Top Five Movies of Nicole Kidman
I have no clue if Nicole Kidman has had plastic surgery or not. It reminds me of steroids in baseball. Yes, there were a lot of players that used, but showing me pictures of a skinny 18-year-old and comparing it to a muscle-bound 28-year-old doesn’t make certain proof for me. If only the ripped players did steroids, does it mean every thin player is a paragon of integrity? A lot can happen in 12 years. Weight-training, with and without pharmaceutical help are both possible but I would posit the biggest thing is age itself.
I’m not sure about any of you, but I’m a different person mentally, physically and emotionally than I was at 18 or 28. I know I’m different, but seeing myself everyday means that it is so gradual so as to escape notice. As for celebrities, unless you cyber stalk your favorites, they pop up in your radar every week, every few months or maybe every year, depending on their projects. A lot of things can happen in that time. People change.
Additionally, I’m not sure I know what an actor or actress looks like as they grow old naturally. It’s possible that the actors and actresses that look great as they age just have better plastic surgeons. Maybe the beautiful people stay beautiful. Maybe the changes don’t seem as drastic if you see a person every two or three years. Maybe for every Joan Rivers there’s a Helen Mirren. I don’t know. I do know that I still find Nicole attractive, though she doesn’t look nearly as good as she promotes “The Paperboy” as she did in her earlier work. Then again, I doubt I look as good as when I first saw these five great movies.
I just got to see “The Master” this past weekend. When I think back to Joaquin Phoenix being seduced by Nicole in this movie, it’s obvious that he has come a long way as an actor.
Natalie Portman, Renee Zellweger and Nicole all star in this Academy Award winning historical picture and look good while doing so. But, it doesn’t just have great actresses, it adds in the talent of Phillip Seymour Hoffman (another “The Master” actor), Brendan Gleeson, Ray Winstone and Jude Law.
Ever since I saw “Zoolander,” I can’t wait to watch a movie that stars Billy Zane. That includes this and certainly “The Phantom.” Sam Neill gets that fond place in my heart for his work in “Sirens” and “The Dish.” Though, if I’m honest, I wasn’t really watching his work in “Sirens.”
Yes, it may not be Stanley Kubrick’s best work, but it’s still much better than most anyone else’s best work. It’s also the first movie that made my mind think about how music creates the mood in a movie. Love the single tone piano work.
Lars von Trier may say some very stupid things. However, he creates some very cool looks at people in his movies. I don’t think I’ve seen one that didn’t have something that fascinated me. It’s a strong battle between “Dogville” and “Melancholia” for which one that stayed with me the longest.
Agree? Disagree? Which movies would make your Nicole Kidman top five?
About Jason McClain Jason is an aspiring novelist, which means there is a lot of time to put off writing and watch baseball or go fly-fishing, hiking and traveling. By "a lot of time", Jason means "procrastination."