9. Nicole Kidman as Diane Arbus
Character: Diane Arbus
Year Released: 2006
Nicole Kidman plays the incredibly interesting Diane Arbus, a housewife and assistant to her photographer husband, who discovers her own calling and takes a camera to it. Her call towards the fringe of society where people go unseen, created some of the best portrait photography of the 20th century. And in Steven Shainburg's hands(Secretary), Arbus is involved in a very touching and bizarre romance. Kidman's transformation from scared housewife to assured artist is an immense pleasure to watch in this delightfully weird film.