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Cate Blanchett

Today, we're celebrating the 43rd birthday of the Academy Award-winning actress, Cate Blanchett. A native of Melbourne, Australia, Blanchett made her feature film debut in the 1994 film Police Rescue. It wasn't until 1997's Oscar and Lucinda and 1998's Elizabeth - for which she nabbed her first Oscar nomination - that Cate truly started to get noticed by the mainstream public. In the following years, she appeared in higher-profile films such as 1999's The Talented Mr. Ripley and 2000's Bandits before turning into an A-list actor by appearing as Galadriel in all three of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings films. In 2004, Blanchett won her sole Oscar for her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator, and since then, she's been nominated for three more Academy Awards. Most recently, audiences have seen Blanchett in the 2011 film, Hanna, and they'll next see her in 2012's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, where she'll reprise her role as Galadriel. And so, to celebrate her birthday, I've created a list of my five favorite of Blanchett's performances, and I've managed to find a few videos to satisfy your viewing pleasure. I hope you can all join me in wishing a very happy birthday to Cate Blanchett!

5. DaisyThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
4. GaladrielThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
3. Sheba HartNotes on a Scandal (2006)

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2. Katharine HepburnThe Aviator (2004)
1. JudeI'm Not There. (2007)