Julianne Moore brings her star power to the big screen in AFTER THE WEDDING, opening wide in AMC theatres this weekend. In the new drama, Moore plays Theresa, the multimillionaire head of a media company who’s about to donate $20 million to an orphanage in Calcutta managed by Isabel (Michelle Williams). Generous, but we discover she may have ulterior motives, as Isabel shares a mysterious connection with Theresa’s husband, Oscar (Billy Crudup).
Though Moore is an A-lister now, her rise to the top was a slow burn. In the early ‘80s, Moore worked extensively in theatre in New York. In the mid-‘80s, she landed the role of Frannie on TV soap opera “As the World Turns,” a performance that won her an Outstanding Ingénue Daytime Emmy Award in 1988.
Then, Moore moved into TV movies, appearing in a few titles before making the leap to the big screen with 1990’s TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE. In the decade, she appeared in a whopping 25 movies, from THE FUGITIVE to BOOGIE NIGHTS to MAGNOLIA. With each year, she earned more significant roles. Here are just a few of our favorites.
Over the course of her career, Moore has been nominated for four Oscars®, but with her leading role as Alice Howland in STILL ALICE, she brought home the gold. Alice is a renowned linguistics professor and devoted wife and mother, but life quickly changes when she begins forgetting her words, plans and even family members’ names. Moore’s performance is palpable, as she brings a quiet power to the role and uplifts the emotional drama.
Moore stars alongside Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep in THE HOURS, a drama set within the span of a single day in three different decades. Moore plays Laura Brown, a pregnant 1950s housewife who’s in an unhappy marriage. The plot revolves around “Mrs. Dalloway” by Virginia Woolf and how the novel affects each of the women. As is her style, Moore approached the role with restraint, letting her body language convey her inner turmoil.
Early in her film career, Moore co-starred with Hugh Grant in NINE MONTHS, and we have to look back at the rom-com for a couple of reasons: NINE MONTHS features an all-star cast in addition to the two leads, including Jeff Goldblum, Joan Cusack, Tom Arnold and Robin Williams. And we typically see Moore in more serious roles now, so NINE MONTHS is a fun, lighthearted throwback that also performed well at the box office.
Get yours tickets now to see Julianne Moore in AFTER THE WEDDING at AMC.