Julianne Moore quotes
Julianne Moore (born Julie Anne Smith; December 3, 1960) is an American-British actress and children's author. For her performance in Still Alice (2014) she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, as well as a Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA. (Source: en wikipedia)
I did find it particularly difficult to do Broadway. It was not my favorite way to perform. When I do theater, I like it to be smaller. I like the audience to be closer; I like it to be less presentational.
I do remember when I was starting acting, going from one set to the next, with not much else going on in my life. And at the end of the day, you get back to your hotel room and just feel this awful loneliness, because the cameras have stopped rolling.
I read an article that said that winning an Oscar could lead to living five years longer, if that’s true I’d really like to thank the academy because my husband is younger than me.
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.
I think people are always really surprised when they realize I'm not a very serious person and that I'm not tremendously serious about acting. I don't like to rehearse; I hate improvise. Directors that don't like to talk, they're my favorite ones.
I think it's always hard to find great roles, no matter what age you are. So I always say to people, 'You have to remember that Hollywood is in the business of making movies that they can sell tickets to; they're not in the business of finding great roles for actors.'
I was lucky enough to come in at the beginning of the independent film movement and its really shaped my life and career.
I'm looking for the truth. The audience doesn't come to see you, they come to see themselves.
I'm not scared of many things in front of the camera. Everywhere else, yes, I'm terrified. But acting is just pretending, and you are exploring feelings in a safe environment.
In all of the movies and films you see, people are always in crisis because that's what we watch. We watch them deal with crisis and resolve it.
Once I've ascertained that I'm safe and I'm with a director who is taking care of me, then I'm able to go and do what I need to do and know it's not me, it's the story.
People think that the directors direct actors. No. Really, what the director's doing is directing the audience's eye through the film.
Some people think that actresses tend not to be practical or domestic. That we're very flighty and emotionally vulnerable. Trust me, I'm not like that. My house is very clean and organized. I'm not a great cook - my husband does most of the cooking. But I make a hot breakfast for my children every day, and I always put out place mats and napkins.
That's the beauty of what actors do, that you only have yourself as a resource. And so the trick is to find something in them that you connect to somewhere. And with every single one of my characters, I have to find something that I really understand and ultimately believe.
The funny thing about my films is that you can make little piles of them. You could make little piles of the movie that were family movies, you could make a little art movie pile, you could make a little action movie pile.
The great disappointment is that when you`re acting, you've literally become a different person in your head, and when you see it you go, Oh! It`s the same face! You feel sometimes so limited by your physiognomy. You are desperately trying to look different, but it doesn`t always work. There are some things that you can change, but unfortunately you`re always left with the same face.
The idea behind makeup is to enhance whatever color or contours you have in your face. I'm a big believer in that. And don't use to much powder; powder is really aging. I've made that mistake myself.
There's always a female audience. But we will only go if they make movies for us because we're just too busy. It makes me crazy when people ask why women don't go to the movies. Number one, there are no movies for us and, number two, we have jobs and families. I never get out of the house with two little kids. If I go, I want to know it really is something for me. I want it to be relevant to me.
Traveling childhoods are a common theme among actors. Army kids, embassy kids, traveling salesmen, clergy. Thing is, you learn about behavior, that different places are separated by behaviors which are culturally driven.
You never have sex the way people do in the movies. You don't do it on the floor, you don't do it standing up, you don't always have all your clothes off, you don't happen to have on all the sexy lingerie. You know, if anybody ever ripped my clothes, I'd kill them.
I knew from very early on that I wanted kids. I wasn't one of those women who goes, 'Well, if it happens, it happens.' I really wanted a family. Although I didn't actually have my first child until I was 37, I always felt I'd get there.
It's not difficult to take care of a child; it's difficult to do anything else while taking care of a child. Trying to clean up the kitchen after you've had a baby is a nightmare because you have to wait for the baby to be asleep, you're exhausted, and you really don't want to clean up the kitchen now.