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Kate Winslet

Highest Rated:   98% Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Lowest Rated:   4% Movie 43 (2013)
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Birthplace:   Reading, Berkshire, England, UK
A handful of actresses carry such a wellspring of inner grace and presence that they appear destined for celebrity from birth. Natalie Wood had it, as did Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly; many would doubtless place Kate Winslet among their ranks. A tender 11 when she commenced her formal dramatic training, 19 when she debuted cinematically, and 20 when she received her first Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination, Winslet never "ascended" to stardom; she became a star overnight. The possessor of an hourglass-figured, full-lipped beauty that lends itself effortlessly to costume dramas, Winslet was roundly hailed by the press for standing in stark, proud contrast to her more conventional Hollywood peers. Born on October 5, 1975, and raised in Reading, England, as the daughter of stage actors and the granddaughter of a repertory theater manager, Winslet inherited the "drama bug" from her folks. After training exhaustively as a child and securing professional representation she went on the air as a spokesgirl for a popular British cereal, and later attended a performing-arts secondary school. Following an early graduation in 1991 (prior to the age of 16), Winslet launched her regional stage career, highlighted by roles in adaptations of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole and Peter Pan. It would be difficult to imagine a more auspicious film bow than the role of Juliet Hulme in Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures -- or a more difficult one. This characterization -- that of an extroverted adolescent who constructs an incestuously exclusive fantasy world with her best friend (Melanie Lynskey) -- put Winslet on the map, and opened the door for follow-ups in international megahits such as Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility (1995), as the willful, passionate Marianne; and James Cameron's Titanic (1997), as the object of Leonardo Di Caprio's affections, Rose DeWitt Bukater. She received dual Oscar nominations for those roles, but, surprisingly, failed to net either one.Meanwhile, Winslet concurrently shied away from the high gloss of Cameron and unveiled her stage origins, traveling the arthouse circuit with such productions as Michael Winterbottom's Jude (1996), as Sue Bridehead; and Kenneth Branagh's disappointing, overbaked, four-hour Hamlet (1996), as Ophelia. Hideous Kinky embodied a turn on a much smaller scale. Directed by Scottish helmer Gillies MacKinnon (and scripted by his brother, Billy), the film casts Winslet as a freewheeling young hippie who takes her children to Morocco in order to pursue spiritual enlightenment. Beyond the positive reviews gleaned by the film and the praise that critics lavished onto Winslet's performance, one of the most alluring sidelights happened off camera, when Winslet dated and then married James Threapleton, the third assistant director on the MacKinnon film. The couple divorced in 2001.During 1999 and 2000, Winslet dove into two roles that required her to cut loose and break free of all inhibitions. First, she played another young woman in search of spiritual enlightenment, this time in Jane Campion's Holy Smoke. Starring as an Australian girl who joins a cult on a visit to India, and is then "deprogrammed" by Harvey Keitel, Winslet's role pushed her beyond the limits of propriety and embarrassment (one scene has her standing naked and urinating in front of Keitel). Unfortunately, one or two brave performances did not an unequivocal masterpiece make; the picture sharply divided critics, falling far short of the praise heaped onto Campion's The Piano six years earlier. Even gutsier (though more successful on a dramatic level) was Winslet's turn as a laundress who delivers the Marquis de Sade's manuscripts to the outside world in Phil Kaufman's Quills. Winslet reentered the Oscar limelight with yet another Academy-nommed performance as a youthful Iris Murdoch in director Richard Eyre's Iris, but the gold statuette eluded her a third time when Jennifer Connelly netted it for A Beautiful Mind. In early

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Mountain Between Us
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Untitled Woody Allen Project
  • Actor
2017
12% Collateral Beauty
  • Claire
$31M 2016
54% The Dressmaker
  • Myrtle 'Tilly' Dunnage
$2.1M 2016
53% Triple 9
  • Irina Vlaslov
2016
86% Steve Jobs
  • Joanna Hoffman
$12.5M 2015
45% A Little Chaos
  • Madame de Barra
$0.6M 2015
29% Insurgent
  • Jeanine Matthews
$114.2M 2015
No Score Yet Zbuntowana 3D
  • Jeanine Matthews
2015
41% Divergent
  • Jeanine Matthews
$129.6M 2014
34% Labor Day
  • Adele Wheeler
$13.4M 2014
4% Movie 43
  • Juliet Hulme
$8.8M 2013
71% Carnage
  • Nancy Cowan
$2.2M 2011
84% Contagion
  • Dr. Erin Mears
$75.7M 2011
56% A Mother's Courage: Talking Back To Autism (Sólskinsdrengurinn)
  • Narrator
$2.3k 2010
67% Revolutionary Road
  • April
$22.9M 2008
61% The Reader
  • Hanna Schmitz
$34.2M 2008
50% The Fox & the Child
  • Narrator
2007
54% Romance & Cigarettes
  • Tula
$0.4M 2007
47% The Holiday
  • Iris
$63.3M 2006
72% Flushed Away
  • Rita
$64.5M 2006
80% Little Children
  • Sarah Pierce
$5.4M 2006
11% All The King's Men
  • Anne Stanton
$7.3M 2006
91% Deep Sea 3D
  • Narrator
$42.1M 2006
83% Finding Neverland
  • Sylvia Llewelyn Davies
2004
No Score Yet War Game
  • Annie
2004
No Score Yet Pride
  • Suki
2004
93% Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
  • Clementine Kruczynski
$34.2M 2004
19% The Life of David Gale
  • Elizabeth `Bitsey' Bloom
$19.6M 2003
72% Enigma
  • Hester Wallace
2002
79% Iris
  • Young Iris Murdoch
$5.4M 2001
20% Christmas Carol - The Movie
  • Belle
2001
75% Quills
  • Madeleine
$4.3M 2000
45% Holy Smoke
  • Ruth Barron
2000
No Score Yet Faeries
  • Actor
1999
65% Hideous Kinky
  • Julia
1998
88% Titanic
  • Rose DeWitt Bukater
1997
95% Hamlet
  • Ophelia
1996
81% Jude
  • Sue Bridehead
1996
98% Sense and Sensibility
  • Marianne Dashwood
1995
5% A Kid in King Arthur's Court
  • Princess Sarah
1995
92% Heavenly Creatures
  • Juliet Hulme
1994
No Score Yet Anglo-Saxon Attitudes
  • Actor
1992

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
2008
  • Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Running Wild With Bear Grylls
2014
  • Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2015
70% Mildred Pierce
2011
  • Mildred Pierce
  • 2011
No Score Yet Extras
2005-2007
  • Herself
  • Guest
  • 2005
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Performer
  • Host
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2002

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