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Actress Cate Blanchett

Famous Australian People - Cate Blanchett Biography

australian actress Cate BlanchettCate Blanchett is a famous Australian actress that achieved much success in Hollywood. She has appeared in numerous blockbuster movies with some of the leading actors and has achieved much critical acclaim for her roles.

Blanchett was born in Melbourne, Victoria to a Texan father of French descent and a local Melbourne woman.

She began acting in college and went on to study at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney. Her first roles were on the stage, before appearing in several television roles, then making her movie debut with the 1997 film "Paradise Road".

Cate Blanchett has appeared in several major movies, including "Elizabeth", "The Talented Mr. Ripley", "The Lord of the Rings", "Veronica Guerin", "The Aviator", "Little Fish", "Notes on a Scandal", "The Good German", and "Babel".

Blanchett is married to the Australian playwright and screen writer Andrew Upton. The couple have two children together.

Cate won an Academy Award for "Best Supporting Actress" in the 2005 film "The Aviator".

Famous Cate Blanchett Quotes about life..

  • Actresses can get outrageously precious about the way they look. That's not what life's about. If you starve yourself to the point where your brain cells shrivel, you will never do good work. And if you're overly conscious of your arms flapping in the wind, how can you look the other actor in the eye to respond to them?
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  • I live my life parallel with my work, and they are both equally important. I'm always amazed how much people talk about celebrity and fame. I don't understand the attraction. I suppose I find the freedom in anonymity actually enables you to engage in the world, which for me is the cornerstone of an actor's tool.
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  • I love strange choices. I'm always interested in people who depart from what is expected of them and go into new territory.
    Cate Blanchett Quotes

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Born : 14th of May, 1969
Name : Catherine Elise Blanchett
Famous for : Being an Academy Award winning movie actress from Australia.
Lives : Australia

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