Nicole Kidman: Acting's Adventurer

Acting's Adventurer

If it seems as if Nicole Kidman has amped up her acting challenges in the past few years, it's no accident. "For 10 years my marriage defined me far more strongly than my work," she says of her union with Tom Cruise. "I wasn't choosing movies for any other reason than dabbling here and there because I thought, Oh, well, I want to keep my hand in." Rarely did a woman depart the dilettante lounge with as much resolve as she. Kidman's postmarital roles have included a clinically depressed writer (Virginia Woolf in The Hours for which she won an Oscar),...

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