Saturday, May 25, 2013

Risky Roles Over 40

They've bared their souls and their bodies on the big screen. Having surpassed the four-decade mark, these women have shown Hollywood they're not leaving town any time soon.Captions by Mark Deming

 

 

Jennifer Aniston in 'We're The Millers'
Almost twenty years after she broke through as the sexy gal on "Friends," Jennifer Aniston is as daring as ever. The 44-year-old actress plays a stripper in the upcoming comedy "We're The Millers," and puts her character's professional talents on display in one steamy-yet-funny scene
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Nicole Kidman in 'The Paperboy'
Nicole Kidman's cool, refined beauty has been her calling card throughout her career, but she's not afraid to turn up the heat in the right role. In 2012's "The Paperboy," she played a woman in love with a man on Death Row, and between her tacky but seriously provocative wardrobe and some steamy scenes in bed, on a washing machine, and even behind bars, the 45-year-old Kidman proved she's still fearless.

 

 

Marissa Tomei in 'The Wrestler'
Oscar winner Marissa Tomei shied away from doing nude scenes through most of her career, but she made an exception for Sidney Lumet's 2007 drama "Before The Devil Knows You're Dead." A year later, Tomei bared all again as a stripper falling for a down-on-his luck grappler in "The Wrestler." The role earned Tomei another Academy Award nomination at the age of 44

 

 Julianne Moore in 'Chloe'
Julianne Moore will take risks in her roles but not on her face. The 52-year-old actress, who has spoken out against plastic surgery, really went for it in 2009's "Chloe." Moore plays a woman who falls into a relationship with an escort (played by twenty-something Amanda Seyfried) hired to seduce her husband.

 

 

Demi Moore in 'Charlie's Angels II: Full Throttle'
Demi Moore hadn't starred in a movie in three years when she signed on for 2003's "Charlie's Angels II: Full Throttle," and she was clearly determined to make the most of her big comeback. Playing the villainous former angel, Madison Lee, Moore showed she could dish out the butt-kicking action just like her co-stars Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu – and at 41, she looked just as good ..

 

 

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