Magnolia (1999), a Film by Paul Thomas Anderson

Magnolia (1999)
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Magnolia is a 1999 drama movie written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood) with Tom Cruise and Julianne Moore.


In a single day in Los Angeles, a number of interconnected lives are changed forever. A lonely police officer (John C. Reilly) falls in love with a disturbed cocaine addict (Melora Walters). Her father (Philip Baker Hall), the host of the game show “What Do Kids Know?” has terminal cancer and tries to make amends for his past mistakes. A former champion of the show (William H. Macy) struggles to find love while the current champion (Jeremy Blackman) suffocates under the pressures of being a boy genius. An elderly man (Jason Robards) lies on his deathbed, tended by nurse Phil Parma (Philip Seymour Hoffman), while his trophy wife (Julianne Moore) wrestles with grief and guilt, and his estranged son (Tom Cruise), an infomercial host, teaches workshops on how to trick women into having sex. Throughout all of this, past deeds are lamented and strange forces loom in the air. (Filmaffinity)

Magnolia (1999)
Magnolia (1999)

The Cast

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore at arrivals for FREEDOMLAND Premiere, Loews Lincoln Square Theater, New York, NY, Monday, February 13, 2006. Photo by: Gregorio Binuya/Everett Collection. Depostiphotos

Julianne Moore is an American actress known for her roles in Magnolia (1999), The Hours and The Glorias (2020)

Julianne Moore was born on December 3, 1960 in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Julianne Moore is an American actress, Academy Award winner in 2015 for her role in Still Alice. She also starred in Boogie Nights, Hannibal or Magnolia, a great movie.

Julie Anne Smith known professionally as Julianne Moore, is an American actress and author. Prolific in film since the early 1990s, she is particularly known for her portrayals of emotionally troubled women in both independent films and blockbuster productions. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, two Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Emmy Awards–one Primetime and one Daytime. In 2015, Time magazine named Moore one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and in 2020, The New York Times ranked her #11 in its list of the “25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century”. (From Wikipedia)

Movie Reviews

Magnolia’ is a remarkably inventive and audacious film that almost overcomes its flaws.

Emanuel Levy: Variety

Over-ambitious, self-conscious, self-indulgent, self-important and clumsy into the bargain. But it’s also one of the most enthralling and exhilarating American movies in ages.

Derek Adams: Time Out

The most imperfect of the year’s best movies, Magnolia’s flaws are easily forgiven because they are the result of go-for-broke ambition.

Mike Clark: USA Today
Magnolia (1999)
Magnolia (1999)


3 Nominations for Oscar: Best Supporting Actor (Tom Cruise), Song, Screenplay.

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