Happy Birthday Nicole Kidman : 5 Of Her Best Films !

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Its Nicole Kidman ‘s birthday today and it is unbelievable that the gorgeous actress has turned 49 today! Here is a tribute to her woth five of my favourite films of the actress:

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MOULIN ROUGE! - Few directors besides Baz Luhrmann would have the audacity to attempt an anachronism-addled period musical in 2001 — and perhaps only Luhrmann could have delivered something as garish, uneven, and ultimately compelling as Moulin Rouge!, starring Kidman and Ewan McGregor as the singin’, dancin’, star-crossed 19th century lovers whose affair unfolds on and off the stage (and to the strains of a soundtrack that includes songs by Nirvana, Madonna, the Beatles, and Queen).
MOULIN ROUGE! – Few directors besides Baz Luhrmann would have the audacity to attempt an anachronism-addled period musical in 2001 — and perhaps only Luhrmann could have delivered something as garish, uneven, and ultimately compelling as Moulin Rouge!, starring Kidman and Ewan McGregor as the singin’, dancin’, star-crossed 19th century lovers whose affair unfolds on and off the stage (and to the strains of a soundtrack that includes songs by Nirvana, Madonna, the Beatles, and Queen).

 

4.

A kinky, sexually explicit drama starring what was then one of Hollywood’s most prominent married couples, Eyes Wide Shut would have been overshadowed by its behind-the-scenes story even under the best of circumstances. When director Stanley Kubrick passed away shortly after finishing the film, Shut was doomed to be a curiosity for cinematic rubberneckers, and in the short term, its critical and commercial reception didn’t really live up to the years of hype that preceded its release.
EYES WIDE SHUT : A kinky, sexually explicit drama starring what was then one of Hollywood’s most prominent married couples, Eyes Wide Shut would have been overshadowed by its behind-the-scenes story even under the best of circumstances. When director Stanley Kubrick passed away shortly after finishing the film, Shut was doomed to be a curiosity for cinematic rubberneckers, and in the short term, its critical and commercial reception didn’t really live up to the years of hype that preceded its release.

 

3.

TO DIE FOR: Kidman won a Golden Globe for her gleefully nasty portrayal of a lethally fame-hungry femme fatale in To Die For, which highlighted a darker side of her screen persona while rescuing director Gus Van Sant from falling into career purgatory after Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. Kidman stars here as Suzanne Stone, a New Hampshire woman whose dreams of TV stardom are thwarted by the fact that, in her mind, she’s been trapped far from the bright lights and big city by her dullard of a husband (Matt Dillon). Things start to change after she crosses paths with a trio of equally stardom-obsessed kids (Joaquin Phoenix, Casey Affleck, and Alison Folland), inspiring her to solve her spousal problems once and for all.
TO DIE FOR : Kidman won a Golden Globe for her gleefully nasty portrayal of a lethally fame-hungry femme fatale in To Die For, which highlighted a darker side of her screen persona while rescuing director Gus Van Sant from falling into career purgatory after Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. Kidman stars here as Suzanne Stone, a New Hampshire woman whose dreams of TV stardom are thwarted by the fact that, in her mind, she’s been trapped far from the bright lights and big city by her dullard of a husband (Matt Dillon). Things start to change after she crosses paths with a trio of equally stardom-obsessed kids (Joaquin Phoenix, Casey Affleck, and Alison Folland), inspiring her to solve her spousal problems once and for all.

 

2.

THE OTHERS : Twist endings were very much in vogue in the years following The Sixth Sense‘s smash success, and The Others has a doozy — but rather than a Shyamalan-inspired creepfest, this period chiller is simply a well-constructed ghost story in its own right. Starring Kidman (who won a Golden Globe for her performance) as a woman living with her two children in the British countryside after World War II, The Others works patiently, raising its dramatic stakes with icy precision while throwing in enough jolts to draw the viewer in — and keep the audience thoroughly on edge.
THE OTHERS : Twist endings were very much in vogue in the years following The Sixth Sense‘s smash success, and The Others has a doozy — but rather than a Shyamalan-inspired creepfest, this period chiller is simply a well-constructed ghost story in its own right. Starring Kidman (who won a Golden Globe for her performance) as a woman living with her two children in the British countryside after World War II, The Others works patiently, raising its dramatic stakes with icy precision while throwing in enough jolts to draw the viewer in — and keep the audience thoroughly on edge.

 

  1. DEAD CALM : Starring Kidman and Sam Neill as a married couple coping with the death of their young daughter by setting sail on an ocean voyage in their yacht, and Billy Zane as the mysterious stranger whose call for help bears deadly consequences, Calm used the 1963 Charles Williams novel of the same name as inspiration for a tightly constructed — and painfully tense — thriller marked by stellar performances from its talented cast. My favourite Nikole Kidman act!
    DEAD CALM : Starring Kidman and Sam Neill as a married couple coping with the death of their young daughter by setting sail on an ocean voyage in their yacht, and Billy Zane as the mysterious stranger whose call for help bears deadly consequences, Calm used the 1963 Charles Williams novel of the same name as inspiration for a tightly constructed — and painfully tense — thriller marked by stellar performances from its talented cast. My favourite Nikole Kidman act!

    What do you think of my list?

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