MUSTWORTHINESS She's the best, and we swear we liked her before almost everybody else did -- like in ''The Hand That Rocks the Cradle'' or in that one scene in ''The Fugitive.'' And we can't wait to see her carry her first thriller, September's ''The Forgotten,'' where she'll play a grieving mother out to prove that she's not crazy -- i.e., that she really had a son who died.
CAREER HIGH ''I've had several directors write things for me,'' she says, citing ''Far From Heaven'' and ''Boogie Nights.'' ''That's the ultimate compliment.''
CAREER LOW '''Assassins' was not one of my favorite moments.'' And ''Tales From the Darkside: The Movie'': ''I was excited to get it just because it was my first movie, but it was a money movie, so it wasn't exactly a shining moment for anybody involved.''
ON HER MUST LIST ''Yikes, this is hard. Let me give it some thought. I'll call you tomorrow at 4 o'clock.''
THE NEXT DAY, 4 O'CLOCK ''Emma Thompson, Naomi Watts, Samantha Morton, Kathy Bates, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Van Morrison.'' And Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen.
NEXT ''The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio,'' as a poor woman who raises 10 kids by winning contests.
MUSTWORTHINESS Moore handpicked the ''Mona Lisa Smile'' Brit to be her leading man in ''The Forgotten.'' That's reason enough. But he's also pretty great on HBO's ''The Wire.''
JULIANNE, WHY'D YOU CHOOSE DOMINIC? ''Because he's-a damn good-lookin'.''
DOMINIC, WHAT'D YOU THINK OF JULIANNE? ''It took me about a week to realize I had to ask her to stop talking to me, because she'd be discussing the price of cheese or making a joke and they'd say Action! and she'd writhe around on the floor in floods of tears and gut-wrenching grief. And I realized I can't do that -- that's why I moped around for quite a long time thinking about dead babies.''
ON HIS MUST LIST Paul Bettany, Jake Gyllenhaal, and ''Donnie Darko'': ''I love that film.''
CAREER LOW ''Spice World.'' ''I did it only to meet the Spice Girls, because it was a funny thing to do.''
NEXT Shooting ''The Wire.''