Watts followed up her success of 2001 a year after when she landed the starring role in The Ring. The filmed turned out to be one of the biggest box office hits of that same year. And in 2003 she kept on building on her achievements by earning her first Academy Award nomination for her performance in 21 Grams opposite Sean Penn and Benicio del Toro. She is dubbed by the press as "queen of remakes" because she has become well known for starring in quite a number of remakes throughout her career thus far. Other films include The Ring Two (2005), Inland Empire (2006) (voice of Suzie Rabbit), The Painted Veil (2006), Funny Games U.S. (2007) and The International (2009). Future films include King Lear (2010) - pre-production, Need (2009) - pre-production and Mother and Child (2010) - filming. Tidbits Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2002. Featured on the cover of the Australian Empire Magazine March 2003 for Women of the Year 2002. Ranked #76 on Forbes 2005 Power in Entertainment List. Named #2 in the French edition of FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006". Voted the 14th Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire Magazine September 2002 Accepted the role for 21 Grams without reading the script first. Was Fernando Meirelles's first choice for the role of Tessa Quayle in The Constant Gardener (2005), but she declined due to her commitment to King Kong. (A movie which turned out to be the worst of her career so far)
Turned down the role of "Susan Storm" (Invisible Girl) in Fantastic Four Enjoys martial arts and trained Judo for a long time. She participated in amateur Judo championships through the early 90s, from 1989 to 1992. Nowadays, she trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.