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Julianne Moore is one of only eleven people in Academy Awards history to receive two acting Oscar nominations in the same year; she was nominated for her performances in two 2002 films, Todd Haynes’ Far from Heaven (also for Focus Features) and Stephen Daldry’s The Hours. Far from Heaven earned her Best Actress citations from the Independent Spirit Awards, National Board of Review, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and the Broadcast Film Critics Association, among others; she also was a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee for her portrayal. Her work in The Hours additionally brought her two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, for her performance and as part of the ensemble.
She has been nominated for the Academy Award twice more, for her performances in Neil Jordan’s The End of the Affair and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights. These performances each also garnered her Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. Ms. Moore was recently again a Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award nominee for her performance in Tom Ford’s A Single Man.
Her many additional film credits include Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia, for which she was a Screen Actors Guild Award nominee; Todd Haynes’ Safe, for which she was an Independent Spirit Award nominee, and I’m Not There; Robert Altman’s Short Cuts, which earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination and for which she shared a Golden Globe Award with the ensemble, and Cookie’s Fortune; Fernando Meirelles’ Blindness, with Mark Ruffalo of The Kids Are All Right; Atom Egoyan’s Chloe; Rebecca Miller’s The Private Lives of Pippa Lee; Tom Kalin’s Savage Grace; Joe Roth’s Freedomland; Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men; Jane Anderson’s The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio; Ridley Scott’s Hannibal; Oliver Parker’s An Ideal Husband, for which she was a Golden Globe Award nominee; Joel and Ethan Coen’s The Big Lebowski; Steven Spielberg’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park; Merchant Ivory’s Surviving Picasso; Louis Malle’s Vanya on 42nd Street; Curtis Hanson’s The Hand That Rocks the Cradle; and Bart Freundlich’s The Myth of Fingerprints, World Traveler, and Trust the Man. She is currently at work starring opposite Steve Carell and Kevin Bacon in a new movie directed by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra.
Ms. Moore has additionally been honored with the Excellence in Media Award at the 2004 GLAAD Media Awards; the Actor Award at the 2002 Gotham Awards; and the Tribute to Independent Vision Award at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.
After earning her B.F.A. from Boston University for the Performing Arts, she starred in a number of off-Broadway productions, including stagings of Caryl Churchill’s Serious Money and Ice Cream/Hot Fudge at the Public Theater. Among her other stage credits are William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, directed by Garland Wright, at Minneapolis’ Guthrie Theater; and David Hare’s The Vertical Hour, directed by Sam Mendes, which marked Ms. Moore’s Broadway debut.