Cate Blanchett’s 10 Best Movies

Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett is possibly the most versatile actress in Hollywood.  She’s played Queen Elizabeth (twice and been Oscar nominated for it both times), Katherine Hepburn, Elvish Monarch Galadriel, Bob Dylan, Cinderella’s Evil Stepmother, slain Irish journalist Veronica Guerin, disgraced American journalist Mary Mapes, and will soon lay low Asgard as Hela, the Queen of Hel (Vikings don’t use double “l”s for their underworld).  Any one of these parts, and the dozens more she’s taken on, could swallow an actress or force her into scenery-chewing characiture (I hate I’m Not Here, but her Bob Dylan is freaky).  She’s an actress you take notice of whenever she’s attached to anything.  She brought ethereal beauty to Middle-Earth and now she’s bringin Hel to the MCU.
Cate Blanchett, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Galadriel
Cate Blanchett’s Best 10
1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003) Galadriel
2. The Hobbit Trilogy (2012-2014) Galadriel
3. Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Hela
4. Hot Fuzz (2007) Janine
5. Elzabeth (1998) Queen Elizabeth I
6. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) Daisy
7. Veronica Guerin (2003) Veronica Guerin
8. The Aviator (2004)
Katherine Hepburn
9. Truth (2015) Mary Mapes
10. Cinderella (2015) Evil Stepmother
Honorable Mention: Pushing Tin (1999) Connie Falzone

Cate Blanchett, Galadriel, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Oscars, Golden Globes & Emmys

Oscar Wins (2): The Aviator (2005), Blue Jasmine (2014)

Oscar Nominations (6): Elizabeth (1999), The Aviator (2005), Notes on a Scandal (2007), I’m Not There (2008), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2008), Blue Jasmine (2014), Carol (2016)

Leonardio DiCaprio, Howard Hughes, Katherine Hepburn, Cate Blanchett, The Aviator

Golden Globe Wins (3): The Aviator (2005), I’m Not There (2008), Blue Jasmine (2014)

Golden Globe Nominations (9)Elizabeth (1999), Bandits (2002), Veronica Guerin (2004), The Aviator (2005), Notes on a Scandal (2007), I’m Not There (2008), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2008), Blue Jasmine (2014), Carol (2016)

Elizabeth, Cate Blanchett

Emmy Wins (0 ): None

Emmy Nominations (0): None

Cate Blanchett as Hela in Thor: Ragnarok

My Favorite Blanchett Scene:
Galadriel vs. Sauron from The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

 

 

Next Film: Blanchett will finish out 2018 with September’s The House with a Clock in Its Walls and October’s Mowlgi in which she will voice the serpent Kaa.

 

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