They're all Academy Award-winning Antipodeans who've lit up the big screen and now they're bringing a touch of Hollywood glamour to the mail. Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe and Geoffrey Rush have been immortalised on postage stamps in their native Australia after being named legends of the year by the post office.
Curious Case Of Benjamin Button actress Cate said she felt "utterly, deeply humbled and chuffed" by the honour. "I'm going to be licked by millions of Australians and I can't wait," she joked.
Nicole was equally enthusiastic about the 55 cent stamps, which depict the stars in their most recognised roles, as well as in natural poses. "Something like this – when you see your face on a stamp – says, 'wow'," she admitted, adding she was excited her daughter Sunday Rose and any other future children might one day be able to "lick a stamp, put it on an envelope and say, 'That's my mum'."