Julianne Moore: an immensely talented actress who has performed in a WIDE range of roles, some of them frock flick-related. And a redhead! Let’s take a look at her period and period-ish performances.
Cast a Deadly Spell (1991)
A “fantasy comedy detective TV movie” that’s a combination of HP Lovecraft and film noir. Moore plays “Connie Stone.” This was shockingly well received!
Surviving Picasso (1996)
Boogie Nights (1997)
Stretching the Official Frock Flicks period to include the 1970s, Moore plays an adult film actress in this story of the rise and fall of an actor in the adult film industry.
An Ideal Husband (1999)
As the brilliantly conniving Mrs. Cheveley, who starts allll the drama in this sparkling Oscar Wilde adaptation.
The End of the Affair (1999)
A story about two lovers having and ending an affair in World War II London.
The Hours (2002)
Three different generations of women have their lives connected by the Virginia Woolf book Mrs. Dalloway; Moore leads the 1950s segment.
Far from Heaven (2002)
An homage to the 1950s films of Douglas Sirk. Moore plays the ideal suburban housewife whose life starts to fall apart; she falls in love as a result, but this isn’t a romance.
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
A mid-century housewife helps out her family by winning jingle-writing contests.
Savage Grace (2007)
Set in the 1970s, this film “is based on the dysfunctional, allegedly incestuous relationship between heiress and socialite Barbara Daly Baekeland and her son, Antony” per Wikipedia.
A Single Man (2009)
Directed by fashion designer Tom Ford, Colin Firth is a depressed gay man living in 1962 Southern California; Moore is his best friend.
Seventh Son (2014)
A badly reviewed fantasy film, but I’m filling things out here. Moore plays a malevolent witch.
A film set in two time periods (the 1920s and 1970s); in 1927, a deaf girl runs away to find her mother, an actress (played by Moore).
The Glorias (2020)
Four different actresses (including Moore) portray the life of feminist activist Gloria Steinem.
What’s your favorite of Julianne Moore’s period roles?