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
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  1. Phil in KC

    I think she looks more like Palin than Tina Fey – and Tina Fey is a pretty good likeness.

    April 27, 2011 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  2. cecilia

    this should work as a comedy – but oh my gosh – is there no way get palin, beck, limbaugh and trump to go someplace where they have no phone, tv, email, twitter, facebook, just a quiet little tent somewhere far far away and we will call them if we ever need them - lol

    April 27, 2011 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  3. Frenchy

    eh, Julianne Moore is prettier–and smarter–than Sarah Palin will ever be.

    April 27, 2011 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  4. DAMN...

    sorry but, she trumps Tina Fey's version as far as getting the look down.

    April 27, 2011 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  5. Public Enemy Number 2

    Julianne Moore = Awesome

    April 27, 2011 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  6. DIANA

    Why? Why waste such talent on this hillbilly? The money could be used to help the poor instead of line the pockets of this viper. Why? Jullian, you lost credibility with me.

    April 27, 2011 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  7. Boot T. Shanks

    Odd that the popular opinion is that palin isn't worth mentioning, but the media and her other detractors can't seem to stop talking about her.

    April 27, 2011 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  8. JimBob

    She's got the "idiot face" down pat!

    April 27, 2011 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  9. Mike S.

    I wonder if the actress hung out in special ed classes to get a grasp of Palin's intellect.

    April 27, 2011 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  10. ROS

    It happens in rare circumstances but applies here, the subject
    is actually hotter than the hollywood actress playing the part.

    April 27, 2011 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  11. Gabby

    She's got the look! Now let's see if she'll have the voice!

    April 27, 2011 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  12. fisk

    Sorry, but no one does a better Palin than Tina Fey....

    April 27, 2011 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  13. Nancy in WA

    I bet Julianne Moore is more than anxious to get rid of that look at the end of her work day. Talk about getting the heebie jeebies when looking in the mirror. YIKES! Can't see if Julianne has the "crazy eyes" look down, though, or the mean pit-bull jaw look.

    April 27, 2011 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  14. john

    i'm sorry, this is stupid, it looks nothing like her.

    April 27, 2011 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  15. Aztrazolo

    I'm getting pretty sick of movies made on recent events. This stuff is still fresh in our minds. Who needs to see someone else's skewed view of it?

    April 27, 2011 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  16. Vic

    Not Tina Fae?

    April 27, 2011 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  17. Noah

    This is about the only time Palin ever looked so good.

    April 27, 2011 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  18. Jake

    LOVE IT! i'm less concerned with the Alaska accent, and more concerned with if she's able to dumb down enough for the role!?

    April 27, 2011 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  19. Rudy NYC

    Palin had a few game changer moments in 2008.

    -her acceptance speech
    -her interview with Couric
    -her appearance on Saturday Night Live
    -her reaction to the financial crisis (can't remember it, can you?)

    April 27, 2011 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  20. Katie

    Julianne looks amazing.

    April 27, 2011 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  21. Roscoe

    Sarah better milk the cash machine as hard as she can. She and her family have been reduced to cartoon jokes. It's time to drift back to irrelevance. Maybe you should focus on keeping your other daughters from following in Bristol's steps.

    April 27, 2011 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  22. Ant928

    I'm sorry but Tina Fey had it DOWN!!!!

    April 27, 2011 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  23. David

    I hope they have the katie couric interview in the film!

    April 27, 2011 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  24. Adam

    I love Julienne Moore – but just seeing that picture turns my stomach – even a fake Palin is too much Palin.

    April 27, 2011 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  25. ART

    Just remember Julianne Moore you have to play the part like you were Rain Man or Forrest Gump.

    April 27, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
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