Palin's doppelganger?
April 27th, 2011
11:42 AM ET
11 years ago

Palin's doppelganger?

(CNN) - It's to be determined if she has the Alaskan accent down, but actress Julianne Moore appears to have nailed the look.

People Magazine has scored the first photograph of the actress in costume as the former Alaska governor for the upcoming HBO movie, Game Change.

Moore, a four-time Oscar nominee, was tapped last month to play the former vice presidential candidate in an HBO adaptation of the book by journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann that details the inner workings of the historic 2008 campaign.

Filed under: Sarah Palin
soundoff (153 Responses)
  1. CNN watcher

    Palin who? Is she still relevant?

    April 27, 2011 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Now all they need is the real Katie Couric

    April 27, 2011 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  3. DENNA

    Julianne Moore and Tina Fey? Wow, Palin is more ordinary than we think. LOL Now all Ms. Moore has to do is talk like her brain is disconnected from any rational thought and she will have her nailed.

    April 27, 2011 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  4. Madtown

    Was Julianne required to get a frontal lobotomy in order to play this role? I mean, if they're striving for accuracy, she has to come off as a brainless twit.

    April 27, 2011 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  5. shoegazer

    Please don't ask the real Sarah to define doppelganger let alone spell it.

    April 27, 2011 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  6. Banjo

    There is no Alaska accent? Palin for some odd reason has a midwest accent and sounds nothing like any real Alaskans.

    April 27, 2011 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  7. GJ

    Palin should be honored. Julianne Moore's right eyebrow has more talent than Sarah Palin and her whole family combined.

    April 27, 2011 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  8. fayse

    Palin is the original doppelganger.

    April 27, 2011 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  9. Ralph in Orange Park, FL

    Just proves she can do comedy.

    April 27, 2011 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  10. Walker

    Wow, Julianne Moore is way hotter than Palin (Palin looks like a handsome man if you ask me). I'm sure she'll nail the role by not answering any questions asked of her, being out raged at the press but still not answering anything, and then quitting her Gov job because she wanted to make $$. Palin may be the worst example of an American Politician to date. She brings shame onto this country.

    April 27, 2011 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  11. Alina77

    Gosh, we have ONE MORE PALIN, god have mercy on us. I love Julianne, she is the best.

    April 27, 2011 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  12. GonzoG

    I don't know. Pretty good job, and I'm sure that Ms. Moore has the acting chops to pull it off, but...Could ANYBODY do a better Sarah Palin impersonation than Tina Fey?
    C'mon. Even WITH the comedy–Tina NAILED IT!

    April 27, 2011 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  13. Marie MD

    Four time oscar nominee stooping down to play this deranged woman. How low can you go. At least Fey was making fun of her like most of us who think she is a clown.
    I read the book. Won't be watching the movie. Does she also have to recreate that high pitch screeching voice? Don't harm your vocal cords.

    April 27, 2011 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  14. Sid

    straight to dvd !!!

    April 27, 2011 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  15. CNNLover

    Needs 20 lbs more makeup to look like Quitter Palin.

    April 27, 2011 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  16. JWN

    Cannot wait.......maybe Palin will retire to another planet!

    April 27, 2011 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  17. Papasan in AZ

    I just puked in my mouth...

    April 27, 2011 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  18. Liberal Elite = Anyone with an education...

    What are you talking about, "Alaskan accent"? She sounds like she's from Minnesota, not from here. Not that I'd expect someone from the Lesser 48 to know what an Alaskan actually sounds like... Can't you people just forget she's from Alaska, please?

    April 27, 2011 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  19. Shawn

    Sarah Palin. Will this silliness go on forever? No wonder 70% of Americans are pessimistic about its future.

    April 27, 2011 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  20. Palin Authenication dept.

    Nah. That's definitely NOT Sarah Palin.

    April 27, 2011 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  21. Leo

    Sarah Palin does not have an Alaskan accent. She has a whack job accent. Alaskans don't talk like her.

    April 27, 2011 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  22. Boo-Yah

    God, I wish this nightmare called Palin would go away.

    April 27, 2011 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  23. Rsprings

    Not likely to watch another left wing Docudrama.

    April 27, 2011 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  24. Bill

    Palin is prettier. Guess the apers can't do anything about that.

    April 27, 2011 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  25. Stephen

    If Sarah Palin chooses not to run for president it will topple a cottage industry of grade-B comedians who have worked hard to imitate her.

    April 27, 2011 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
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