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9 Times Actors Famously Expressed Their Dissatisfaction

9. Nicole Kidman - Australia

20th Century Fox

After Baz Lurhmann had made a name for himself in the states with Strictly Ballroom and Romeo and Juliet, the director made what some consider his magnum opus Moulin Rouge! The filmmaker never laid any claim on being particularly deep, and the shallow spectacle of Rouge is certainly material more befitting than the literary depth of The Great Gatsby.

And the same can be said of Australia, Luhrmann's WWII Outback epic shot with the same grandiose style, but with some understanding of tone. Some critics, particularly those native to Australia, thought it important, though other countries were less receptive. Even critics who were kind to the film's style and Nicole Kidman's performance had noted that the film felt a little self-important.

For reasons that remain unclear but were certainly speculated on by old IMDB message board threads with titles like, "Why do Australians hate Nicole Kidman?" and "Nicole Kidman Aussie hate?!?" or "I am Australian and I love Nicole Kidman", Nicole Kidman didn't like the movie.

She told a Sydney radio station shortly after seeing it, "I can’t look at this movie and be proud of what I’ve done [...] It’s just impossible for me to connect to it emotionally.”

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