7 Incredible Cate Blanchett Performances

Carol is released in the UK today and I have been looking forward to seeing it for months, after hearing about it while down and in London when the British Film Festival was on. For the premiere I was actually standing so close to the red carpet but couldn’t actually see anything. Cate Blanchett is a double Oscar winner, and been nominated three other times if that doesn’t say something about her incredible ability I don’t know what else will? But she really does have a fantastic range of films and she first came to my attention in Lord of the Rings.

Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit (Review 1Review 2Review 3) (Review 1Review 2 Review 3)

Who better to take on the role of such an elegant race in Middle Earth? A truly fantastic character who we got to see again in The Hobbit.

Blue Jasmine

Having a total breakdown as her life has fallen apart trying to reconnect with her sister, it all just works.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Review)

I have always been such a big fan of this film and the performances from Cate and Brad Pitt really do bring out the best in one another.

Notes on a Scandal 

A teacher who has an affair with a pupil and found out by a colleague the rather crazy Judi Dench who makes her life hell.

Elizabeth/Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Unreal performance as Elizabeth I in both films, honestly amazing performances and deserved an Oscar for this!

The Aviator 

Truly engaging as Katharine Hepburn and working so well opposite Di Caprio in this very strong film.


This probably seems like a strange choice as I really hated this film as didn’t have a clue what was going on but another incredible performance from Cate.

What are your favourite Cate Blanchett performances?

25 thoughts on “7 Incredible Cate Blanchett Performances

  1. I love Cate Blanchett, she’s a real chameleon. For me, her performance in Elizabeth is a powerful one, especially watching her change from naive young girl to a strong woman capable of ruthless decisions and proper majesty.

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  2. I haven’t seen The Curious Case of Benjamin Button so on my list of Blanchett’s best performances, I included Veronica Guerrin. Hail the Great Cate, she’s such a phenomenal actress!

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    • I need to catch up with Veronica Guerrin, I am sure I have tried to watch it before but started really late on night time. I’ll be very interested to see how you find Benjamin Button if you get a chance to watch it at some point.


  3. I definitely need to see more Blanchett movies! Loved her in Carol, LotR, Benjamin Button and The Aviator but I haven’t seen many others or any of the others on your list. I did love her in I’m Not There as well. Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan is just amazing!

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