First Film: Flirting (John Duigan, 1994) opposite long-time friend Nicole Kidman
Must-see: 21 Grams (Alejandro Gonzales Inaritu, 2003); I Heart Huckabees (David O. Russell, 2004); The Painted Veil (John Curran, 2006)
Star Turn: As Betty/Diane in David Lynch’s complicated masterpiece Mulholland Drive
Underrated: Eastern Promises (David Cronenberg, 2007)
Upcoming, Current and/or Recent: A hat-trick of interesting women this year with the recent Mother and Child for Rodrigo Garcia and Woody Allen’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger later this summer, plus she is playing Valerie Plame opposite Sean Penn in Doug Liman’s Fair Game which got good notices at Cannes earlier this year. She is committed to play Marilyn Monroe in a biopic for Andrew Dominink (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford).