Happy birthday to the glorious Julianne Moore! She turns 46 today, and while nobody can adore her quite like Nathaniel can, I'd like to salute one of my favorite Moore performances, as the irrepressible Maude Lebowski. Moore has a relatively short screen time in The Big Lebowski, but Maude is absolutely crucial to the plot. She's a feminist artist obsessed with sex, prone to odd verbiage and a strange intonation, but make no mistake: Maude Lebowski is the voice of reason.
Let me preface this clip by saying simply that Maude and The Dude have a somewhat complicated relationship.