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  • Cate Blanchett

    Born on December 31, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Blue Jasmine (2013)

Cate Blanchett as "Jasmine"

After her marriage to a wealthy businessman (Alec Baldwin) collapses, New York socialite Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) flees to San Francisco and the modest apartment of her sister, Ginger (Sally Hawkins). Although she's in a fragile emotional state and lacks job skills, Jasmine still manages to voice her disapproval of Ginger's boyfriend, Chili (Bobby Cannavale). Jasmine begrudgingly takes a job in a dentist's office, while Ginger begins dating a man (Louis C.K.) who's a step up from Chili.

Academy Award (2013) Won Best Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013) Won Leading Actress
Golden Globe (2013) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

Cate Blanchett as "Daisy"

Born under unusual circumstances, Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) springs into being as an elderly man in a New Orleans nursing home and ages in reverse. Twelve years after his birth, he meets Daisy, a child who flickers in and out of his life as she grows up to be a dancer (Cate Blanchett). Though he has all sorts of unusual adventures over the course of his life, it is his relationship with Daisy, and the hope that they will come together at the right time, that drives Benjamin forward.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

I'm Not There (2007)

Cate Blanchett as "Jude"

Several actors portray legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan at different stages in his personal life and career. In 1959 a guitar-strumming youth (Marcus Carl Franklin) rides the rails, calling himself "Guthrie." Then a man named Jack (Christian Bale) emerges in New York's Greenwich Village, followed by "Robbie (Heath Ledger)," Jude (Cate Blanchett) and other personalities.

Academy Award (2007) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007) Nominated Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (2007) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

Cate Blanchett as "Queen Elizabeth I"

Queen Elizabeth I (Cate Blanchett) faces threats to her rule from abroad and at home. Determined to restore England to Roman Catholicism, Spain's King Philip II dispatches his armada. Sworn to her country body and soul, Elizabeth must resist her love for charismatic seafarer Sir Walter Raleigh (Clive Owen) and watch as he and her handmaiden grow closer. Finally, trusted adviser Walsingham (Geoffrey Rush) uncovers a plot involving her cousin Mary Stuart.

Academy Award (2007) Nominated Best Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007) Nominated Leading Actress
Golden Globe (2007) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Notes on a Scandal (2006)

Cate Blanchett as "Sheba Hart"

Barbara Covett (Judi Dench), a veteran teacher at St. George's, senses a kindred spirit in Sheba Hart (Cate Blanchett), the school's new art teacher. The younger woman's charisma intensely draws in the older, and the two become friends. Then Barbara learns of Sheba's affair with a teenage student and becomes the keeper of the explosive secret.

Academy Award (2006) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (2006) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Babel (2006)

Cate Blanchett as "Susan"

An accident connects four groups of people on three different continents: two young Moroccan goatherds, a vacationing American couple (Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett), a deaf Japanese teen and her father, and a Mexican nanny who takes her young charges across a border without parental permission.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Aviator (2004)

Cate Blanchett as "Katharine Hepburn"

Billionaire and aviation tycoon Howard Hughes (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a successful public figure: a director of big-budget Hollywood films such as "Hell's Angels," a passionate lover of Hollywood leading ladies Katharine Hepburn (Cate Blanchett) and Ava Gardner (Kate Beckinsale), and an aviation pioneer who helps build TWA into a major airline. But in private, Hughes remains tormented, suffering from paralyzing phobias and depression. The higher he rises, the farther has to fall.

Academy Award (2004) Won Best Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004) Won Actress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (2004) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004) Won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Cate Blanchett as "Galadriel"

The culmination of nearly 10 years' work and conclusion to Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the timeless J.R.R. Tolkien classic, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" presents the final confrontation between the forces of good and evil fighting for control of the future of Middle-earth. Hobbits Frodo and Sam reach Mordor in their quest to destroy the `one ring', while Aragorn leads the forces of good against Sauron's evil army at the stone city of Minas Tirith.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Veronica Guerin (2003)

Cate Blanchett as "Veronica Guerin"

In this true story, Veronica Guerin (Cate Blanchett) is an investigative reporter for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade begins to bleed into the mainstream, Guerin decides to take on and expose those responsible. Beginning at the bottom with addicts, Guerin then gets in touch with John Traynor (Ciarán Hinds), a paranoid informant. Not without some prodding, Traynor leads her to John Gilligan (Gerard McSorley), the ruthless head of the operation, who does not take kindly to Guerin's nosing.

Golden Globe (2003) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

Cate Blanchett as "Galadriel"

The sequel to the Golden Globe-nominated and AFI Award-winning "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," "The Two Towers" follows the continuing quest of Frodo (Elijah Wood) and the Fellowship to destroy the One Ring. Frodo and Sam (Sean Astin) discover they are being followed by the mysterious Gollum. Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), the Elf archer Legolas and Gimli the Dwarf encounter the besieged Rohan kingdom, whose once great King Theoden has fallen under Saruman's deadly spell.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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