Julianne Moore Quotes

Julianne Moore Quotes On Acting

When I was younger, I thought I had to shut myself off, work really hard to cry. I learned after a while that that’s just not… You know, often in life, you cry when you’re caught off-guard. That’s where I need to be when I’m acting, too.

I like the excitement you

I like the excitement you get at touching another human being when you’re acting with them and then having a little spark and not knowing what is going to happen in between you.

I always say about acting: the audience doesn’t come to see you, they come to see themselves. So if you’re able to give them an experience where they feel, ‘Oh, my gosh, that’s me, that’s my story, they know!’ then you’ve done your job.

Julianne Moore Quotes On Age

With actors, all our ages are out there for all to see – you can’t hide anything, really. And it’s kind of a relief. This is my age, this is what I look like without makeup on – who cares? That youth culture – that lying about your age – it’s all denial of death anyway.

Men aren’t asked about age. Men aren’t asked about their children. Not that these things aren’t important, but I do feel like it becomes reductive when a woman’s life becomes, ‘Talk to me about your kids and how you feel about plastic surgery.’

Julianne Moore Quotes Challenge

I hope this brings someone else the courage they need to face whatever challenge is before them.

I don't consider myself

I don’t consider myself very brave in any sense. I’m interested in this kind of behavior. My job is to try to make it realistic and emotionally resonant. That’s the most challenging thing, to bring emotional resonance to what you do as an actor.

Julianne Moore Quotes On Character

I don’t really care if people like a character ornot; I think in life we don’t always like everybody. But you haveto be able to understand them.

Julianne Moore Quotes On Children

Air pollution is terrible for our children. Every single scientist, every single doctor will tell you the same thing: Air pollution damages our children’s brains, their hearts, and their lungs.

Men aren’t asked about their children.

Men aren’t asked about age. Men aren’t asked about their children. Not that these things aren’t important, but I do feel like it becomes reductive when a woman’s life becomes, ‘Talk to me about your kids and how you feel about plastic surgery.’

I love it, to have the same

I love it, to have the same crew. I’m not married. I don’t have children. My 17-year-old dog died. I’m kind of on my own. So I really like having the same camera guy for four years. I love looking around and seeing the hair and makeup people who have been there from the beginning.

Julianne Moore Quotes On Film

People think that the directors direct actors. No. Really, what the director’s doing is directing the audience’s eye through the film.

I like stories about people. I like things that are human and different. I want to be as engaged in my work as I am in reading a book. I want to be electrified by the films I do.

I was lucky enough to come in at the beginning of the independent film movement, and it’s really shaped my life and my career.

Julianne Moore Quotes On Giving

Loving someone is giving them the power to break your heart, but trusting them not to.

Everybody has the right

Everybody has the right to marry the person they love and be represented as a couple and family… It’s something that people will look back on in years to come and say, ‘I can’t believe it took so long for us to recognize this.’ It’ll be like segregation and giving women the right to vote.

What gives you pleasure and joy? Let those be the things that lead you forward in life.

I always say about acting: the audience doesn’t come to see you, they come to see themselves. So if you’re able to give them an experience where they feel, ‘Oh, my gosh, that’s me, that’s my story, they know!’ then you’ve done your job.

Julianne Moore Quotes On Heart

Air pollution is terrible for our children. Every single scientist, every single doctor will tell you the same thing: Air pollution damages our children’s brains, their hearts, and their lungs.

I love my kids with all my heart and the last thing I want to worry about is the air they breathe.

Julianne Moore Quotes On Husband

I’ve heard it said that winning an Oscar means you live five years longer. If that’s true I want to thank the academy because my husband is younger than me.

Right before I met my

Right before I met my husband, I always felt as if the party was happening somewhere else. And once I met him and we had our children, I was like, ‘This is where the party is.’

Julianne Moore Quotes On School

In grade school I was a complete geek. You know, there’s always the kid who’s too short, the one who wears glasses, the kid who’s not athletic. Well, I was all three.

I wouldn’t be an actor if it weren’t for the English teacher I had my junior year in high school. She’s the one who told me I could be an actor. I had never met an actor, I had never seen a real play, only high school plays. I didn’t know actors were real, that it was a real job.

I read a lot, I always read. I like to be inside a story. When I started acting, even in high school, it sort of felt like that’s as close as you can get to being inside a book, and I feel that way even with movies more so, because you’ve kind of created this imaginary world, and everybody is colluding to create it.