Cate Blanchett


Cate Blanchett

Infobox actor


imagesize = 175px
caption = Blanchett at the Berlin Film Festival, February 2007
birthname = Catherine Élise Blanchett
birthdate = birth date and age|df=yes|1969|5|14
birthplace = Melbourne, Australia
spouse = Andrew Upton (1997-)
academyawards = Best Supporting Actress
2004 "The Aviator"
afiawards = Best Actress in a Supporting Role
1997 "Thank God He Met Lizzie"
Best Actress in a Leading Role
2005 "Little Fish"
News Limited Readers' Choice Award
2005
baftaawards = Best Actress in a Leading Role
1998 "Elizabeth"
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
2004 "The Aviator"
goldenglobeawards = Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama
1998 "Elizabeth"
Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
2007 "I'm Not There"
sagawards = Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture
2003 '
Outstanding Supporting Actress - Motion Picture"'
2004 "The Aviator"
awards = Critics Choice Award for Best Actress
1998 "Elizabeth"
Critics Choice Award for Best Cast
2003 "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"
CFCA Award for Best Actress
1998 "Elizabeth"
CFCA Award for Best Supporting Actress
2007 "I'm Not There"
DFWFCA Award for Best Supporting Actress
2006 "Notes on a Scandal"
Empire Award for Best Actress
1998 "Elizabeth"
FFCC Award for Best Supporting Actress
2001 "The Man Who Cried" ; "Bandits" ; ' ; "The Shipping News"
2006 "Notes on a Scandal"
Robert Altman Award
2007 "I'm Not There"
Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress
2007 "I'm Not There"
KCFCC Award for Best Supporting Actress
2004 "The Aviator"
Sierra Award for Best Supporting Actress
2004 "The Aviator" ; "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou"
2007 "I'm Not There"
NBR Award for Best Supporting Actress
2001 "The Man Who Cried" ; "The Shipping News" ; "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"
NSFC Award for Best Supporting Actress
2007 "I'm Not There"
OFCS Award for Best Actress
1998 "Elizabeth"
OFCS Award for Best Ensemble
2002
'
OFCS Award for Best Supporting Actress
2004 "The Aviator"
PFCS Award for Best Cast
2001 "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"
2002 "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers"
PFCS Award for Best Supporting Actress
2006 "Notes on a Scandal"
Volpi Cup for Best Actress
2007 "I'm Not There"

Catherine Élise "Cate" Blanchett (born 14 May 1969) is an Academy Award-winning Australian actress and stage director. She has won various other acting awards, most notably two SAGs, two Golden Globe Awards and two BAFTAs, as well as the Volpi Cup at 64th Venice International Film Festival.

Blanchett came to international attention in the 1998 film "Elizabeth", directed by Shekhar Kapur, in which she played Elizabeth I of England. She is also well known for her portrayals of the elf queen Galadriel in Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, Colonel-Doctor Irina Spalko in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator", a role which brought her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. [ [http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/05/31/1085855500521.html Audrey Hepburn 'most beautiful woman of all time' - Entertainment - www.smh.com.au ] ] [ [http://www.people.com/people/cate_blanchett Cate Blanchett : People.com ] ] [ [http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article528553.ece The most beautiful women? - Times Online ] ] She and her husband Andrew Upton are currently artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company.

Biography

Early life and education

Blanchett was born in Ivanhoe, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, the daughter of June, an Australian property developer and teacher, and Robert "Bob" Blanchett, a Texas-born United States Navy Petty Officer who later worked as an advertising executive.citeweb
url=http://www.rachelscateblanchett.com/elle_2003.htm
work=Elle
title=Cate Blanchett's biography_ Elle December 2003
accessdate=2007-10-17
] citeweb
url=http://www.filmreference.com/film/14/Cate-Blanchett.html
work=filmreference.com
title=Cate Blanchett's biography
accessdate=2007-10-17
] The two met while Blanchett's father's ship was in Melbourne. When Blanchett was 10, she lost her father to a heart attack. She has described herself during childhood as "part extrovert, part wallflower". She has two siblings; her older brother, Bob, is a computer systems engineer, and her younger sister, Genevieve, worked as a theatrical designer and received her Bachelor of Design in Architecture in April 2008.citeweb
url=http://www.thebiographychannel.co.uk/biography_story/847:1985/1/Cate_Blanchett.htm
work=The biography channel
title=Cate Blanchett's biography
accessdate=2007-10-17
]

Blanchett attended primary school in Melbourne at Ivanhoe East Primary School before completing secondary education at Methodist Ladies' College, where she explored her passion for acting. She studied Economics and Fine Arts at the University of Melbourne before leaving Australia to travel overseas. When she was 18, Blanchett went on a vacation to Egypt. A fellow guest at a cheap hotel in Cairo asked if she wanted to be an extra in a movie, and the next day she found herself in a crowd scene cheering for an American boxer losing to an Egyptian in the film "Kaboria", starring the late Egyptian actor Ahmed Zaki. Blanchett returned to Australia and later moved to Sydney to study at the National Institute of Dramatic Art; graduating in 1992 and beginning her career in the theatre.

Career

Her first major stage role was opposite Geoffrey Rush in the 1993 David Mamet play "Oleanna", for which she won the "Sydney Theatre Critics' Best Newcomer Award". [citeweb |url=http://www.biogs.com/actresses/blanchett.html |work=biogs.com |title=Cate Blanchett |accessdate=2008-02-23] She also appeared as Ophelia in an acclaimed 1994–95 Company B production of "Hamlet", directed by Neil Armfield, starring Rush and Richard Roxburgh. Blanchett appeared in the TV mini-series "Heartland" opposite Ernie Dingo, the mini-series "Bordertown", with Hugo Weaving, and in an episode of "Police Rescue" entitled "The Loaded Boy". She also appeared in the 1994 telemovie of "Police Rescue" as a teacher taken hostage by armed bandits and in the 50 minute drama Parklands (1996), which received a limited release in Australian cinemas.

Blanchett made her international film debut with a supporting role as an Australian nurse captured by the Japanese Army during WW2 in Bruce Beresford's 1997 film "Paradise Road", which co-starred Glenn Close and Frances McDormand. Her first leading role, also in 1997, was as Lucinda Leplastrier in Gillian Armstrong's production of Oscar and Lucinda opposite Ralph Fiennes. Coincidentally, Peter Carey, the Booker Prize-winning Australian author of Oscar and Lucinda, had known Blanchett's father, Bob, when both worked in the advertising industry in Melbourne. Blanchett was nominated for her first Australian Film Institute Award as Best Leading Actress for this role but lost out to Pamela Rabe in The Well. She did, however, win an AFI Award as Supporting Actress in the same year for her role as Lizzie in the romantic-comedy Thank God He Met Lizzie, co-starring Richard Roxburgh and Frances O'Connor.

Her first high-profile international role was as Elizabeth I of England in the 1998 movie "Elizabeth", which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Blanchett lost out to Gwyneth Paltrow for her role in "Shakespeare in Love" but won a British Academy (BAFTA) Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama. The following year, Blanchett was nominated for another BAFTA Award for her supporting role in "The Talented Mr. Ripley".

Already an acclaimed actress, Blanchett received a host of new fans when she appeared in Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings". She played the role of the High Elf Queen Galadriel in all three films, which hold the record as the highest grossing film trilogy of all time. [citeweb
url=http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/trilogyww.htm
work=Box Office Mojo
title=Top Trilogies worldwide
accessdate=2007-10-17
date=21 September 2004
]

In 2005, she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator". This made Blanchett the first person ever to garner an Academy Award for playing a previous Oscar-winning actor/actress.

In 2006, she starred in both "Babel" opposite Brad Pitt, and "Notes on a Scandal" playing Sheba Hart opposite Dame Judi Dench. Coincidentally, Dench won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for playing Elizabeth I, the same year Blanchett lost for playing the same historical figure, albeit in a different category. Blanchett received her third Academy Award nomination for her performance in the film (Dench was also Oscar nominated).

In 2007, she won the Volpi Cup Best Actress Award at the Venice Film Festival and the Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe Award for portraying one of six incarnations of Bob Dylan in Todd Haynes' feature film "I'm Not There" and reprised her role as Elizabeth I in the sequel to "Elizabeth" entitled "". [cite web |url=http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article2640454.ece |title=Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth I is no surprise |accessdate= 2007-10-14] At the 80th Annual Academy Awards Blanchett received two Academy Award nominations including Best Actress for "Elizabeth: the Golden Age" and Best Supporting Actress for "I'm Not There", becoming only the eleventh actor to ever receive two acting nominations in the same year and the first female actor to receive another nomination for the reprisal of a role. [cite web | url=http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,23095306-5001026,00.html |title=Cate's double Oscar nod |accessdate= 2008-01-23]

In 2007, Blanchett was named as one of "Time" magazine's 100 Most Influential People In The World and also one of the most successful actresses by Forbes magazine. She next starred in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" as the psychic KGB agent Col. Dr. Irina Spalko.

Blanchett and her husband commenced three-year contracts as artistic co-directors of the Sydney Theatre Company in January 2008. Their contracts include a clause that will allow either of them to take three months out of each year to pursue other activities. Blanchett made her stage directing debut in 2007 when she directed the play Blackbird for the Sydney Theatre Company.

Blanchett will next be seen on screen alongside Brad Pitt in David Fincher's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", at the end of the year.

Personal life

Blanchett's husband is playwright and screenwriter Andrew Upton, whom she met in 1996 while she was performing in a production of "The Seagull". It was not love at first sight, however; "He thought I was aloof and I thought he was arrogant", Blanchett later remarked. "It just shows you how wrong you can be, but once he kissed me that was that." The two were married on 29 December 1997. Their first child, Dashiell John, was born on 3 December 2001; their second child, Roman Robert, was born on 23 April 2004 and on 13 April 2008, they welcomed their third son, Ignatius Martin Upton, in Sydney.

After making Brighton, England their main family home for much of the early 2000s, she and her husband returned to their native Australia. In November 2006, Blanchett stated that this was due to a desire to decide on a permanent home for her children, and to be closer to her family as well as a sense of belonging to the Australian (theatrical) community.citeweb
url=http://www.style.com/vogue/feature/110806/page2.html
work=Vogue
title=Head First
author=Michael Specter
accessdate=2007-10-17
month=November | year=2006
] She and her family live in "Bulwarra", an 1877 sandstone mansion in the harbourside Sydney suburb of Hunters Hill. It was purchased for $10.2 million Australian dollars in 2004 and underwent extensive renovations in 2007 in order to be made more "eco-friendly". [cite web | url=http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/12/12/1102786948082.html |title=Cate buys mansion for $10m |work=The Sydney Morning Herald |author=Hannah Edwards |date=12 December 2004 |accessdate=2007-10-17] [cite web | url=http://www.smh.com.au/news/people/cates-green-house/2007/07/07/1183351513267.html |title=Welcome to Cate Blanchett's dream eco-home |work=The Sydney Morning Herald |author=Hannah Edwards |date=8 July 2007 |accessdate=2007-10-17]

In 2006, a portrait of Cate Blanchett and family painted by McLean Edwards was a finalist in the Archibald Prize, which is awarded the "best portrait painting preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in Art, Letters, Science or Politics".cite web |title= Archibald Prize 06 |publisher= Art Gallery NSW |url= http://www.thearchibaldprize.com.au/06/finalists/archibald |accessdate= 2008-02-26]

Blanchett is a Patron of the Sydney Film Festival. She works as the face of SK-II, the luxury skin care brand owned by Procter & Gamble. In 2007, Blanchett became the ambassador for the Australian Conservation Foundation's online campaign [http://www.whoonearthcares.com www.whoonearthcares.com] — trying to persuade Australians to express their concerns about climate change. She is also the Patron of the development charity SolarAid.

Filmography

Awards and nominations

*Academy Awards:
*#1998: Best Actress ("Elizabeth", nominee)
*#2004: Best Supporting Actress ("The Aviator", winner)
*#2006: Best Supporting Actress ("Notes on a Scandal", nominee)
*#2007: Best Actress ("", nominee)
*#2007: Best Supporting Actress ("I'm Not There", nominee)

*BAFTA Awards:
*#1998: Best Actress ("Elizabeth", winner)
*#1999: Best Supporting Actress ("The Talented Mr. Ripley", nominee)
*#2004: Best Supporting Actress ("The Aviator", winner)
*#2007: Best Actress ("Elizabeth: The Golden Age", nominee)
*#2007: Best Supporting Actress ("I'm Not There", nominee)

*Broadcast Film Critics Association:
*#1998: Best Actress ("Elizabeth", winner)
*#2003: Best Cast ("The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King", winner)
*#2004: Best Supporting Actress ("The Aviator", nominee)
*#2004: Best Cast ("The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou", nominee)
*#2006: Best Supporting Actress ("Notes on a Scandal", nominee)
*#2007: Best Actress ("Elizabeth: The Golden Age", nominee)
*#2007: Best Supporting Actress ("I'm Not There", nominee)

*Chicago Film Critics Association:
*#1998: Best Actress ("Elizabeth", winner)
*#2006: Best Supporting Actress ("Notes on a Scandal", nominee)
*#2007: Best Supporting Actress ("I'm Not There", winner)

*Golden Globe Awards:
*#1999: Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama ("Elizabeth", winner)
*#2001: Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy ("Bandits", nominee)
*#2003: Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama ("Veronica Guerin", nominee)
*#2004: Best Supporting Actress ("The Aviator", nominee)
*#2006: Best Supporting Actress ("Notes on a Scandal", nominee)
*#2007: Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama ("Elizabeth: The Golden Age", nominee)
*#2007: Best Supporting Actress ("I'm Not There", winner)

*Satellite Awards:
*#1998: Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama ("Elizabeth", winner)
*#2007: Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy ("An Ideal Husband", nominee)
*#2001: Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama ("Charlotte Gray", nominee)
*#2004: Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture Drama ("The Aviator", nominee)
*#2006: Best Supporting Actress ("Notes on a Scandal", nominee)
*#2007: Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy ("I'm Not There", nominee)

*Screen Actors Guild:
*#1998: Best Actress ("Elizabeth", nominee)
*#2001: Best Supporting Actress ("Bandits", nominee)
*#2001: Best Cast ("", nominee)
*#2002: Best Cast ("", nominee)
*#2003: Best Cast ("The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King", winner)
*#2004: Best Supporting Actress ("The Aviator", winner)
*#2004: Best Cast ("The Aviator", nominee)
*#2006: Best Supporting Actress ("Notes on a Scandal", nominee)
*#2006: Best Cast ("Babel", nominee)
*#2007: Best Actress ("Elizabeth: The Golden Age", nominee)
*#2007: Best Supporting Actress ("I'm Not There", nominee)

*Venice Film Festival:
*#2007: Volpi Cup - Best Actress ("I'm Not There", winner)

###@@@KEY@@@###
-! colspan="3" style="background: #DAA520;" | Academy Award
-succession box
title=Best Supporting Actress
years=for "The Aviator"
2004
before=Renée Zellweger
for "Cold Mountain"
after=Rachel Weisz
for "The Constant Gardener"

-! colspan="3" style="background: #DAA520;" | BAFTA Award
-succession box
title=Best Actress
years=for "Elizabeth"
1998
before=Judi Dench
for "Mrs. Brown"
after=Annette Bening
for "American Beauty"
succession box
title=Best Supporting Actress
years=for "The Aviator"
2005
before=Renée Zellweger
for "Cold Mountain"
after=Thandie Newton
for "Crash"
! colspan="3" style="background: #DAA520;" | Golden Globe Award
-succession box
title=Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama
years=for "Elizabeth"
1999
before=Judi Dench
for "Mrs. Brown"
after=Hilary Swank
for "Boys Don't Cry"
succession box
title=Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
years=for "I'm Not There"
2008
before=Jennifer Hudson
for "Dreamgirls"
after="TBD"

-! colspan="3" style="background: #DAA520;" | Screen Actors Guild Award
-succession box
title = Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
years = 2004
for "The Aviator"
before= Renée Zellweger
for "Cold Mountain"
after = Rachel Weisz
for "The Constant Gardener"

-! colspan="3" style="background: #DAA520;" | Venice Film Festival
-succession box
title=Best Actress
years=for "I'm Not There"
2007
before=Helen Mirren
for "The Queen"
after=Dominique Blanc
for "L' Autre"

Theatre Credits and Awards

References

External links

*
* [http://www.CateBlanchett.com CateBlanchett.com - Updated Daily]
* [http://www.afc.gov.au/faqs/osaustralians/actors/cate_blanchett.aspx Cate Blanchett] - Australian Film Commission
* [http://www.bafta.org/learning/webcasts/cate-blanchett-at-the-academy,290,BA.html Cate Blanchett: A Life in Pictures] , BAFTA webcast
* [http://www.homesite.com.au/resources/green-living/cate-blanchetts-greenovation Interview: Recent article about Cate's environmental renovation to her Australian home]
* [http://www.iwc.com/thecrossing Cate Blanchett online theatrical performance "The Crossing"]

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NAME= Blanchett, Cate
ALTERNATIVE NAMES= Blanchett, Catherine Élise
SHORT DESCRIPTION= Actress
DATE OF BIRTH= 14 May 1969
PLACE OF BIRTH= Melbourne, Australia
DATE OF DEATH=
PLACE OF DEATH=


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