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Australia Gives ‘Stamp’ of Approval to Nicole, Cate, Russell and Geoffrey


Australia is honoring their Oscar-winning Australian actors, Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe and Geoffrey Rush, by immortalising them on postage stamps. Wow. That is the ultimate honor. I know you can have your face put on a stamp on your own, but to have your country distribute to everyone is unbelievable.

The four actors/actresses were named legends of the year by the post office.

The special edition Australian stamps will make for essential movie memorabilia and can be bought online. Each of the film stars gets two stamps – showing them both in and out of character.
Nicole is pictured in a scene from Moulin Rouge, Russell’s stamp shows him in The Gladiator, Geoffrey’s is taken from Shine and Cate’s is from Elizabeth: The Golden Age.

The four Australian Academy Award winners have each received a 24-carat gold replica of the stamps and all were thrilled to be selected.
Nicole was excited that her children would one day be able to ‘lick a stamp, put it on an envelope and say

“that’s my mum.”‘

Congratulations to the four honorees!!


Hugh Jackman Tells All About Love Scenes with Nicole Kidman


Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman star together in their new film, Australia”, scheduled to be released November 26, 2008.

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

When it was time to film their love scenes – spouses Keith Urban and Deborra-Lee Furness were no where to be found – this was done intentionally.

Can you blame them??  I can’t imagine having to watch my husband with another woman – yet alone – Nicole Kidman of all people.   

Jackman spoke to People Magazine,

Filming love scenes with Kidman “couldn’t have been better or easier,” We spoke of “setting boundaries.”

When asked if Hugh Jackman wore anything for the steamy scenes, Hugh responded by saying,

I won’t tell all the nitty gritty. “But [director Baz Luhrmann] treats love scenes like choreography. The camera is like a dancer. If you watch any of his movies, visually, the love scenes are like poetry.”

I wonder what those boundaries were?  I am sure he was loving this poetry – how could he not!!