Actress, producer and author of children’s books Julianne Moore has an impressive filmography. A staple of the contemporary cinematographic landscape, the American recipient of an Oscar, the Best Actor at Cannes, an Emmy and three Golden Globes is also on the bill in blockbusters such as “Hannibal”, the last two installments. from the series “Hunger Games” or “Kingsman: the golden circle”. Since she doubles as the character of the aunt of the heroine of the animated film “Spirit: the indomitable”, in theaters on June 4, why not (re) see five of her memorable interpretations?
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“Furious Nights” (1997)
This Boston University theater graduate began her career in 1985 in … the soap opera “As The World Turns” and won an Emmy for her performance. She accumulates supporting roles on the big screen before being noticed by Robert Altman who chooses her for “Chassés-croisés” (1993). Her career is now launched and “Nine Months” (1995), romantic comedy with Hugh Grant, confirms her status as an important actress. It is therefore no coincidence that Paul Thomas Anderson entrusts her with the role of a porn actress in his “Wild Nights” with Mark Wahlberg. This performance earned her her first Oscar nomination in the category of Best Supporting Actress.
Two years later, Paul Thomas Anderson offered him the character of Linda Partridge, wife of a man dying of cancer, in his monumental “Magnolia”. Her monologue in front of a pharmacist who suspects her of using her husband’s drugs remains engraved in people’s minds and the feature film leaves Berlin with the Golden Bear.
“The End of an Affair” (1999)
Facing Ralph Fiennes and Stephen Rea, Julianne Moore turns into a mistress on Michael Nyman’s magnificent soundtrack (“The Piano Lesson”). Adapted from the eponymous novel by Graham Greene, the feature film earned the actress her first Oscar nomination in the acting category for best actress. She leaves empty-handed, but it is only partly postponed.
“A Unique Family” (2010)
In a decade, Julianne Moore has proven that she can transform as she pleases. Against all expectations – because she took over from Jodie Foster in an iconic role – she stood out as Clarice Starling in “Hannibal” (2001), aroused the admiration of her peers with “Far from Heaven” (2002) which won him the prize for interpretation in Venice, obtained an Oscar nomination for “The Hours” (2002) and continued to alternate roles, moving easily from one title to another, such as “Les fils de l ‘homme’ (2006), ‘I’m Not There: The Lives of Bob Dylan’ (2007), ‘The Private Lives of Pippa Lee’ (2009) or ‘Un homme au singular’ (2009). In “A Unique Family” and in front of Lisa Cholodenko’s cameras, she plays the role of Annette Bening’s wife. The low-budget (US $ 4 million) feature film was a hit at the Sundance Film Festival and then at the Berlinale.
“Always Alice” (2014)
Continuing to alternate roles in big productions (the excellent romantic comedy “Un amour fou” in 2011 or the new version of “Carrie” in 2013) and those in independent productions (“The English Teacher” and “Don Jon »In 2013), the main interested party sets her sights on characters who allow her to surpass herself. This is how she accepts to play Alice Howland, a professor suffering from an early form of Alzheimer’s disease. Adapted from the eponymous novel, the independent film achieved unexpected success, both with critics and the public. In 2015, Julianne Moore won the coveted Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe for Best Actress. Now unstoppable – and established -, she is part of the credits of “Hunger Games” (2014 and 2015), of “Kingsman: the golden circle” (2017) and, after having lent her features to Sarah Palin in the remarkable TV movie ” Game Change ”(2012) from HBO, she turns into Gloria Steinem for“ The Glorias ”in 2020.