Thursday, January 26, 2012

Today's Blind Items

In honor of Australia Day, I thought I would make this blind item Australian. This actress is formerly A list, but now a good solid B. Back in the day when she got her role that made her internationally famous she got the role by sleeping with not just the casting director, but also this rounadabout Australian who was a friend of the director and was already bored with his wife. A further clue is this actress got naked in the movie for which she was cast.

47 comments:

tm0004 said...

Nicole Kidman dead calm theovie

tm0004 said...

Is the actor mel Gibson?

pomme said...

Nicole kidman for Dead Calm (she also dated with Sam Neil)

tm0004 said...

Nicole Kidman dead calm theovie

Ida Blankenship said...

Yep. Nicole Kidman in Dead Calm.

She was so beautiful in that movie BTW.

cara said...

Cate Blanchett... Elizabeth

Jennifer H. said...

The actress, Nicole Kidman.
The "roundabout," Paul Hogan ("Crocodile Dundee" - went on a "walkabout")
Movie, "Dead Calm"
Roundabout's wife, Linda What's Her Face from the "Dundee" movies

crila16 said...

Mel isn't Australian. He's American. He moved to Austrailia when he was still young, but he's still an American and an American citizen.

Shay said...

Nicole....you hussey, you!

Laura said...

That is a great guess Jennifer H. - I'll go with it.

Mary Stewart-McGovern said...

Crila, same with Nicole. She was born in Hawaii and lived there until she was school-age.

FS said...

Nicole, like Mel, was born in the US (Honolulu, specifically) but moved to Australia early. I think she has dual citizenship. I agree, this sounds like her.

Beth said...

Nicole, for sure

I don't get the use of "roundabout." It makes absolutely no sense. Walkabout and roundabout (i.e. traffic circle) are not even remotely related.

Anyway, I'm going a different route.

Bryan Brown -- He had worked with Phillip Noyce, Dead Calm's director, in the past.

Rachel Ward -- She married Bryan Brown 5 or 6 years before Dead Calm was made.

Beth said...

Nicole does have dual citizenship. Her parents are both Australian citizens. Neither of Mel's parents were.

RocketQueen said...

"roundabout" just makes me think of the South Park episode skewing Russell Crowe - "Fightin' round the world" with his tugboat "Tugger". Ah that was some funny shit.

EmEyeKay said...

Roundabout can also mean 'in a roundabout way'... going at something indirectly. I don't get the use of that word in the blind, either.

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Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

My firs thought is Natalie Imbruglia, but that's probably wrong.

Naomi Watts?

Beth said...

Naomi Watt's international breakthrough was in Mulholland Drive. I don't associate David Lynch with well-known Australian actors.

Natalie Imbruglia first gained fame on TV (Neighbours) and then through her singing. I don't think she fits.

Beth said...

EmEyeKay, I was thinking the same thing about roundabout, but as you said, that didn't make sense either.

izz said...

Could roundabout Australian mean New Zealander, as in around about that region. Lol I'm reaching I know but Sam Neill is a New Zealander I believe and and not Australian

Syko said...

Am I the only person who imagines that Nicole never has sex?

Sylvia said...

Nicole K. you hussy

Ice Angel said...

I don't remember Nicole being naked in Dead Calm. Really?

And I wouldn't doubt Paul Hogan because he left his long suffering "nobody" wife of a long time for that blond hussey from the movies. Serves that tramp right for stealing away someone's husband.

And who knew about Nicole? I have always thought she was stunningly gorgeous....and....actually...I think she still is!

B. Profane said...

Dead Calm was hardly an international hit. Also, the BI only specifies that the friend of the director is an Aussie, although I do think the BI strongly hints that the actress is an Aussie as well.

Naomie Watts rocketed to A-list with King Kong but she wasn't naked in that. Kidman's stripped for plenty of roles but in the part that made her A-list, Days of Thunder, she kept her kit on.

There just haven't been that many Aussie actresses who are/were A-list by Enty's standards.

B. Profane said...

"Roundabout Aussie" sounds like someone known for being Australian who was originally born in another country (e.g., Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman).

Stretching the bounds of the clues, you can probably fit the BI to Kidman somehow. Billy Bathgate was the first role in which she was famous for her nude scenes, but by then she was famous enough not to need to screw her way into roles.

Karmen said...

RQ - You took the words right out of my mouth!

RenoBlondee said...

As soon as I read this I thought Nicole K in Dead Calm, The End. IMO

RJ said...

Dead Calm was a big deal. It absolutely made Kidman famous, especially among the Hollywood power players. I have no idea if she was nude in that movie. I also think the "roundabout Australian" is Mel Gibson. He's not a true Australian in the sense that he wasn't born there, but everyone associates him with Australia.

ItsAJ said...

Nicole kidman and the roundabout guy is Rubert Murdock, the big news paper guy. He would have had influence helping her become famous internationally.

Either Enty or Lainey always comment on their relationship...

Sean said...

I thought of Nicole, and her cute ass in Dead Calm too. I remember seeing that with my gf at the time. She said " I am not a lesbian, but I could change for Nicole Kidman" after seeing that movie.

b said...

Isn't Nicole solid A-list, notB? This sounds more like the woman in Muriel's Wedding or something like that. Someone who was famous in the 90s or sometime in the past & now is a solid B

b said...

I don't mean to say that it is Toni Collette(?) just someone like that

Clever Name Etc. said...

B, you def have to imdb nicole kidman and take a look at the sht shows she's been making the last few years. def not A list.

Jessie said...

I have no clue but the only A/B list Australians I can think of are Nicole K and Cate Blanchette. Not sure what CB is ranked by Enty standards.

the.princess.leia said...

Just to be different:
Sharon Stone for Basic Instinct with Mel Gibson being the roundabout Aussie.

Enty doesn't specify whether or not the actress is Australian.

Mango said...

I don't recall Nicole being naked in Dead Calm but she sure had a different nose. It was cute and tip-tilted.

And speaking of Paul Hogan's wife, she really jacked up her face:

http://celebrities.ninemsn.com.au/blog.aspx?blogentryid=970803&showcomments=true

nothistime said...

I just looked it up and yup yup yup there is indeeeeed-ee-doooo a nude scene starring ms. kidman in Dead Calm. Case closed I'd say.

Mooshki said...

Yep, she gets naked when she has sex with Billy Zane to try to distract him so she can turn the boat around.

Paula Beebe said...

I think Naomi Watts for Mulholland Drive!

Kid Sis said...

Paula, I'm with you. Very famous in Hollywood and got Lynch Oscar attention.

cricket said...

Kidman for sure. I always thought she slept her way into her career. I never thought she had any talent at all.I don't think there is a single feature on her face that she was born with.She's almost all plastic,silicone and Botox.The only thing she ever had going for her was the fact that she was eager to do nude scenes in any movie even if it had nothing to do with the plot

Redd Penny said...

Toni Collette in Muriel's Wedding?

She was nominated for The Sixth Sense. Don't know if she was ever A, though.

Elle said...

A movie director I know hates Kidman and often tells stories of when he worked in Australia and she was sleeping around to get parts (which I've said on here before), so this story wouldn't surprise me as being her. Apparently she would give out BJ's to the crew... anyone.. just to get ahead (pun sort of intended).

NYCGirl said...

That's what I was going to say, b-- isn't she still A-list?

AKM said...

Yep, what the.princess.leia said. It never says that the actress is Australian. Of course, Nicole has dual citizenship, so that could still fit. For some reason, though, I feel she's too obvious so she's not it.

I have no other guess, though. Huh.

lzahart said...

At first I thought Toni Colette based on the letter downgrade(she did have a moment where she was getting lots of visibility after Muriel's Wedding) and was disappointed bc she is such a great actress, she shouldn't have to do this, she should just act)... and I would have definitely thought Nicole would be an A permanently btwn Oscar and high-profile relationships.... but I have to agree with the majority this sounds like Kidman and the roundabout Aussie is Mr. Murdoch.