Cate Blanchett

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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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
46% Where'd You Go, Bernadette Bernadette Fox 2019
82% This Changes Everything Actor 2019
91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Valka 2019
No Score Yet Voyage of Time - Life's Journey Actor 2019
52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Kaa 2018
66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls Mrs. Zimmerman 2018
69% Ocean's 8 Lou 2018
No Score Yet O mistério do relógio na parede Mrs. Zimmerman 2018
93% Thor: Ragnarok Hela $315M 2017
43% Song to Song Actor $0.5M 2017
No Score Yet De canção em canção Amanda 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
61% Truth Mary Mapes $1.6M 2015
85% Cinderella The Wicked Stepmother $183.4M 2015
85% The Turning Gail Lang 2015
59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Galadriel $187.8M 2014
92% 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
72% Hanna Marissa $40.3M 2011
43% Robin Hood Marion Loxley $105.3M 2010
92% Ponyo Gran Mamare $15.2M 2009
71% 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
33% 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
48% 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

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94% Documentary Now!
2015
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  • 2019
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
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  • 2018
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
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  • 2018
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No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
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  • 2018
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  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
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  • 2018
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  • 2005
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
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  • 2017
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No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
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  • 2016
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
1999
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  • 2014
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No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
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  • 2013
No Score Yet The View
1997
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  • 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
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  • 2013
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No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
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  • 2012
No Score Yet Iconoclasts
2005-2012
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  • 2010
No Score Yet Masterclass
2010-2014
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  • 2010
No Score Yet 48 Hours
1988
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  • 2003

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