Julianne Moore (born Julie Anne Smith 03.12.60) is an Academy Award-winning actress, known for her work 'Crazy, Stupid, Love.', 'Still Alice', and the 'Hunger Games' franchise.
Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2014, Julianne Moore has a net worth of 40 million USD.
Childhood: Julianne Moore was born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to Anne and Peter Moore Smith - a paratrooper in the US army. Moore's parents later had two more children: Valerie and Peter. Due to her father's job, the family moved to various different places around the US, like Alabama, Georgia, Texas, Panama, Nebraska, Alaska, New York, and Virginia. At the age of 16, Moore moved from Falls Church, Virginia, to Frankfurt, Germany. Here, she attended Frankfurt American High School, and began attending theatre classes. Her parents persuaded her to gain a college education, and she therefore attended Boston University, and left in 1983 with a degree in Theatre.
Career: Following her graduation, Moore moved to New York and worked as a waitress while appearing in an off-Broadway show. In 1987, Moore made her debut screen appearance in the television miniseries, 'I'll Take Manhattan'. She then appeared, two years later, in the television movie 'Money, Power, Murder.' Julianne Moore appeared in her breakout role in 1993, in the short film 'Short Cuts'. In 1997, Moore appeared in 'The Lost World: Jurassic Park' and 'Boogie Nights', before appearing in the film 'The Big Lebowski' the following year.
In 2001, Moore took over from Jodie Foster in the role of Clarice Starling in the 'Silence of the Lambs' sequel, 'Hannibal'. In the same year, she also appeared in the film 'Evolution'. In 2004, she worked on the film 'Laws of Attraction'. She appeared in a series of other films, and worked on the film 'Crazy, Stupid, Love.' in 2011, as well as working in the Joseph Gordon-Levitt directorial debut, 'Don Jon'. Moore also worked on the show '30 Rock' between 2009 and 2013. In 2014, Moore stared in the film 'Still Alice', as well as gaining a lead role in the 'Hunger Games' franchise. In 2015, Moore received an Academy Award for her work on 'Still Alice'
Personal Life: Julianne Moore met stage director John Gould Rubin in 1984, and the couple were married two years later. In 1993, the couple separated, and their divorce was finalised in August 1995. In 1996, Moore began a relationship with Bart Freundlich. In December 1997, Moore gave birth to her first son, Caleb, before her daughter, Liv, was born in April 2002. In August 2003, Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich were married.
Julianne Moore - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Arrivals at The Shrine Expo Hall, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016
Julianne Moore - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016
Julianne Moore - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Outside Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016
Suzanne Collins' saga comes to a suitably epic conclusion in a climactic series of battles that are packed with emotional kicks to the gut. Director Francis Lawrence continues to show remarkable reverence for the source novels while relying on his A-list cast to bring layers of nuance to even the smallest roles. The result is a massively textured war movie that's packed with darkly personal moments and glimpses of wit and spark. It's also a satisfying conclusion to the franchise that avoids the usual Hollywood bombast.
As the rebels prepare to attack Panem's Capitol and President Snow (Donald Sutherland), the rebellion's figurehead Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) decides to take matters into her own hands. Rebel leaders Coin and Plutarch (Julianne Moore and Philip Seymour Hoffman) try to stay one step ahead of Katniss, using her as the Mockingjay to rally the troops. With Gale (Liam Hemsworth), a not-quite-unbrainwashed Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a small group of cohorts, Katniss works her way across the bombed-out city to Snow's mansion, intending to put an arrow through his heart. But the battle takes a shocking twist, and Katniss has to make a difficult decision about doing the right thing no matter what it costs her.
Right from the start, the filmmakers continue to echo Katniss' earliest act of heroism when she volunteered for the Hunger Games to protect her sister Prim (Willow Shields) and then vowed to keep Peeta safe in the violent arena. These are the things that drive her right to the very end of this saga, holding the audience in an emotional grip. This means that the political nastiness, violent warfare and publicity posturing all have a much deeper resonance for the audience, while for Katniss they are virtually irrelevant. Her mission remains untainted: she just wants to protect her loved ones and make the future safe. Which is why her speeches carry such rousing power.
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Katniss Everdeen is determined to take down President Snow once and for all. Too many lives have been sacrificed and too many homes destroyed while the Capitol has brainwashed and controlled the people of Panem. Now re-united with Peeta after his rescue from Snow's clutches, Katniss gathers her friends from District 13 - Gale, Finnick and Cressida - and sets out on the ultimate mission to free Panem, and fight Snow to the death. But it seems it's not only Snow that wants Katniss dead, as she becomes increasingly paranoid about some of the supposed rebels. Facing increasing uncertainty, more tragedy and some of the worse warfare she could possibly imagine, Katniss starts to realise that ending the nightmare won't end the fear or the collective sorrow.
Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree couldn't be more different. While the former is a highly respected New Jersey police detective with decades of experience in the force, the latter is 20 years younger with less of an established career. Hester's always been cautious about relationships due to her struggles with privacy, but she had no idea how much her life would be thrust into the spotlight when she fell for Andree. The couple had barely settled down in beautiful home, wistfully contemplating their future dreams when Hester was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Not only did Andree face losing the love of her life, but also her home and the life they had built together. Straight couples could get married and leave their spouse with their pension benefits after they'd passed, but this privilege is denied to Hester and Andree simply because they are a same-sex couple. With the support of gay Jewish activist named Steven Goldstein, they put their all into achieving equal rights for everyone.
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Blake Lively had to clarify some remarks she made about Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ music video.
Blake Lively, the 28-year-old Age of Adaline actor and wife of Ryan Reynolds, wasn’t mocking Taylor Swift with her recent Instagram post. Lively posted a picture in which she joked – as she later clarified in good humour – about being part of a music video for John Legend’s cover of Swift single ‘Bad Blood’.
Blake Lively appearing on Good Morning America in Times Square, New York, in April 2015.
Laurel Hester is a high-ranking New Jersey police detective who is hugely respected at work. While she never fails to earn recognition for her police services, she also manages to catch the eye of a young woman almost 20 years her senior. Stacie Andree's career is less high-flying but the pair find themselves connecting over their shared idyllic fantasies of a home and true love. However, their dreams are about to be shattered when Hester is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, but she wishes to soften the blow by passing on her pension benefits to her Andree, so that she can afford to continue living in their new home. However, under Ocean County laws this is not possible for domestic partners - only married couples, and this is pre-marriage equality reforms. The couple implore the New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders to help sort this issue out, but as Hester grows ever weaker, it seems they're running out of time. With the help of Hester's supportive colleague Dane Wells and a gay Jewish activist named Steven Goldstein (the founder of Garden State Equality), they set out to defend the rights of same-sex couples across the state.
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Having successfully rescued Peeta and the other Hunger Games victors, Katniss Everdeen is feeling the strain of being the Mockingjay for the rebel group of District 13. The propaganda is exhausting, and she is starting to become uncertain about who are the heroes and who are the villains. While victory over the Capitol looks in the rebels' favour, Katniss is becoming increasingly suspicious of President Coin - a suspicion which becomes all the more intense when she confronts the captured Panem leader President Snow. He seems intent on killing her, but he's not the only one. When the rebels' methods are shown to be just as hostile as the Capitol, Katniss has to decide which path the take and with the oncoming final Hunger Games, her decision is fated to change her life forever.
This isn't a tell-all doc about the iconic filmmaker: it's a love letter from his friends and family. With a terrific range of film clips, home movies, behind-the-scenes footage and never-seen stills, this movie explores how Robert Altman's work has forever changed the way Hollywood makes movies, simply because his inventive filmmaking style forced everyone else to try and keep up.
After getting his start directing industrial films in Kansas City, Altman made the jump to Hollywood in the late 1950s, annoying a range of studio executives with his preference for naturalistic, overlapping dialogue in television programmes. Then he made the jump to cinema and took the world by storm with M.A.S.H. In 1970, winning the Palme d'Or at Cannes and introducing the "Altmanesque" combination of earthy interaction, ensemble casts and political subtext. In his documentary, filmmaker Ron Mann cleverly asks many of Altman's actors to define the word Altmanesque, not as it relates to the movies but as it relates to the man himself.
Altman was a rare filmmaker who was loved by his casts and crews as well as the critics. Notoriously picky film journalist Pauline Kael famously wrote that "he can make film fireworks out of next to nothing", and this documentary demonstrates this with clips and backstage moments from his classics, ranging from McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971), Buffalo Bill and the Indians (1976) and Popeye (1980) to The Player (1992), Short Cuts (1993) and Gosford Park (2001). The film's focus is on his movies, although it's narrated through personal interviews with Altman and his widow Kathryn Reed and features some superb footage of his sons. It also traces his ongoing health issues, from his heart transplant to his death from leukaemia in 2006. But there's little mention of his lifelong anti-war efforts or his controversial efforts to legalise marijuana.
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The Oscar-winning actress recently revealed which of her fellow female movie stars she most admires, and the "camaraderie" of women.
The recent winner of the Oscar for Best Actress, Julianne Moore, is arguably the most popular women in Hollywood right now, but the 54-year-old actress recently revealed it is the work of her fellow female movie stars that often inspire her.
Julianne Moore with her Best Actress Oscar
During in an interview with April's issue of Harper's Bazaar for its cover story, Moore couldn't help but gush about several actresses she most admires.
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The directors of 'Still Alice' have come forward to explain the serious heart that went into the film, as one of them was suffering a similar affliction to the main character.
After Julianne Moore won the Oscar for her performance in 'Still Alice', the film climbed back into the US box office top 10, just as it opens across Europe this weekend. Co-director Wash Westmoreland is amazed at how the film has connected with people. "When you're an independent filmmaker you always have a dream version of how things will go," he said. "You have to live within the dream because often the reality is usually too brutal to deal with! But this time the reality has turned out to be better than the dream."
Julianne Moore in 'Still Alice'
Most amazing to Westmoreland and his partner, co-director Richard Glatzer, is how the film seems to be changing the perception of Alzheimer's. They credit much of this reaction to Moore's remarkably sensitive performance. "You know, we've always been huge fans of her work," Westmoreland said. "Every character she plays is completely different but yet realistic, whether it's Amber Waves, Sarah Palin or Cathy Whitaker. She has the ability to project intelligence, to be emotionally vulnerable and to act without words. I think in a lot of her movies, like 'Safe', she does a lot without speaking."
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Go see why Julianne Moore won the Oscar. Go see it for yourself.
It's been a long wait for cinema fans in the UK to see what all the fuss was about. It's been a couple of weeks since Julianne Moore won the Oscar for best actress for Still Alice, though Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland's movie only arrives on British shores this weekend.
Julianne Moore won an Oscar for her role in Still Alice
Moore plays the titular Alice, a happily married linguistics professor who begins to forget words. When she is diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice begins a heartbreaking and inspiring battle to stay connected to her family.
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