Thursday, March 20, 2014

Blind Items Revealed

January 26, 2012

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.

Nicole Kidman

44 comments:

TalksTooMuch said...

Um, happy belated Australia Day, feral, Becky Mae and she who must not be named?

Bacon Ranch said...

Get that Dead Calm groove on, Nicole.

texas rose said...

Dead Calm? Was crocodile Dundee friend of the director?

CocoaBeachBunny said...

"She who changes her name"? TTM?

rajahcat said...

I really liked her in Dead Calm.......when she was a natural beauty......just sayin'

is she really a solid B now???? I would think still A-

D Brown said...

Dead Calm (1989) was the movie that brought her to America. Great movie by the way and she does have a naked sex scene. I don't know if the roundabout Aussie would be her co-star Sam Neill - born in UK, raised in NZ but became famous in Aussie movies before going international.

sandybrook said...

That's ok because she found Tom Cruise or he found her when he saw Dead Calm and DEMANDED she be cast in Days of Thunder. And the rest is history :(

texas rose said...

Dbrown - thought of him but why not just say costar?

Renoblondee said...

Love that movie.

Bacon Ranch said...

According to IMDB, both people in charge of casting for that movie are female.
That's an odd tidbit for Ent to exclude.

Jason Blue Eyes said...
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Sugar said...

Sounds like a coupla fellows went down under ifyouknowwhatImean..... And I think you do...

texas rose said...

Bacon- I think the director trumps the casting staff.

Jason Blue Eyes said...

Casting director was Wallis Niciti who cast a lot of cool movies including Witches Of Eastwick. Director was Philip Noyce.

Maybe the movie Enty is talking about is BMX Bandits.

Bacon Ranch said...

She cast Caddyshackm too Jason :)

Jason Blue Eyes said...

Wallis married Rick Nicita who was Al Pacino's agent whom Pacino thanked when he won his Oscar in 1993. Enty claims to have known Al Pacino. Then Enty would be aware of Al's agent and who Rick was married to.

veee said...

wasn't the word that her and Russel Crowe had a fling? then she miscarried, which let the cat out of the bag (head canon: Cruise being impotent).

Harry Knuckles said...

"head canon: Cruise being impotent"

veee, not to mention gay.

D Brown said...

Texas Rose - the film was a three hander with Billy Zane, so she had more than one co-star per se. After further investigation I'm going to clear Sam Neill because IMDB says he met his wife on the Dead Calm set, she was a make-up artist, and therefore would not have been married at the time. The only other roundabout Aussie I can think of is Mel Gibson (born in USA, raised in Australia). The director of Dead Calm, Phillip Noyce, was supposed to direct Attack Force Z (1982) starring Mel but got fired, apparently over casting choices, just before that film started shoting. So he would know Mel and, since the later was married in 1980, he would have had time to become bored with marriage by 1989. I don't know if it is Mel but frankly my knowledge of roundabout Aussies is limited.

D Brown said...

Jason Blue Eyes - I saw it a few weeks ago and there is absolutely no nudity in BMX Bandits. Nor would I expect any since Nicole Kidman was 16 years old at the time.

Harry Knuckles said...

Dead Calm

lazyday603 said...

The movie that made her a star rather than an ingenue was "To Die For". Her reviews were terrific & she no longer had to settle for the pretty armpiece parts after that.

Lurker Girl said...

Side Bar...Nic is also only "roudabout" Aussie...she was born in Hawaii..raised mostly in Austrailia

fancyscreenname said...

@Texas rose
I really want it to b. Lol

nurysp said...

dead calm

rajahcat said...

Dead Calm put her on the radar.......

and I don't know if Tom is impotent but pretty sure he is gay.......

Derek Harvey said...

@TTM---you mean Bee Haven! lolll
dont forget Stepforded!

Jason Blue Eyes said...

@ D Brown -You know that and I know that but I wonder if Enty knows that?

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Seven of Eleven said...

But... I thought she was frigid and hated sex. Did she and Posh get together over boxed wine?

#soconfused

Brent Vassar said...

She grew to hate sex, when she was trying to kickstart the career, all clothes are off

BeckyMae said...

Hahah! Thanks TTM! Just woke up....gonna have a scroll through the blinds now. Doesn't look as exciting as yesterday??

BTW this is very common knowledge here about 'Our Nic' the only movie she had done prior to this was the hilarious BMX Bandits and she was struggling to break through. Good on her, she's not the first to do it and she sure won't be the last!

BeckyMae said...

@Derek Stepforded is a Kiwi but we appropriate all the cool ones as Aussies anyway so we'll take her! Lol....not sure how she'll feel about it (love you Stepforded!!!)

Dead Calm was the movie that broke her internationally and it was the Polish dude, casting director, she slept with I believe...To Die For was ages after that....

sugarbread maker said...

I thought the baby was Ewen McGregor

anon said...

vee - what sugarbread said - the baby was supposed to be ewan mcgregor's and she miscarried when TC filed for divorce. Her being preggers was supposed to be what he meant when he said "she knows what she did" regarding why they were getting divorced.

bellaluna said...

Costar would make it too easy. ;-D

MadLyb said...

Nicole Kidman will always be, "A" list IMHO ("Dogville", "Moulin Rouge", etc.). She was also the best beard Cruise will ever had, so there's that.

MadLyb said...

I meant, "have". I hate not being able to fix my typos. :(

Alita said...

Ohh snap, @Cocoa!

Alita said...

Becky -

Appropriate them when they're cool - but promptly give them back when they stuff up.

CC: R Crowe re telephone and general drunken pratt antics

BeckyMae said...

Hahaa! Too true!

Alita said...

Goal focused, @BeckyMae ;)

Scott said...

Yeah, it's Mel

di butler said...

I think Mel is the roundabouter as well. I had a massive crush on Kidman in those days! She was so hot in To Die For and DC. I miss her days of being a ho. Oh, and that shitty Far and Away movie. She and Tommy Girl looked spectacular in that mess.