Film Actresses & Global Classics

Nicole Kidman Actress 3: Eyes Wide Shut

As a film about a couple in crisis, the specific genius of Eyes Wide Shut is that it foregoes infidelity in favour of fantasy, adultery in favour of desire, and shows the imaginative forces to be more powerful that the enacted ones.

Nicole Kidman Actress 2: The Portrait of a Lady

As a character, Isabel Archer challenges the actress to plumb her depths even as she maintains her surface composure. In accepting this challenge, Nicole Kidman delivers what is for me her finest screen performance.

Nicole Kidman Actress 1: Introduction

Nicole Kidman, because of her vast range and versatility and the radiance of her feu sacré, is the finest actress, in my view, in English-language cinema today.