15 Actors Who Desperately Need A Hit

14. Nicole Kidman

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Nicole Kidman is a fascinating case study in failing upwards, because despite only a few of her last 20 movies actually turning any profit whatsoever, movie studios still love the star quality that she undeniably exudes.

Her only recent hits are Paddington (where she wasn't the attraction) and Adam Sandler's Just Go With It (which was only a cameo). On the other hand, she's endured a number of high-profile flops over the last decade, including Queen of the Desert, Grace of Monaco, The Paperboy, Nine, Australia and The Golden Compass.

Kidman may have less of an incentive to change her strategy at this point, as she's clearly favouring art above all else, and in almost every instance the box office bombing isn't at all her fault. Still, if she wants to land more tentpole work, she's going to need to prove her worth eventually.

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