She also received her first Academy Award nomination, for Best Actress. Kidman famously wore prosthetics that were applied to her nose making her almost unrecognisable playing the author during her time in s England, and her bouts with depression and mental illness while trying to write her novel, Mrs.
The film earned positive notices and several nominations, including for an Academy Award for Best Picture. The New York Times wrote that, "Ms. Kidman, in a performance of astounding bravery, evokes the savage inner war waged by a brilliant mind against a system of faulty wiring that transmits a searing, crazy static into her brain". As the first Australian actress to win an Academy Award, Kidman made a teary acceptance speech about the importance of art, even during times of war , saying, "Why do you come to the Academy Awards when the world is in such turmoil?
Because art is important. And because you believe in what you do and you want to honour that, and it is a tradition that needs to be upheld. Following her Oscar win, Kidman appeared in three very different films in The first, a leading role in Dogville , by Danish director Lars von Trier , was an experimental film set on a bare soundstage. Though the film divided critics in the United States, Kidman still earned praise for her performance. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone magazine stated: "Kidman gives the most emotionally bruising performance of her career in Dogville, a movie that never met a cliche it didn't stomp on.
Her third film was Anthony Minghella 's war drama Cold Mountain. TIME magazine wrote, "Kidman takes strength from Ada's plight and grows steadily, literally luminous. Her sculptural pallor gives way to warm radiance in the firelight". In she appeared in the film Birth , which received controversy over a scene in which Kidman shares a bath with her co-star, year-old Cameron Bright. At a press conference at the Venice Film Festival , Kidman addressed the controversy saying, "It wasn't that I wanted to make a film where I kiss a year-old boy.
I wanted to make a film where you understand love". That same year, she appeared as a successful producer in the black comedy -science-fiction film The Stepford Wives , a remake of the film of the same name , directed by Frank Oz. While neither film fared well in the United States, both were international successes.
In conjunction with her success in the film industry, Kidman became the face of the Chanel No. She starred in a campaign of television and print ads with Rodrigo Santoro , directed by Moulin Rouge!http://xn--80adfeaarc5bmcwhkmd0fg8db.xn--p1ai/wp-content/453.php
The three-minute commercial produced for Chanel No. She also starred in the fantasy-adventure, The Golden Compass , playing the villainous Marisa Coulter. In , she reunited with Moulin Rouge! Kidman played opposite Hugh Jackman as an Englishwoman feeling overwhelmed by the continent. The acting was praised and the movie was a box office success worldwide. Kidman, whose screen time was brief compared to the other actresses, performed the musical number "Unusual Way", alongside Day-Lewis. In April she was selected as a member of the main competition jury at the Cannes Film Festival.
In , Kidman starred in the biographical film Grace of Monaco in the title role that chronicles the crisis, in which Charles de Gaulle blockaded the tiny principality, angered by Monaco's status as a tax haven for wealthy French subjects and Kelly's contemplating a Hollywood return to star in Alfred Hitchcock 's Marnie. Opening out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival , the film received largely negative reviews.
In her other film release, the biographical drama Queen of the Desert , she portrayed writer, traveller, political officer, administrator, and archaeologist Gertrude Bell. Kidman played a district attorney, opposite Julia Roberts and Chiwetel Ejiofor , in the little-seen film Secret in Their Eyes also , a remake of the Argentine film of the same name , both based on the novel La pregunta de sus ojos by author Eduardo Sacheri.
She starred as British scientist Rosalind Franklin , working for the discovery of the structure of DNA, in the production from 5 September to 21 November , directed by Michael Grandage. In 's Lion , Kidman portrayed Sue, the adoptive mother of Saroo Brierley , an Indian boy who was separated from his birth family, a role she felt connected to as she herself is the mother of adopted children.
Richard Roeper of The Chicago Sun-Times thought that "Kidman gives a powerful and moving performance as Saroo's adoptive mother, who loves her son with every molecule of her being, but comes to understand his quest. It's as good as anything she's done in the last decade. Matthew Jacobs of The Huffington Post considered that she "delivered a career-defining performance",  while Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post wrote that "Kidman belongs in the pantheon of great actresses". Kidman next played Martha Farnsworth, the headmistress of an all-girls school during the American Civil War , in Sofia Coppola 's drama The Beguiled , a remake of a film of the same name , which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival , competing for the Palme d'Or.
Cullinan , The film was an arthouse success, and Katie Walsh of Tribune News Service found Kidman to be "particularly, unsurprisingly excellent in her performance as the steely Miss Martha. She is controlled and in control, unflappable. Her genteel manners and femininity co-exist easily with her toughness.
Kidman starred in two dramas — Destroyer and Boy Erased. In the former, she played a detective troubled by a case for two decades. Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair credited all three performers for "elevating the fairly standard-issue material to poignant highs". She has finished filming her supporting role as Mrs. Kidman has been married twice: to actor Tom Cruise , and later to country singer Keith Urban. She has four children: an adopted son and daughter with Cruise as well as two biological daughters with Urban. The couple adopted a daughter, Isabella Jane Cruise born ,  and a son, Connor Anthony born To me, he was just Tom, but to everybody else, he is huge.
But he was lovely to me and I loved him. I still love him. Both denied the allegations, and Kidman won an undisclosed sum from the British tabloids that published the story. In a Vanity Fair interview, Kidman revealed that she had been secretly engaged to someone prior to her present relationship to New Zealand-Australian country singer Keith Urban ,  whom she met at G'Day LA , an event honouring Australians, in January Kidman is Catholic and even considered becoming a nun at one point.
Following criticism of The Golden Compass by Catholic leaders  as anti-Catholic ,  Kidman told Entertainment Weekly that the Catholic Church is part of her "essence", and that her religious beliefs would prevent her from taking a role in a film she perceived as anti-Catholic. Kidman has donated to U.
Democratic party candidates. In the Australia Day Honours , Kidman was appointed Companion of Order of Australia AC for "service to the performing arts as an acclaimed motion picture performer, to health care through contributions to improve medical treatment for women and children and advocacy for cancer research, to youth as a principal supporter of young performing artists, and to humanitarian causes in Australia and internationally".
In the beginning of , Kidman appeared in a series of postage stamps featuring Australian actors. She, Geoffrey Rush , Russell Crowe , and Cate Blanchett each appear twice in the series: once as themselves, and once as their Academy Award -nominated character; Kidman's second stamp showed her as Satine from Moulin Rouge! In , Kidman became the brand ambassador for Etihad Airways. Kidman supports the Nashville Predators , being seen and photographed almost nightly throughout the season.
Additionally, she supports the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League and once served as a club ambassador. Kidman's discography  consists of one spoken word album , one extended play , three singles , three music videos, ten other appearances, a number of unreleased tracks, and two tribute songs recorded by various artists. Kidman, primarily known in the field of acting, entered the music industry in the s after recording a number of tracks for the soundtrack album to Baz Luhrmann 's motion picture Moulin Rouge! The composition became the eighth-highest selling single by an Australian artist for that year,  being certified Gold by Australian Recording Industry Association ,  while reaching on the UK Singles Chart at number twenty-seven.
The track, recorded as a duet with English singer-songwriter Robbie Williams , was issued on 14 December , by Chrysalis Records as the lead single of his fourth studio album Swing When You're Winning. The song peaked at No. In , she and Nicolle Gaylon sang backing vocals on her husband, country music singer Keith Urban 's song " Female ". In , she was given the American Cinematheque Award. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Australian-American actress and film producer. Kidman at the San Diego Comic-Con. Honolulu , Hawaii , U. Tom Cruise m. Keith Urban m.
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Notes: The title card made for this episode is based upon a poster for the film version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Notes: This episode features many hand drawn illustrations created by Mike Matei. Grinch " , incorporating NES-styled audio elements, for this episode. Notes: The intro for this episode features clips from previous episodes along with a montage of all the title cards created for it by Mike Matei.
Until the th episode, this was the last one to feature a title card by Matei, due to personal opinions on their usage. Notes: A teaser for Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie was shown at the end of the episode, intended to advertise the movie before unforeseen difficulties in filming pushed back its release date.
Notes: Contri helped to co-write this episode. This was the last episode to be filmed in p. Notes: Although basically a clip from the movie, this episode differs from it in that it featured actual footage from the game; in the movie, the game was represented by specially-made animation of the game, due to a lack of licensing rights to the original version. Notes: This episode was dedicated to Leonard Nimoy , the narrator for the English-language version of Seaman , who died that year.
Amongst the costs were Barnatt's travel fees, the use of breakaway props, and the accessories that had to be acquired on eBay. Notes: This episode's intro is designed as a parody of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers theme song, while the episode was made to celebrate the then-upcoming release of the film Power Rangers. Notes: This episode was made to commemorate the then-upcoming release of War for the Planet of the Apes.
Notes: This episode was originally released as a series of mini segments on the "Cinemassacre Plays" channel, October 19—24, and in the form of a daily found footage diary. The full release of this episode included an extended ending scene. It was later edited to be one and advertised by Rolfe on Cinemassacre's YouTube channel, with the video initially made available on Amazon Prime a week before it was released on YouTube. At the end of the Spielberg Games review, it was implied that E. The film premiered July 21, The following collection of videos features appearances by either James Rolfe, or his character The Nerd:.
Notes: Although technically not a video involving the Nerd, two characters from the film would later go on to feature in the AVGN series. The following collection of videos features appearances by either James Rolfe, or his character The Nerd. Notes: Until it was posted online to Channel Awesome, this video was an exclusive feature on the film's Blu-ray release. Notes: Because of the family friendly nature of Captain S , James Rolfe had to tone down the nature of his character for this special episode. In addition, no review is made of Wrath of the Black Manta , despite it featuring in this episode.
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The Nerd certainly travels back in time, as he takes a look at two bad NES games based on the Back to the Future series. There is nothing he can love about bad video games, as the Nerd reviews M. Kids for the NES — a video game based on a popular fast food chain.
Wally Bear and the NO! Gang for the NES, a game aimed at teaching kids to not take drugs. Master Chu and the Drunkard Hu. Top Gun. The Nerd tackles two more bad NES games based on another film — Top Gun — and finds out how some elements of their gameplay are just impossible to do. Double Dragon 3. Friday the 13th. The Nerd prepares for Halloween by taking a look at why the NES game based on Friday the 13th is more frustrating than scary.
A Nightmare on Elm Street. The Nerd discusses the naming of sequels for various movie and video game franchises he has seen or played. The Nerd pumps himself up for a fight, in order to prepare for reviewing the SMS video game based on Rocky. Notes: This review was divided into two parts for the ScrewAttack website. The Nerd finds out how bad and frustrating it is to play on the Atari console , by playing a few games on it. If there's something bad, and you don't like it, then you need the Nerd.
He's soon tackling something worse than ghosts, when he reviews Ghostbusters for the NES. It's a third outing for the Nerd against more bad games based on Ghostbusters , as he review two more made for the NES and Genesis. The Nerd reveals how some console add-ons were never worth owning, as he takes a look at the Sega CD — an add-on for the Sega Genesis — and finds out what the games made for it are like.
The Nerd finds out what another add-on for the Sega Genesis is like — the 32X — and tries out some of the games that were made for it, including Primal Rage and Doom. Another super hero has had a bad game made about them, so the Nerd delves in to find out just what its like to play Silver Surfer for the NES. To protect the independence of good games from bad ones, the Nerd takes on the PlayStation game based upon Independence Day , and is soon wishing aliens could destroy this one.
The Nerd will be saying more than " D'oh! The Nerd finds himself reviewing a collection of rather badly-made, controversial, adult-rated games that were created for Atari systems, including Custer's Revenge and Bachelor Party. Taking a break from bad video games, the Nerd spends his time recalling his fondest memories of reading the Nintendo Power magazine. The Nerd faces the horror of a bad video game for his Halloween that he wishes he could cut apart with a chainsaw, as he reviews the Atari game based on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Halloween is upon him, so for his nightmarish night the Nerd must review three very bad Halloween-themed video games for the Atari The Nerd struggles to be a true hero, as he looks to tackling a console version of a classic game — Dragon's Lair for the NES. In a two-part special, the Nerd spends his Christmas taking a look at some very badly made games.
The Nerd tries to make sense of the chronology behind the timeline for one of Nintendo's well-known video game series — The Legend of Zelda. The Nerd finds out what it's like to play the Virtual Boy , by trying out some games on it. In a two-part special, the Nerd tackles reviewing two second generation consoles from the late s — early s.
The Nerd takes a look at a good game for once, as he recalls how great it was to play Super Mario Bros. The Nerd dons his leather hat and whip, and delves into the holy grail of bad video games, as he looks at a collection of games based on the Indiana Jones film series, made for the Atari , NES and SNES. The Nerd boldly goes where no bad game should ever go, by beaming down a collection of games based upon sci-fi series Star Trek , made for the Vectrex , Atari , ColecoVision and NES. Bad games will never be faster than a speeding Super Nerd, as he reviews two bad video games based upon Superman , made for the Atari and NES.
Super Nerd returns, this time to save Superman from two more bad video games made for the Commodore 64 and the Nintendo The Nerd finds out how deadly difficult it is to complete another bad video game, when he attempts to review Deadly Towers for the NES. As the Nerd prepares to review Battletoads for the NES, he finds himself joined by the "guitar guy" who's been living behind his couch, and who helps to show him why it's impossible to complete the game with two players.
The Nerd turns detective to find out why no one would want to play Dick Tracy for the NES, and soon uncovers the many flaws and problems with it. Notes: The YouTube version was edited with an additional minute of content. Halloween has arrived, and the Nerd is green with anger at finding out that there are bad video games on the NES and SNES that have been based on another horror legend — Frankenstein. In a three-part special, the Nerd finds himself reviewing another console — the Philips CD-i — and takes a look at four games made the console, that were allowed to feature a select number of Nintendo characters within them — Hotel Mario , Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon , Link: The Faces of Evil , and Zelda's Adventure.
The Nerd tries to moon-walk his way around another bad game, as takes a look at Michael Jackson's Moonwalker for the Genesis. In a two-part special, the Nerd spends some taking a look at the Atari Jaguar , including some of the games made for it such as Tempest , Alien vs. Predator , and Doom , and an add-on — the Jaguar CD. He also takes a look back at the history of Atari , and the competition between different consoles for superior processing capabilities. The Nerd finds out what the Magnavox Odyssey console is like, by trying it out along with some of its games.
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Video games are transforming into truly bad ones for the Nerd, as he looks at two for the Commodore 64 and the Famicom, based upon Transformers. Another console comes under the Nerd's gaze, as he takes a moment to review the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer , and finds out how horrendously bad one of its games is — Plumbers Don't Wear Ties.
A bad game filled with flaws and issues, leaves the Nerd wanting out of its pit, as he tries out Super Pitfall for the NES. The woods today are filled with bad games, but the big bad Nerd has to venture into them if he's to complete his review of Little Red Hood for the NES. The Nerd spends some time looking over different versions of video game consoles that were designed to play the Pong video game, including the good ones and totally bad ones. The Nerd prepares himself to tackle not one game, but a huge variety of badly designed video games that were put into one cartridge — Action 52 for the NES.
Notes: Due to copyright issues, a scene in the review was edited out for the DVD version. The Nerd brings conclusion to his review of Action 52 , by taking a look at one game in particular in its selection — Cheetahmen. For Halloween this year, the Nerd decides to give a much longer and more in-depth review of Dr.
Hyde for the NES. The Nerd finds it highly unlikely his next bad game is gonna surprise him, as he reviews Lester the Unlikely for the SNES — a video game with a problematic protagonist and difficult gameplay. The Nerd wonders if he's day-dreaming about his next bad video game, as he takes to reviewing the different flaws and styles of gameplay found in Day Dreamin' Davey for the NES. James Rolfe gives fans of the Angry Video Game Nerd a behind-the-scenes look at how an episode of the web series is made, by showing what is done when reviewing a game.
The Nerd finds nothing cool about his latest review of a bad video game — Kid Kool for the NES — as he showcases the many flaws in its gameplay. The Nerd attempts to get his hand on a good copy of Nintendo World Championships for the NES — a series of Nintendo games on one cartridge, used as part of a contest in the s — but soon questions whether it's worth it in the end. He soon shows off how horribly difficult the game is, even on its easiest setting. Christmas has arrived, and the Nerd finds himself once again reviewing a selection of badly made, religious-themed video games for the Game Boy, Genesis, and NES, including Spiritual Warfare and Bible Adventures.
Notes: This is the first episode to be filmed in p HD. The Nerd attempts to show his fans how to play and beat the video game he got as a kid — Ghosts n' Goblins for the NES. The Nerd takes a look at a variety of sport-themed games made for the Atari , including football games, baseball games, boxing games, soccer games, and golf games. The Nerd revives his old friend, "guitar guy", to help him review Ikari Warriors for the NES, and find out what its like to play it with two players.
The Nerd casts his eye on a selection of hardware by Tiger Electronics , including a selection of LCD handheld games and wrist-watch styled games, plus two portable consoles — the Game. It's another Halloween, and the Nerd tries to find something scary that could pop out of his NES game cartridge, when he takes a turn at Alien 3. The Nerd takes a break from bad games to look at a collection of titles based around his life, featuring those for the PC and iOS, as well as two specials ones made for the Atari and NES.
In a two-part Christmas special, the Nerd takes a look back at department store wishlist catalogs before tackling a wishlist of games that fans wish for him to review, including Skate or Die! Travelling back to the Noughties this time around, the Nerd takes on Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing for PC — a poorly made video game considered by reviewers as one of the worst to have been made, due to the many design flaws, bugs and glitches that were in it. He then takes a look at a hacked redaction of the NES game Castlevania II: Simon's Quest , which focused on fixing a number of flaws and issues he complained about in his review of the original game.
For the second day of his Christmas, the Nerd finds nothing funny with his next present, as reviews a video game based on the American sitcom of the same name — ALF for the SMS. For the seventh day of his Christmas, the Nerd is lulled into a false sense of hope for a good game, as he reviews V. For the eighth day of his Christmas, the Nerd finds his weapons against bad games are going dull, as he reviews a NES game based upon Lethal Weapon.
Guest Stars: Mike Matei as himself. For the ninth day of his Christmas, the Nerd smells a bad game amongst his presents, as he tackles with the confusing gameplay of Porky's for the Atari For the tenth day of his Christmas, the Nerd has a go with playing the HyperScan — a console designed to use special cards that need to be scanned into it in order to play its selection games.
For the eleventh day of his Christmas, the Nerd questions why he needs to walk around a virtual version of a real theme park, as he tries out Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure for the GameCube. For the twelfth and final day of his Christmas, the Nerd wonders what use there is to make art with LJN Video Art , and recalls some of the better art games made in the past. The Nerd takes a look at a horrible game that never left Japan, and featured so many things that was wrong with it — Hong Kong 97 for the Super Famicom.
Finding a bad video game to review is hard, so the Nerd turns his attention towards the TurboGrafx , and a game based on the Darkwing Duck cartoon series. Growing your own sealife sounds cool, but the Nerd shows how a virtual way of doing it can never be truly good, when he has a go at Seaman for the Dreamcast. Another Halloween arrives, and the Nerd spends it tackling another bad game that has truly poor gameplay — The Crow: City of Angels for the Sega Saturn.
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Christmas has arrived, and the Nerd has received a copy of bad game to look forward to — Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero for the Nintendo To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Cinemassacre YouTube channel, the Nerd updates his gaming room and tackles a collection of bad games in HD. Extra, extra — the Nerd tackles reviewing the Paperboy for the NES, while answering the question of whether a rolled up newspaper can truly break a window, and if you can throw one into a mailbox while riding along on a bicycle.
Its time for the Nerd to snicker and make dumb comments, as he takes a look at two bad games made for the SNES and Genesis, based on the Beavis and Butt-Head adult cartoon series.
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