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Nicole Kidman Premieres Australia in Australia

Nicole Kidman Premieres Australia in Australia

Australia natives and costars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman (in made-to-measure grey Ferragamo) attend a photocall prior to the world premiere of their new outback flick, Australia, at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Tuesday in Sydney, Australia.

The film was directed by Baz Luhrmann, whose Red Curtain Trilogy DVD box-set I am very proud to own. Movies include: Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet and my personal fave, Moulin Rouge.

DO YOU PLAN on seeing Australia when it comes next Wednesday, November 26? Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday!

Fun tidbit: Nicole and Hugh both own homes in the same New York City apartment complex. One lives just below the other! You can bet their kids will be having many play dates together. Cuteness overload!

45+ pictures inside of Hugh & Nicole promoting Australia in Australia…

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Photos: Kristian Dowling/Getty
Posted to: Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman

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  • looks good

    ok i admit it – she looks good – shiny skin – but whats with the wedding dress?

  • http://www.coachmarkdavis.com Adri

    Wow, I am living in Melbourne, Australia, yeppi.

  • Louise

    Sure do!!

  • Melinda

    Wow, she looks perfect, like a barbie doll I once owned.

    What’s it like to look like that in daylight !? LOL

  • jacqueline

    gave? hahaha i think you mean personal “fave” ;)

  • Lila

    I won’t see it…I’ll see Brad & Cate in Benjamin Button.

    I see very few movies. Fincher & Brad I love love.
    but I wish Nic good luck.

  • justin

    Jared, this isn’t the premiere, it’s the PRESS CONFERENCE leading up to the premiere later.

  • mike

    cannot wait…love nicole!!!

  • Janeway

    Definitely planning to see it Thanksgiving weekend. Can’t wait-it looks terrific. Very romantic and sexy Hugh!

  • Erik

    Sorry, it isn’t the premiere! It’s the press-photoshoot.

  • team Padme

    I like him but she’s so botox out. Many reviews are not good too with complains its tooo long and doubts if Kidman can pull out of her box office curse.

  • TIM GUNN

    WOW!

    Simply perfect!

    Slicked back hair, a simple dress, and no accessories.

    This is a beautiful woman who understands that style is innate, timeless, and cannot be purchased.

    This is how to wear a strapless white dress!

  • TASH

    Yeah, the premiere’s not until tonight.
    But I’m seeing this tomorrow!
    Yay for us Aussies!
    Yewh!

  • mika

    i actually live like 5 mins walk away from there. ive been to that museum.

  • vera wang

    Tim Gunn you need your eyes check! ASAP!

  • Dancer

    Absolutely nothing and nowhere the leagues of perfection and my role models Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

  • mika

    the premiere is later tonight at george st (i live in sydney)

  • an oldie

    Definitely. I love Nicole.

  • gina

    Great looking couple. Can’t wait for the movie.

    http://celebritytoday.today.com/

  • MELISHA

    OMG these two make a lovely couple,dont they? They look very good together.

  • LuckyL

    What a lovely pair

  • yummy hugh

    They both look good, Hugh is just soooo hot……sigh!

  • Kitty Kat

    Oh dear, Nicole’s back to looking plastic again.

    The dress is very pretty and flattering…..but her skin!

    She looks that if she stood next to an open flame she’d melt!

  • Spengogolism

    lulz @ dancer.

  • Emma

    They are SO gorgeous! Sweet, kind and adorable people. I really look forward to seeing their fantastic film. :)

  • http://none zoozoo

    Stop the negative comments!
    They both look great. The dress is very nice too.

  • in a former day
  • notbusy

    Yes, I’m going to see it Thanksgiving day. Can’t wait.

  • Jessica

    Wow, Nicole has a PERFECT figure..PERFECT body and PERFECT face..she looks like a blonde, blue-eyed ANGEL. She shines like the sun and like the star she is.

    She and Hugh have enormous charisma! True, classic and GREAT movie stars. Australia is GREAT, GREAT and special movie! Trust Oprah and her audience on this one!

  • angel

    to : vera wang @ 11/18/2008 at 1:17 am
    i’m not a fan of her but i admit it he’s right she looks stuuning in white simple dress in a day light i think you need an eyes exam as soon as possible and i mean it you need one badly.

  • The REAL Dancer

    Dancer @ 11/18/2008 at 1:18 am

    Dear Fake Dancer: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. However, I’m not as illiterate as you so this makes it fairly easy to guess who you are based on various threads you post on and then imitate me!.

    Nicole does look absolutely stunning! Great dress, great hair. Beautiful.

  • just jared

    just jared these photos from the press conference but the next photo from the Premiere and she looks stunning very alluring in that minidress,
    another one from l’wren scott, complete with the diamond bracelets and red shoes. and i cant wait to see the movie

    the photo

    http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g201/Meisha_01/Magazine-2008/d177f5a5.jpg

  • to Kitty Kat#

    Kidman’s face, skin, and body are beautiful for a woman of 41.

    Kidman has no discolorations, no deep lines, and good skin tone. None of these can be faked. Diligent skincare and the apparent use of sunscreen have minimized fine lines and creases. Natural aging has caused the fat pads in her cheeks to slide down causing a fuller lower face and the beginnings of jowls. That is the marked difference in her appearance and is more pronounced in those with narrow jaws or thin oval faces. In layman’s terms, it creates a bit of a chipmunk effect when smiling.

    It’s obvious Kidman’s middle has increased due to childbirth, but her fitness level has continued to keep her tight and toned.

    The lack of fullness in the upper thigh area and her narrow hips offer little balance without an even smaller waist

    In all, for Kidman to have maintained her figure and skin tone to this degree at age 41 required discipline and regular exercise. There is very little a doctor can accomplish in a few minutes a year, other than the odd chemical peel for clarity.

  • OOO

    Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!
    SEXY-TRON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • timmie

    SHE’S PERFECT….
    SHE’S LIKE A QUEEN….

    WELL…SHE’S THE QUEEN OF HOLLYWOOD!

  • NYC DOC

    Kitty Kat

    I loved reading your post.

    However, it was better the first time, when I wrote and posted it last week on Forehead.

    If you’re going to copy paste from another site, you need to use quotation marks and list the source. Me.

  • to team Padme 11#

    many Women in hollywood use botox so what ,This botox-thing getting really boring Even if she’s full with botox, who cares? And hmm…isn’t it absolutely her business?
    It is not our business to judge that and who cares about such shallow subjects?

    by the way the Review was

    its good but to long what did you Expect its 165 minutes in the end of the Review he said (If only Baz had made the damn thing shorter by at least half an hour) so he dont like long movies

    another Review was

    (Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman shine in Australia)

    watch the movie and then Judge yourself !!!!!

  • another Review

    Luhrmann’s epic succeeds in the end

    BAZ Luhrmann’s Australia is intermittently brilliant, largely good but ultimately erratic.

    Luhrmann’s three co-screenwriters haven’t managed to produce a cogent tale.

    Rather, Australia is four films that incredibly tie together for an affecting final scene that makes up for its prior indiscretions.

    The key story is the romantic tale between Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman) and “Drover” (Hugh Jackman) but there is also a hokey western featuring a nefarious cattle baron (Bryan Brown) and his henchman (David Wenham); a war film, in which Darwin is bombed by the Japanese with some not entirely convincing special effects; and, most winning of all, a story about the search for family.

    The film opens with a gorgeous prologue set in a billabong and introducing the film’s best asset, the narrator Nullah (10-year-old Brandon Walters).

    Then it lurches into 15 minutes of crazed story establishment that recall Luhrmann’s worst excesses on Moulin Rouge.

    Eventually the film settles down with a captivating cattle drive in which Kidman and Jackman build a believable chemistry and Mandy Walker’s cinematography makes a strong play for an academy award nomination alongside Catherine Martin’s art direction.

    As Drover, Nullah and Lady Sarah fend off all manner of catastrophe, Luhrmann struggles to balance the competing interests of drama, comedy, romance and scale.

    The dialogue is inconsistent yet the three leads, Wenham and David Gulpilil, as the Aboriginal elder King George, elevate their scenes by force of charisma.

    Americans are sure to embrace this exotic, novel tale set in a faraway land. Australians may be a little more cynical as the film’s laboured storytelling appears designed for international audiences.

    Nevertheless, Kidman and Jackman are better than any Australian cynic would have feared and Luhrmann has again created a spectacle that can only be appreciated on a cinema screen.

    Luhrmann has come close to matching his outrageous ambition. If only the story was settled from the start.

    http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story…183-601,00.html

  • another Review

    Australia almost lives up to the hype

    Right from the outset, Australia is every bit the sweeping epic in the tradition of Gone With The Wind and Out Of Africa.

    Nicole Kidman says this is the film she has wanted to make all her life, and she looks more natural and at home in this role than any other.

    As Lady Sarah Ashley, an English aristocrat who inherits an outback cattle station, Kidman shows off her comic acting skills to great effect for the first 20 minutes of the movie.

    Luhrmann puts his unique stamp on the film in the opening sequences, which recall the wackiness seen in his previous works, such as Strictly Ballroom and Moulin Rouge!

    As the movie progresses, lightness gives way to more serious themes of love, loss, the stolen generations and war.

    The film opens with an explanation of the stolen generations and closes with a note about the prime minister’s apology this year.

    The bombing of Darwin in World War II is spectacularly recreated.

    But it’s not all gloom and doom.

    Hugh Jackman’s rugged Drover is sure to win over female fans, thanks in part to a scene where he pours water over his naked torso.

    While Jackman and Kidman are convincing as the unlikely lovers, the most touching relationship is between Kidman and 13-year-old Brandon Walters who plays Nullah.

    Walters, in his depiction of the orphaned half-Aboriginal, half-Caucasian Nullah, steals the show.

    The breathtaking scenery is beautifully shot, with one standout scene featuring thousands of cattle stampeding towards a cliff.

    The film is unreservedly Australian, filled with “crikey” and “bloody” and rough outback blokes, but it descends into Hollywood cheesiness at times in some of the dialogue and scenes.

    For Australian and international audiences, there is plenty to enjoy in this film, but whether it is the saviour of the local industry, or the Gone With The Wind of this era, remains to be seen.

    Australia opens on November 26 nationally

  • anka

    iam gonna watch it for sure

  • Lydia

    beautiful pair:)

    definitely seeing it, hopefully its romantic :D

  • zoe

    she looks gorgeous. she probably had botox but she still looks pretty. the white dress really flatters her. hope this movie does well. its been overly- hyped. did she change her hair? it looks different in some pix.

  • wow

    so classy and chic with the High heels, great choice from her

  • not the premiere

    not the premiere that is the Press conference just jared

  • Julia

    Oh, please! She looks HIDEOUS! (Look at pic #3.)

  • Julia #45

    you should wear glasses

  • Julia

    #46: How long did it take you to come up with that retort?? Your intelligence is mind-blowing (as is your eyesight)!

  • Kat 2

    That dress is a bit much for the occassion. Keep the jacket on & don’t raise the arm too much or it will fall down.

  • anna

    Nicole is looking radiant. Absolutely stunning.

  • cth

    She shows Gweneth Paltrow how class wears a white dress.

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