Drugs’, and Carey Mulligan for ‘Never Let Me Go’). My fave perfs of Ms. Moore’s are ‘Boogie Nights’, ‘The Hours’, and ‘Far From Heaven’, and I thought she was great in this year’s ‘Game Change’.April 25, 2012 at 5:37 pm #60839
Gotta shout out her role in The Big Lebowski as well, that was a scene-stealer.April 25, 2012 at 10:25 pm #60840
I can still remember “discovering” her (PT Anderson and a messload of other talent) at 16 when I went to see “Boogie Nights”. I still think she should’ve taken the award home over Basinger. Watching her in “Boogie Nights” gave me the same thrill I got watching Streep in “Kramer Vs. Kramer”, both characters so, so alike yet so, so different.
For what it’s worth…Of the five nominated actresses in supporting roles nominated for 1997, she’s the only one that’s maintained an A-list career.
– Gloria Stuart/Titanic – This was the last great thing she did and the Academy has proven it doesn’t mind honoring overdue men (save Peter O’Toole of course), but when it comes to the women, it ain’t happening…i.e. Gloria Stuart, Lauren Bacall, etc.
– Joan Cusack/In & Out – Second-rate supporting roles in her brother’s films.
– Minnie Driver/Good Will Hunting – Good stint on the severely underrated F/X series The Riches and a nice supporting role in The Phantom of the Opera. Hmm…What else?
– Kim Basinger/L.A. Confidential – The winner. Not much else before the win or after the win.
– Julianne Moore/Boogie Nights – The newcomer who came from As the World Turns. And look at her 15 years later.
-MorganMarch 7, 2013 at 4:47 pm #60841
Does anybody think that she could pick up momentum for her supporting roles this year in Carrie and Don Jon’s Addiction?March 8, 2013 at 4:16 am #60842
Sure, Julianne Moore hasn’t won an Oscar and she deserves about 4 at this point…but she’s probably had a better career because of it. Meryl Streep gets all the press for being the 50+ actress that is still in high demand, but look at Julianne. She’s 53 and she’s still cranking out the movies and grabbing major roles. There’s basically no one else that’s doing that. Susan Sarandon is working a lot too, but her roles mostly amount to not much more than a cameo.
Moore is doing just fine.March 8, 2013 at 11:57 am #60843
Moore is 53? WHAT???!!!! She looks at the very least 10 years younger. She’s beautiful and talented. She was robbed for “The Kids Are All Right” where IMO she gave equally good performance as Annette Bening and was on-screen longer than her (people who insisted her to step down to Supporting were really high or something). Not to mention her snub for “A Single Man” which was hurtful, especially given the field where she should be 2nd behind Mo’Nique. I just hope she wins her Oscar someday.
My list of Oscarless female actresses who should take it as fast as possible:
1. Julianne Moore (should have won over Nicole Kidman who should have won over Halle Berry year earlier)
2. Glenn Close (should have won over Cher)
3. Sigourney Weaver (should have won over Geena Davis or – when she wasn’t even nominated – Kim Basinger)
4. Michelle Pfeiffer (should have won over Jessica Tandy)
5. Annette Bening (terribly bad timing, would have totally won in 1999 without Hilary Swank in the race)March 8, 2013 at 1:03 pm #60844
Moore like myself has clearly stayed out of the sun, accounting for her luscious peaches and cream complexion.
Wasn’t there a youngster here, back in the day, who got invited courtesy of Tom O’Neill to a party that Julianne went to and met her, and offered photographic proof, lucky thing!