Portions of this article appeared on my older site The Vern’s VideoVanguard
Why it has taken me so long to write a post on this woman. I’ll never know. Not only is she one of the best actresses we have around right now, but she is also drop dead sexy. Yeah that’s right I said it. She is very sexy. Next to her, Margot Robbie,Naomi Watts, and Nicole Kidman. She is one of the sexiest Australian actresses(well the only ones I can think of) around right now. I would even put her in the same ranks as other classic movie starlets like Audrey Hepburn, Barbara Stanwyk, and Katherine Hepburn. For which she has won an Oscar for portraying her in “The Aviator“. Her most recent performance in Woody Allen’s latest “Blue Jasmine” got her another well deserved win. Now she has achieved greatness and is now part of the Marvel franchise. Playing the main villain Hela in Thor: Ragnarok The following tribute will look back at a few of the movies she has made in her long outstanding career. I’m not going to post a review of everything that she has done, but trust me. It’s a damn good list. I’m mainly trying to post the ones where she was one of the main leads. Or had a real memorable cameo at least.
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The Gift. 2000
Lord of The Rings Trilogy. 2001, 2002, 2003
I’m Not There.2007
Well, would you look at that. It looks like I got my wish. In this very short segment from Todd Haynes feature. She is essentially playing Bob Dylan, and just like Katherine Hepburn in “The Aviator“. She gives some real weight to this character that the other ones in this could never pull off quite as well. She just seems to be one of those actresses that either goes all in or doesn’t even bother jumping. If a movie on my life was being made tomorrow. I would seriously consider Miss Blanchett to portray me, and she would do a fantastic job. Unfortuantley, my chances would be better finding a homeless bum, but I can never get their agents on the phone.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. 2008
In this stylized action thriller from Joe Wright. Cate Blanchett portrays a ruthless government bureaucrat on the hunt for a young assassin named Hanna(Saoirse Ronan). The Wicked Queen from “Snow White” would be the best way to describe her character. After all, she does shoot the girl’s mother and grandmother to get info on where to find her. That shit is pretty cold. (Click on link to read the full review)
Woody Allen’s feature won for best original screenplay, and best actress for Cate Blanchett. This is a really bitter sweet performance of a woman who has been taking care of her whole life by other people. When her husband gets arrested for bank fraud. She has to move in with her sister and gets quite the wake up call. No longer can she just rely on others to take care of her. She has to do things herself, and while you may consider that to be somewhat vain on her part. Remember that she has never done that before. It’s a character that I thought was pathetic at first, but as it went on. I found her to be a bit more tragic. (Click on link to read the full review)
Cate Blanchett got another Academy Award nomination for her role in this this drama directed by Todd Haynes(Wonderstruck, Safe) The story centers around the romantic relationship that develops between two women during the conservative 50’s. The time when most people where pushing for what they thought a typical relationship should be like. Both Blanchett and co star Rooney Mara are amazing in this movie. There is a scene of them at a perfume counter that is the best moment of seduction ever made. I will have to write up a review of that scene for Cinema Recall. But I would rather do a video review of that scene.
Knight of Cups. 2015
To be honest I don’t remember too much from this movie from director Terrence Malick(Badlands, Tree of Life) . All I remember is that it had Christian Bale , Natalie Portman, and of course Miss Blanchett walking around and doing random commentary about stuff I can’t seem to recall right now. This is bad because I was a guest on Insession Film Podcast to talk about this movie. Which you can listen to below
Massive Attack Featuring Hope Sandoval: The Spoils(Music Video) 2016
This latest video from trip hop gurus features the face of Cate Blanchett and that’s all I need to say. I love the visuals of her face mixed with the vocals of Mazzy Star’s lead singer Hope Sandoval. It doesn’t do anything really else. It’s cool to look at, but there is noting else there
Thor: Ragnarock 2017
This was a lot of fun. Like a lost VHS classic that got rediscovered and put out for all of us to see. How cool would it have been if the Cannon logo was put in front, before the titles. Damn, I had so much fun watching it. I’ll admit it I got turned on when the villain Hela appeared.. Yes, even with the head gear. I thought she was extremely sexy. Since I did not see any ads or watch trailers. I did not know that she was in it, but she did a good job. Yes some may say that it’s over the top and she overplays the role. She was suppose to overplay it. She’s the head baddie.