Cate Blanchett
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United States Australia
2018

Dirty Films

Cate
Blanchett

Actor

Two-time Oscar winner Blanchett can play everything from a supervillain (“Thor: Ragnarok”) to a crook (“Ocean’s Eight”) to an actual snake (“Mowgli”). But as the #MeToo movement took hold, she stepped into the role of advocate as well, speaking frankly in interviews and in an impassioned speech at the 2018 Cannes Festival, where she helped lead a Women’s March even as she served as jury president. Her film work, meanwhile, continues unabated, with roles in the creaky fantasy adaptation “The House with a Clock in Its Walls” and as the anxious title character in Richard Linklater’s starry adaptation “Where’d You Go, Bernadette.” On the horizon: She’ll play Lucille Ball in Aaron Sorkin’s “Lucy and Desi,” which is in development with Amazon. She was named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador in 2016.

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Cate Blanchett Would Love a Job on Television

Cate Blanchett Would Love a Job on Television

A funny thing happened at the premiere of “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday: Several minutes into the movie, the screen abruptly froze on an image of Colleen Camp, who plays Jack Black’s nosy neighbor, Mrs. Hanchett, and her little dog, too.Eli Roth jumped out of his seat and went into director mode to downplay what turned out to be an issue with the back-up projector, according to a Universal...

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