Julianne Moore is finally an Oscar winner. She won for her role in Still Alice at the awards show, which took place on Sunday night.
Moore said during her acceptance speech: “I read an article that said 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.” Meanwhile, Moore’s husband reportedly snapped photos of his Oscar-winning wife from his seat in the audience, according to Entertainment Weekly.
In Still Alice, Julianne Moore plays a 50-year-old professor who suffers from early-onset Alzheimer’s. This film is based on Lisa Genova’s 2007 novel of the same time. Before the Oscars, Julianne won both a Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for her role in the movie.
Moore is obviously pleased about her win. She’s glad that she was able to create awareness on Alzheimer’s.
“I’m so happy—I’m thrilled, actually, that we were able to hopefully shine a light on Alzheimer’s disease. People with Alzheimer’s deserve to be seen so that we can find a cure.” She added that “so many people with this disease feel isolated and marginalized.”
This was Julianne’s fifth Oscar nomination. She was previously nominated for her roles in The Hours and Far from Heaven in 2003, The End of the Affair in 2000, and Boogie Nights in 1998.
Moore, 54, has played everything from a porn star to a FBI agent in her career, which spans over a quarter-century, according to the Telegraph. The actress turned 30 before she hit the screen, but has been making up for it with her big win.
Born Julie Ann Smith in December 1960 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Moore lived in 23 cities throughout her childhood and adolescence since her father worked as a military judge. Moore earned a fine arts degree at Boston University and headed to New York for her big acting break. She then launched a career in theater and television, which included a stint on the soap opera As the World Turns.
The actress is not planning to slow down anytime soon. The Inquisitr reported that Julianne is expected to release three films in 2015. It’s unclear which of the movies is coming out first and when. Some of the movies include a full date, while the others only list the year.
Some of Moore’s movies include the highly-anticipated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, a biography/drama called Freeheld, and a comedy called Maggie’s Plan. Julianne Moore’s broken Oscars-losing streak has finally landed her some more work in the near future.
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