Cate Blanchett can boast of being one of the most prolific actresses of recent years. At 53 years old, the Australian has many awards that reward her as one of the best actresses of her time and, almost certainly, in history. This is also confirmed by two Oscar Awards, which place it among the most recognized in the history of cinema.
In the middle of the racist controversy that has punctuated the category of the Best Actress this 2023, the interpreter seems to stand out as the favorite, which would be the third prize, the second as the first, after this already thanksgiving. his performance in ‘Blue Jasmine’. She will thank “TÁR”, a psychological drama made especially for her, as explained by the director of the film, Todd Field, who said that he wrote the script specifically for Blanchett and if he didn’t, “the film would never have seen the light of day.”
Blanchett managed to succeed after a difficult life, marked by a difficult childhood in Australia after the tragic death of her father, and although her future as an actress was not always clear, her vision changed after her renewed journey. But how is Australia doing in that most personal way? Here’s everything you need to know about the 2023 Oscar nominee.
The tragic death that marked the life of Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett’s life changed the day her father Robert Blanchett tragically passed away. This US Marine starred with his actress mother, June, in a love story straight out of a Hollywood movie before he died in 1979.
As the actress herself explained, when her father met her mother, an Australian teacher, she decided to leave her life and profession to move to a new country in search of a family life. Indeed, he made an effort to make his wife devote herself to his immense lust. From this marriage Bob, Cate and Genevefe Blanchett were born the three children that the couple had in recent years.
Unfortunately, however, one day Robert went out to work as usual, but did not return. The publicist suffered a heart attack and died at the age of 40, without the actress saying goodbye to him and completely changing his life forever. For this reason, since then, Cate always said goodbye to all her family when leaving the house.
A ‘bad girl’ actress became the hottest in Hollywood
After such a heavy blow in her life, Cate Blanchett went through a period of self-discovery in her teenage years. The actress felt for a long time, as if more isolated from society, began to move within gothic and punk environments and styles. And even so far as to shave his head and his clothes only in men’s clothing.
In high school, he finally found his love for theater, but it took him a long time to get definitively hooked on it. After completing secondary education, she decided to study at the University of Melbourne and study economics and fine arts, although she decided to leave it to travel.
During his trip to Egypt, he participated in a movie for the first time, playing a foreigner in the movie ‘Kaboria’ (1990) with the intention of earning a little money to continue his journey outside of Australia. It was not expected that he would discover his true calling: returning to his country, he decided to return to Sydney to study at the National Institute of Dramatic Art.
Since then, Cate Blanchett has not stopped in hits. The first comes from the hands of Elizabeth I of England, the Virgin Queen, whom Australia brought to life in the 1998 film Elizabeth and which earned her her first Oscar nomination. However, his first success at the Academy Awards did not come until 2004, when he won his first Oscar for ‘The Aviator’, where he played the legendary actress Katharina Hepburn. A decade later, the singer would return to the stage to collect his second role in “Aenean Blue”.
Cate Blanchett, in the 1998 film ‘Elisabeth’
Love story with husband Andrew Upton
In addition to her professional career, Cate Blanchett has shared her life with actor Andrew Upton for more than two decades. However, their love story did not start on the right foot: as they commented, the first impression was not a good one, and they did not start a relationship until years after they met.
They both met when the interpreter entered the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney and, although they met for a short time, they both explained that they hated each other from the first moment. Things changed four years after this first meeting when they got back into the game and changed their minds: in a few days they fell madly in love.
Cate Blanchett and her husband, the novelist Andrew Upton
One month later, Upton proposed to the actress, who accepted, although she delayed the decision because “it felt like the right thing to do.” They said “I do” in 1997 and since then they have stayed together through thick and thin and even in the professional field. They both run the Sydney Theater Company together and also own the production company Dirty Film.
Upton and Blanchett had three biological children, John Dashiell, Roman Robert and Ignatius Martin, and in 2015 they decided to adopt little Vivian Patricia. “I am lucky who supports me in everything, because he understands what I do, I have a husband. He said Australians are dying without stopping.
Making history at the 2023 Oscars
Her nomination for the role of Lydia Tár was no accident. Australia has a real dedication to all the roles she plays – she has already done so in the shoes of Hela, the legendary evil thor, who underwent a tough military training – and this was not the last. an exception
As the protagonist of this psychological drama, the actress learned to sing, to speak German – the film was made in Berlin, where Lydia is the conductor – and to conduct an orchestra. This means that all the movements and all the music that her character plays in the movie are done by Blanchett herself.
The actress wants to place herself among the biggest stars this 2023, and her performance in “TÁR” is nothing but the most certain proof of this fact. Only four women managed to win more than three Academy Awards – Katharine Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Meryl Streep and Frances McDormand – and this Sunday, March 12, Cate would become the youngest to achieve it at 53 years old.
Australia begins as a favorite stage at the Dolby Theater to collect this support for his role in the film Todd Field. Only Michelle Yeoh and her impressive performance in ‘All Together Everywhere’ could stop her from making it.