This year Nicole Kidman will be the Queen of Cannes, with three films and a series in the official selection. At age 49, this actress, who always knew how to reinvent herself, follows a daring career, which mixes blockbusters with independent cinema.
This year two of the films in which he participated opt for the Palme d’Or.
The first is «The Seduction,» Sofia Coppola, starring Colin Farrell, Elle Fanning and Kirsten Dunst, who tells the story of a soldier hiding at a boarding school for girls during the American Civil War.
The Australian actress also appears next to Colin Farrell in «The Killing of a Sacred Deer», a film of the Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, author of the surprising «The Lobster».
Outside the competition, this porcelain-faced redhead will be featured in John Cameron Mitchell’s «How to Talk to Girls at Parties» on the Croisette.
This film, co-starring Elle Fanning, is a story of extraterrestrials that sits behind the scenes of the punk scene in London in the 1970s.
In addition, will be present with the second season of the TV series «Top of the Lake» by the New Zealand director Jane Campion, exhibited in a special session.
The actress, who has three Golden Globes and an Oscar for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in «The Hours,» by Stephen Daldry in 2003, has already been on multiple occasions in Cannes.
In 2001 she paraded on the red carpet for being the star of the opening film of the festival, «Moulin Rouge» by Baz Luhrmann, a romantic and musical comedy where she played a cabaret dancer.
In 2003, the experimental drama «Dogville» by Lars von Trier brought her back to the Croisette, an experience she repeated with Lee Daniels’ thriller «Paperboy» of 2012.
In 2014, the biopic «Grace de Monaco», in which she plays the actress turned princess, by Olivier Dahan, opened the festival.
With more than 60 films behind her, Kidman, who in 2002 was described by People magazine as the most beautiful woman in the world, has worked under the direction of such prestigious directors as Stanley Kubrick, Gus Van Sant or Jane Campion.
– An ultra mediatic marriage –
Nicole Mary Kidman was born on June 20, 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii, where her father, an Australian psychologist, worked for the National Institute of Mental Health.
The family returned to Australia when she was four and from an early age became interested in dance, mime and comedy, finally abandoning classical studies to study interpretation.
In 1983, at age 14, he made his name for his role in the Australian telefilm «Bush Christmas».
After several roles in Australia, in 1989 he embarked on the adventure of conquering Hollywood, with the film «Dead Calm» («Total Calm» in Spain and «Terror on board» in Spanish America).
Later it was confirmed with «Days of thunder», in which it interprets the personage of the personage of Tom Cruise.
With that film, his life also took a turn, since both happened to be pair in the real life. In 1991, they were married in an ultramediatized ceremony.
They separated 10 years later, in one of the most famous divorces in Hollywood history.
His career is eclectic, among the blockbuster «Batman Forever», Stanley Kubrick’s eroticism thriller «Eyes Wide Shut», which ran for more than a year, or the London charts with the Work of Arthur Schnitzler «The round».
In 1995, the director Gus Van Sant gave him the opportunity to demonstrate his talents of actress in «Everything by a dream». «Moulin Rouge» by Baz Luhrmann catapults it to the international star rank.
Then came the movie «The Others» by Alejandro Amenábar, «Return to Cold Mountain» in 2003 by Anthony Minghella, «The Hours» or «The Interpreter» by Sydney Pollack.
In recent years, he added to long filmography «Rabbit Hole» (2010) by John Cameron Mitchell and «Paperboy».
This year he has chosen the Oscar for his role as an adoptive mother in Garth Davies’s «Lion» («A Way Home»).
Nicole Kidman, who became one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses, has slowed down after working with musician Keith Urban, whom she married in 2006 and with whom she has two children.