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Nicole Kidman Appreciation #2 ~ She'll always be our sparkling diamond!

Welcome to the Nicole Kidman Appreciation Thread!



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Filmography:


# The Danish Girl (2010) (pre-production) (rumored) .... Einar Wegener
# Need (2009) (pre-production)
# Nine (2009) (post-production) .... Claudia Nardi

# Australia (2008) .... Lady Sarah Ashley
# The Golden Compass (2007) .... Mrs. Coulter
# Margot at the Wedding (2007) .... Margot
# The Invasion (2007) .... Carol Bennell
# Happy Feet (2006) (voice) .... Norma Jean
... aka Happy Feet: The IMAX Experience (USA: IMAX version)
# Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006) .... Diane Arbus
# Bewitched (2005) .... Isabel Bigelow / Samantha
# The Interpreter (2005) .... Silvia Broome
... aka Interprète, L' (France)
# Birth (2004) .... Anna
# The Stepford Wives (2004) .... Joanna Eberhart
# Cold Mountain (2003) .... Ada Monroe
# The Human Stain (2003) .... Faunia Farley
... aka Couleur du mensonge, La (France)
... aka Der Menschliche Makel (Germany)
# Dogville (2003) .... Grace Margaret Mulligan
... aka Dogville (France)
... aka The Film 'Dogville' as Told in Nine Chapters and a Prologue (USA: long title)
... aka U - Der Film 'Dogville' erzählt in neun Kapiteln und einem Prolog. (Germany)
# The Hours (2002) .... Virginia Woolf
# Panic Room (2002) (voice) (uncredited) .... Stephen's Girlfriend on the Phone
# Birthday Girl (2001) .... Sophia, alias Nadia
# The Others (2001) .... Grace Stewart
... aka Autres, Les (France)
... aka Otros, Los (Spain)
# Moulin Rouge! (2001) .... Satine

# Eyes Wide Shut (1999) .... Alice Harford
... aka EWS (USA: promotional abbreviation)
# Practical Magic (1998) .... Gillian Owens
# The Peacemaker (1997) .... Dr. Julia Kelly
# The Leading Man (1996) .... Academy Awards Presenter
# The Portrait of a Lady (1996) .... Isabel Archer
# Batman Forever (1995) .... Dr. Chase Meridian
# To Die For (1995) .... Suzanne Stone Maretto
# My Life (1993/I) .... Gail Jones
# Malice (1993) .... Tracy Kennsinger
# Far and Away (1992) .... Shannon Christie
# Billy Bathgate (1991) .... Drew Preston
# Flirting (1991) .... Nicola
# Days of Thunder (1990) .... Dr. Claire Lewicki

# "Bangkok Hilton" (1989) TV mini-series .... Katrina Stanton
# Dead Calm (1989) .... Rae Ingram
... aka Dead Calm: A Voyage Into Fear (USA: poster title)
# Emerald City (1989) .... Helen, Mike McCord's Girlfriend
... aka David Williamson's Emerald City (Australia)
# "Vietnam" (1987) TV mini-series .... Megan Goddard
# Room to Move (1987) (TV) .... Carol Trig
... aka Winners: Room to Move (Australia: syndication title)
# Watch the Shadows Dance (1987) .... Amy Gabriel
... aka Nightmaster (USA)
# Australiana a Roma, Un' (1987) (TV) .... Jill
# The Bit Part (1987) .... Mary McAllister
# Windrider (1986) .... Jade
# Archer (1985) (TV) .... Catherine
... aka Archer's Adventure
# Wills & Burke (1985) .... Julia Matthews
# "Five Mile Creek" .... Annie (12 episodes, 1985)
- America (1985) TV episode .... Annie
- One Fine Day (1985) TV episode .... Annie
- A Lot of Hot Air (1985) TV episode .... Annie
- A Death in the Family (1985) TV episode .... Annie
- The Great Coach Race (1985) TV episode .... Annie
(7 more)
# "Winners" (1985) TV series .... Carol Trig (episode 1: Room to Move)
# "A Country Practice" .... Simone Jenkins (2 episodes, 1984)
- Repairing the Damage: Part 2 (1984) TV episode .... Simone Jenkins
- Reparing the Damage: Part 1 (1984) TV episode .... Simone Jenkins
# Matthew and Son (1984) (TV) .... Bridget Elliot
# Bush Christmas (1983) .... Helen
... aka Prince and the Great Race
# BMX Bandits (1983) .... Judy
... aka Short Wave (USA: video title (bootleg title))
# Chase Through the Night (1983) (TV) .... Petra
# Skin Deep (1983) (TV) .... Sheena Henderson


Biography:

Elegant redhead Nicole Kidman, known as one of Hollywood's top Australian imports, was actually born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Anthony (a biochemist and clinical psychologist) and Janelle (a nursing instructor) Kidman. The family moved almost immediately to Washington, D.C., where Nicole's father pursued his research on breast cancer, then, three years later, made the pilgrimage to her parents' native Sydney. Young Nicole's first love was ballet, but she eventually took up mime and drama as well (her first stage role was a bleating sheep in an elementary school Christmas pageant). In her adolescent years, acting edged out the other arts and became a kind of refuge - as her classmates sought out fun in the sun, the fair-skinned Kidman retreated to dark rehearsal halls to practice her craft. She worked regularly at the Philip Street Theater, where she once received a personal letter of praise and encouragement from audience member Jane Campion (then a film student). Kidman eventually dropped out of high school to pursue acting full-time. She broke into movies at age 16, landing a role in the Australian holiday favorite Bush Christmas (1983). That appearance touched off a flurry of film and TV offers, including a lead in BMX Bandits (1983) and a turn as a schoolgirl-turned-protester in the miniseries "Vietnam" (1987) (mini) (for which she won her first Australian Film Institute Award). With the help of an American agent, she eventually made her US debut opposite Sam Neill in the at-sea thriller Dead Calm (1989).

Kidman's next casting coup scored her more than exposure. While starring as Tom Cruise's doctor/love interest in the racetrack romance Days of Thunder (1990), she won over the Hollywood hunk hook, line, and sinker. After a whirlwind courtship (and decent box office returns), the couple wed on December 24, 1990. Determined not to let her new marital status overshadow her fledgling career, the actress pressed on. She appeared as a catty high school senior in the Australian film Flirting (1991), then as Dustin Hoffman's moll in the gangster flick Billy Bathgate (1991). She reunited with Cruise for Far and Away (1992), the story of young Irish lovers who flee to America in the late 1800s, and starred opposite Michael Keaton in the tear-tugger My Life (1993/I). Despite her steady employment, critics and moviegoers still hadn't quite warmed to Kidman as a leading lady. She tried to spice up her image by seducing Val Kilmer in Batman Forever (1995), but achieved her real breakthrough with Gus Van Sant's To Die For (1995). As a fame-crazed housewife determined to eliminate any obstacle in her path, Kidman proved that she had an impressive range and deadly comic timing. She took home a Golden Globe and several critics' awards for the performance. In 1996, Kidman stepped into a corset to work with her countrywoman and onetime admirer, Jane Campion, on the adaptation of Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady (1996). A few months later, she tore across the screen as a nuclear weapons expert in The Peacemaker (1997), adding "action star" to her professional repertoire.

She and Cruise then disappeared into a notoriously long, secretive shoot for Stanley Kubrick's sexual thriller Eyes Wide Shut (1999). The couple's on-screen shenanigans prompted an increase in public speculation about their sex life (rumors had long been circulating that their marriage was a cover-up for Cruise's homosexuality); tired of denying tabloid attacks, they successfully sued The Star for a story alleging that they needed a sex therapist to coach them through love scenes. Family life has always been a priority for Kidman. Born to social activists (mom was a feminist, dad a labor advocate), Nicole and her little sister, Antonia, discussed current events around the dinner table and participated in their parents' campaigns by passing out pamphlets on street corners. When her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, 17-year-old Nicole stopped working and took a massage course so that she could provide physical therapy (her mom eventually beat the cancer). She and Cruise adopted two children: Isabella Jane (born in 1993) and Connor Antony (born 1995). Despite their rock-solid image, the couple announced in early 2001 that they were separating due to career conflicts.


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Old 02-15-2009, 12:13 PM
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Whoo! A new thread. That pic in the opening post is very pretty.

I've seen almost everything Nicole has been in, except for some of her Australian things. I do have a couple of DVDs from her days in Australia though. BMX Bandits, Nightmaster and Room to Move.
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Enjoy the new thread!!
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Finally New thread! Thanks Taschka
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I've seen almost everything Nicole has been in, except for some of her Australian things. I do have a couple of DVDs from her days in Australia though. BMX Bandits, Nightmaster and Room to Move.
That's great! ^^ I still have to see those 3 movies...I've missed a lot of Nic's earlier work
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Finally New thread! Thanks Taschka
I love what you did with the OP so far
No problem Well I didn't really do all that much yet
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That's great! ^^ I still have to see those 3 movies...I've missed a lot of Nic's earlier work
I've seen BMX Bandits, but not the other two
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BMX Bandits was actually the third Nic movie I ever bought. She's so cute in that movie. Room to Move is pretty cute too. I've only watched Nightmaster once. It's a little weird. I need to watch it again sometime though.
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BMX Bandits was actually the third Nic movie I ever bought. She's so cute in that movie.
Yes, I agree And her crazy red curls
I only ever heard about the other two films
The last movies I saw with Nicole were Australia and The Golden Compass

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Nicole Kidman took part in a beach photo shoot for Vogue magazine

Nicole Kidman is Parasol Pretty
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Nicole is so beautiful in those pictures.
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I think so, too Looks like she might get back to her red hair...or it's just a wig

And how gorgeous did she look at the Oscars:

Nicole Kidman Pays Tribute to Angelina Jolie

Her hair seems a bit "all over the place"

Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer were among the guests at the Vanity Fair post-Oscars party

Aussies shine on Oscars red carpet

Kidman is most stylish Aussie
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Thanks for the links and pics. Nic was indeed very pretty. The part where she was presenting was actually the only part of the show I watched.
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I didn't even know she was going to be there til they showed her footage!! It was a nice surprise, though.
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I was talking with a friend online, who is also a big Nic fan and when Nic came on she told me and I turned it on.
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Thanks for all the links Taschka

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And how gorgeous did she look at the Oscars:
Absolutely gorgeous!
I had no idea she'd be there...so I literally screamed when they said her name I'm nuts, I know but I couldn't have loved that moment more...she looked SO beautiful and I loved they asked her to present next to icons like Sophia Loren...and the fact that she was the one introducing AJ nomination was even better for me 'cause I love them both


Some of my favorite Vogue pics so far...











What a dress!


And her dress last night was fabulous too!

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Thanks for the link, Sanja
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I didn't even know she was going to be there til they showed her footage!! It was a nice surprise, though.
Same here I'm working nightshift at the moment and could therefore watch the show, but of course I had to take care of a patient when Nic was presenting
I only saw her walk off the stage

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Oscar winner Frampton slams Kidman critics

NY Fragrance Examiner: Nicole Kidman, Catherine Deneuve: Celebrity Perfumistas in Our Midst
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• Nicole Kidman, getting an early start to her exercise regimen with a 6 a.m. full body workout class at Burn 60 in Brentwood, Calif. The actress spent 30 minutes jogging on the treadmill before using free weights and doing some pushups and abdominal exercises. "Nicole was in great shape and seemed very energetic even though it was so early in the morning," an eyewitness tells us. "There were a few other people in the class, but Nicole blended right in."
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