Birth name Catherine Elise Blanchett NationalityAustralie Birth 14 may 1969 (51 years) at Melbourne (Australie) Awards Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, Academy Award for Best Actress, Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Catherine Élise "Cate" Blanchett (/ˈblɑːn.tʃət/; born 14 May 1969) is an Australian actress and theatre director. She has received critical acclaim and many accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and three British Academy Awards. Blanchett came to international attention for her role as Elizabeth I of England in Shekhar Kapur's 1998 film Elizabeth, for which she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress, the Golden Globe Award, and earned her first Academy Award for Best Actress nomination. Her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese's 2004 film The Aviator brought her critical acclaim and many accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, making her the only actor to win an Oscar for portraying another Oscar-winning actor. In 2013, she starred as Jasmine French in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, for which she won numerous accolades including the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Blanchett is one of only five actors, and the only actress, to receive Academy Award nominations for portraying the same role in two films, as well as the only Australian to win two acting Oscars. A six-time Oscar nominee, she has also received nominations for Notes on a Scandal (2006), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) and I'm Not There (2007). Her other notable films include The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–03) and The Hobbit trilogy (2012–14), Babel (2006), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014), Cinderella (2015), and Carol (2015).
Blanchett has also had an extensive career on stage and is a four-time Helpmann Award winner for Best Female Actor in a Play. Her earlier roles include the title role in Electra at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (1992), Ophelia in Hamlet at the Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney (1994), Susan in Plenty in the West End (1999), and the title role in Hedda Gabler with the Sydney Theatre Company (2004). From 2008 to 2013, she and her husband Andrew Upton were co-CEOs and artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company. Her other roles on stage include Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire in Sydney, New York at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Washington D.C. at the Kennedy Center (2009), Yelena in Uncle Vanya in Sydney, Washington D.C. at the Kennedy Center and New York at Lincoln Center (2011), and Claire in The Maids in Sydney (2013) and New York at Lincoln Center (2014).
Blanchett has been awarded the Centenary Medal for Service to Australian Society by the Australian government. She was appointed Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government in 2012. She has been presented with a Doctor of Letters from University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, and Macquarie University in recognition of her extraordinary contribution to the arts, philanthropy and the community. In 2015, she received the British Film Institute Fellowship in recognition of her outstanding contribution to film. She will receive the Museum of Modern Art's Film Benefit honour in November 2015.
Blanchett's husband is playwright and screenwriter Andrew Upton. They met in 1996 on the set of a TV show, and were married on 29 December 1997. Blanchett and Upton have four children: biological sons Dashiell John (b. 2001), Roman Robert (b. 2004), Ignatius Martin (b. 2008), and adopted daughter Edith Vivian Patricia, whose adoption was confirmed on 6 March 2015. Blanchett said that she and her husband had been wanting to adopt ever since the birth of their first child.
After making Brighton, England their main family home for nearly 10 years, she and her husband returned to their native Australia in 2006. In November 2006, Blanchett stated that this was due to a desire to decide on a permanent home for her children, and to be closer to her family as well as a sense of belonging to the Australian theatrical community. She and her family lived for some time in Bulwarra, an 1877 sandstone mansion in the Sydney suburb of Hunters Hill, purchased in 2004. It underwent extensive renovations in 2007 to be made more eco-friendly. Blanchett's family will be relocating to the United States after her husband's term as artistic director of the Sydney Theatre Company ends in 2015. They announced it would not be a permanent move, as they would return to their native Australia later.
Blanchett has spoken about feminism and politics, telling Sky News in 2013 that she was concerned that "a wave of conservatism sweeping the globe" was threatening women's role in society. She has also commented on the pressures women in Hollywood face now: "Honestly, I think about my appearance less than I did ten years ago. People talk about the golden age of Hollywood because of how women were lit then. You could be Joan Crawford and Bette Davis and work well into your 50s, because you were lit and made into a goddess. Now, with everything being sort of gritty, women have this sense of their use-by date."
Blanchett is a patron and ambassador of the Australian Film Institute and its academy, the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts. She is also a patron of the Sydney Film Festival, and the development charity SolarAid. She became a spokesperson for and the face of SK-II, the luxury skin care brand owned by Procter & Gamble, in 2005. In 2006, Blanchett joined former US Vice-President Al Gore's Climate Project. In 2007, Blanchett became the ambassador for the Australian Conservation Foundation. She was made an honorary life member of the Australian Conservation Foundation in 2012, in recognition of her support for environmental issues. At the beginning of 2011, Blanchett lent her support for a carbon tax. She received some criticism for this, particularly from conservatives. In January 2014, Blanchett took part in the Green Carpet Challenge, an initiative to raise the public profile of sustainable fashion, founded by Livia Firth of Eco-Age. Blanchett is a patron of the new Australian Pavilion in the Venice Biennale, and spoke at its opening at the Venice Giardini in May 2015. Blanchett spoke at former Prime Minister of Australia Gough Whitlam's state funeral in 2014, and at the Margaret Whitlam dinner and fundraiser event hosted by Tanya Plibersek MP in June 2015.
, 1h44 Directed byDean DeBlois OriginUSA GenresAdventure, Animation ThemesFilms about magic and magicians, Films about dragons, Films set in the Viking Age ActorsJay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, F. Murray Abraham, America Ferrera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse Roles Valka (voice) Rating75% Un an après la mort de Stoïck la Brute et la défaite de Drago. Harold Horrib'Haddock III est devenu chef de Beurk, conseillé par sa mère et ses amis avec qui il lance des raids pour libérer les dragons des chasseurs et les mener à son village où ils vivent libres. Mais alors que la petite île devient surpeuplée, Harold pense à quitter le village pour le Monde caché, une terre légendaire d'où viennent les dragons et que Stoïck a recherchée, pour pouvoir mieux les protéger des multiples attaques de chasseurs. Au même moment, les seigneurs de guerre, qui étaient les généraux de Drago, engagent Grimmel le Grave, un tueur de dragons connu pour haïr les Furies nocturnes et pour les avoir éradiqués depuis son enfance, afin de capturer Krokmou, considéré comme l'Alpha, le roi parmi les dragons, et lui laissent une Furie Éclair femelle pour l'appâter, les Furie étant monogames.
, 1h45 Directed byEli Roth OriginUSA GenresScience fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror ActorsJack Black, Cate Blanchett, Kyle MacLachlan, Colleen Camp, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Lorenza Izzo Roles Florence Zimmerman Rating61% Cette aventure magique raconte l'histoire de Lewis Barnavelt, un jeune orphelin de 10 ans, qui part vivre chez son oncle Jonathan Barnavelt, après la mort de ses parents. Lewis découvre un monde fait de magie et de merveilles grâce à la fantaisie de son oncle qui vit dans une vieille demeure hantée par une pendule et dont les murs résonnent d’un mystérieux tic-tac. La voisine, une certaine Florence Zimmerman, est également magicienne. La pendule en question aurait le don de provoquer la fin du monde. Son propriétaire Isaac Izard, un sorcier maléfique, cherche à s'emparer de cet objet pour provoquer l'Apocalypse. Mais lorsque Lewis réveille les morts accidentellement dans la ville, c’est tout un monde secret de mages, de sorcières... qui vient détruire le monde.
, 1h55 Directed byJohn Hillcoat OriginUSA GenresDrama, Thriller, Action, Crime ThemesMafia films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie ActorsChristoph Waltz, Aaron Paul, Woody Harrelson, Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet, Norman Reedus Rating62% The film follows a group of criminals and corrupt cops who find themselves in serious trouble. The Russian mafia is blackmailing them, and the only way to deal with them is to perform what is believed to be an extremely challenging heist. Impossible as it may seem, however, they eventually hatch a plan: on one side of town, half of the crew will plan the murder of a rookie cop named Chris Allen (Casey Affleck), and while the rest of the force is distracted by a 999 call ("officer down"), the other half of the corrupt cops will pull off the job. This all seems like it's going to work until Allen winds up surviving the attack and fights back.
, 1h58 Directed byTerrence Malick OriginUSA GenresDrama, Fantasy, Romance ActorsChristian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Isabel Lucas, Michael Fassbender, Brian Dennehy Roles Nancy Rating56% A screenwriter living in Los Angeles tries to make sense of the strange events occurring around him. While he's successful in his career, his life feels empty. Haunted by the death of one brother and the dire circumstances of the other, he finds temporary solace in the Hollywood excess that defines his existence. Women provide a distraction to the daily pain he must endure. And every encounter that comes his way brings him closer to finding his place in the world.
, 1h58 Directed byTodd Haynes OriginUnited-kingdom GenresDrama, Romance ThemesFilms about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films ActorsCate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Cory Michael Smith, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler, John Magaro Roles Carol Aird Rating72% Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) is working in the toy department of a department store in New York during the Christmas season. She is approached by a woman, Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett), and she purchases a model train set for her daughter as a gift on her recommendation. She accidentally leaves her gloves on the counter, and Therese mails them back to her home in New Jersey. Meanwhile, Carol is going through a difficult divorce with her husband, Harge (Kyle Chandler), and is struggling to maintain custody of their daughter Rindy. Out of loneliness and gratitude for her kind act, Carol invites Therese to lunch, and they strike up a friendship. Carol invites her to her home for the holiday. Therese, who is also an aspiring photographer, takes several pictures of her as she buys a Christmas tree. Harge, who is suspicious of his wife's relationship with Therese following a brief tryst that she had years earlier with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson), leaves on a trip to Florida and takes Rindy with her.