Cate Blanchett shines in the movie industry as one of the best actresses of our time. From Steven Soderbergh’s “The Good German” to Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” and Steven Spielberg’s “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” Blanchett often works with the biggest directors of today and will continue to do so in Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups” and Kenneth Branagh’s “Cinderella.” She’s earned numerous awards, including an Oscar for her role as Katharine Hepburn in “The Aviator,” and is respected around the world. Though her strong suit is controlled emotion in meaningful dramas, she does have a funny bone (such as her goofy roles in “Pushing Tin” and "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou"). In her latest film, director Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine,” she stars as the title character, and it’s one of her most interesting roles to date. Perfectly suited to her talents, where does “Blue Jasmine” rate in Blanchett’s phenomenal career? Here’s a look at Cate Blanchett’s top five performances.
August 29, 2013