1. A Star Born in England, Reshaped in Australia
Born in England in 1969, Naomi Watts moved to Australia with her family during her teenage years. This relocation was a major turning point in her life, as it was in Australia that she began her acting career, eventually becoming one of the most acclaimed actresses of her generation. After appearing in several Australian films and television shows, Watts made her Hollywood debut in the critically acclaimed film Mulholland Drive in 2001. Since then, she has starred in a number of high-profile films, including King Kong, The Impossible, and The Ring.
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2. Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman: Friends for decades
Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman have been friends since their school days, and their friendship has endured for decades. In 1991, they collaborated on the movie "Flirting", which marked the first time they had worked together on a project. Since then, they have remained close friends, and their bond has only grown stronger over the years.
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3. Married to Actor Live Schreiber, with Two Beautiful Sons
Naomi Watts is happily married to the acclaimed actor Live Schreiber, with whom she has two beautiful children. The couple, who have been together since 2005, have been praised for their strong bond and commitment to each other, and are often seen out and about with their two sons, Alexander and Samuel.
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4. From Struggling Actor to Iconic Role
Before her breakout role in the 2001 David Lynch film "Mulholland Drive", Naomi Watts had been steadily building her acting career with a variety of small roles in both movies and television. She had already appeared in several films, including "Dangerous Beauty" and "The Wyvern Mystery", as well as television shows such as "Home and Away" and "Hey Dad..!". However, it was her performance in "Mulholland Drive" that truly launched her career and made her a household name.
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5. Horror movie star
Naomi Watts rose to fame after starring in the 2002 horror movie, The Ring, which was an adaptation of the Japanese horror film, Ringu. The movie was a huge success, grossing over $250 million worldwide and making Watts a recognizable name in Hollywood. It also earned her a Saturn Award for Best Actress and a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.
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6. Naomi Watts' performance in "21 Grams" praised
Naomi Watts' performance in the 2003 drama "21 Grams" was widely praised by both critics and audiences alike. She starred alongside the Academy Award-winning actor Sean Penn in the movie, which was directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and written by Guillermo Arriaga. The film follows three different characters whose lives become intertwined after a tragic accident. Watts' portrayal of a grieving mother earned her numerous accolades, including a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
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7. Naomi Watts & Sean Penn Reunite for Nixon Movie
In 2004, Naomi Watts reunited with Sean Penn for the movie The Assassination of Richard Nixon. The film, which was directed by Niels Mueller, starred Watts and Penn as a couple whose lives are changed forever when the husband (Penn) attempts to assassinate President Richard Nixon. The film was critically acclaimed and Watts' performance was praised by critics.
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8. Naomi Watts Shines in "King Kong"
After a brief hiatus from commercial cinema, Naomi Watts made a triumphant return with her role in Peter Jackson's ambitious movie project, "King Kong". The movie was a huge success, grossing over $550 million worldwide and earning Watts critical acclaim for her performance. She was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for her role in the movie.
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9. Naomi Watts nominated for Academy Award
Naomi Watts earned an Academy Award nomination for her performance in the 2012 movie "The Impossible," in which she portrayed a mother struggling to reunite her family in the midst of a devastating natural disaster in Thailand. Her portrayal of a mother's courage and determination in the face of overwhelming odds was widely praised, and her performance earned her a nomination for Best Actress at the 85th Academy Awards.
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10. One of the 50 Most Beautiful People
In 2002, Naomi Watts was honored with a prestigious accolade when she was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People. This recognition of her beauty and talent was a testament to her hard work and dedication to her craft, and it was a momentous occasion for the actress. Watts has since gone on to become one of the most acclaimed and beloved actresses in Hollywood, with numerous awards and nominations to her name.
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