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Julianne Moore

Posted April 20, 2010 to photo album "Julianne Moore"

Julianne Moore is the Oscar-nominated star of Far From Heaven and Focus Features’ upcoming The Kids Are All Right.

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A Director's Favorite

In addition to her collaborations with husband Bart Freundlich, Julianne Moore has made multiple movies with a three other directors. And looking at the caliber of those names, its clear that she is an actress whose work is valued by the best auteurs in the business, as she made two movies with Robert Altman (Short Cuts and Cookie’s Fortune), two with Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights and Magnolia), and three with Todd Haynes. Haynes gave Moore her first lead role in Safe (1995), reteamed with her on Focus Features’ multi-award-winning Far From Heaven (2002), and then cast her in a smaller role in 2007’s I’m Not There. Speaking about Moore during an interview on Far From Heaven, Haynes explained what makes her so special as an actress: “Nobody else could have played this part. She is completely different in every film she has been in. But none of the roles she has played are Julianne Moore, the person, so each time she reconstructs a person from scratch. I don't think that's what many actors do; they rely on their innate personality and charm. In many ways she almost harkens back to actors from an earlier era. There is depth and levels to read – it's not all on the surface.”