Julianne Moore: a gay life and career

A gay icon -
According to Gay Star News, and perhaps many others out there, Julianne Moore is a gay icon.

Outspoken supporter of LGBTQ rights - Moore has been an advocate for same-sex marriage long before it was legalized in the US in 2015.

A future with no labels - In an interview with The Advocate in 2010, Moore explained how she hopes that loving who you love will no longer be an issue, but a normal reality.

She's been to many pride parades - Moore has admitted to going to so many gay prides that she's lost count.

An unbreakable bond -
Moore has been gay designer and director Tom Ford's muse for a large chunk of her career. 

A star in his movie debut -
In 2009, Ford directed his first film, 'A Single Man,' for which he wrote a role specifically meant for Moore.

A driving force for Ford - The LGBTQ film tells the story of George Falconer (played by Colin Firth) and his misery after losing his longtime partner Jim to a car crash.

'Freeheld' (2015) - Moore's most recent LGBTQ role was as Laurel Hester in 'Freeheld,' a detective who finds out she's got terminal cancer.

'Freeheld' (2015) -
Moore's character and her story are based on the life of the real Laurel Hester (who actually was a detective in New Jersey).

Praise for 'Maps to the Stars' -
Moore won the Cannes Film Festival award for Best Actress for 'Maps to the Stars' in 2014. 

'The Kids Are All Right' (2010) -
In 'The Kids Are All Right,' Moore plays homemaker Jules, wife to Dr. Nicole 'Nic' Allgood, the breadwinner of the family. 

Praise for 'The Kids Are All Right' - Following the film, Moore won the Special Mention Award for Actress Defying Age and Ageism from the Alliance of Women Film Journalists in 2011.

'The Private Lives of Pippa Lee' (2009) - The story focuses on the past and present life of Pippa Lee (played by Robin Wright in the present, and Blake Lively in the past).

'The Hours' (2002) -
The movie 'The Hours' jumps between the lives of three women who were living at different times and places, all with one thing in common: they had the same fears. 

Praise for 'The Hours' - In 2003, Moore won a joint award with Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman for Best Actress at the Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany.

'Psycho' (1998) - Moore appears in this 1998 remake, playing her first queer character.

'Psycho' (1998) -
Moore played the role of Lila Crane, also known as the "final girl" of the film. The twist is that gay director Gus Van Sant made Lila a lesbian in his movie.

Her take on representation -
Obviously, times have changed, and many actors are looking back at roles they played in the past with a new perspective.

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