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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.
One Tough Broad
Making the transition from TV to movies, Moore had her first prominent role on the big screen in Curtis Hanson’s The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, in which she plays the chain-smoking, straight-talking best friend who warns Annabella Sciorra about Rebecca De Mornay, the psychotic, out-for-revenge nanny Sciorra has employed. Despite her delicate looks and petite stature (she is five foot five inches), Moore has shown she is as tough a broad as there is in Hollywood, facing off against hired killers (Assassins), dinosaurs (The Lost World: Jurassic Park), mutant aliens (Evolution), and legendary serial killers such as Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal) and Norman Bates (Psycho). Recently she played the leader of a group of underground freedom fighters in Alfonso Cuarón’s post-apocalyptic Children of Men, a no-nonsense FBI agent trying to prevent a nuclear disaster in the high-octane thriller Next, and in Blindness appeared as Mark Ruffalo’s loving and fearless wife, the only person who can still see in a world plunged into darkness by an ocular epidemic.