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Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett [19]


Born:May 14, 1969 (52)
Filmography Rating:7.59 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.92 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.31 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:82.72%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring [2001](32) => Galadriel - Lady of Lórien
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [2002](33) => Galadriel - Lady of Lórien
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Extended Edition [2002](33) => Galadriel - Lady of Lórien
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King [2003](34) => Galadriel - Lady of Lórien
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Extended Edition [2003](34) => Galadriel - Lady of Lórien
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Extended Edition [2004](35) => Galadriel - Lady of Lórien
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull [2008](39) => Irina Spalko
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [2012](43) => Galadriel
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [2013](44) => Galadriel
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Extended Edition [2013](44) => Galadriel
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Extended Edition [2014](45) => Galadriel
How to Train Your Dragon 2 [2014](45) => Valka (voice)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies [2014](45) => Galadriel
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: Extended Edition [2015](46) => Galadriel
Cinderella [2015](46) => Stepmother
Thor: Ragnarok [2017](48) => Hela
Ocean's 8 [2018](49) => Lou
The House with a Clock in Its Walls [2018](49) => Florence Zimmerman
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World [2019](50) => Valka (voice)

Trivia that mentions this person:
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [2002]
  • New Line wanted Peter Jackson to start the film with a prologue done by Cate Blanchett, something that Jackson didn't want to do. Ironically, a year earlier New Line had been opposed to opening The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring with a prologue narrated by Blanchett, something Jackson was in favor of.
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [2012]
  • Frodo (Elijah Wood), Saruman (Christopher Lee), Galadriel (Cate Blanchett), and Legolas (Orlando Bloom) are all returning characters from the [Lord of the Rings] films though none of them actually appear in the book The Hobbit. This is the same for Radagast (Sylvester McCoy), who is only mentioned in The Hobbit but does not actually appear until The Lord of the Rings. Conversely however, Radagast was omitted from [The Lord of the Rings] films.
    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies [2014]
  • Despite appearing in all three films of the trilogy, Cate Blanchett was on set for only eight days of the production.
  • Until 2017, Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom were the only major Elf actors not to appear in a Marvel film:But in 2017, Cate Blanchett appeared as Thor's Sister Hela in Thor: Ragnarok, leaving Orlando Bloom as the last elf standing.
    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: Extended Edition [2015]
  • Until 2017, Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom were the only major Elf actors not to appear in a Marvel film:But in 2017, Cate Blanchett appeared as Thor's Sister Hela in Thor: Ragnarok, leaving Orlando Bloom as the last elf standing.
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Extended Edition [2013]
  • Frodo (Elijah Wood), Saruman (Christopher Lee), Galadriel (Cate Blanchett), and Legolas (Orlando Bloom) are all returning characters from the [Lord of the Rings] films though none of them actually appear in the book The Hobbit. This is the same for Radagast (Sylvester McCoy), who is only mentioned in The Hobbit but does not actually appear until The Lord of the Rings. Conversely however, Radagast was omitted from [The Lord of the Rings] films.
    How to Train Your Dragon 2 [2014]
  • Dean DeBlois asked Cate Blanchett to play the role of Valka during the 2011 awards season where How to Train Your Dragon was being campaigned for Academy Award recognition. "I told her that I had written the part for her in How To Train Your Dragon 2. And she smiled, saying that the (original) movie was 'a big hit in her household with her three boys,'" said DeBlois. "I told her about the character, and I could see it blossoming in her mind." DeBlois wanted Blanchett to play Valka because he knew she could strike the right balance of "rich and commanding," mixed with a sense of "regret and vulnerability" that the part called for.
    Wonder Woman [2017]
  • A role was offered to Cate Blanchett, but she turned it down. She would take the role of Hela in Thor: Ragnarok.
    Thor: Ragnarok [2017]
  • Cate Blanchett accepted a role in this movie to please her children, who are Marvel comics fans. Blanchett's eldest son Dashiell John Upton suggested she take the role of Hela, saying it'd be a career boost.
  • To prepare for her role as Hela, Cate Blanchett studied the Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira.
    Ocean's 8 [2018]
  • Both Rihanna and Cate Blanchett have actually served as Chairs for the annual Met Gala, the function played by Anne Hathaway's character in the movie.
  • The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway; as well as two Oscar nominees: Helena Bonham Carter and Elliott Gould.
    Mary Poppins Returns [2018]
  • Cate Blanchett was rumored to play Mary Poppins before Emily Blunt was cast.