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Old 16-05-2013, 20:15
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I am watching her in the movie Australia and watched The Paperboy a while back and think she is a really good actress and perhaps somewhat underrated. What d you think DSers.
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Old 16-05-2013, 20:18
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I like Nicole, she appears to be a nice person, does not push her family into the celeb circuit. I think Tom cruise was dumb to treat her so coldly. Her acting is great.
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Old 16-05-2013, 20:21
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I think the best thing you can say about her and actors like Anne Hathaway is that they can't be typecast.
They do drama, horror, comedy, historic, biopics, arty etc. and thown in a few sexy scenes here and there and you usually get a good performance out of them.


I always though Naomi Watts was going to be the new Kidman. Kidman is still going strong though.



I did wonder what the flip she had done to herself in The Paperboy.
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Old 16-05-2013, 20:24
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I like Nicole, she appears to be a nice person, does not push her family into the celeb circuit. I think Tom cruise was dumb to treat her so coldly. Her acting is great.
Yes agree actually they have a lot of photographs of her in the Mail today in Cannes for the film festival she looks absolutely gorgeous, best I've seen her in a while, she was looking a bit pale and plasticy and thin. Not anymore. Good for her.
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Old 16-05-2013, 21:20
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I'm going against the grain and saying I don't think much of her. It's either her acting or just an unfortunate streak of films that blemish her talent, but either way, I've not liked a single film she's been in, and that's either down to having no impact on a film or having too much impact on the film.
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Old 16-05-2013, 21:44
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I liked her in The Others and Cold Mountain - she's particularly good in the latter I think, but she's done some real duds as well - Bewitched springs to mind as being particularly awful.

I've heard she's good in The Paperboy, must watch that sometime. And I agree she looks great in the pictures from Cannes opening night, big improvement on the horror she wore to the Oscars this year!
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Old 16-05-2013, 22:01
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I like her both as an actress and a person. She seems very down to earth. I remember while watching the Olympics, seeing her in the crowd. She just seemed like a normal person.

I loved her in 'Far and Away'
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Old 16-05-2013, 22:23
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She was good in To Die For.

But winning a Best Actress Oscar, for The Hours?!
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Old 18-05-2013, 13:20
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I think the best thing you can say about her and actors like Anne Hathaway is that they can't be typecast.
I like her, but her performances often come across as cold, even lacking affect.
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Old 18-05-2013, 13:33
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I'm definitely a fan,

Malice was a good early role - and she carried off the switch from naive victim to scheming bitch with aplomb.
Dead Calm, Portrait of a Lady and To Die For are other interesting roles from that period.

Her career post Tom Cruise however is where she has given her best work.
Moulin Rouge, The Others, Dogville, Birth, Fur, Margot At The Wedding and Rabbit Hole are all fantastic.
Australia was interesting but the film veers so wildly in tone that its hard to judge her performance.

The Hours Oscar is baffling.
Cold Mountain suffers because she playing against Renne, who overacts so wildly it could be panto.

Glossy, big budget films don't suit her - Bewitched, Stepford Wives, Golden Compass, The Invasion etc.
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Old 19-05-2013, 14:08
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You can't criticise her for winning an Oscar. It's not her choice, and she's hardly likely to refuse it.
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Old 19-05-2013, 14:58
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You can't criticise her for winning an Oscar. It's not her choice, and she's hardly likely to refuse it.
It's not a criticism of her, I just think that it was a strange decision by the Academy.
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Old 19-05-2013, 17:48
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I think that she's a very good actress that can play a wide variety of roles, which make you care about the character. I think she's underrated too, but why she had to have plastic surgery when she's naturally pretty is a mystery to me!
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Old 19-05-2013, 18:13
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her face is so Bottox'd she can't act anymore , rather a hindrance for an actor .
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Old 20-05-2013, 12:42
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She's alright. Wouldn't make a point of seeing a film with her in. Wouldn't make a point of not seeing one either. She was prettier before the pointy nose job.
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Old 20-05-2013, 12:49
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I'm definitely a fan,

Malice was a good early role - and she carried off the switch from naive victim to scheming bitch with aplomb.
Dead Calm, Portrait of a Lady and To Die For are other interesting roles from that period.

Her career post Tom Cruise however is where she has given her best work.
Moulin Rouge, The Others, Dogville, Birth, Fur, Margot At The Wedding and Rabbit Hole are all fantastic.
Australia was interesting but the film veers so wildly in tone that its hard to judge her performance.

The Hours Oscar is baffling.
Cold Mountain suffers because she playing against Renne, who overacts so wildly it could be panto.

Glossy, big budget films don't suit her - Bewitched, Stepford Wives, Golden Compass, The Invasion etc.
Pretty much agree with these sentiments.

Though I'm not sure she's ever reached true greatness, the best of her work is exceptionally good and show an actress capable of leaving the competition behind.
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Old 01-06-2013, 23:26
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I think Nicole Kidman is one of the few rare brilliant actresses around today, alongside Meryl Streep

She is incredible. She can do it all. But boy, can she deliver a great dramatic performance.

Moulin Rouge, The Others, The Paperboy, To die for, Rabbit hole, The Hours and many more show how much range she has.

She lights up the screen with her beauty and also becomes really involved in the character's she plays. I think she is incredibly underrated. I felt after The Hours, she really lost her magic. Her film roles were poor (The Invasion, The Golden compass, Australia) spring to mind and showed her as just an average actress. But she had a baby, took some time out and made an extrordinary comeback in the heartbreaking "Rabbit Hole". She has continued her excellence in the likes of Paperboy and acclaimed emmy/golden globe role in as Martha Gellhorn in the biopic about her marriage to Hemingway.

I can't wait to see her playing the legendary Grace Kelly later this year in "Grace Of Monaco. She is already a hot contender for 2014's oscar.

I think she will be one of the actress that in many decades to come, she will much more be appreciated and thought upon as one of the greatest actresses of her time.
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Old 01-07-2013, 21:24
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Well said^

I love Nicole shes my favorite living actress. How she hasn't had more
Oscar nominations I'll never know. I'm rooting for to win for Grace

Very classy, elegant, beautiful, talented woman!
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Old 01-07-2013, 21:33
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Well said^

I love Nicole shes my favorite living actress. How she hasn't had more
Oscar nominations I'll never know. I'm rooting for to win for Grace

Very classy, elegant, beautiful, talented woman!
Yes I agree , as the OP I ashamedly missed this post.
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Old 01-07-2013, 21:37
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Nicole Kidman is a fearless actress who has appeared in a variety of film genres in contrasting roles. She has played all types of characters ; her range is very diverse. Even her so so films cannot be blamed on her performance in them , she delivers but the script, co-stars etc. fail to match her eg. Bewitched. She did have a period after winning her Oscar when she did have a bit of a lull in the quality of her films but this happens to a lot of Actresses after the Academy award them. They capitalise on their win and choices can be based on money rather than art. Halle Berry did the same after her win. Nicole is back on form and long may it continue.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:33
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Terrific actress, even if not enamoured of all her roles. Unlike many others, I love her Woolf in The Hours (although the prosthetic nose is really distracting) and not a big fan of Moulin Rouge generally. But whatever she's had done to her face in last few years has robbed it of expression and character. She was practically immobile in Australia (yes, I did suffer through it )
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:56
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Never been that keen on her to be honest, but, how she didn't win an Oscar for 'To Die For' is a complete mystery to me. She gave the performance of her career in that film IMO.
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Old 02-07-2013, 18:03
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One of my all-time favourite actresses
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Old 02-07-2013, 18:08
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She's great. Her performance in The Paperboy is stunning and it's such a shame that film or her for that matter didn't receive more recognition
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Old 02-07-2013, 22:01
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I liked her in Dead Calm, and The Others.
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