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Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett


Date of Birth:
May 14, 1969

Place of Birth:
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Actress, Theatre Director

Andrew Upton (m. 1997)


Cate Blanchett - Summary Details

Catherine Elise "Cate" Blanchett (born 14 May 1969) is an Australian actress and theatre director. She has received critical acclaim and many accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and three British Academy Awards. Blanchett came to international attention for her role as Elizabeth I of England in Shekhar Kapur's 1998 film Elizabeth, for which she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress, the Golden Globe Award, and earned her first Academy Award for Best Actress nomination. Her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese's 2004 film The Aviator brought her critical acclaim and many accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, making her the only actor to win an Oscar for portraying another Oscar-winning actor. In 2013, she starred as Jasmine French in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, for which she won numerous accolades including the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Blanchett is one of only five actors, and the only actress, to receive Academy Award nominations for portraying the same role in two films, as well as the only Australian to win two acting Oscars. A six-time Oscar nominee, she has also received nominations for Notes on a Scandal (2006), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) and I'm Not There (2007). Her other notable films include The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001.03) and The Hobbit trilogy (2012.14), Babel (2006), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014), Cinderella (2015), and Carol (2015).

Blanchett has also had an extensive career on stage and is a four-time Helpmann Award winner for Best Female Actor in a Play. Her earlier roles include the title role in Electra at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (1992), Ophelia in Hamlet...

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Cate Blanchett Cinderella

A live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale about a servant step-daughter who wins the heart of a prince.

Blanchett's Touch of the Irish

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The Missing

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Jay Baruchel How To Train Your Dragon 2

When grown-up responsibilities loom on the horizon, Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless take to the skies in search of answers.

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The Aviator

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