CATE BLANCHETT’S TOP 10 MOVIES

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“Ocean’s 8” (2018):

Blanchett sup­plies great fun as a no-non­sense mem­ber of a allfe­male rob­bery crew headed by San­dra Bul­lock in this “Ocean’s Eleven” spinoff.

“Truth” (2015):

Some CBS em­ploy­ees un­der­stand­ably didn’t care for it much, but Blanchett does a fine job as Mary Mapes, Dan Rather’s pro­ducer on a story that landed them both in hot wa­ter.

“Carol” (2015):

Blanchett makes a strong emo­tional im­pact as a dis­sat­is­fied wife who has to fight for her rights as her deep at­tach­ments to other women be­come known.

“Blue Jas­mine” (2013):

In her sec­ond Academy Award-hon­ored per­for­mance, Blanchett is su­perb as a strug­gling ex-so­cialite in Woody Allen’s com­edy-drama.

“The Cu­ri­ous Case of Ben­jamin But­ton” (2008):

Brad Pitt got at­ten­tion for his ex­ten­sive trans­for­ma­tion in this age-re­ver­sal tale, and Blanchett also per­forms well un­der much makeup.

“El­iz­a­beth: The Golden Age” (2007):

His­tory re­peated it­self – in more ways than one – for Blanchett as she earned another Os­car nom­i­na­tion in the role of the Bri­tish monarch.

“The Avi­a­tor” (2004):

Por­tray­ing some­one as well-known as Katharine Hep­burn is a mighty chal­lenge, and Blanchett fares very well with it ... to the ex­tent that she won an Os­car for it.

“The Gift” (2000):

Blanchett does a ter­rific job with a difficult role, play­ing a back­woods psy­chic who could be the key to solv­ing a dis­ap­pear­ance.

“The Tal­ented Mr. Ri­p­ley” (1999):

In a cast packed with top tal­ents, Blanchett dis­tin­guishes her­self as the po­ten­tial wrench in the plans of a schemer (Matt Da­mon).

“El­iz­a­beth” (1998):

The part that put Blanchett on the map es­tab­lished her as a per­former who could meet the most de­mand­ing roles head-on.

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