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Films Starring Cate Blanchett

Updated on September 9, 2013
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
  • Name: Cate Blanchett
  • Birth Name: Catherine Elise Blanchett
  • Birth Date: May 14, 1969
  • Birth Place: Melbourne, Australia
  • Height: 5' 8 1/2" (1.74 m)
  • Eyes color: Blue
  • Occupation: Actress

Cate Blanchett began making a name for herself in the theater world soon after graduating from Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1992. Her first feature film was with Glenn Close and Frances McDormand in 1997's Paradise Road. That same year, while co-starring with Ralph Fiennes in Oscar and Lucinda, her performance caught the attention of director Shekhar Kapur, who immediately cast Blanchett as the Queen in Elizabeth. She made a lasting impression as the elf, Galadriel, in The Lord of the Rings. Her role in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator as Katharine Hepburn earned her an Oscar.

Films Starring Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett has played a queen, a man, and an elf. With a resume like that, she has to be one of the most versatile actresses in the industry today.

Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a 2008 adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, from a story co-written by executive producer George Lucas. Set in 1957, this fourth film in the Indiana Jones film series pits an older and wiser Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) against agents of the Soviet Union-led by Spalko (Cate Blanchett) - for a crystal skull.

Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones

I'm Not There

I'm Not There is a Golden Globe Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated 2007 biographical film inspired by the life of iconic singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. It depicts six distinct stages of Dylan's life and public persona portrayed by an ensemble cast of actors: Marcus Carl Franklin, Ben Whishaw, Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, Richard Gere, and Cate Blanchett.

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Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Elizabeth: The Golden Age is the Academy Award-winning 2007 film sequel to the film Elizabeth. It stars Cate Blanchett and is based on events during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England.

Notes on a Scandal

Based on the novel by Zoe Heller, Notes on a Scandal (2006) is s a well delivered and straight to the point drama. It's is a moving and psychological story about how one's behaviour can change the course of life dramatically.

The acting to the movie is first class with Cate Blanchett, Judi Denchi and Bill Nighy offering electrifying performances to bring the characters to life.

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The Good German

The Good German (2006) is a feature film adaptation of the novel by Joseph Kanon. It was directed by Steven Soderbergh, and stars George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, and Tobey Maguire. Set in Berlin following the Allied victory over the Nazis, it begins as a murder mystery, but weaves in elements hinting at NASA's origins and the American postwar employment of Nazi rocket scientists in Operation Paperclip.

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Babel (2006) is a Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning 2006 film that is at once intimate and epic. Babel keeps three stories going at the same time, with past, present and future rearranged to carefully calibrated effect. It's a brilliant, profound and devastating film that explores the dangers and consequences of what can happen when words fail, communication ceases and all you've got left are feelings.

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Little Fish

Little Fish is a 2005 Australian film directed by Rowan Woods. Set in the Little Saigon district outside of Sydney, a woman (Cate Blanchett) trying to escape her past becomes embroiled in a drug deal.

Little Fish won several Inside Film Awards, including Best Actress (Cate Blanchett), Best Actor (Hugo Weaving), and Best Sound.

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The Aviator

The Aviator is an Academy Award-winning 2004 American biographical drama film, directed by Martin Scorsese. It tells the story of the eccentric aviation pioneer Howard Hughes, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, following his life from the late 1920s through the 1940s, a time when Hughes was directing and producing Hollywood movies as well as test-piloting his own groundbreaking new aircraft.

The Aviator also focuses on Hughes' romances with Hollywood stars like Katharine Hepburn (Cate Blanchett) and Ava Gardner (Beckinsale). Cate Blanchett won an Oscar for her portrayal Katherine Hepburn.

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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou is Wes Anderson's fourth feature length film and was released in the U.S. on December 25, 2004. The offbeat comedy stars Bill Murray as Steve Zissou, an eccentric oceanographer. In this ensemble cast, Steve Zissou sets out to exact revenge on the "jaguar shark" that ate his partner Esteban. Steve is followed by a reporter, Jane Winslett-Richardson (Cate Blanchett), who is a fan of his and pregnant with her married boss's child.

Murray's character is both a parody of and homage to Jacques-Yves Cousteau, to whom the film is dedicated.

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The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy

The Lord of the Rings trilogy consists of three live-action fantasy epic films: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). The trilogy is based on the three-volume book The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien.

In LOTR Cate Blanchett plays Galadriel, queen of the elves.

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The Missing

The Missing is a 2003 film directed by Ron Howard, based on the novel The Last Ride by Thomas Eidson. Western thriller set in 1880's New Mexico is notable for the authentic use of the Apache language by various actors, some of whom spent long hours studying it.

The Missing is the story of Maggie Gilkeson (Cate Blanchett), a young woman raising her two daughters in an isolated and lawless wilderness.

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Veronica Guerin

Veronica Guerin is a 2002 film directed by Joel Schumacher and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The movie is based on the true story of Irish journalist Veronica Guerin.

Cate Blanchett portrays the Irish heroine whose 1996 murder by the drug lords she exposed led to substantial changes in government.

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Heaven is a 2002 motion picture that tells the story of an English woman who makes a bomb attack and a young police officer who helps her to escape. The film stars Cate Blanchett, who shaved her head for the film, Giovanni Ribisi and more, and was directed by Tom Tykwer.

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Charlotte Gray

Charlotte Gray is a 2001 feature film directed by Gillian Armstrong, based on the novel by Sebastian Faulks. It is set in Vichy France during the World War II. The film features Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Michael Gambon and Rupert Penry-Jones.

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Bandits is a 2001 comedy/crime/drama/romance movie directed by Barry Levinson. It stars Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, and Cate Blanchett. Billy Bob Thornton and Cate Blanchett were nominated for Supporting Actor and Actress Golden Globes for their performances in this film.

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The Gift

The Gift is a 2000 film directed by Sam Raimi, and written by Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson. It's a supernatural thriller, with the main character Annie (Cate Blanchett) becoming involved in a murder mystery as a result of her witnessing the crime with her "second sight".

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Elizabeth is an Academy Award-winning 1998 film directed by Shekhar Kapur loosely based on the early reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England. It stars Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Joseph Fiennes, Christopher Eccleston, and Richard Attenborough.

A sequel, Elizabeth: The Golden Age was released in 2007.

Oscar And Lucinda

Oscar And Lucinda is a lyrically photographed adaptation of the novel by Peter Carey. Two compulsive gamblers - one a devoutly religious minister's son (Ralph Fiennes), the other the gutsy proprietress of a glassworks (Cate Blanchett) - meet aboard a ship, united by their passion for taking risks and doing the impossible.

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Other Movies

Cate Blanchett also appeared in:

  • The Shipping News (2001)
  • The Talented Mr Ripley (1999)
  • Pushing Tin (1999)
  • An Ideal Husband (1999)
  • Thank God He Met Lizzie (1997)
  • Paradise Road (1997)


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    • desert blondie profile image

      desert blondie 

      11 years ago from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen

      Such a hugely talented actress!! I'm certain she'll be placed alongside Katherine Hepburn and Meryl Streep as one of our generations absolutely most amazing screen wonders! Great topic!


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