Julianne Moore was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1960. She was actually named Julianne Smith but when she went to get her license for acting she was forced to change her name. As a child she moved around a lot as her father was a military judge. Her mother was a social worker and it wasn't untill she landed in Boston that Julianne actually found herself. It was at Boston University and she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. She then moved down to New York City and got her feet wet in the theater. She would go on to soaps and then TV miniseries. She would move to the Screen and never really look back. This is not a best of list of her movies but simply a compilation of her films.
10. Carrie (2013) - Young woman in high school is an out of place teen. Her peers don't understand her and her overbearing mother causes her to take out her anger in such a way that many will be talking about for years to come. Movie also stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Ansel Elgort, Judy Greer, and Gabriela Wilde.
9. The English Teacher (2013) - Spinster teacher who is as regimented as can be runs into a former student. They talk of his attempt to go to New York City to be a playwright and his latest piece. The gentlemen brings it by her classroom and she not only reads his script but helps him relieve some of the stress of being a writer. Cast includes Michael Angarano, Greg Kinnear, and Lily Collins.
8. Crazy Stupid Love (2011) - A couple have been married for 20 years. The husband finds out that his wife had an affair. Husband moves out and tries to do a makeover. He later realizes that he is still in love with his wife. Movie stars Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, and Analeigh Tipton.
7. The Kids Are All Right (2010) - A couple are in along term relationship. They have two children and the kids want to meet their biological father. When they do and the father starts to hang around all their lives become a little out of whack. Annette Benning, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, and Josh Hutcherson also star.
6. Far From Heaven (2002) - A woman is living the American Dream in the 1950's. She is wife and mother, and her husband has a wonderful job. Well all is good until she finds out he's gay. So then she thinks it's okay to go out and have an interracial affair with the gardener. Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson, and Viola Davis round out the cast.
5. The Big Lebowski (1998) - A man is mistaken for a rich multi millionaire as they both have the same name. The poor man's rug is ruined and he tries a scam. What he doesn't realize is that by getting involved with the other one's life he gets in way over his head. Cast includes Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, and David Huddleston.
4. Nine Months (1995) - A man panics when his girlfriend comes up pregnant. They break up and end up getting back together when the man realizes how much he loves the woman and the baby. The movie also stars Hugh Grant, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack, Jeff Goldblum, and Robin Williams.
3. The Fugitive (1993) - Doctor comes home to a murdered wife. police show up and believe he is the killer. He is captured, eventually escapes and is on the run. He tries to clear his name. Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, and Joe Pantolliano.
2. Benny and Joon (1993) - Brother and sister live together. She is mentally ill and he takes care of her. Brother invites stranger into the house and his sister and the new man hit it off. This brings problems for brother and sister. Movie also stars Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, Aiden Quinn, and Oliver Platt.
1. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992) - A Doctor is accused of molesting his patients. When some of his patients come forward with these accusations he commits suicide. His wife has a miscarriage. When one of the accusers needs a nanny the Doctor's wife takes the job to inflict massive revenge. Movie also stars Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay, Matt McCoy, and Ernie Hudson.
Julianne is at the top of her game. She is always being awarded with nominations for achievements on the screen. She is young enough and still as beautiful as ever to be on the screen for many years to come. Each movie that's coming out is always better than the one before. Her career is growing each time she is on the screen.