Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Birthday

to a work of art.

20 comments:

Kent said...

Nat, Nicole Kidman to me is what Michelle Pfeiffer is to you.

magicub said...

Happy Birthday Nic, wishing you movies with wong Kar wai, Almodovar, Scorcese and mayo more

Anonymous said...

BIRTH was just on IFC. Brilliant all the way around, and should've easily secured nom #3 for Kidman (which should have actually been #5 if you ask me). Is it possible for an Oscar winner to be underrated? Anyway, happy birthday Nicole! May you always remain fierce and fearless.

-Val, who won't apologize for fawning over this woman more than usual. It is her birthday after all.

Anonymous said...

Love her, just hope she stops messing with her face.

Drew said...

Just finished Birth on IFC. Always watch it whenever it's on TV even though I have it on DVD. The movie and Nicole are just perfect. Luv her so much. Can't wait for Nine and Rabbit Hole.

Anonymous said...

with no doubt she is one of the greatest actress of forever. she loves her art and works hard for it.

remy

vince said...

circa Eyes Wide Shut?

Hey, Nat, that picture of you on your blog page. Are you by any chance mimicking Madonna?

vince said...

Haha ... I'm about to watch Birth on IFC ... looks like I won't have been alone.

Glenn said...

Goddess.

vince said...

The Academy really make her work for her nominations.

amir_uk said...

Totally in agreement with Val et al here... Birth is masterful, right? I think it's her very best performance and should've been nom number 5 (To Die For, MR, The Hours, Cold Mountain, Birth) and Oscar number 2 (or 1, in fact, if you're a Diane Lane fan like me).

Happy 42nd Nicole Kidman!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to a brilliant actress, who imo very often is ignored by the AMPAS (Margot at the wedding for example.

I wish her all the best for her including a well-deserved 2nd Oscar.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to the Birthday Girl!!!

Anonymous said...

Looking at Kidman's body of performances (which are almost becoming Streep/Hepburn-esque in terms of sheer volume and quality), and the fact that she's pretty much survived the massive media backlash and attempts to kill her career, and is still thriving and doing exceptional work (she had some moments of comedy genius in Australia, ie "ooh, a Kangaroo!" and was brilliant in Margot At The Wedding)...it'll be interesting to see when certain elements of the media start backtracking. Because she isn't going anywhere, that's for sure.

She's, imho, the best and most important screen actress of her generation. Always taking chances, never afraid to fail, but succeeding more often than not. I think some people have always had trouble reconciniling the possibility that such a glamorous/iconic "movie star" as Kidman could also be a genius of an actor, but her work is speaking for itself. Vivien Leigh aside (who never built up anything close to Kidman's body of film performances) Kidman may be the most beautiful/iconic movie actress, ever to double up as a serious, all time-great thespian.

When Nathanial revists his "Actress of the Aughts" list (next year I guess), I hope Kidman keeps the top spot he gave her at the halfway mark. Despite the media fawning over Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett, I think she deserves it.

Chris

Derreck said...

ooh, ditto to Kent.

ooh, i should watch a Kidman movie today. maybe Moulin Rouge. i never get tired of that film.

or Practical Magic where she looks just as beautiful.

Happy Birthday to Nicole!

Douglas Racso said...

i love love love love love love her!

Cort said...

Happy birthday to a great and incredible actress

jess said...

With NINE and RABBIT HOLE, Kidman will remain the biggest star in H'Wood.

Award noms will drop from the sky in 2011.

And I read that the director of "Let the right one in" will direct her in DANISH GIRL next year. That's exciting

Stenar said...

mmmmmm... I love Nicky! She's sublime. I hope she had a happy birthday. :)

Anonymous said...

"biggest star in Hollywood"? Yeah, dream on.