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"