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Nicole Kidman Timeline
1939One of her favorite movies is Gone with the Wind (1939).
1975Played a young girl named Grace on a sketch on "Saturday Night Live" (1975) with Mike Myers, the next time she played a character named Grace was her 2001 movie, The Others (2001). She played a character named Grace for the third time in Dogville (2003).
1979Is a childhood friend of Peter Overton, a reporter for the Australian "60 Minutes" (1979) program. Both lived in the same suburb of Sydney when they were children.
1980In the late 1980s, she cohabited with actor Marcus Graham.
1986Had a 3 year relationship with actor Tom Burlinson, with whom she co-starred in Windrider (1986).
1990She and ex-husband Tom Cruise made 3 movies together: Days of Thunder (1990), Eyes Wide Shut (1999) and Far and Away (1992). They met on the set of Days of Thunder (1990).
1990Auditioned for the role of Molly in Ghost (1990). Director Jerry Zucker said in the DVD commentary that he was very impressed with Kidman, but ultimately cast Demi Moore because she was more well-known. The film's writer, Bruce Joel Rubin, was equally impressed and later cast Kidman as the lead in My Life (1993).
1991Became pregnant twice by Tom Cruise during their marriage. In 1991 she suffered an ectopic pregnancy, resulting in their decision to adopt, and then in 2000, prior to their separation, she suffered a miscarriage.
1992Has two adopted children with her first husband Tom Cruise - a daughter Isabella Jane Kidman-Cruise (aka Isabella Cruise, born on December 22, 1992) and a son Connor Anthony Kidman-Cruise (aka Connor Cruise, born on January 17, 1995).
1993Has appeared in My Life (1993) with Michael Keaton, Batman Forever (1995) with Val Kilmer, The Peacemaker (1997) with George Clooney and The Portrait of a Lady (1996) with Christian Bale. All four actors have played Batman in a movie.
1994Turned down the part of Jenny in Forrest Gump (1994). The part went to Robin Wright.
1995Replaced Rene Russo as Dr. Chase Meridian in Batman Forever (1995) when Val Kilmer replaced Michael Keaton.
1995In addition to having worked with all four of the most recent Batmans, she has also worked with both of the most recent actors to play Alfred Pennyworth. In Batman Forever (1995), she appears with Michael Gough. In Bewitched (2005), her father is played by Michael Caine.
19952006: Her performance as Suzanne Stone Maretto in To Die For (1995) is ranked #40 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time.
1995Listed in "People Weekly"s "Most Intriguing People" list. (December 25 1995/January 1 1996 issue)
1996Spent two weeks in bed after filming of The Portrait of a Lady (1996) - diagnosed as suffering from "emotional stress".
19961996: Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.
1996Wore a corset while filming The Portrait of a Lady (1996) to take her waist down to 19".
19972006: Presented her The Peacemaker (1997) co-star George Clooney his Best Supporting Actor Oscar.
1998Had played a witch twice. Once in Practical Magic (1998) and again in Bewitched (2005).
19981998: She was awarded the Special Award at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards for her special and significant contributions to London Theatre for her performance in "The Blue Room".
1998When she separated from her first husband Tom Cruise in May 1998 she was 3 months pregnant with their third child, but later had a miscarriage.
1999She was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1999 (1998 season) for Best Actress for her performance in "The Blue Room".
1999Has one niece: Lucia (b. 1999) and two nephews: Hamish (b. 2001), James (b. 2003).
19991999: Chosen by People Magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.
1999Decided to do Eyes Wide Shut (1999) before reading the script.
20002000: She and her husband Tom Cruise donated to Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign for a seat in the U.S. Senate representing New York state.
2001Suffered a broken rib while rehearsing a dance routine for the movie Moulin Rouge! (2001). Production was halted while she recovered.
20012001: Named Entertainment Weekly's Entertainer of The Year.
2001Attended the same high school attended by Catherine Martin (two time Oscar winner for costume design and direction on Moulin Rouge! (2001) and wife of Baz Luhrmann) and legendary Australian actress Ruth Cracknell.
2001Godmother of Harry (b. 19 September 2001), the son of Simon Baker and Rebecca Rigg. Riggs and Kidman are close friends.
2001In Moulin Rouge! (2001) Kidman sang alongside Ewan McGregor.
2001Named one of People Magazine's 25 Most Intriguing People of 2001.
20012001: Named E!'s Celebrity of the Year.
2001Found out about her first Academy Award nomination, for Moulin Rouge! (2001), while shooting Dogville (2003) in Sweden.
20019/01: Attended the Royal Premiere of Moulin Rouge! (2001) alongside Kylie Minogue, Prince Charles and Ewan McGregor.
2001Wore a red wig for her role in Moulin Rouge! (2001).
2001Her and Tom Cruise's high profile divorce was finalized the same week that her horror movie The Others (2001) was released.
2001For her role in Birthday Girl (2001) she went to the Russian Embassy in Australia for help in speaking Russian. She didn't work with any other coach on the set except the woman from the embassy.
2002She was supposed to be the star of Panic Room (2002), but she hurt herself in a stunt for Moulin Rouge! (2001). So, she played the voice of Jodie Foster's divorced husband's wife.
2002Although naturally left-handed, she taught herself to write right-handed for her role in The Hours (2002), where she played the right-handed author Virginia Woolf.
2002Turned down the lead role of "Roxie Hart" in Chicago (2002) because she had just completed Moulin Rouge! (2001) and did not want to do two musicals in a row. Her friend, Renée Zellweger, won the role of Roxie and an Oscar nomination for her efforts.
2002She loved wearing the prosthetic nose, that she originally used in The Hours (2002) and wore it in private too, mainly as she was undergoing a divorce from Tom Cruise at the time and was attracting a lot of paparazzi interest. Much to her delight, by wearing her fake nose out and about, she found she could easily evade the paparazzi as they didn't recognize her.
2002With her performance as Virginia Wolf in The Hours (2002) lasting around 25 minutes, she has one of the shortest Best Actress Oscar wins in history.
2003On, January 13, 2003, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
20032003: Ranked #31 in Premiere's annual Power 100 List. Had ranked #83 in 2002.
2003Is a pianist, and did her own piano-playing in Cold Mountain (2003).
2003To prepare for her role in The Human Stain (2003) she visited women's shelters and talked to former victims of abuse for inspiration.
2003When she went to Sweden to shoot Dogville (2003), it was the first time in 15 years that she had flown on a public plane.
2003In honor of her June 2006 wedding to singer Keith Urban, Australian TV presenters Simon Reeve and Nelson Aspen teamed up to sing Nicole a live rendition of the theme song "Bewitched" on the morning news program "Sunrise" (2003).
2004Was considered for the role of Catwoman (2004).
2004August 2004: Australian business magazine Business Review Weekly listed Kidman as the richest Australian woman under age 40, estimated at a worth of $155 million (Australian).
20042004: One of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People for most wanted skin.
2004Dropped out of the role of Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator (2004) due to scheduling conflicts.
2004Is a fan of actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and her film Bride & Prejudice (2004). Nicole got to meet Aishwarya for the first time at the 2005 Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world dinner held in New York City.
20042004: Topped The Hollywood Reporter's list of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood .
2005Originally cast as Mrs. Smith in Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005).
20052005: Premiere Magazine ranked her as #48 on a list of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature.
2005Was listed as a potential nominee on both the 2006 and 2008 Razzie Award nominating ballots. She was suggested in the Worst Actress category on the 2006 ballot for her performance in Bewitched (2005). And she was suggested again two years later on the 2007 ballot in the Worst Actress category again for her performance in The Invasion (2007/I). She failed to receive either nominations.
20052005: Ranked as #69 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement.
2005Was cast as Ulla in The Producers (2005), but backed out due to scheduling conflicts.
20052004: Presented her The Interpreter (2005) co-star Sean Penn his Best Actor Oscar.
2005Her friend Naomi Watts turned down the female lead in The Interpreter (2005) because she knew Nicole wanted the role.
2006While she usually commands $10 million+ for a movie, she was willing to receive only $500,000 for her role in "Eucalyptus (2006)". Produced by Fox Searchlight, its financing guideline shows that each actor signed on to the project can receive no more than $500,000, to keep costs low. This movie will be produced in Australia, another reason she decided to accept it. She was slated to star alongside Russell Crowe in the movie, but the project was ultimately dropped.
20062006: Accompanied her boyfriend Keith Urban to the Grammy Awards. It was their first public appearance together.
2006Was considered for the lead role in The Painted Veil (2006), which eventually went to her best friend Naomi Watts.
2006Got the role as Diane Arbus in Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006) after Samantha Morton backed out.
2006Just like Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, and Robin Williams she did her own singing for Happy Feet (2006).
2007December 2007: According to Forbes, her movies averaged $8 of gross income for every dollar the actress got paid.
2007In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated her earnings for the year to be $28 million.
2007She and husband Keith Urban, purchased a farm near Leipers Fork, Tennessee, which they are now renovating. (November 2007).
2007Moved in together with Jack Black and Jennifer Jason Leigh during filming Margot at the Wedding (2007), because they wanted to perfect their roles as a dysfunctional family.
2007With a beautiful letter, Philip Pullman convinced her to take the role as Marisa Coulter in The Golden Compass (2007).
2007On April 13, 2007, she was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia, which is Australia's top civil honor, at a ceremony in Canberra. She was honored for her contribution to cinema as well as her charity work with women, children and cancer research.
2007Earns $4 million per year endorsing Chanel No. 5 perfume. Her three year contract is up for renewal in 2007.
2007To make the character 'Marisa Coulter' in The Golden Compass (2007) so good as possible, she read the whole His Dark Materials trilogy, and wrote small notes, whenever she found something personal about the character.
2007While filming The Invasion (2007/I) she was involved in an accident while riding with others in a picture car mounted on trailer being towed by a camera truck rig. While filming a stunt in downtown Los Angeles, the truck took a turn too wide, slid on wet pavement, and collided with a light standard. Several stunt artists on the picture car were injured in the accident. Ms. Kidman was brought to the hospital as a precaution, but was able to return to the set the next day.
2007Likes to work with costume designer Ann Roth, with whom she worked on Margot at the Wedding (2007), Cold Mountain (2003) and The Hours (2002).
2007Became good friends with Daniel Craig after working with him on The Invasion (2007/I) and The Golden Compass (2007).
2007Turned down Jodie Foster's role in The Brave One (2007).
2008August 2008, was voted the fifth Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire Magazine.
2008Is very close friends with fellow Aussie Hugh Jackman, her Australia (2008) co-star.
2008Was two months pregnant with her daughter Sunday when she completed filming on Australia (2008).
2008Gave birth to her third child at age 41, a daughter Sunday Rose Kidman-Urban on July 7, 2008. Child's father is her second husband, Keith Urban.
2009Return to work two months after giving birth to her daughter Sunday in order to begin filming Nine (2009).
2009Replaced Catherine Zeta-Jones in the role of Claudia in Nine (2009) after she quit due to scheduling conflicts.
2010Became the mother for the 4th time at age 43, when her daughter Faith Margaret Kidman-Urban was born on December 28, 2010 via surrogate. Child's father is her second husband, Keith Urban.
2012Returned to work two months after the birth of her daughter Faith in order to begin filming Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012) (TV).