Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Nicole Kidman's Greatest Hits

As we told you yesterday when we sent you over to this week's Moulin-Rouge-themed "Beauty vs Beast" - or as you have maybe seen on Twitter, if you follow the same nuts I do anyway - today is the 50th birthday of one Nicole Kidman. I wasn't planning on doing anything today after commemorating it yesterday, but then I was fairly astonished to discover that we've never listed our favorite Nicole Kidman performances here at the blog before. But tis true - a scan through the archives shows it's true. Perhaps I always trembled in fear at the prospect of narrowing her thick-with-great-turns filmography down to a manageable number? There are about seven runners-up to this list that are angrily glowering at me (don't hurt me, Charlotte Bless!) but whatcha gonna do...

My 5 Favorite Nicole Kidman Performances

Anna, Birth (2004)
"You certainly had me fooled. I thought you were my 
dead husband... but you're just a little boy in my bathtub."

Grace, The Others (2001)
"If you see a ghost, you say 'Hello.'"

Satine, Moulin Rouge! (2001)
"One day I'll fly away... 
leave all this to... yesterday."

Alice, Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Suzanne, To Die For (1995)
"You know Mr. Gorbachev, the guy that ran Russia for so long? 
I am a firm believer that he would still be in power today 
if he had had that ugly purple thing taken off his head"


So what are your faves?


Dame James said...

Moulin Rouge!
The Others
Margot at the Wedding
Rabbit Hole

remy said...

To Die For
The Others
Margot at the Wedding
The Paperboy

Unknown said...

On a sort of related note, I listened to Nicole Kidman read/perform "To the Lighthouse" and I think it ruined me for any other reading of Virginia Woolf. http://www.audible.com/mt/kidman/narrow
Also, I put in my vote for her performance in Stoker, written by none other than Wentworth Miller!

David said...


Anonymous said...

To Die For
The Others
Eyes Wide Shut
Moulin Rouge!

Although ask me on a different day and I'd probably switch out Eyes Wide Shut for Rabbit Hole.

Gabe said...

I'm in the minority here, but I loved her over-the-top, hammy performance in Paddington. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I really liked her less than loving mother to a vaguely alien Mia Wasikowska in Stoker.

Aquinas1220 said...

The Hours!!!!