No one can question this Aussie actress’ commitment to her work or her impressive range. Having started on stage with the National Institute of Dramatic Art and Sydney Theatre Company, the pale beauty made the leap to film in 1997 opposite Frances McDormand in “Paradise Road” and Ralph Fiennes in “Oscar and Lucinda,” the trailer for which convinces the director of “Elizabeth” to cast the virtual unknown as the titular lead in his royal biopic. It earns her the first of her five Academy Award nominations. She won one for playing Katharine Hepburn in “The Aviator,” making her the only actor to win an Oscar for playing an Oscar winner. It also establishes the lengths she’ll go to in order to perfect a performance as she spent three months shaving back her hairline and bleaching her brows and lashes. She perfected a Long Island accent for “Pushing Tin,” donned prosthetic ears for the “Lord of The Rings” trilogy/”The Hobbit” and strapped down her boobs to play folk singer Bob Dylan. She’s managed to steal scenes from myriad Sexiest Men Alive — Brad Pitt (“Babel” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”), George Clooney (“The Good German,”) Matt Damon (Talented Mr. Ripley”) and Harrison Ford (the fourth “Indiana Jones” film). In real life, she only has eyes for husband, screenwriter Andrew Upton, and is the proud mother of three sons — Dashiell, Roman and Ignatius.
Cate Blanchett Search Results
Week in PhotosKatie Holmes gets to work, plus more of your favorite celebs in this week in photos.
Mommy StyleCate Blanchett, Kate Hudson and other chic celeb moms show us how mom jeans were sooo 2009.
2010 Tony AwardsScarlett Johansson and more hit the red carpet for the 2010 Tony Awards.
Shia Vs. PaparazziShia LaBeouf gets in another pap dustup, plus more news in the Shortlist.
I'm MisunderstoodCate Blanchett tells W that, contrary to popular belief, she's "not focused on what other people think of me."
best of cannesCate Blanchett stuns in McQueen, plus more photo highlights from the Cannes Film Festival.
week in photosSee what your favorite celebs were up to this week.
LOL PicsKim Kardashian perfects her "surprised fish" pose and more hilarious celeb photos.
Street StyleGwen Stefani's chic tweed and booties, plus more of the most fashionable off-duty looks we found celebs wearing lately.
From Crowd Ignite