The only thing hotter than your run-of-the-mill red-head in Hollywood is a natural red-head in Hollywood. And Julianne Moore is the unofficial queen of natural Hollywood red-heads. When did I first take notice of Ms. Moore? I have no idea, but she's one of those chicks where nowadays whenever I see a picture of her I'm getting hot and bothered. And unlike some people featured on this column, this chick makes some really great films. She makes some turds (THE LAWS OF ATTRACTION for example), but she's definitely making more good films than bad (MAGNOLIA being just one shining star).
#3 - Julianne Moore as a MERMAID
The famous Annie Liebovitz imagines Julianne Moore as an Ariel-inspired mermaid, for Disney.
Question: for all the fantasizing about mermaids is there really even the biological possibility of banging one? Do they have conventional reproductive organs? I'm no scientist but I'd like to think I know what a vagina looks like and that scaley thing ain't one.
That aside, let's call a spade a spade -- in the non-Disney version of this Julianne Moore is naked from the scales up. Like all the time. And that's ok by me.
#2 - " " in BLINDNESS
A doctor's wife (Moore) becomes the only person with the ability to see in a town where everyone is struck with a mysterious case of sudden blindness. She feigns illness in order to take care of her husband (Mark Ruffalo) as her surrounding community breaks down into chaos and disorder. It is based on a novel by Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago.
I always think it's cool to see a chick change her hair color. I don't know if that's just me but it's true. Anyway, of course the irony here is that Moore goes out, dolls herself up with some sweet blond hair and then no-one else in the world has the ability to see her. I know it sounds like a pretty depressing situation but I've gotta think you've seen enough of her films; you know her voice; you can stumble in her direction, flail your hands at her chest, cop a feel, and then blame it on the blindness. So, you know, every cloud has its silver-lining.
#1 - "Amber Waves" in BOOGIE NIGHTS
A film about a young man's (Mark Wahlberg - great performance) adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the 1970s and 1980s.
Hot chick plays a porn-star. This is one of the few times where I can't possibly go wrong. Also one of the times where no explanation is necessary.