If you’re in the mood to watch the best Cate Blanchett movies of all time, you’ll want to start with the top-ranked films below (with trailers). Since the mid-1990s, Cate Blanchett has appeared in plenty of blockbusters, earning awards and accolades along the way. Her highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. In fact, according to some sources, the lifetime gross of her films is exceeds $3 billion.
Blanchett was born in Melbourne to an Australian mother and Texan father, who died of a heart attack when Blanchett was 10. She spent her childhood in Melbourne and eventually attended and dropped out of the University of Melbourne. After playing an American cheerleader in an Egyptian boxing movie while overseas, Blanchett enrolled and graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art.
During the early and mid-1990s, she landed mostly stage and television work. It wasn’t until 1997 that she had a supporting role in the movie Paradise Road. Her first major role was portraying Elizabeth I in the 1998 international hit Elizabeth. For that role, Blanchett received numerous awards and nominations. Many regard it as being one of the best Cate Blanchett movies of all time.
Then she went on to star in one of the most popular movies of all time, The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Since then, some other top Cate Blanchett movies have included Babel, Hot Fuzz, and Notes on a Sandal. Her more recent filmography includes the Marvel blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok, in which she plays in the villain Hela and The Hobbit series of movies.
So what are the best Cate Blanchett movies of all time? Is it really her first movie, Elizabeth? See what fans have ranked as their favorite Blanchett movies below. Trailers have been included below if you want a preview. If you think the best Cate Blanchett role isn't at the top, then vote it up. Don’t see it listed? Add it so that others may vote for it. After all, this list of the best Cate Blanchett movies should be as a comprehensive as possible.
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