5 Best Cate Blanchett Performances

Apr 10, 2011

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Whether she’s front-and-center as the star of a film or playing a juicy supporting part, Cate Blanchett is always fascinating to watch, with her astounding versatility and transfixing, chameleon-like features.

This week, Blanchett plays a villainous CIA operative on the hunt for a teenage killing machine in “Hanna.” The Australian actress works a Texas drawl that drips with menace, but she’s also quite adept at running in Prada heels. So we took on the daunting task of selecting five — and only five — of her best performances:

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Cate Blanchett launches short film competition

Apr 10, 2011

So nice news, Cate is such a sweetheart, acts like this make me admire her even more :)

Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett is urging Australian children to pick up a video camera and raise awareness for youth homelessness.

Blanchett was in Sydney on Wednesday to launch the The Oasis: Homeless Short Film Competition to coincide with Young Homelessness Matters Day.

The national competition is asking students to make a three-minute short film about homelessness.

Ms Blanchett says the competition will help young people become more aware of the struggles less fortunate children go through.

“Film and theatre and the visual arts I really strongly believe have an exceptional and unique capacity to spread important social issues and help produce change in our community,” she said.

“I’d like to encourage school students both primary and secondary to not only pick up a camera and participate in the competition but to use the education resource and to delve into the issues and make outstanding films.

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Cate on Harper’s Bazaar Australia

Apr 5, 2011

Thanks to our sister site Cate Blanchett Source Cate Blanchett appears in the May cover shoot from Harper’s Bazaar Australia shot by Will Davidson. Cate dons the dramatic designs of Romance Was Born in the short but sweet spread. I’m going to upload the scans to the gallery, and will be replaced with better quality as soon as I find them.

Hanna trailer

Apr 5, 2011

Sidia sent me more clips on Cate, this time she shared with us the Hanna TRAILER, enjoy.

Thanks to Sidia

Cate talking about Hanna

Apr 5, 2011

Sidia Landverde sent me this clip ,she posted on her site Screenslam,of an interview of Cate speaking about her new movie Hanna

million thanks Sidia!

Blanchett’s dark side: Hanna is entertaining but offers few surprises

Apr 3, 2011

First reviews from Hanna By Ashley Lindstrom :) I want to watch it so bad!

The most apt cocktail party description of Hanna might be The Bourne Identity meets Blue Velvet — but that makes it sound enticing, doesn’t it? Sixteen-year-old Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) is a towheaded Jason Bourne, Jr., the unwitting result of a government program intended to breed super-soldiers. Hanna’s CIA operative creator, Marissa Wiegler (Cate Blanchett), is a David Lynch villain crossbred with Bourne’s chilly CIA deputy Pamela Landy.

Reclusively, rustically raised in the snowy wilderness by her ostensible father, Erik (Eric Bana), Hanna is trained up to hunt, to fight, and to speak tens of languages. (How annoying it must be, never to get a good night’s rest, because your dad’s always planning a sneak attack.) All of this so that one day, when Hanna is ready, Erik can dig up a transmitter that will alert Wiegler as to their location. Wiegler, by the by, wants Hanna dead.

There’s no rhyme or reason to why they have this transmitter or why it must ever be turned on, but when Hanna does flip its switch, Wiegler is awakened with a start, and the global chase begins.

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Going out of town

Mar 29, 2011

Tomorrow I’m going out of town for two days, I’m going to take with me my laptop, but I’m not sure if I will be able to get online or not, as I don’t know if the hotel where I’m staying has wireless conection- I just wanted to let you know.

Cate Blanchett Yet To Read ‘The Hobbit’ Script

Mar 29, 2011

On this site they say Cate is still reading the script for The Hobbit, we will keep our finger crosses to see a glimpse of her at the movies. Also you can see several pics from The Hobbit cast.

Cate Blanchett has admitted that she is yet to see a script for The Hobbit.

Blanchett plays ethereal character Galadriel in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings prequel, but she is unsure how big her role is, or even what she’ll be doing.

The Australian star told Collider.com, “Obviously Galadriel is only a small part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but it was probably the best three weeks I ever had. I haven’t seen a script yet, so I don’t know what I’ll be doing. Obviously Galadriel doesn’t factor very strongly in The Hobbit. I think it’s in the middle of the year that it is happening.”

While most of the original Lord of the Rings cast will be returning for the 3-D epic, one star who won’t be back is Liv Tyler, who recently told Collider.com that, “I haven’t heard from anybody and that makes me kind of sad.”

Part one of The Hobbit is due for release on December 19th, 2012.


Cate Blanchett: Hot Fuzz was exhausting

Mar 26, 2011

Cate Blanchett has joked she spent “24 hours a day” in her forensic scientist suit to prepare for her cameo in Hot Fuzz.
The Hollywood actress played police investigator Janine, who is the ex-girlfriend of Simon Pegg’s character Nicholas Angel, in the 2007 British comedy. Written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, the movie tells the story of jealous colleagues who conspire to get a top London policeman transferred to a small town and paired with a witless new partner.

Cate had a cameo role in the film and wore a mask during her brief scene. The star has joked the shoot took “months” of planning.

“For Hot Fuzz, it was months and months of detailed preparation. I sat down with the creative team and had a huge input into the production design, and then I wore that white suit and mask for at least three or four weeks, for 24 hours a day to get the feel of what it is like to be a forensic scientist. It was exhausting,” she laughed to Collider.com. “I got my eyelashes tinted as well!”

The 41-year-old – who is best known for her roles in Elizabeth and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – played the elf queen Galadriel in Peter Jackson’s acclaimed The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Cate thinks director Pete and his partner Fran Walsh are “gifts” to the film world for producing such great movies.

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‘Hobbit’ Filming Begins in New Zealand

Mar 23, 2011

Gosh! I can’t wait to watch this

The Hobbit cameras roll in New Zealand after painful delays

Despite delays caused by industrial disputes, financial problems and a stomach ulcer, filming of The Hobbit has finally begun in New Zealand.

The long-awaited prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy began filming this week, capping the New Zealand-born producer and director Peter Jackson’s epic struggle to get the US$500 million (Dh1.8 billion) two-part production off the ground.

Since announcing his intention to film The Hobbit, Jackson has clashed with his country’s actors’ union over a collective bargaining agreement, with the producers, Time Warner Inc, threatening to shoot the film in another country. The New Zealand government responded by changing its labour laws last year to keep the production there.

However, this delay led to the departure of the original director, Guillermo Del Toro, who had other film commitments, forcing Jackson to take the reins. The films then became involved in a race dispute when a film extra claimed she was informed she couldn’t play one of the hobbits because her skin was too dark for the role. Jackson also had surgery on a perforated stomach ulcer earlier this year.

Both films will star the British actor Martin Freeman as the hobbit Bilbo Baggins. Joining him are Cate Blanchett, Sir Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom and Andy Serkis.

Adapted from JRR Tolkien’s book, The Hobbit is set in Middle Earth and follows Bilbo in his journey to reclaim the lost Dwarf kingdom of Erebor.

Part one is scheduled to be released in December of next year, with part two due for release in 2013.


Cate glad to work with Saoirse

Mar 23, 2011

I’m very happy to work with Saoirse, the girl I met during Guerin film, says Cate
OSCAR-winning actress Cate Blanchett may be appearing in her first film with Saoirse Ronan — but she has a long history with her family.

Blanchett (42) stars alongside the Carlow teen in action flick Hanna, but she reveals that she knew Saoirse when she was just a young child.

Blanchett explains that she worked with Saoirse’s actor father Paul while filming Veronica Guerin in Dublin in 2003, and even spent time with her when Saoirse would visit on set. “I had worked with her father on Veronica Guerin,” she said. “When I bumped into him at the Oscars ceremony in 2008, it was then that I realised that the little child who used to visit the set was one of the year’s nominees — Saoirse.”

And she was clearly wowed by Saoirse’s acting chops and praised her co-star’s performance in the upcoming movie. “Saoirse is an extraordinary actor and an incredible presence, self-possessed and unaffected. She connects with things by drawing on her own experiences. She has a rare spirit,” she said.

Cinemagoers will soon see the 16-year-old in the lead role of Hanna, where she plays a teenage assassin raised by her rogue CIA agent father, played by Eric Bana, in rural Finland.

Bana revealed he was taken aback by the strength of his onscreen daughter, who did several of her own stunts in the high-octane action scenes.

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Cate Blanchett’s Daring & Detail-Oriented Style

Mar 14, 2011

huffington post has made a list of Cate’s event dresses, take a look and tell us which one you liked best! you can vote here

If there’s one leading lady who doesn’t get as much red carpet fashion cred as she deserves, it’s Cate Blanchett. Her effortless, chameleon-esque style allows her to take risks, opting for daring silhouettes with stunning detailing. She’s not one to shy away from color or statement jewels, which we think is a winning combination.

Take a look at some of Cate’s red carpet ensembles over the years and let us know which ones you think are fab and which are flops.

Listen To The Chemical Brothers’ Soundtrack For ‘Hanna’

Mar 13, 2011

For anyone interested in Soundtrack , like myself :) – The Hanna soundtrack will be available for purchase on iTunes this Tuesday, while the film is due April 8.

The Chemical Brothers are getting into the celebrity-composer act, which has become increasingly popular thanks to high sales of Daft Punk’s awesome soundtrack for TRON: Legacy and Trent Reznor’s equally awesome, Oscar-winning score for The Social Network. Now the recent Grammy nominees have put the entire score for Hanna up on Myspace for fans to listen to — and, in addition to some appropriately moody cinematic stuff, there are also plenty of reminders that this was composed by guys who will be owning Coachella this year. Head over to Myspace for a listen or watch the Hanna trailer (featuring the track “Container Park”) below.

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City Talk 2011 with Andrew Upton

Mar 12, 2011

Cate Blanchett attended the City Talk 2011 at the town hall in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday (March 8). She shared her ideas about fostering a more “green and vibrant culture precinct” at Walsh Bay.

-Thanks Maria

Cate Blanchett Fan is with Japan

Mar 11, 2011

Today, An 8.8 earthquake and tsunami hit Japan. More than 20 people are reported dead in just few hours and still is expected to rise, from Cate Blanchett Fan we want to send all our thought to Japan.
Remember most of the Pacific is in alert for the Tsunami hit, please please, stay safe and follow the instructions


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