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Why Is Geoffrey Rush Wearing a Hat Indoors? | Geoffrey Rush, Tilda Swinton

Golden Globe Awards 2011

Why Is Geoffrey Rush Wearing a Hat Indoors?

Originally posted 01/16/2011 09:30PM

Geoffrey Rush may have channeled his inner Mad Man with his dapper fedora and shorn hair at Sunday's Golden Globes – but the actor wasn't sporting the hat just to make a style statement.

Nope, the Aussie star, and Golden Globe nominee for The King's Speech, shaved his head for a new role in the play The Diary of a Madman, based on a short story by Nikolai Gogol, which already premiered in Australia, his rep tells PEOPLE.

Rush, 59, plays a civil servant who goes crazy in the dark comedy, which is set to make its U.S. premiere at New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music beginning Feb. 11.


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Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett Happy to Be Licked – on Stamps

Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett Happy to Be Licked – on Stamps

Originally posted 02/04/2009 07:45AM

Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush all have Oscars in common – and now each member of the Australian quartet can boast another distinction: They all appear on special edition 55-cent (about 35 cents U.S.) postage stamps in their native country.

"Something like this – when you see your face on a stamp – says 'wow,' " Kidman, 41, is quoted as saying by the BBC.

She added that she is particularly delighted that her children will one day "lick a stamp, put it on an envelope and say, 'That's my mum.' "

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