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Cate Blanchett
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Also known as:Catherine Elise Blanchett
Occupation:Actor • Voice Cast
Born:May 14, 1969
Birthplace:Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Spouse:Andrew Upton
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Cate Blanchett is an Academy Award winning Australian actress. She has appeared in over 50 films in a career spanning over two decades, and has won three Golden Globes and three BAFTA Awards besides her two Oscars. Blanchett started out in theatre, garnering praise from all quarters through her performances in plays like Oleanna, Electra and Kafka Dances before foraying into television and subsequently Hollywood, with the 1997 war film Paradise Road. In the same year, she landed her first leading role in the romantic drama Oscar and Lucinda (1997), which earned her an Australian Film Institute Awards nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a leading role. Blanchett was catapulted to international stardom in 1998, when she essayed the role of Elizabeth I of England in the biographical film Elizabeth. Her performance in the film earned Blanchett her maiden Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award, and an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role. In the years that followed, the actress continued to enjoy critical acclaim and commercial success courtesy of films like The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003) and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004). In 2004, Blanchett portrayed Katharine Hepburn in the biographical drama The Aviator, which earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and a BAFTA Award that year. In the subsequent years,

Blanchett worked with some of the most eminent directors of Hollywood: with Alejandro Inarritu in Babel (2006), Steven Spielberg`s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), David Fincher`s romantic fantasy drama The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Ridley Scott`s epic war drama Robin Hood (2010) and Woody Allen`s black comedy-drama Blue Jasmine (2013). Her portrayal of Jasmine French in Blue Jasmine earned Blanchett an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role that year besides a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), Carol (2015), Manifesto (2015), Song to Song (2017) and the Marvel superhero film Thor: Ragnarok (2017) are some of Blanchett`s notable recent roles. Other significant acting credits include Veronica Guerin (2003), I`m Not There (2007), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), Knight of Cups (2015), Truth (2015), Ocean`s 8 (2018) The House with a Clock in its Wall (2018), Mowgli (2018) and How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019).
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Did You Know? (16)

  • Cate Blanchett is the first actress to earn Academy Award nominations for essaying the same role in two different films. She was nominated for the Academy Award in 1998 for the movie Elizabeth and in 2007 she was nominated for her role as Elizabeth again in the movie Elizabeth: The Golden Age.
  • Cate Blanchett is the first actress to win an Academy Award to essay the role of another Academy Award-winning actress. She achieved this feat when she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for essaying the role of Katharine Hepburn in the 2004 movie The Aviator.
  • Weisz was offered the role of Daisy in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, however, due to date issues she had to opt out of the movie. The role finally went to Cate Blanchett.
  • Cate Blanchett decided to be a part of Thor: Ragnarok after her eldest child Dashiell John Upton told her to do so. Both her children are Marvel Comic fans.
  • In preparation towards her role as Hela in Thor: Ragnarok, Cate Blanchett took lessons in capoeira, which is a Brazilian martial art.
  • Charlize Theron was initially considered for the role of Hela in the movie Thor: Ragnarok. However, the role was eventually given to Cate Blanchett.
  • Cate Blanchett is the first Australian to win two Academy Awards - she won her first Oscar in 2004 for The Aviator and the second in 2013 for Blue Jasmine.
  • Cate Blanchett revealed in an interview that as a teen she went through a punk and goth period and even shaved her head.
  • Before becoming an actress, Cate Blanchett worked at a nursing home during her early twenties.
  • While Cate Blanchett was in Egypt, she was asked to play the role of an American cheerleader in the movie Kaboria. Blanchett, who was in need of money at the time, accepted the role.
  • Cate Blanchett was enrolled at the University of Melbourne where she studied economics and fine arts. However, she left college after the first year to travel overseas.
  • Cate Blanchett made her stage debut in 1992 with David Mamet's play Oleanna.
  • Cate Blanchett was initially cast as for the role of Clytemnestra in the play Electra. However, after the lead actress of the play pulled out, Blanchett was offered the role of Electra. The role went on to become one of her most acclaimed performances on stage.
  • Cate Blanchett is the first actress to win the Sydney Theatre Critics' Best Newcomer Award and Best Actress Award in the same year. She achieved this feat in 1993 after winning the Best Newcomer Award and Best Actress award for her performances Kafka Dances and Oleanna.
  • Cate Blanchett is only the sixth actress to win an Oscar in both the acting categories - Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. She won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2004 for the movie The Aviator and the Best Actress Award for the movie Blue Jasmine.
  • Cate Blanchett is one of Malin Akerman's favourite actresses, and she has often expressed her desire to work with the two-time Academy Award winner.
  • Personal Quotes (4)

  • "If you know you are going to fail, then fail gloriously."
  • "You know you're a pessimist when you win an Oscar and think, "Oh God, I've peaked."
  • "The world's changed. It's very difficult to know where to be. Because sometimes life is so fast and so absolute that the only way you can change things is by actually shifting your life utterly and totally to a different hemisphere. You can't partially change. There's no semi-revolution."
  • "Things present themselves to you, and it's how you choose to deal with them that reveals who you are. We all say a lot of things, don't we, about who we are and how we think. But in the end it's your actions, how you respond to circumstance that reveals your character."
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