Cate Blanchett is an actress of theater and cinema, among whose famous films are “Elizabeth”, “Aviator”, “Lord of the Rings”, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”.
Born Kate May 14, 1969 in the suburbs of Melbourne. Father Kate, who had served as a naval officer, died when the girl was 10 years old. The upbringing of three children has become a mother’s concern. After Kate graduated from primary school in Melbourne, she began to study at the Women’s Methodist College. Before going to travel the world, I studied at the University of Melbourne.
At 18, the girl went on vacation in Egypt. There she was lucky: Kate was offered to star in an episodic role in the film about boxers. Returning to Australia, she soon moved to Sydney, where she began to study at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts. In 1992, Cate Blanchett graduated from the institute. Then the girl began her career in the theater.
The first major role of Blanchett in the theater was the role in the production of “Oleanna” in 1993, for which she received a prize from theater critics. Then the actress starred in several episodic roles in the films “Heartland”, “Bordertown”, “Police Rescue”.
Blanchett debuted internationally in the film “The Road to Heaven” in 1997. For the role in the film “Oscar and Lucinda,” Kate was nominated for the award of the best performer of the leading role of the Australian Institute of... Cinematography, but she did not get the prize. Then the actress starred in the film “Thank God he met Lizzie.” For this role, Blanchett was awarded the AFI award as the best supporting actress.
The first highly professional role of the international level for Blanchett was the role of Elizabeth in the film “Elizabeth I”. For her actress was nominated for an Oscar, but the award was then given to Gwyneth Paltrow. Nevertheless, the role of the queen gave Cate Blanchett recognition and success. The actress received the British Film Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award.
Then Blanchett starred in the films “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” “The Stories of Lost Souls,” “The Perfect Man,” “Managing Flight.” Blanchett increased her popularity, starring in the movie “The Lord of the Rings.” She played in all three parts. Being already a recognized actress, Cate Blanchett’s photo flashed in newspapers and tabloids.
In 2005, the actress received an Oscar for the role of Katharine Hepburn in the film “Aviator”. And in 2006, Kate starred with a galaxy of Hollywood stars in the movie “Babylon.” In 2007, Blanchett in her biography was named one of the most influential actresses by the magazine “Forbes”. In the same year, Kate received the title of best actress at the Venice Film Festival for her role in the film “There’s no me.” The next work was the film “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, received several “Oscars”.