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Cate Blanchett

Lowest Rated:   30% The Monuments Men (2014)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Jungle Book
  • Kaa
2018
No Score Yet The House With A Clock In Its Walls
  • Actor
2018
No Score Yet Ocean's Eight
  • Actor
2018
No Score Yet The House With a Clock In Its Walls
  • Actor
2018
98% Thor: Ragnarok
  • Hela
2017
73% Manifesto
  • Actor
$0.2M 2017
42% Song to Song
  • Actor
$0.5M 2017
No Score Yet De canção em canção
  • Amanda
2017
45% Knight of Cups
  • Nancy
$0.4M 2016
67% Voyage of Time: Life's Journey
  • Narrator
2016
94% Carol
  • Carol Aird
$8.6M 2015
62% Truth
  • Mary Mapes
$1.6M 2015
83% 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
82% The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden
  • Dore Strauch
$0.3M 2014
30% The Monuments Men
  • Claire Simone
$67.3M 2014
75% 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
$40.2M 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
77% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • Col. Irina Spalko
$317M 2008
77% I'm Not There
  • Jude Quinn
$4M 2007
35% Elizabeth: The Golden Age
  • Queen Elizabeth I
$16.3M 2007
91% Hot Fuzz
  • Jeanine (uncredited)
$23.7M 2007
32% 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
$17.4M 2006
69% Babel
  • Susan
$34.3M 2006
89% Little Fish
  • Tracy Heart
2006
No Score Yet Stories of Lost Souls
  • Julie-Anne
2005
87% The Aviator
  • Katharine Hepburn
$102.6M 2004
56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • Jane Winslett-Richardson
$24M 2004
65% Coffee and Cigarettes
  • Cate/Shelly
$2M 2004
95% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Galadriel
$364.1M 2003
58% The Missing
  • Maggie Gilkeson
$26.9M 2003
53% Veronica Guerin
  • Veronica Guerin
2003
96% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
2008
  • Appearing
  • 2014
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
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
  • 2012
No Score Yet Masterclass
2010-2014
  • Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet 48 Hours
1988
  • Guest
  • 2003

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