Julianne Moore

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Julie Anne Smith (born December 3, 1960), known professionally as Julianne Moore, is an American actress. Prolific in film since the early 1990s, she is particularly known for her portrayals of emotionally troubled women in independent films, as well as for her roles in blockbusters. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and two Emmy Awards.


  • "In the early Eighties people thought feminism was over, but now, my God, we’re dealing with third-wave feminism, which is extraordinary."
  • "My mother always told me that for a person to be happy they need love and work."
  • "When I see people do extraordinary things and I think: How did they do that?"
  • "Sometimes when things are mysterious to us– the thing that we do, you just do one, two, three and it’s done. But something that is outside of your abilities or your world and it’s mysterious, it’s amazing."
  • "You have to remember children are not usually very interested in what their parents do for a living."
  • "I think everybody's political. The act of being alive is political. Unless you choose to be a hermit, you're automatically political, because you're part of a community."
  • "It's difficult in an economy like ours to call yourself a socialist, because we're living in a capitalist society where we all benefit from that. But in terms of where we are going politically, a lot of people would like to see a more equitable distribution."
  • "I don't understand how it happened so suddenly; why the upper echelons of society have flourished while other people suffer."
  • "No, you're only brave in the face of something you're afraid of, and I'm not afraid of stories, of emotion, of people. So I don't feel it's risky. I feel it's an exploration of something human."
  • "I do think the one thing ageing allows you is to go, 'Well, I know what I like, I know what I don't like.' "
  • "It takes a long time to figure out what you care about."
  • "All I really care about is staying alive for as long as possible for my children, because I don't want them to have to experience loss."
  • "The older I get, the more I want to be authentically myself."
  • "A feeling is something that’s really important to have! Real life is not always easy. You cannot always look at the good stuff. But just because something is not positive, it’s not like it’s going to kill you. You don’t have to say, “No, no, no.” "

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