Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet’s 10 Best Movies

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Kate Winslet is one of the most critically-acclaimed actresses of the last 25 years.  Able, like her co-star Leonardo DiCaprio, to shed the “Titanic” label, Winslet has gone on to star in a series of challenging, diverse roles over her career that have earned her 7 Oscar nominations and a whopping 11 Golden Globe nominations.  My personal favorite roles of Winslet, are not the ones for which she’s received the most praise.  Her only Oscar win to date is for 2008’s The Reader, which was a fine performance but nowhere near her best and was one of those Oscar wins where someone has just become ridiculously DUE.  My favorite work of her’s is in Marc Forster’s Finding Neverland, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, her insanely (literary pun) good Ophelia in Kenneth Brannagh’s Hamlet, and her indomitable sidekick to Michael Fassbender’s Steve Jobs.  I also loved her and the entire cast of the puzzling critically lambasted Collateral Beauty last winter.  Another argument for Rotten Tomatoes as a useless metric.  And, as if dominating movies wasn’t enough, Winslet has a well-earned Emmy for the powerful HBO mini-series, Mildred Pierce.  She’s an actor with a quarter century of fine performances who commands attention whenever she enters a project.
Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Finding Neverland
Kate Winslet’s Best 10
1. Finding Neverland (2004) Sylvia Llewelyn Davies
2. Steve Jobs (2015) Joanna Hoffman
3. Hamlet (1996) Ophelia
4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Clementine
5. Mildred Pierce (2011) Mildred Pierce
6. Sense and Sensibility (1994) Marianne Dashwood
7. Collateral Beauty (2016) Claire
8. Iris (2001) Iris Murdoch – young
9. The Reader (2008) Hanna Schmitz
10. Enigma (2001) Hester Wallace
Honorable MentionCarnage (2011) Nancy Cowan

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Oscars, Golden Globes & Emmys

Oscar Wins (1): The Reader (2009)

Oscar Nominations (7): Sense and Sensibility (1996), Titanic (1998), Iris (2002), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2005), Little Children (2007), The Reader (2009), Steve Jobs (2016)

Ophelia, Hamlet, Kate Winslet

Golden Globe Wins (4): Revolutionary Road (2009), The Reader (2009), Mildred Pierce (2011), Steve Jobs (2016)

Golden Globe Nominations (11):  Sense and Sensibility (1996), Titanic (1998), Iris (2002), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2005), Little Children (2007), The Reader (2009), Revolutionary Road (2009), Carnage (2011), Mildred Pierce (2011), Labor Day (2014), Steve Jobs (2016)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Kate Winslet, Jim Carrey

Emmy Wins (1): Mildred Pierce (2011)

Emmy Nominations (2): Extras (Guest Star-2006), Mildred Pierce (2011)

Mildred Pierce, Kate Winslet

My Favorite Winslet Scene:
That is Neverland” from Finding Neverland

Next Film: Kate Winslet has two movies scheduled for release in 2017.  The plane crash drama The Mountain Between Us with Idris Elba in October and Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel, which also is scheduled for an October 2017 release.
Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, The Mountains Between Us

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