CATE BLANCHETT’S TOP 10 MOVIES
“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.
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.
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).
The part that put Blanchett on the map established her as a performer who could meet the most demanding roles head-on.