Today’s a big day because only today is it the Nicole Kidman birthday! The Oscar-winning actress turns 49 today, which should answer the question you’re all asking: How old is Nicole Kidman? The Nicole Kidman age is pretty surprisingly since the actress doesn’t look as old as she is, which is a great benefit when your career depends on outdated ideas of woman aging as any career in Hollywood does. To celebrate the actress and her birthday today (June 20), we have compiled a list of the five best Nicole Kidman movies you should watch on her special day.
Nicole Kidman has come a long way since her first role in the 1983 film Bush Christmas, and she’s now married and even has two biological daughters now in addition to the other Nicole Kidman kids, Bella and Connor, whom she adopted with ex-husband, Tom Cruise. But, we’re not here to talk about Nicole Kidman’s personal life, we’re here to talk about the best Nicole Kidman movies. So, without further ado, here are our picks for the five best movies of Nicole Kidman.
5 Best Nicole Kidman Movies to Watch on Her Birthday
Nicole Kidman has a huge resume under her belt and it’s not limited to her on-screen work either. Kidman is also an established producer, having helped fund films like In the Cut (2003) and Monte Carlo (2011). Today, we’ll focus on her acting career by listing off the five best movies of Nicole Kidman to celebrate her 49th birthday.
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Kidman joins forces with acclaimed director Baz Luhrmann and costar Ewan McGregor in this lavish musical that marries modern music with a turn-of-the-century setting. Kidman plays Satine, a cabaret performer in Paris’s famed Moulin Rouge, who falls in love with a struggling poet called Christian (McGregor) whom she mistakes for a Duke. The film was a massive blockbuster not only for the tragic love story but also for Lurhmann’s unique habit of sewing together the old and the new to create something strangely, yet beautifully, bizarre.
Days of Thunder (1990)
This is the movie during filming of which Kidman met Tom Cruise, whom she would go on to marry eventually. The movie tells the story of a young racecar driver (Cruise) who is up against his rival as well as an underhanded newcomer and finds the emotional support he needs from a neurosurgeon (Kidman) with whom he falls in love. This was the first one Kidman and Cruise did together.
After finally getting over her husband’s death, a woman (Kidman) is alarmed to find that he may have been reborn as a 10-year-old child. While obviously skeptical at first, the child eventually proves to know an eerie amount of information about the couple’s married life. The role was one that earned her mixed reviews, but the film itself was lauded as original and downright creepy (understandably). It’s still considered one of her better roles and one that highlights her ability to flawlessly lose herself in a role.
The Hours (2002)
The role that got Kidman her much-deserved Oscar was in this movie. Kidman played famed novelist Virginia Woolf in this mutli-generational story about the women affected by Woolf’s novel, Mrs. Dalloway. Kidman donned a prosthetic nose and make up that gave her an uncanny resemblance to Woolf, and perfectly captured the troubled writer’s tragedies and traumas.
Practical Magic (1998)
This cult classic based on the book by Alice Hoffman tells the story of two sisters, Sally (Sandra Bullock) and Gillian (Kidman), who possess witchy powers and are forced to come together when they accidentally kill Gillian’s abusive ex-boyfriend and try to bring him back to life. The demonic creature that returns to haunt them and the detective nosing around trying to solve the case only adds to their problems.