Cate Blanchett

Actress, 'I'm Not There,' 'Elizabeth'

Iconic American folk singer. Legendary British monarch. Few actresses could move as easily between the roles of Bob Dylan in “I’m Not There” and Queen Elizabeth I in “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” as Blanchett. For years, co-stars like Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney have raved about her chameleonlike ability to shape-shift at will. Though perpetually drawn back to her native Australia (where she and husband Andrew Upton will assume the mantle as co-directors of the Sydney Theater Company), Blanchett in 2007 reached even further to take on such differing parts and prove the pronouncements right all over again.

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