Nicole Kidman Actress | Producer

Nicole Kidman Actress | Producer | Music Department


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1. 2000: She and her husband Tom Cruise donated to Hillary Clinton's campaign for a seat in the U.S. Senate representing New York state.

2. Suffered a broken rib while rehearsing a dance routine for the movie Moulin Rouge! (2001). Production was halted while she recovered.

3. Chosen by People Magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1996, 1999 and 2002. In 2004, she was one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People for Most Wanted Skin". She ranked as #69 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement and in August 2008 she was voted the fifth Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire Magazine.

4. Wore a corset while filming The Portrait of a Lady (1996) to take her waist down to 19".

5. Spent two weeks in bed after filming of The Portrait of a Lady (1996) - diagnosed as suffering from "emotional stress".

6. 10/99: Crusader against child abuse. "Children should be allowed to grow up without fear of cruelty.".

7. Listed in "People Weekly"s "Most Intriguing People" list of 1995. In 2001, she was awarded "Celebrity of the Year" by E!, "Entertainer of the Year" by Entertainment Weekly and named one of People Magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People of 2001". Also, Premiere Magazine ranked her as #48 on a list of the "Greatest Movie Stars of All Time" in their 2005 feature "Stars in Our Constellation". Finally, she ranked #31 in Premiere's annual Power 100 List. Had ranked #83 in 2002.

8. Has portrayed a character named Grace five times: Saturday Night Live (1975) with Mike Myers, The Others (2001), Dogville (2003), Grace of Monaco (2014) and The Undoing (2020).

9. She was supposed to be the star of Panic Room (2002), but she hurt herself in a stunt for Moulin Rouge! (2001). So, she played the voice of Jodie Foster's divorced husband's wife.

10. Older sister of Australian television personality Antonia Kidman.

11. Although naturally left-handed, she taught herself to write right-handed for her role in The Hours (2002), where she played the right-handed author Virginia Woolf.

12. Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on January 13, 2003.

13. Found out about her first Academy Award nomination, for Moulin Rouge! (2001), while shooting Dogville (2003) in Sweden. She was in the middle of shooting a scene when someone held up a sign with the announcement.

14. First Australian actress to win the Best Actress Academy Award.

15. Prior to the release of Australia (2008), she was elected alongside fellow Aussie Hugh Jackman as one of the favorite upcoming romantic couples on screen.

16. Originally cast as Mrs. Smith in Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005). She was the one who suggested Brad Pitt as the co-lead.

17. Has appeared in My Life (1993) with Michael Keaton, Batman Forever (1995) with Val Kilmer, The Peacemaker (1997) with George Clooney and The Portrait of a Lady (1996) with Christian Bale. All four actors have played Batman in a movie. She also appeared in To Die For (1995) with Casey Affleck, whose brother Ben Affleck has also played Batman.

18. She was awarded the Special Award at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards for her special and significant contributions to London Theatre for her performance in "The Blue Room". She was also nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1999 (1998 season) for Best Actress for her performance in "The Blue Room".

19. A very tall woman at nearly 5' 11", she actually stood about 4 inches taller than ex-husband Tom Cruise, and rarely wore heels when seen publicly with him so that they could appear similar in height. Since their divorce, she is rarely seen on the red carpet without high heels, and she often meets 6' 4" actors in the eye. She was already 5' 9" when she was age 13.

20. Scored an IQ of 132+

21. While she usually commands $10 million+ for a movie, she was willing to receive only $500,000 for her role in "Eucalyptus" (2006), that eventually was scrapped. Produced by "Fox Searchlight", its financing guideline showed that each actor signed on to the project could receive no more than $500,000, in order to keep costs low. This movie was set to be produced in Australia, another reason she decided to accept it. She was slated to star alongside Russell Crowe in the movie, but the project was ultimately dropped.

22. Has never used a body double for her nude scenes.

23 .Replaced Rene Russo as Dr. Chase Meridian in Batman Forever (1995) when Val Kilmer replaced Michael Keaton.

24. Likes the poetry of Anne Carson and the writing of Philip Larkin.

25. Writes short stories in her free time and hopes to publish them one day. She revealed in June 2014 that she's also working on her first screenplay for a feature film.

26. Is in the 50th-anniversary edition of the Guinness Book Of Records as the highest-paid actress in a commercial. She netted $3.71 million for her part in a four-minute Baz Luhrmann-directed Chanel No. 5 movie ad. The ad, costing $11 million a minute, is a short film titled "No 5: The Film". Guinness book editors noted the actress earned $928,800 per minute. Costumes designed by Karl Lagerfeld and score by Debussy.

27. Was considered for the role of Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992), for the Meg Ryan role in Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and for Jenny Curran in Forrest Gump (1994), which went to Robin Wright. She also auditioned for a part in The English Patient (1996) but was turned down.

28. Had played a witch twice: once in Practical Magic (1998) and again in Bewitched (2005). Witches also featured in her film The Golden Compass (2007).

29. Is a pianist, and did her own piano-playing in Cold Mountain (2003).

30. Is highly conscious of avoiding excessive sun exposure, and is rarely seen during her downtime without a hat, sunglasses and wearing sunscreen. In fact, best friend Naomi Watts has said that "Nicole won't cross the street without a hat."

31. In addition to having worked with all four of the most recent Batmans, she has also worked with both of the most recent actors to play Alfred Pennyworth. In Batman Forever (1995), she appears with Michael Gough. In Bewitched (2005), her father is played by Michael Caine.

32. Has one niece: Lucia (b. 1999) and two nephews: Hamish (b. 2001), James (b. 2003).

33. August 2004: Australian business magazine Business Review Weekly listed Kidman as the richest Australian woman under age 40, estimated at a worth of $155 million (Australian).

34. Is childhood friends with Peter Overton, a reporter for the Australian 60 Minutes (1979) program. Both lived in the same suburb of Sydney when they were children.

35. She has English, Irish and Scottish ancestry.

36. She and ex-husband Tom Cruise made three movies together: Days of Thunder (1990), Eyes Wide Shut (1999) and Far and Away (1992). They met on the set of Days of Thunder (1990).

37. Attended the same high school attended by Catherine Martin (two time Oscar winner for costume design and direction on Moulin Rouge! (2001) and wife of Baz Luhrmann) and legendary Australian actress Ruth Cracknell.

38. Godmother of Harry (b. 19 September 2001), the son of Simon Baker and Rebecca Rigg. Riggs and Kidman are close friends.

39. Named goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Development Fund for Women.

40. Was listed as a potential nominee on both the 2006 and 2008 Razzie Award nominating ballots. She was suggested in the Worst Actress category on the 2006 ballot for her performance in Bewitched (2005). And she was suggested again two years later on the 2007 ballot in the Worst Actress category again for her performance in The Invasion (2007). She failed to receive either nominations.

41. 2006: Her performance as Suzanne Stone Maretto in To Die For (1995) is ranked #40 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time.

42. 2006: Accompanied her boyfriend Keith Urban to the Grammy Awards. It was their first public appearance together.

43. Is allergic to strawberries and scared of butterflies (lepidopterophobia). Curiously snakes and spiders don't faze her.

44. Wore a wedding gown at her wedding to Keith Urban by the label Balenciaga.

45. Married Keith Urban in the St. Patrick's church in Manly, a suburb of Sydney. The wedding ceremony lasted 35 minutes. 230 guests attended her wedding to Keith Urban. Among them were her best friend Naomi Watts, Russell Crowe, Baz Luhrmann, Hugh Jackman and Nicole's two children Isabella and Conor. Jim Carrey was invited and greatly wanted to come, in fact he booked plane tickets to Australia, but last minute scheduling conflicts stopped him from going.

46. She asked her wedding guests not to buy any presents for her and Keith Urban but to donate the money instead to some humanitarian organization.

47. She and Keith Urban honeymooned in Tahiti -- more precisely the St. Regis in Bora Bora. Eva Longoria and her boyfriend Tony Parker were also coincidentally staying there at the time.

48. Baz Luhrmann read a love Psalm by New Zealand writer Joy Cowley (a nod to Urban's birth place) at her wedding to Keith Urban.

49. Three star performers sang at her wedding reception to Keith Urban. Hugh Jackman sang "Tenterfield Saddler", a favorite of Urban's. Keith Urban sang his hit song "Making Memories of Us" to her. Neil Finn sang "Fall At Your Feet".

50. Author Philip Pullman requested her specifically to play the role of Marisa Coulter in The Golden Compass (2007), the movie adaptation of his book "His Dark Materials: Northern Lights" from 1995. Kidman was originally unsure if she would take the part when some producers from New Line Cinema offered it to her. However, with a beautiful letter, Pullman fully convinced her to take the role. Pullman knew she was right for the part after he saw her performance in To Die For (1995) and with a producer from New Line Cinema he had discussed the possibilities of her playing the part, from the day the rights to the book were sold, to 10 years later when she signed on for the film. As a part of her preparation, Kidman re-read the whole His Dark Materials trilogy, and wrote small notes, whenever she found something personal about the character, before filming began. The film became the biggest film of her career, with a budget of $180 million and a box office income of $372 million worldwide, the biggest live-action success that she had experienced, until the release of Aquaman (2018).

51. Studied ballet and drama in Australia.

52. Keith Urban's brother, Shane Urban, was best man at their wedding. His friend, Marlon Holden, was the groomsman.

53. Keith Urban gave Nicole a first edition of Emily Brontë's novel, "Wuthering Heights", purchased from Sotherby's for $200,000 as a wedding present.

54. Wrote the introduction to the book "Truth: Personas, Needs, and Flaws in the Art of Building Actors and Creating Characters" by her friend and acting consultant Susan Batson.

55. 2004: Topped The Hollywood Reporter's list of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated her earnings for the year to be $28 million.

56. 9/01: Attended the Royal Premiere of Moulin Rouge! (2001) alongside Kylie Minogue, Prince Charles and Ewan McGregor.

57. Is a fan of actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and her film Bride & Prejudice (2004). Nicole got to meet Aishwarya for the first time at the 2005 Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world dinner held in New York City.

58. Was originally cast as Ulla in The Producers (2005) and was considered for roles in Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013) and Bel Ami (2012). All three roles eventually went to Uma Thurman. Furthermore, Joel Schumacher also wanted Kidman to play Poison Ivy in Batman Forever (1995), but the use of the character was delayed to a later entry in the Batman series, in which Thurman played the part.

59. The bridesmaids at her wedding were her adopted daughter Isabella Jane Cruise, her sister Antonia Kidman and her niece Lucia.

60. In honor of her June 2006 wedding to singer Keith Urban, Australian TV presenters Simon Reeve and Nelson Aspen teamed up to sing Nicole a live rendition of the theme song "Bewitched" on the morning news program Sunrise (2000).

61. On April 13, 2007, she was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia, which is Australia's top civil honor, at a ceremony in Canberra. She was honored for her contribution to cinema as well as her charity work with women, children and cancer research.

62. Wore a red wig for her role in Moulin Rouge! (2001).

63. 2006: Presented her The Peacemaker (1997) co-star George Clooney his Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

64. Had several projects lined up during the mid-aughts that never went to fruition; Baz Luhrmann's doomed Alexander the Great-project with Leonardo DiCaprio, "American Darlings" with Jennifer Lopez, Kar-Wai Wong's "The Lady from Shanghai", Ridley Scott's "Emma's War", Paul Verhoeven's "Other Powers", the Steven Spielberg-produced "The Rivals" co-starring Marion Cotillard. She also circled roles in I Heart Huckabees (2004) and The Brothers Grimm (2005), but dropped out of both. She also dropped out of the role of Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator (2004) due to scheduling conflicts.

65. 2004: Presented her The Interpreter (2005) co-star Sean Penn his Best Actor Oscar.

66. December 2007: According to Forbes, her movies averaged $8 of gross income for every dollar the actress got paid.

67. Earns $4 million per year endorsing Chanel No. 5 perfume. Her three year contract was up for renewal in 2007 and was extended to 2009, where it was concluded. She was replaced by Audrey Tautou.

68. Turned down the lead role of Roxie Hart in Chicago (2002) because she had just completed Moulin Rouge! (2001) and did not want to do two musicals in a row. Her friend, Renée Zellweger, won the role of Roxie and an Oscar nomination for her efforts.

69. She and husband Keith Urban, purchased a farm near Leipers Fork, Tennessee, which they are now renovating. (November 2007).

70. Moved in together with Jack Black and Jennifer Jason Leigh during filming Margot at the Wedding (2007), because they wanted to perfect their roles as a dysfunctional family.

71. To prepare for her role in The Human Stain (2003) she visited women's shelters and talked to former victims of abuse for inspiration.

72. Her and Tom Cruise's high profile divorce was finalized the same week that her horror movie The Others (2001) was released.

73. When she went to Sweden to shoot Dogville (2003), it was the first time in 15 years that she had flown on a public plane.

74. For her role in Birthday Girl (2001) she went to the Russian Embassy in Australia for help in speaking Russian. She didn't work with any other coach on the set except the woman from the embassy.

75. Got the role as Diane Arbus in Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006) after Samantha Morton backed out.

76. While filming The Invasion (2007) she was involved in an accident while riding with others in a picture car mounted on trailer being towed by a camera truck rig. While filming a stunt in downtown Los Angeles, the truck took a turn too wide, slid on wet pavement, and collided with a light standard. Several stunt artists on the picture car were injured in the accident. Ms. Kidman was brought to the hospital as a precaution, but was able to return to the set the next day.

77. Did her own singing for Moulin Rouge! (2001), Happy Feet (2006), Nine (2009), The Prom (2020). She also performed the intro for The Undoing (2020).

78. While reaching a divorce from Tom Cruise, Nicole lived with her friend Naomi Watts.

79. It was widely claimed that her friend Naomi Watts turned down the female lead in The Interpreter (2005) because she knew Nicole wanted the role. However, the part was actually written exclusively for Kidman, who was a longtime friend of Sydney Pollack, the director of the film. They previously starred in Eyes Wide Shut (1999) and he produced her films Birthday Girl (2001) and Cold Mountain (2003).

80. Has worked with some of the most celebrated and acclaimed directors in the movie business: Stanley Kubrick, Lars von Trier, Werner Herzog, Park Chan-wook, Noah Baumbach, Anthony Minghella, Stephen Daldry, David Fincher, Baz Luhrmann, Jane Campion, Gus Van Sant, Ron Howard, The Wachowski siblings and George Miller. In addition to this, she has expressed an eagerness to work with Michael Haneke and has always dreamed of working with her friend Steven Spielberg.

81. One of her favorite collaborators is costume designer Ann Roth, with whom she worked on five projects including The Hours (2002) and Rabbit Hole (2010).

82. Some of her favorite movies are Gone with the Wind (1939), Breaking the Waves (1996), The Wizard of Oz (1939), Grease (1978), Rear Window (1954) and The Way We Were (1973).

83. Good friends with Renée Zellweger, Jim Carrey, Russell Crowe and Meryl Streep. She also became good friends with Daniel Craig after working with him on The Invasion (2007) and The Golden Compass (2007). In 2014 she revealed that whenever he goes to Australia, he always stays at her house.

84. She loved wearing the prosthetic nose, that she originally used in The Hours (2002) and wore it in private too, mainly as she was undergoing a divorce from Tom Cruise at the time and was attracting a lot of paparazzi interest. Much to her delight, by wearing her fake nose out and about, she found she could easily evade the paparazzi as they didn't recognize her.

85. She decided not to imitate Virginia Woolf's actual tone and voice in her portrayal in The Hours (2002), because she feared people thought it would be comic.

86. She is distantly related to Isabel Kidman, the second wife of Jack Lee.

87. Replaced Catherine Zeta-Jones in the role of Claudia in Nine (2009) after she quit due to scheduling conflicts. Kidman began rehearsals two months after giving birth to her daughter Sunday.

88. Became pregnant twice by Tom Cruise during their marriage. In 1991, she suffered an ectopic pregnancy, resulting in their decision to adopt, and then in 2000, prior to their separation, she suffered a miscarriage.

89. On the DVD audio commentary for Ghost (1990), director Jerry Zucker reveals that Kidman auditioned to play Molly. Although Zucker was impressed with her reading, he cast Demi Moore because she was a bigger name.

90. Turned down Jodie Foster's role in The Brave One (2007).

91. Is very close friends with fellow Aussie Hugh Jackman, her Australia (2008) co-star.

92. Was two months pregnant with her daughter Sunday when she completed filming on Australia (2008).

93. With her performance as Virginia Wolf in The Hours (2002) lasting around 25 minutes, she has one of the shortest Best Actress Oscar wins in history.

94. Returned to work two months after the birth of her daughter Faith in order to begin filming Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012).

95. Owns a massive 3-bedroom, 2-bath river-view apartment in renowned glass tower designed by Richard Meier on Greenwich Village's Perry Street by Hudson River in Manhattan.

96. Was in a band when she was a teenager, she was the singer.

Said that if she had not been an actress, she would have been a doctor.

97. She studied at St. Martin's Youth Theatre, Melbourne, Australia; Australian Theatre for Young People, Sydney, Australia and Philip Street Theatre, Sydney, Australia; majored in voice, production and theater history.

98. When she was a child, used to go fishing with her grandfather.

99. Decided to do Eyes Wide Shut (1999) before reading the script.

100. Tom Cruise used to call her "The Wild Australian".

101. When Stanley Kubrick died, she went to St. Patrick church in New York and lit a candle in his memory.

102. When she married Tom Cruise, part of their promise was that they would never be separated for more than two weeks. The same promise was applied between her and her second husband Keith Urban. However, they later reduced it to one week and finally they settled on three days of separation to be the limit.

103. Was nicknamed "Stalky" while attending school.

104. Raised in Longueville, Sydney and attended a Catholic school.

105. Shares the services of publicist Pat Kingsley with her friend, Sandra Bullock.

106. Has two adopted children with her first husband Tom Cruise - a daughter Isabella Jane Kidman-Cruise (aka Isabella Cruise, born on December 22, 1992) and a son Connor Anthony Kidman-Cruise (aka Connor Cruise, born on January 17, 1995).

107. When she separated from husband Tom Cruise in February 2001, she was 3 months pregnant with what would have been their first biological child, but had a miscarriage.

108. Gave birth, at age 41, to her third child, daughter Sunday Rose Kidman-Urban, on July 7, 2008. Child's father is her second husband, Keith Urban.

109. Became a mother for the fourth time at age 43, when her daughter, Faith Margaret Kidman-Urban, was born on December 28, 2010 via surrogate. Child's father is her second husband, Keith Urban.

110. Attended Princess Diana's funeral with her then-husband, Tom Cruise.

111. The longest she has gone without an Oscar nomination is 8 years, between The Hours (2002) and Rabbit Hole (2010).

112. She serves as an Ambassador of the Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, and have hosted events for the children, including special screenings of Happy Feet (2006), The Golden Compass (2007) and Paddington (2014).

113. Originally turned down her part in Stoker (2013), because she wished to spend time with her kids. However, director Park Chan-wook was eager to have her play the part of Evelyn that he choose to place setting in Nashville. The movie was filmed five minutes from her home and she began filming a week after wrapping The Paperboy (2012).

114. On set of Cold Mountain (2003) she gave co-star Natalie Portman the advice to "Always choose a film by its director. You're never certain how the movie will turn out, but you are always guaranteed an interesting experience". In 2010, Portman said that she always had that in mind, during her career.

115. Zac Efron said that shooting the improvised dance scene with her in The Paperboy (2012), was "the day he became a man".

116. She saved Hugh Jackman from a poisonous scorpion on the set of Australia (2008). While she was about to join Hugh in the bag, she noticed the poisonous scorpion crawling up his leg. She calmly told him not to move and squatted down, scooped the arachnid into her hat and walked over to the woods and released it. Everyone applauded but was asked why she hadn't just stomped on it. She said, 'I would never kill an animal. Every creature here has its purpose. This one just didn't belong in Hugh's bag!'".

117. As of 2017, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Moulin Rouge! (2001), The Hours (2002) and Lion (2016). She was Oscar nominated for her performances in all of these and won Best Actress for The Hours.

118. In both Dead Calm (1989) and Rabbit Hole (2010) Nicole played the mother of a boy named Danny. Danny was killed in car accidents in both films.

119. Developed shortsightedness in 1998 and had laser treatment to rectify the problem. Usually wears contact lenses but wears glasses on occasions.

120. Godmother of Simon Baker and Rebecca Riggs's son Harry and of Rupert Murdoch's daughters Grace and Chloe.

121. 13 films in her career have been nominated for at least one Academy Award. The most common categories among her representative films is 'Best Supporting Actress' for which six of her films have been nominated.

122. In October 2012, she was honored with a Gala event at the 50th-annual New York Film Festival.

123. She attended the opening ceremony of the London Summer Olympics, with husband Keith Urban, due to her status of spokeswoman for Omega Watches, the official time keeper for the Olympic Games.

124. In September 2013, she attended the announcement of Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis in Qingdao, China. She was honored as "Best Global Film Actress" at the same event. Jackie Chan presented her the honor.

125. Spent several weeks in Kununurra, Western Australia, filming Australia (2008) with temperatures soaring to 109 °F.

126. Attended the world premiere of her friend Naomi Watts's first major studio film, The Ring (2002), next to Watts and Heath Ledger at the Mann Bruin Theatre, Westwood, CA.

127. Served member of the main competition jury at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

128. Has starred in two films that were selected as the opening film at the Cannes Film Festival: Moulin Rouge! (2001) and Grace of Monaco (2014).

129. The Valentino dress she wore at the red carpet event of Nebraska (2013) at Cannes Film Festival, was the dress that Anne Hathaway originally was meant to wear at the The 85th Annual Academy Awards. Hathaway discarded the dress at the last minute, because it was too similar to Amanda Seyfried's dress.

130. Was a longtime friend (25 years) of L'Wren Scott.

131. Her Hawaiian name is Hokulani, which means "heavenly star". She was named after a baby elephant, that lived at the local zoo of her childhood home, as her mother loves elephants.

132. Sofía Vergara was originally cast as Charlotte Bless in The Paperboy (2012), the role that Kidman eventually assumed. Vergara herself has said Kidman was a better fit for the part.

133. Often teaches herself various skills for different roles. Among them, she knows how to twirl and throw knives, due to her role in Paddington (2014), for which she also took a taxidermy class as part of her preparation.

134. Frank Ocean sampled one of her monologues from Eyes Wide Shut (1999) into his song "Love Crimes", released on his debut album "Nostalgia, Ultra" from 2011.

135. Both of her blockbusters from 2007, The Invasion (2007) and The Golden Compass (2007), went through massive creative changes during post-production, due to demand from the studios. The interference left both the directors publicly unsatisfied with the final results of their respective films. A director's cut edition has never been released of either films.

136. Was the 123rd actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for The Hours (2002) at The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) on March 23, 2003.

137. Producer Harvey Weinstein suggested her and Judi Dench to play Barbara and Violet in August: Osage County (2013), during the initial casting process of the film. However, the screenwriter of the film, Tracy Letts, voted against the idea, saying that the two roles should be played by American actors.

138. Sharks are one of her passions and to shark-dive is one of her favorite activities. She considers sharks to be "beautiful".

139. Was attached to produce and star as Einar Wegener in The Danish Girl (2015) for several years and she considered it to be a passion project for her. She revealed in 2010, that at one point, following difficulties with finding a director, she considered making it her directorial debut. However, in 2014, the project moved forward again, but without Kidman's involvement.

140. Has a skydiving license.

141. Meryl Streep considers her to be one of the best actresses of her generation. Emily Blunt, Freida Pinto, Dakota Johnson and Sophia Bush all considers her among their favorite actresses.

142. When she was 14, she got her first job at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney, where she worked as an usherette at Sesame Street Live.

143. She and former husband Tom Cruise were offered guest roles in The Simpsons (1989) in the episode The Simpsons: When You Dish Upon a Star (1998). They turned it down and were replaced by then-couple Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.

144. She was originally reluctant to star in The Others (2001), since it explored such dark places. She tried to persuade the director Alejandro Amenábar and the Weinstein brothers, the producers of the film, to find another actress for the part and even suggested Julianne Moore to the Weinsteins. However, in 2010, Kidman revealed that the film is one of her favorites among her own filmography.

145. The on-location dressing room she used for Cold Mountain (2003) was an old converted bus once owned by executed Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.

146. Owns alpacas at her ranch in Nashville.

147. Was a part of the notoriously secret and long shoot of Eyes Wide Shut (1999). For one minute of footage of the film, director Stanley Kubrick demanded her to do shoot six days of naked sex scenes with a male model. Not only did he ask the pair to pose in over 50 erotic positions, he also banned her then-husband and co-star Tom Cruise from the set and forbade her to assuage her husband's tension by telling him what happened during the shoot. The decision to direct each actor separately an forbid them to share notes was done to exaggerate the distrust between their fictional husband and wife.

148. Was close friends with Lauren Bacall. She considered Bacall to be her "American Mother".

149. Noted comedienne Joan Rivers considered her to be one of the most intelligent and funniest actress in Hollywood. She also considered her to be among "the last real movie stars".

150. Her father, Dr. Antony "Tony" Kidman, died of a heart attack in Singapore at the age of 75. Dr. Kidman had been declared as deceased by Tan Tock Seng Hospital at 9:54 AM SGT. He is survived by, among others, his wife (Janelle, with whom he celebrated a Golden Anniversary in January), children, in-law children, and 10 grandchildren. [September 2014]

151. In December 2007, she was paid "substantial" damages by the British news paper Daily Telegraph, after they wrongly accused her of having breached provisions in her promotional contract for Chanel No. 5 perfume. In the article "Chanel Left Fuming", they reported that she carried a bottle of a rival fragrance at the premiere of The Golden Compass (2007). Kidman's lawyer, John Kelly, said his client suffered significant embarrassment and distress over the fabricated Telegraph story, The newspaper later determined that its source for the story had made it up. David Price, the Telegraph's solicitor-advocate, apologized on behalf of the paper and agreed to pay Kidman's legal costs as well as substantial undisclosed damages, which she donated to Unifem, the United Nations Development Fund for Women.

152. In 2013, both she and husband Keith Urban were nominated for a Golden Globe. She received her tenth nomination, while he received his first.

153. She was well-respected by the late and famed film-critic Roger Ebert. He considered her to have a dichotomous career; "She seems to be two people: the glamorous star of "Moulin Rouge" and "Nine," and the risky, daring actress in "Birth," "The Hours" and "Eyes Wide Shut." He also believed that in time, she will gain more respect; "Celebrity has clouded her image; if she were less glamorous, she would be more praised. Age will only be an asset to her.".

154. In 2014 she was honored at the Shanghai Film Festival with an "Outstanding Contribution to Film Industry Award". Hugh Grant presented the award to her at the event.

155. She cites Austrailian and South African accents as being the two most difficult dialects in English.

156. Her Oscar is placed over the fireplace in her mother's home.

157. Infamously, she made her debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003) by giving host Jimmy Kimmel a brief lap-dance.

158. Became a viral hit in January, 2015 following an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014), in which they discuss an embarrassing encounter between the two. The clip is said to have gained 55 million views online during its first week, including 18 million views on YouTube.

159. Her performance in Sam Mendes's West End play "The Blue Room" (1999) inspired both Baz Luhrmann to cast her in Moulin Rouge! (2001) and Stephen Daldry to cast her in The Hours (2002). She received an Oscar nomination for both films.

160. As of 2017, three of her films Australia (2008), Happy Feet (2006) and Lion (2016) all ranks among the top five of the highest grossing Australian film productions at the box office of her native Australia. She is the only performer to achieve this feat. Her film Moulin Rouge! (2001) also ranks as #6 on the same chart, while Lion (2016) is the highest grossing independent Australian film of all time.

161. Has portrayed the villain in two adaptations of British children literature that features a talking bear as one of the main characters: The Golden Compass (2007) and Paddington (2014). The two characters also shares the initials of M.C. - Marisa Coulter and Millicent Clyde.

162. To date (2015) she's been taller than both of her husbands and older than one.

163. Is one of 27 actresses to have received an Academy Award nomination for their performance in a musical; hers being Moulin Rouge! (2001). The others, in chronological order, are: Bessie Love for The Broadway Melody (1929), Grace Moore for One Night of Love (1934), Jean Hagen for Singin' in the Rain (1952), Marjorie Rambeau for Torch Song (1953), Dorothy Dandridge for Carmen Jones (1954), Deborah Kerr for The King and I (1956), Rita Moreno for West Side Story (1961), Gladys Cooper for My Fair Lady (1964), Julie Andrews for Mary Poppins (1964), The Sound of Music (1965), and Victor/Victoria (1982), Debbie Reynolds for The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964), Peggy Wood for The Sound of Music (1965), Carol Channing for Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), Kay Medford for Funny Girl (1968), Barbra Streisand for Funny Girl (1968), Liza Minnelli for Cabaret (1972), Ronee Blakley for Nashville (1975), Lil

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