Cate Blanchett Is 50! Look Back at All Her Iconic Roles From Elizabeth to Ocean’s Eight to Celebrate

Today is Cate Blanchett’s birthday so we’ve renamed it Cate Blanchett Day! It has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?

The Oscar-winning actress is basically Australian royalty, winning two Academy Awards and having more than 70 roles to her credit and today is her day, so obviously we are celebrating her.

In fact, Blanchett is turning 50 years old, so it’s an even bigger deal that the Ocean’s Eight star be thought of and honored and we’re just the people to do it. While we can’t actually make May 14th Cate Blanchett Day, we can highlight the actress’ amazing career on our site, which is exactly what we plan to do.

Beginning in 1994, the Elizabeth star has been lighting up the world as an actress, starting with work on Australian mini-series and then moving to the big screen all over the world.

Now, she is a household name and an icon…which she totally worked her butt off to become and we salute her.

Whether it’s her work in The Lord of the Rings trilogy or her ability to embody Queen Elizabeth I in two different period films, Blanchett knows how to take a character and make it her own.

She’s wowed us over the years in films like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Blue Jasmine and sparked joy in fans of all ages thanks to her work in The Hobbit trilogy and most-recently The House With a Clock Inside Its Walls.

Off screen, the blonde beauty dazzles on red carpets and while doing interviews and on screen, she somehow takes us to another world that is believable, even if the story itself is a fantasy.

In honor of Blanchett’s big 5-0 today, we’ve rounded up her best roles of all time below. There are a lot, but we want to know which of them is your all-time favorite, so get ready to vote.

Happy birthday, Cate, 50 never looked so good!


Bordertown, Cate Blanchett


Elizabeth, Cate Blanchett

Gramercy Pictures

The Talented Mr. Ripley, Cate Blanchett


The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood

New Line Cinema

The Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood

New Line Cinema

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson

Touchstone Pictures

The Aviator, Cate Blanchett, Leonardo DiCaprio

Forward Pass

Babbel, Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt

Paramount Vantage

The Good German, Cate Blanchett

Warner Bros. Pictures

Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Cate Blanchett

Gramercy Pictures

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Cate Blanchett, Harrison Ford

Paramount Pictures

The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttond, Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt

Paramount Pictures

Robin Hood, Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe

Universal Pictures

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen

Caro Premier Film Company’s press service/TASS

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Sony Picture Classics

Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, The Monuments Men

Columbia Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox

Cinderella, Cate Blanchett

Walt Disney Pictures

Cate Blanchett, Carol

The Weinstein Company

Manifesto, Cate Blanchett

Bayerischer Rundfunk/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock

Thor: Ragnarok, Cate Blanchett

Jasin Boland/Marvel Studios

Ocean's 8, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson

Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros. Pictures

The House with a Clock in Its Walls, Cate Blanchett, Jack Black

Universal Pictures

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