That same year, her work in the film Billy Bathgate earned Kidman her first Golden Globe Award nomination, for Best Supporting Actress.
She gives the character of Rae real tenacity and energy." She followed that up with the Australian miniseries Bangkok Hilton.Telling her story in close-up – as she does throughout the film – Kidman lets you see the calculation, the wheels turning, the transparent efforts to charm that succeed in charming all the same." Kidman next appeared in The Portrait of a Lady (1996), based on the novel of the same name, alongside Barbara Hershey, John Malkovich, and Mary-Louise Parker. In 1999, Kidman reunited with then husband, Tom Cruise, to portray a married couple in Eyes Wide Shut, the final film of director Stanley Kubrick.The following year, she starred in the action-thriller The Peacemaker (1997) as White House nuclear expert Dr. The film was subject to censorship controversies due to the explicit nature of its sex scenes.Kidman began her acting career in Australia with the 1983 film Bush Christmas.
Her breakthrough came in 1989 with the thriller Dead Calm and the television miniseries Bangkok Hilton.He became a visiting fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health of the United States.