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Cate Blanchett: biography
Beloved by millions of Hollywood star Australian-born Catherine Elise Blanchett, more familiar to us as cate Blanchett was born in Melbourne in the spring of 1969.
Father, a naval officer originally from Texas, Robert Blanchett, fell in love with a teacher at one of the Melbourne schools named June. This event coincided with his resignation. Robert for the fair moved to Australia and went into business in the field of advertising. The pair has created a family in which one after another appeared three children. The firstborn had a son Bob. Behind him Kate was born. Shortly after the birth of the youngest child, daughter Genevieve, Robert died. The cause of his death was a heart attack.
The education of children rests on the fragile shoulders of June. Kate at that time was 10 years old. Family tragedy and it emerged after financial problems forced the young cate Blanchett to grow up quickly. She forgot about the game with peers and carefree pastime. My mother worked for wear, and Kate nursed little sister and helped with the housework.
As later admitted Blanchett, in school she was very fond of theatre. But the desire to get a serious profession and to lean on mom prevailed over youthful dreams. The girl entered one of the universities of Melbourne, choosing the economy. But the world of numbers seemed cate Blanchett is so strange and uninteresting that she gave into impulse and dropped out. Terrified from the girl went to travel to Albion.
After Britain Blanchett went without a penny to Egypt. To earn a little money, the girl agreed to take part in the crowd of one of the Arab film project. It seems that fate has sent in a clue in which direction to move on.
After returning to Melbourne, Kate enrolled in drama school. She studied with great pleasure and in 1992 received a diploma with honors. To participate in theatrical productions, the young actress started the first course.
Biography cate Blanchett began on the stage. Success came to her almost immediately. After graduation she was accepted into the troupe of the theatre company in Sydney. Blanchett made her debut in a production of «Cool girls».
For her role in a provocative play «Oleanna» in 1993 Kate won the title of best theatre actress of the year and the prestigious award of the society of theatre critics of Sydney.
Blanchett loved theatre, but because of employment in film, she often had to take breaks. In the mid-1990s, the actress was invited to appear in several successful Australian television. Kate had to be torn between a film set and theatre, where success was the play «hamlet», «the Gentle poet», «Dance of the blind giant» and «the Tempest.» After the end of the theatrical season, Blanchett has decided to interrupt his speech.
Back on the scene in 1999. In London, the actress was involved in two performances: «Prosperity» and «the vagina Monologues» at the theater «old Vic». In the last statement gathered a truly stellar cast: Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, Gillian Anderson and Melanie Griffith.
Then there was a 5-year break, after which the star played the main character in the play «Hedda Gabler» by Henrik Ibsen work.
A cinematic biography of cate Blanchett a very successful start in his native Australia. In 1997, the actress took part once in 3 projects. The audience saw her as nurse Susan yo, Catherine in the drama film «Road to Paradise» and the romantic Comedy «Thank God he met Lizzie». For this work, whereupon he received his first award – Australian film Institute and the film critics Society in the country.
The third film in which Kate appeared happy for her in 1970, was an American. The project was directed by Gillian Armstrong has insisted that the main role went to an unknown in the US, Australian artist. The producers at first resisted, but they had to surrender under pressure from Armstrong. So, cate Blanchett appeared in the historical drama «Oscar and Lucinda», his first Hollywood project.
This film was never intended for a broad audience and earned its creators quite modest – by Hollywood standards – profit: only $ 2 million spent over 12. But the critics praised the acting skills of Australian.
World fame came to the artist in 1998. Blanchett entrusted to play Elizabeth I in the historical project of Shekhar Kapoor. Drama «Elizabeth» where cate had the play held with such Hollywood stars as Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey rush and Vincent Cassel, made it famous in America and Europe. And brought the first nomination on «Oscar» and the prestigious award «Golden globe» and BAFTA. After the film press «blow up» rave reviews on the film and the actress.
Soon on the screens one after the other are new successful Hollywood film, which appears the Australian star. Romance «the Perfect man», the Comedy «pushing tin,» the Thriller «the Talented Mr. Ripley», a drama «the Man who cried», where Blanchett appeared in the role of the Russian cabaret dancer Lola. All of these projects had a great success among the audience and critics.
A much more modest reviews were accompanied by mystical Thriller «the Gift,» in which actress got the role of a clairvoyant Annabelle. But the picture was incredibly successful at the box office and brought its creators $ 44 million profit. While critics almost unanimously stated that the film is «pulled» exceptionally talented game Blanchett.
Appeared the blond Australian, and in the trilogy «the Lord of the rings», hitting the audience by way of the majestic Galadriel, a powerful elf Queen.
After a series of paintings, which gained the special favor of the audience, again followed successful projects «Hunting for Veronica», «the Last RAID» and «the life Aquatic with Steve zissou.» But went success cannot be compared to those who received biographical drama Martin Scorsese’s «the Aviator.» Blanchet played the mistress of millionaire Howard Hughes, the playboy of the Director and the pilot. The role of the second plan got the actress earned her first Oscar and a variety of prestigious awards.
The second statuette brought a starring role in the hit «Jasmine», filmed in 2012, the brilliant woody Allen. In wide release drama released in 2013. Critics came to the conclusion that this job is the best in the filmography Katie Hollywood stars. The actress was awarded not only the Oscar, but absolutely all the chief prizes of the world film industry.
Of the most recent works, the woman can be called the drama «Carol». The main characters of this film was played by Kate and a new Hollywood star Rooney Mara. Premiere of the project took place in Cannes, Blanchett brought another nomination for all the major film awards.
For fans of «fried» personal life cate Blanchett was boring and bland. It’s impossible to find anything that «pulled» would be in any scandal. In December 1997, Kate married the writer and editor of installation Andrew Upton. The couple legalized their relationship a year after the beginning of the novel. They met on the set and since then never parted.
Upton is not handsome and not a genius. But the relations of the spouses are such that they can be considered exemplary in the Hollywood world of scandalous divorces and high-profile intrigue. At the time the pair converged on a shared literary predilections. Andrew strongly supported favorite and never plagued by jealousy and professional envy.
From Blanchett and Upton had three sons: Desil John, Roman Robert and Ignatius Martin. The youngest son was born in 2008. And in the spring of 2015, the couple adopted a girl, Edith Vivian Patricia.
Cate Blanchett – style icon of the tinsel town. She has no bad habits. Star does Pilates and plays tennis. And from time to time practicing «holistic detox». This is a special feed system which eliminates within 21 days of eating red meat, dairy products, fruits, flour products, alcohol and chocolate.
The «brand» for the actress is her light skin, which she protects from the sun, and bright red lipstick. Gyms actress does not attend, claiming that her best fitness club. And physical activity it lacks on the set.
- «The talented Mr. Ripley»
- «The Lord of the rings»
- «Coffee and cigarettes»
- «Hunting for Veronica»
- «I’m not there»
- «The curious case of Benjamin Button»