MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN: What is it about Nicole Kidman that wins her Oscars and a spot on Tom Ford’s arm? Beauty? Talent? Her utter lack of empathy? The latter caught Lars von Trier’s eye. That quality led the Danish director/provocateur to cast her in his latest deconstruction of Hollywood clichés, this year’s Cannes Film Festival hit, “Dogville.” In the next issue of Black Book, he tells fellow director Paul Thomas Anderson, “I liked Nicole very much, or anyway, I liked her character, Grace, very much, because she’s a little more aggressive, a little more human than the other characters I’ve worked with.”

“Wait,” Anderson asks, “is that because she’s a more human character or a more human actor?”

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