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Why Julianne Moore is on the new A list


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Why Julianne Moore is on the new A list

AGE 42

WHY SHE’S A-LIST Having displayed her fearlessness in such films as ”Boogie Nights” and ”The End of the Affair,” earning Oscar nominations for both, she may rack up two more nods this year by showing her range in two very different 1950s-housewife roles. Her starring turn as the taboo-breaking homemaker in ”Far From Heaven” is a lock for a Best Actress nomination, while her self-destructive mom in ”The Hours” has a good shot in the Supporting Actress category. Her ”Heaven” costar Dennis Quaid recently told EW, ” I think she’s America’s best actress right now, like Meryl Streep is for her generation.”

WHAT’S NEXT Starring opposite Richard Gere in the thriller ”Without Apparent Motive,” currently in production.