Cate Blanchett is one of the most outstanding actors in the American film industry. Born in Australia, her journey from the Sydney Theatre Company to becoming an Academy-Award-winning actor, comprises of one spectacular performance after the other. Blanchett has time and again taken up complex roles and enacted them with such beauty and perfection that she has established herself as one of the most esteemed and lauded actors. Her choice of films and her versatility as an actor has made her a leading lady of Hollywood.
Today, on her birthday, let’s take a look at some of her most iconic performances in movies that you absolutely cannot miss!
Her most recent release Carol, Blanchett slays with her exquisite performance as Carol Aird, a socialite on the verge of a divorce. A cinematic masterpiece, the film revolves around the chemistry between Carol and a young, aspiring photographer.
Blue Jasmine (2013)
Cate bagged an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Jasmine, a wealthy New York socialite living in denial. The convincing manner in which she essays the character and brings it to life, and brings out the tangled aspects of her character, is what makes this film an absolute must-watch!
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
A curious case that won people’s hearts, what people remember first about this movie is Brad Pitt aging in reverse, a peculiar phenomenon. However, Blanchett who played Pitt’s love interest in the film still managed to steal the show and the list would be incomplete without the mention of this film.
The Aviator (2004)
For her performance in The Aviator (based on the life of aviator Howard Hughe), Blanchett won an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for playing the role of Oscar-winning actress Katharine Hepburn. She portrayed the iconic actress so beautifully that this is considered her career’s most noteworthy performance.
Considered to be her breakthrough performance, this role is what established Blanchett as a force to be reckoned with. Winning a BAFTA and Golden Globe award for Best Actress, her powerful performance as Queen Elizabeth I awed the audiences and critics alike.
Here’s wishing Cate Blanchett a very Happy Birthday. We hope she continues to amaze us with her stunning performances. So which of the above films have you watched and liked? Comment below and let know.