Born: 20th June 1967, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Nicole Mary Kidman, AC is an Australian actress and film producer. Kidman's breakthrough roles were in the 1989 feature film thriller Dead Calm and television thriller miniseries Bangkok Hilton. Appearing in several films in the early 1990s, she came to worldwide recognition for her performances in the stock-car racing film Days of Thunder (1990), the romance-drama Far and Away (1992), and the superhero film Batman Forever (1995). Other successful films followed in the late 1990s. Her performance in the musical Moulin Rouge! (2001) earned her a second Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical and her first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Kidman's performance as Virginia Woolf in the drama film The Hours (2002) received critical acclaim and earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress, the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama and the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin International Film Festival.
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Nicole Kidman's love-interest role in the 1990 Tom Cruise flick Days of Thunder was a major catalyst for her movie career and her long-running relationship with Cruise. Mort Drucker caricatured the Hollywood-power-couple-in-the-making for the fourth installment of the Stan Hart series "MAD's Video Reviews." Originally running in MAD #302 (April '91).
Mort Drucker caricatured Kidman in the Dick DeBartolo-penned spoof "Buttman Fershlugginer" (MAD #337, July '95).
Appearing in MAD #397 (September '00), which arrived on newsstands and in subscriber mailboxes just as the Cruise-Kidman marriage was fizzling out, this gag kicked off the Rick Tulka-Mike Snider collaboration "Modern Celebrity Couple Dilemmas."
"2001 The Film: Dark, vast spaces totally devoid of human life. 2001 The Year: Theatres showing Moulin Rouge." Writer Jacob Lambert and artist Rick Tulka zinged Nicole Kidman's movie-musical debut in "What The Film 2001 Predicted, What The Year 2001 Actually Delivered." It ran in MAD #411 (November '01).
Nicole Kidman as Grace ("Ice") and Alakina Mann as Anne ("Antsy") introduce themselves in the splash panel of "The Ugghers," MAD's parody of the Spanish-American gothic horror thriller The Others. Illustrated by Angelo Torres and written by Arnie Kogen, "The Ugghers" ran in MAD #412 (December '01).
Despite MAD's assertion that her prosthetic nose made her look "like a combination of Big Bird and Martin Short," Nicole Kidman's portrayal of Virginia Wolfe in 2002's The Hours won her the following year's Best Actress Academy Award. Tom Richmond depicted Kidman (along with The Hours co-stars Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore) for "MAD Sizes Up The 2003 Oscars: Best Picture." The four-writer effort originally ran in MAD #437 (April '03).
"Together again for the very first time..." With a lot of water under their respective bridges since Mort Drucker caricatured them in "MAD's Video Reviews" 23 years earlier, the MAD legend placed Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise side-by-side on the "Oscar Winners and Losers Dartboard" for the cover of MAD #439 (March '04).