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Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 03/10/2011

Five things Julianne Moore won't do in her role as Sarah Palin

By Jen Chaney
Julianne Moore, otherwise known as Sarah Palin. (PRNewsFoto/P&G/Bounty)

As reported this week, Julianne Moore will play the role of Sarah Palin in HBO's upcoming adaptation of the book "Game Change," about the 2008 presidential election.

It's a provocative bit of casting, first and foremost because Moore is a fine actress, and it will be interesting to see how she brings Palin to life in a way that diverges from the comedic,Tina Fey template.

But it's also intriguing because, in their careers at least, Moore and Palin seem like wildly different people.

To prove that point, here's a list of five things that Moore has done on film or television in the past that, presumably, she won't be doing in the role of Palin.

1. Appearing on camera naked from the waist down. (See "Short Cuts.")

2. Directing Mark Wahlberg's, um, sexual performance as they record a porno together. ("Boogie Nights.")

3. Overdose on prescription medication, then sit in a car and sing a few bars of Aimee Mann's "Wise Up." ("Magnolia.")

4. Play a woman who has a British twin she doesn't know about, and who finds out that said twin has been pretending to be her so she can have an affair with her fiance. ("As the World Turns.")

5. Utter the following phrase: "Do you like sex, Mr. Lebowski?" Although honestly, I'm hoping the writers of "Game Change" can figure out a way to work this in; surely Palin is a fan of the Dude? ("The Big Lebowski.")

By Jen Chaney  | March 10, 2011; 11:50 AM ET
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Comments

Julianne's gonna need some serious spray-tanning. Don't you recall reading how when Palin became Governor of Alaska, one of her first projects was to try to obtain a tanning bed for office?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | March 10, 2011 12:34 PM | Report abuse

I hope Julianne Moore's Alaskan accent is better than her Boston one.

Posted by: yellojkt | March 10, 2011 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Maybe in her role as Sarah Palin, Julianne Moore will wear a short skirt while going commando, and, as she uncrosses her legs, the co-star who plays Todd Palin can exclaim, "It's true! I can see all the way to Russia from here!"

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | March 10, 2011 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Here's hoping Mickey Rooney plays John McCain.

Posted by: byoolin1 | March 10, 2011 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Can't wait to see how they picture Wasila City Hall. As James Carville famously said, that thing looked like a gas station.

Posted by: poncedeleroy | March 10, 2011 12:56 PM | Report abuse

...the co-star who plays Todd Palin can exclaim, "It's true! I can see all the way to Russia from here!"

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot

****

Nope, that's just an optical Aleutian.

Posted by: byoolin1 | March 10, 2011 1:44 PM | Report abuse

You left out, Making love with Amanda Seyfried ("Chloe").

Posted by: GordonCash | March 10, 2011 2:21 PM | Report abuse

She will probably not shoot at a large animal with a rifle. . . and Carville was right, the city hall of Wasilla IS in a gas station.

Posted by: don_liston | March 10, 2011 2:32 PM | Report abuse

She will probably not shoot at a large animal with a rifle. . . and Carville was right, the city hall of Wasilla IS in a gas station.

Posted by: don_liston | March 10, 2011 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin's trip to India will ruin US. The people of India will have no respect for her, but the visit will promote Julianne Moore new movie where Moore plays Palin. Sarah better watch out. Jealous much, with Sarah away Todd might find Moore interest in films.

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Selling Sex with Sarah Palin

Posted by: ThomasChi | March 10, 2011 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Nope, that's just an optical Aleutian.

Posted by: byoolin1 |

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Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | March 10, 2011 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Maybe we'll find out once and for all whether Mama's Grizzly.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | March 10, 2011 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Maybe we'll find out once and for all whether Mama's is Grizzly.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | March 10, 2011 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Sorry the first time (6:01 PM) that I muffed it.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | March 10, 2011 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Nosy, muffin' it's the 'Merkin way.

Posted by: byoolin1 | March 11, 2011 8:26 AM | Report abuse

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