18 Movie Stars Who Made the Move to TV: Demi Moore, Julia Roberts, & More

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18 Movie Stars Who Made the Move to TV: Demi Moore, Julia Roberts, & More

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18 Movie Stars Who Made the Move to TV: Demi Moore, Julia Roberts, & More

In the old days, TV actors would dream of leaving the silver screen behind for movie stardom.

But thanks to the Golden Era of TV, the exact opposite is happening as Hollywood’s biggest film stars are flocking to the small screen.

Take a look at the gallery above to see who we're talking about — even Julia Roberts and Demi Moore are heading to TV.

18 Movie Stars Who Made the Move to TV: Demi Moore, Julia Roberts, & More
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Alec Baldwin

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Alec Baldwin

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Per Page Six, this 30 Rock vet and current SNL guest star will be back on TV full-time in a small-screen adaptation of the book Crooked Brooklyn.

He'll play a real-life figure: "hard-charging" prosecutor Michael Vecchione, a "top deputy of former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes."

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Jude Law

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Jude Law

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If you currently own a TV, go outside, or watch YouTube videos, you know Jude Law starred in The Young Pope this year.

The handsome Brit’s Pope Lenny Belardo isn’t a regular pope, he’s a cool pope.

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Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

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Even three-time Oscar-nominee Nicole has gotten the TV bug. She starred in another new HBO series next year, Big Little Lies.

The gorgeous Aussie wsan’t the only one lending her star power to BLL — as fellow Academy Awards favorites Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley also starred.

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Daniel Craig

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Daniel Craig

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No, you won’t see 007 on HBO, too. James Bond’s alter ego is heading to competitor Showtime with psychological thriller Purity, an adaptation of a Jonathan Franzen novel.

The series doesn’t have a premiere date yet, but it does have a 20-episode order, which will play out over two seasons. Purity begins filming in 2017.

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Tom Hardy

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Tom Hardy

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The hunky Brit is the latest “dangerous man” on television with FX’s Taboo.

The series 1814-set drama follows James Keziah Delaney, the son of a shipping tycoon who returns to London after a journey to Africa that was so long everyone assumed he was dead. 

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The Rock

The Rock

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is the second busiest guy in Hollywood — pal Kevin Hart is the first — and he still manages to find time to lead HBO drama Ballers.

How very baller, indeed.

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Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer Lopez

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Like The Rock, we’re pretty sure J.Lo doesn’t get any sleep between her Las Vegas show, two kids, and pop star lifestyle.

And yet, she also leads NBC’s Shades of Blue, already renewed for Season 3.

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Jessica Lange

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Jessica Lange

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Only the madness and glamour of Ryan Murphy could coerce two-time Oscar-winner Jessica to lead a cable TV show.

The American Horror Story grand dame then expanded the Ryan Murphy universe with Feud.

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Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis

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Ryan also convinced Jamie to make the leap with Scream Queens. We assume the harem of hot dudes helped seal the deal.

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Halle Berry

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Halle Berry

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Guys, Halle Freakin’ Berry had a CBS show and no one watched it. Poor Extant.

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Matthew McConaughey

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Matthew McConaughey

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2014’s McConaissance wouldn't have been complete with the handsome Texas’s dark turn on True Detective.

Here’s to hoping the HBO limited series returns to its former glory soon.

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Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams

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Unfortunately for the Mean Girls beauty, True Detective Season 2 didn’t have the same luster as its premiere run.

Even Regina George couldn't battle back the drama’s sophomore slump.

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Anthony Hopkins

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Big, very big, Westworld Season 1 spoilers to come, y’all:

Anthony Hopkins pulled a Sean Bean on Westworld by setting up his HBO drama for lots of future drama with Season 1… and promptly getting murdered.

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Jane Fonda

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Jane Fonda

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The gorgeous 78-year-old has won nearly every award in the acting game — and didn’t star in a television series until her guesting gig on The Newsroom.

The BAFTA-slash-Oscar-slash-Cannes Film Fest winner added TV Star to her resume in 2015 with Netflix dramedy Grace and Frankie, co-starring Lily Tomlin.

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James Franco

James Franco

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Professional handsome weirdo James started his career with 1999’s Freaks and Geeks before turning himself into a movie star.

That’s when he decided to do a soap opera, quite a few comedies, a Hulu historical thriller, and finally a prestige drama: HBO’s throwback porn drama The Deuce, premiering in on September 10.

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Meg Ryan

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Meg Ryan

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Meg Ryan — star of romcoms of yesteryear like Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally — will star in a new half-hour comedy Epix is considering, Variety reports.

Picture Paris centers on “a suburban empty-nester who heads to Paris with her husband, only to find the trip isn’t quite the dream she anticipated,” as the magazine explains.

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Demi Moore

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Demi Moore

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Empire is now a Moore-Willis family affair!

Demi will appear on the FOX hit with a recurring role as a nurse who becomes “ever more treacherously entangled with the Lyon family,” TVLine.com reports.

The Ghost star’s “mysterious” medical professional debuted in the Season 3 finale and reappear throughout Empire’s already-ordered Season 4.

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Julia Roberts

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Julia and her gorgeous smile have joined HBO’s adaptation of Maria Semple's humor novel Today Will Be Differentand she’ll star in the two-season Amazon drama Homecoming, based on the hit fictional podcast of the same name.

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In the old days, TV actors would dream of leaving the silver screen behind for movie stardom.

But thanks to the Golden Era of TV, the exact opposite is happening as Hollywood’s biggest film stars are flocking to the small screen.

Take a look at the gallery above to see who we're talking about — even Julia Roberts and Demi Moore are heading to TV.