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Julianne Moore Proves Older Women Are A Win

02/23/2015 10:46 am ET | Updated Feb 23, 2015
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ulianne Moore's heartbreaking performance as a college professor dealing with the effects of early onset Alzheimer's has won her an Oscar. But her award for Still Alice is a win that means much more than a statue; it's a reminder that Hollywood needs to continue providing great material for our veteran actresses.

The industry has long had a problem finding roles for women older than 40 that go beyond "the supportive mother to 20-something lead." This is especially unsettling when we see male actors getting wide-ranging parts opposite much younger women.

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