Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett

Highest Rated: 100% Jill Bilcock: Dancing The Invisible (2017)

Lowest Rated: 30% The Monuments Men (2014)

Birthday: May 14, 1969

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

With her regal and elegant visage, Aussie actress Cate Blanchett broke through the mob of aspiring actors and instantly ascended the ranks to Hollywood stardom with her Academy Award-nominated turn as Elizabeth I in Shekhar Kapur's Elizabeth (1998). Her concomitantly poignant and fierce portrayal won admiration from critics and filmgoers, but she had maintained a low enough profile in years prior (and her celebrity materialized so quickly) that the Elizabeth triumph appeared to pull the heretofore unseen actress from out of thin air and caught just about everyone off guard. Born in Melbourne on May 14, 1969, Catherine Elise Blanchett entered the world as the daughter of an Australian mother and a Texas-born American father, with two siblings. Her dad died of a heart attack when she was ten; her mother subsequently raised her. Blanchett studied economics and fine art at the University of Melbourne, but -- reeling from ennui and dissatisfaction -- she set off in search of an alternate vocation and traveled for a period of time, perhaps in search of herself. Blanchett ultimately landed in Egypt, where a chance bit part in an Arabic boxing film introduced her to a newfound love of acting. Taking this as a firm cue, Blanchett harkened back to Sydney, where she enrolled in (and ultimately graduated from) the highly esteemed National Academy of Dramatic Art. Blanchett later joined the Sydney Theatre Company, where she earned positive notices in a production of Caryl Churchill's Top Girls. A subsequent role in Timothy Daley's musical Kafka Dances won Blanchett a 1993 New Comer Award from the Sydney Theatre Critics Circle, an honor doubled that same year when she gleaned a Rosemont Best Actress Award for her performance opposite future Elizabeth co-star Geoffrey Rush in David Mamet's Oleanna. The considerable prestige that accompanied these theatrical triumphs led Blanchett to the small screen, where she appeared in various programs for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, including the drama Heartland and the cop series Police Rescue. Her television performances caught the attention of director Bruce Beresford, who cast her in his 1997 POW drama Paradise Road as a shy Australian nurse, opposite Glenn Close and Frances McDormand. 1997 proved to be a busy year as it also found her staring in the comedy Thank God He Met Lizzie, for which she netted an Australian Film Institute Best Actress Award. By the end of the year she had an even bigger event than any successful acting gigs as she was married in December to British film technician Andrew Upton. With the considerable amount of praise and recognition Blanchett was receiving in her native country and a partner in her personal life to share it with, it was only a matter of time and opportunity before she became known to a wider audience. Her opportunity arrived that very same year, with her role in Gillian Armstrong's adaptation of Peter Carey's novel Oscar and Lucinda. Opposite Ralph Fiennes, Blanchett won almost uniform praise for her performance in a tepidly received film. Blanchett came first-billed in the following year's Elizabeth. The film drew swift and unequivocal praise, and Blanchett's portrayal of the queen turned her into Los Angeles' newest cause célèbre. A plethora of awards greeted Kapur's feature and Blanchett's performance, including a Best Actress Academy Award nomination and eight additional Oscar nods. The actress won a Golden Globe and British Academy Award, in addition to a host of critics' circle awards. With that experience under her belt, Blanchett starred opposite Angelina Jolie, John Cusack, and Billy Bob Thornton in the Mike Newell comedy Pushing Tin (1999). Although the film dive-bombed at the box office, critics singled out Blanchett's fine performance as a Long Island housewife. The same year, she played another domestic, albeit one of an entirely different stripe, in Oliver Parker's adaptation of Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband. Despite a uniformly st

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Armageddon Time Actor 2021
50% Where'd You Go, Bernadette Bernadette Fox 2019
87% This Changes Everything Actor 2019
90% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Valka 2019
53% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Kaa 2018
65% The House with a Clock in Its Walls Mrs. Zimmerman 2018
No Score Yet O mistério do relógio na parede Mrs. Zimmerman 2018
69% Ocean's 8 Lou 2018
93% Thor: Ragnarok Hela $315M 2017
43% Song to Song Amanda $0.5M 2017
100% Jill Bilcock: Dancing The Invisible Actor 2017
47% Knight of Cups Nancy $0.4M 2016
67% Voyage of Time: Life's Journey Narrator 2016
94% Carol Carol Aird $8.6M 2015
63% Truth Mary Mapes $1.6M 2015
84% Cinderella The Wicked Stepmother $183.4M 2015
86% The Turning Gail Lang 2015
59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Galadriel $187.8M 2014
91% How to Train Your Dragon 2 Valka $147.1M 2014
83% The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden Dore Strauch $0.3M 2014
30% The Monuments Men Claire Simone $67.3M 2014
74% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Galadriel $180.5M 2013
100% Journey to the South Pacific Narrator 2013
91% Blue Jasmine Jasmine 2013
89% Girl Rising Narrator $0.9M 2013
64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Galadriel $303.1M 2012
71% Hanna Marissa $40.3M 2011
43% Robin Hood Marion Loxley $105.3M 2010
92% Ponyo Gran Mamare $15.2M 2009
72% The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Daisy $127.5M 2008
78% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Col. Irina Spalko $317M 2008
77% I'm Not There Jude Quinn $4.1M 2007
34% Elizabeth: The Golden Age Queen Elizabeth I $16.3M 2007
91% Hot Fuzz Jeanine (uncredited) $23.7M 2007
34% The Good German Lena Brandt $0.9M 2007
No Score Yet In the Company of Actors Actor 2007
87% Notes on a Scandal Sheba Hart $17.5M 2006
69% Babel Susan $34.3M 2006
90% Little Fish Tracy Heart 2006
No Score Yet Stories of Lost Souls Julie-Anne 2005
86% The Aviator Katharine Hepburn $102.6M 2004
56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Jane Winslett-Richardson $24M 2004
64% Coffee and Cigarettes Cate/Shelly $2M 2004
93% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Galadriel $364.1M 2003
58% The Missing Maggie Gilkeson $27M 2003
53% Veronica Guerin Veronica Guerin 2003
95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Galadriel $339.8M 2002
74% Heaven Philippa $0.7M 2002
33% Charlotte Gray Charlotte Gray/Dominique 2002
55% The Shipping News Petal Bear $11.5M 2001
91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Galadriel $314.1M 2001
64% Bandits Kate Wheeler $41.2M 2001
57% The Gift Annie Wilson $11.2M 2000
35% The Man Who Cried Lola 2000
83% The Talented Mr. Ripley Meredith 1999
85% An Ideal Husband Gertrude 1999
48% Pushing Tin Connie Falzone 1999
No Score Yet Bangers Actor 1999
82% Elizabeth Elizabeth I 1998
66% Oscar and Lucinda Lucinda Leplastrier 1997
45% Paradise Road Susan McCarthy 1997
No Score Yet Thank God He Met Lizzie (The Wedding Party) Lizzie 1997
No Score Yet Burned Bridge Actor 1994

TV

Credit
96% Mrs. America
2020
Executive Producer Phyllis Schlafly 2020
77% Stateless
2020
Executive Producer Creator Pat Masters 2020
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice 2020
94% Documentary Now!
2015-2019
Appearing 2019
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2019
2017
2016
2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2018
2017
2015
2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2018
2016
2015
2014
2012
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2018
2017
2005
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015-2019
Guest 2016
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
1999
Appearing 2014
2000
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest 2013
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2013
2008
2006
2000
71% Family Guy
1999
Voice 2012
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2012
No Score Yet Iconoclasts
2005-2012
Guest 2010
No Score Yet Masterclass
2010-2014
Appearing 2010
No Score Yet 48 Hours
1988
Guest 2003

QUOTES FROM Cate Blanchett CHARACTERS

Dr. John Dee says: This much I know... When the storm breaks, each man acts in accordance with his own nature. Some are dumb with terror. Some flee... some hide... And some spread their wings like eagles and soar on the wind.

Queen Elizabeth I says: You are a wise man, Dr. Dee.

Dr. John Dee says: And you madam, are a very great lady

Dr. John Dee says: This much I know... When the storm breaks, each man acts in accordance with his own nature. Some are dumb with terror. Some flee...some hide.. And some spread their wings like eagles and soar on the wind.

Queen Elizabeth I says: You are a wise man, Dr. Dee.

Dr. John Dee says: And you madam, are a very great lady.

Carol Aird says: Everything comes full circle.

Carol Aird says: Dearest there are no accidents.

Carol Aird says: You take it or leave it. But if you leave it, we'll go to court and if we go to court,it will get ugly.

Carol Aird says: You take it or leave it. But if you leave it, we'll go to court and if we go to court, it will get ugly.

Carol Aird says: My angel, flung out of space.

Fred Haymes says: Why don´t you seat ?

Fred Haymes says: Why don´t you seat?

Carol Aird says: Why is it people think you take better bad news if you´re sitting down ?

Carol Aird says: Why is it people think you take better bad news if you´re sitting down?

Carol Aird says: Just when you think it can't get any worse, you run out of cigarettes.

Carol Aird says: If he can't have me I can't see my daughter.

Carol Aird says: You seek resolutions because you are young. But you will understand this one day.

Mary Mapes says: And they hope to god the truth gets lost in the scrum!

Mary Mapes says: You do not get to do this, they do not get to smack us just for asking questions!

Jasmine says: What does that mean? What does that stupidity even mean?

Jasmine says: Well, there's only so many traumas a person can withstand until they take to the streets and start screaming.

The Wicked Stepmother says: This is, perhaps, the greatest risk we will take - to be seen for who we really are.

Daisy says: Would you still love me if I were old and saggy?

Benjamin Button says: Would you still love me if I were young and had acne? When I'm afraid of what's under the stairs? Or if I end up wetting the bed?

Galadriel says: You have no place here! You are nameless! Go back to the shadow from whence you came!

Valka says: You came early into this world. You were such a wee thing, so frail, so fragile.... I feared you wouldn't make it. But your father, he never doubted. He always said you'd be the strongest of them all. And he was right.

Valka says: Good dragons under the control of bad people do bad things.

Stoick says: I thought I'd have to die before I'd have that dance again.

Valka says: No need for drastic measures.

Stoick says: For you, my dear, anything.

Valka says: You have the heart of a chief and the soul of a dragon.

Hiccup says: Should I know you?

Valka says: No, you were just a babe. But a mother never forgets.

Claire Simone says: Will you stop speaking French? or what ever language you're speaking?

James Granger says: If it wasn't for us, you'd be speaking German.

Preston Savitz says: No. If it wasn't for you, I'd be dead. But I'd still be speaking French.

Daisy says: Lovin' you is worth everything to me...

Daisy says: I have to go pee.

Daisy says: I don't like gettin' older.

Benjamin Button says: I was thinkin' how nothin' lasts, and what a shame that is

Daisy says: Some things last.

Lena Brandt says: He's a good German.

Galadriel says: Mithrandir... Why the hafling?

Gandalf says: Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love. Why Bilbo Baggins? I don't know. Perhaps because I am afraid, and he gives me courage

Gandalf says: Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love. Why Bilbo Baggins? I don't know. Perhaps because I am afraid, and he gives me courage.

Galadriel says: Why the Hafling?

Gandalf says: Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay... small acts of kindness and love. Why Bilbo Baggins? That's because I am afraid and it gives me courage.

Galadriel says: Mthrandir... Why the halfling?

Gandalf says: "Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love. Why Bilbo Baggins? Perhaps because I am afraid, and he gives me courage."

Gandalf says: Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love. Why Bilbo Baggins? Perhaps because I am afraid, and he gives me courage.

Queen Galadriel says: May it be your light in the darkness; when all other lights go out.

Galadriel says: May it be a light for you in dark places, when all other lights go out.

Queen Galadriel says: In place of the Dark Lord you will have a Queen! Not dark but beautiful and terrible as the dawn! Treacherous as the sea! Stronger than the foundations of the earth! All shall love me and despair!

Galadriel says: Mithrandir, why the halfling?

Gandalf says: Why Bilbo Baggins? That is because I am afraid, and he gives me courage.

Galadriel says: Mithrandir, why the Hafling?

Gandalf says: Because I am afraid...he gives me courage.

Queen Galadriel says: Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.

Queen Galadriel says: The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was, is lost. For none now live, who remember it. It began with the forging of the Great Rings. Three were given to the Elves, immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings. Seven, to the Dwarf lords, great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls. And nine, nine rings were gifted to the race of Men, who above all else, desire power. For within these Rings was bound the strength and will to govern each race. But they were all of them, deceived. For another ring was made. In the land of Mordor, in the fires of Mount Doom, the dark lord Sauron forged in scret a master ring to control all others. And into this ring, he poured his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life. One Ring to rule them all...

Katharine Hepburn says: I've been famous - for better or worse - for a long time now... I wonder if you know what that really means.

Howard Hughes says: Yeah, I got my fair share of press on Hell's Angels. I'm used to it.

Katharine Hepburn says: Are you? Howard, we're not like everyone else. Too many acute angles. Too many eccentricities. We have to be very careful not to let people in or they'll make us into freaks.

Howard Hughes says: Kate, they can't get in here. We're safe.

Katharine Hepburn says: Oh they can always get in. When my brother killed himself there were photographers at the funeral. There's no decency to it!

Howard Hughes says: You know I get these ideas Kate these crazy ideas about things that might not be there.

Katharine Hepburn says: Yeah

Howard Hughes says: Sometimes I truly feel like I'm losing my mind and if I did it would be like flying blind.

Katharine Hepburn says: You taught me to fly Howard, I'll take the wheel.

Queen Galadriel says: Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.

Queen Elizabeth I says: I've become almost enthusiastic.

Queen Elizabeth I says: My loving people! We see the sails of the enemy approaching. We hear the Spanish guns over the water. Soon now, we will meet them, face to face. I am resolved in the midst and heat of the battle, to live or die amongst you all! While we stand together no invader shall pass! Let them come with the armies of hell, they will not pass! And when this day of battle is ended, we meet again in heaven... or on the field of victory.

Sir Walter Raleigh says: I;ve just returned from the New World majesty. I have claimed the fertile coast in your name and called it.. Virginia, in honour of our Virgin Queen.

Sir Walter Raleigh says: I've just returned from the New World majesty. I have claimed the fertile coast in your name and called it.. Virginia, in honour of our Virgin Queen.

Queen Elizabeth I says: Virginia? And when I marry will change the name to conjugia?

Queen Galadriel says: Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.

Queen Elizabeth I says: Let us not fear shadows in the dark and courage when the day of danger truly dawns

Queen Elizabeth I says: Let us not fear shadows in the dark and courage when the day of danger truly dawns.

Gran Mamare (English Version) says: (upon seeing Ponyo) Ugh! it has a real face on it! Throw it back into the sea before it causes a tsunami!

Gran Mamare (English Version) says: [upon seeing Ponyo] Ugh! it has a real face on it! Throw it back into the sea before it causes a tsunami!

Oscar Hopkins says: For years I have gambled and took what I needed and gave the rest to the poor. I gambled for a purpose. There was no sin in what I did. But when I had all my needs paid for, I still could not stop... even when I promised God.

Lucinda Leplastrier says: We shall make a pact.

Oscar Hopkins says: We shall?

Lucinda Leplastrier says: To never gamble again. I promise I shall never invite you to a game of cards or any other form of gambling. And we shall keep it and be friends.

Elizabeth I says: She has such power over men's hearts. They died for her.

Sir Francis Walsingham says: They have found nothing to replace her.

Elizabeth I says: She has such power over men's hearts. They died for her.

Elizabeth I says: He shall be kept alive to always remind me of how close I came to danger.

Elizabeth I says: Observe, Lord Burghley, I am married... to England.

Elizabeth I says: may be a woman, Sir William, but if I choose I have the heart of a man! I am my father's daughter, and I am not afraid of anything.

Elizabeth I says: This is the Lord's doing. And it is marvelous in our eyes.

Elizabeth I says: Aye, but marry who, Your Grace? Would you give me some suggestion? For some say France and others Spain, and some cannot abide foreigners at all. So I am not sure how best to please you unless I married one of each.

Elizabeth I says: I have rid England of her enemies. What do I do now? Am I to be made of stone? Must I be touched by nothing?

Benjamin Button says: I was thinking how nothing lasts, and what a shame that is.

Daisy says: Some things last.

Daisy says: Would you still love me if I were old and saggy?

Benjamin Button says: Would you still love ME if I were young and had acne? When I'm afraid of what's under the stairs? Or if I end up wetting the bed?

Katharine Hepburn says: Simply marvelous.

Katharine Hepburn says: Are they? How marvelous!

Irina Spalko says: You're a hard man to read Doctor Jones.

Sheba Hart says: You think this is a love affair? A relationship?

Marissa says: "He knows things you don't want to know,"

Marissa says: He knows things you don't want to know.

Marissa says: Sometimes, children are bad people too.

Isaacs says: Did she turn out as you'd hoped?

Marissa says: Better.

Daisy says: (first lines) What are you lookin' at, Caroline.

Daisy says: [first lines] What are you looking at, Caroline?

Caroline says: (first lines) The wind, Mom. They say that the hurricane is comin'.

Caroline says: The wind, mom. [yawns] They say the hurricane is coming.

Daisy says: I don't like gettin' older?.

Daisy says: I don't like getting older.

Elizabeth I says: I am my father's daughter. I am not afraid of anything

Elizabeth I says: I am my father's daughter, and I am not afraid of anything.

Galadriel says: This task was appointed to you, Frodo of the Shire. If you do not find a way, no one will.

Galadriel says: This task was appointed to you, and if you do not find a way, no one will.

Daisy says: Some things last forever

Daisy says: Some things last forever.

Queen Galadriel says: In the land of Mordor, in the fires of Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Sauron forged in secret, a master ring, to control all others. And into this ring, he poured his cruelty, his malice, and his will to dominate all life. One Ring to rule them all.

Queen Galadriel says: In the land of Mordor, in the fires of Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Sauron forged in secret a master Ring, to control all others. And into this Ring he poured his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life. One Ring to rule them all.

Marissa says: I need you to do things my agency would not let me do.

Marissa says: I need you to do things my agency will not let me do.

Elizabeth I says: ...your policies would make England nothing but part of France or Spain.

Elizabeth I says: Your policies would make England nothing but part of France or Spain.

Elizabeth I says: "I don't like wars. They have uncertain outcomes"

Elizabeth I says: I don't like wars. They have uncertain outcomes.

Meredith Logue says: "We should always save pain for daylight,"

Meredith Logue says: We should always save pain for daylight.

Queen Galadriel says: "May it be a light for you, in dark places".

Queen Galadriel says: May it be a light for you, in dark places.

Queen Galadriel says: "Even the smallest person can change the course of the world".

Queen Galadriel says: Even the smallest person can change the course of the world.

Jude says: Either be groovy or leave, man

Marissa says: Sometimes children are bad people too.