Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters
View Poll Results: Favorite Cate Blanchett Performance?
The Aviator
7
10.29%
Elizabeth
23
33.82%
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
1
1.47%
Heaven
0
0%
I'm Not There
9
13.24%
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
1
1.47%
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
14
20.59%
Notes on a Scandal
6
8.82%
Other (Babel, The Gift, Indiana Jones... etc.)
7
10.29%
Voters: 68. You may not vote on this poll

Favorite Cate Blanchett Performance?

Old 12-07-08, 07:48 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Hero
Thread Starter
 
PopcornTreeCt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 25,916
Favorite Cate Blanchett Performance?

PopcornTreeCt is offline  
Old 12-07-08, 07:55 PM
  #2  
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bellefontaine, Ohio
Posts: 5,628
My favorite Movie She is In= The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Best Performance= Elizabeth (runners up= Heaven, I'm Not there and Notes on a Scandal)
chris_sc77 is offline  
Old 12-07-08, 08:08 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Rypro 525's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: a frikin hellhole
Posts: 28,260
i voted for the trilogy cause i'm a nerd
Rypro 525 is offline  
Old 12-07-08, 08:38 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 9,259
Ahh, my favorite actress. And this is a no brainer for me. "Elizabeth" of course. Followed by "Heaven", "Elizabeth: The Golden Age", "Notes on a Scandal", "The Aviator" and "Charlotte Gray".
Daytripper is offline  
Old 12-07-08, 09:18 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Nightmare Alley
Posts: 17,112
Originally Posted by Daytripper View Post
Ahh, my favorite actress.
Mine as well, along with Julianne Moore. If I can just stop staring at that pic long enough to vote for I'm Not There - those cheekbones are just exquisite!
NoirFan is offline  
Old 12-07-08, 09:20 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
The Antipodean's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 6,036
VERY tough call for me between Notes on A Scandal and I'm Not There, but I went with Scandal because it was arguably a more rounded character she was playing and not a kind of mythic archetype. But she's amazing, I'll watch her in just about anything.
The Antipodean is offline  
Old 12-07-08, 10:36 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 9,259
Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
Mine as well, along with Julianne Moore. If I can just stop staring at that pic long enough to vote for I'm Not There - those cheekbones are just exquisite!
There are some shots of her in the latest "Benjamin Button" trailer where she is so beautiful, they literally made my jaw drop. Cate is the very best actress these days. The new Meryl Streep IMO.
Daytripper is offline  
Old 12-07-08, 10:51 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: San Diego
Posts: 6,444
The only one I've seen is The Talented Mr. Ripley, so that made my choice pretty easy.

Rob
RobCA is offline  
Old 12-08-08, 01:36 AM
  #9  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 9,259
Originally Posted by RobCA View Post
The only one I've seen is The Talented Mr. Ripley, so that made my choice pretty easy.

Rob




The only one!??
Daytripper is offline  
Old 12-08-08, 02:12 AM
  #10  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: San Diego
Posts: 6,444
Yup, the only one! If it's any consolation, I thought she was great in it.

Rob
RobCA is offline  
Old 12-08-08, 07:56 AM
  #11  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
LiquidSky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Pokey Dot Lounge, Nashville, TN
Posts: 9,169
Elizabeth
LiquidSky is offline  
Old 12-08-08, 08:27 AM
  #12  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Nightmare Alley
Posts: 17,112
Originally Posted by RobCA View Post
If it's any consolation, I thought she was great in it.
Like all great actors are able to do, she made the most out of a minor, somewhat thankless role.
NoirFan is offline  
Old 12-08-08, 09:50 AM
  #13  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
mwbmis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Land of Lincoln
Posts: 5,306
My favorite actress as well. I went with Elizabeth, but there are many performances that could have won. That having been said, I was disappointed with her in the Indiana Jones movie.
mwbmis is offline  
Old 12-08-08, 09:52 AM
  #14  
Enormous Genitals
 
Bandoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: a small cottage on a cul de sac in the lower pits of hell.
Posts: 32,748
Definitely Elizabeth, although I'm Not Thee is a close second.
Bandoman is offline  
Old 12-08-08, 10:30 AM
  #15  
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 19
Definitely I'm Not There for me. I can't think of any other actresses who could've pulled that one off.
Captain_Zahn is offline  
Old 12-08-08, 11:55 AM
  #16  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Hokeyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 18,818
Elizabeth. I love that movie (and her amazing performance) in it so much, I still have SERIOUS issues with Gwynneth Paltrow stealing the Oscar from her in 1998.

The sequel was shit, but Cate was still damn good in it.

And whoever mentioned her performance in Heaven is spot on. Phenomenal.
Hokeyboy is offline  
Old 12-08-08, 02:51 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 9,259
Originally Posted by Matt Millheiser View Post
Elizabeth. I love that movie (and her amazing performance) in it so much, I still have SERIOUS issues with Gwynneth Paltrow stealing the Oscar from her in 1998.

The sequel was shit, but Cate was still damn good in it.

And whoever mentioned her performance in Heaven is spot on. Phenomenal.
I'm the one who mentioned "Heaven". Also a terrific film (and director!).

Re: "The Golden Age". I just think it was too Hollywood. If that makes sense. They should have kept is low key and low budget like the first film. "Elizabeth" was such a great great movie, it's damn hard to come close to matching it's greatness IMO. I've raved about it for years and so long, I had people actually see "The Golden Age" first, then rented "Elizabeth". And get this, they loved the sequel more! So I'm guessing had we seen it first too, maybe it wouldn't have seemed subpar (?) I actually loved "TGA", and would give it a 9/10 rating. But "Elizabeth" gets the perfect score of 10/10 in my book.
Daytripper is offline  
Old 12-08-08, 02:56 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 8,486
She's always phenomenal and I'd watch her in anything, but Elizabeth is one of the greatest screen performances of all time.
MoviePage is offline  
Old 12-08-08, 03:00 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Nightmare Alley
Posts: 17,112
While her Hepburn imitation in Aviator was spot-on, it was a bit too perfect for me. I felt like I was watching a caricature, an impersonation of someone famous rather than an actual human being.
NoirFan is offline  
Old 12-08-08, 03:00 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Lyon Estates
Posts: 10,795
The Gift
dick_grayson is offline  
Old 12-08-08, 04:18 PM
  #21  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 345
Originally Posted by Captain_Zahn View Post
Definitely I'm Not There for me. I can't think of any other actresses who could've pulled that one off.
Really? They put her in a wig and let her do a Bob Dylan impersonation (surely one of the top five easiest impersonations ever) for like ten minutes of screen time and sent off screeners to the Academy members. Yeah, she was good, but I can't believe people are comparing it to films in which she actually leads.


Elizabeth by a mile.
Sanjuro37 is offline  
Old 12-08-08, 04:21 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Nightmare Alley
Posts: 17,112
Originally Posted by Sanjuro37 View Post
They put her in a wig and let her do a Bob Dylan impersonation (surely one of the top five easiest impersonations ever) for like ten minutes of screen time and sent off screeners to the Academy members.
I think there was a bit more to it than that.
NoirFan is offline  
Old 12-08-08, 04:45 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Hokeyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 18,818
I'm not trying to be snarky here, but has anyone who voted for LOTR ever seen *any* of her other performances listed here? She was fine (albeit a little stiff at times) as Galadriel, but compared to her work in Elizabeth, The Aviator, Heaven, Notes On A Scandal, and a bunch of other movies not listed here, it's like comparing a Big Mac to a *perfectly* grilled 18 oz Ribeye.

FUCK now I'm hungry.
Hokeyboy is offline  
Old 12-08-08, 06:09 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Hero
Thread Starter
 
PopcornTreeCt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 25,916
Originally Posted by Matt Millheiser View Post
I'm not trying to be snarky here, but has anyone who voted for LOTR ever seen *any* of her other performances listed here? She was fine (albeit a little stiff at times) as Galadriel, but compared to her work in Elizabeth, The Aviator, Heaven, Notes On A Scandal, and a bunch of other movies not listed here, it's like comparing a Big Mac to a *perfectly* grilled 18 oz Ribeye.

FUCK now I'm hungry.
While everyone may not exactly enjoy a Big Mac, everyone enjoys McDonalds as a whole

Last edited by PopcornTreeCt; 12-08-08 at 06:11 PM.
PopcornTreeCt is offline  
Old 12-08-08, 06:20 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mr. Cinema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Posts: 18,044
In the role she should have won Best Actress for, "Elizabeth".
Mr. Cinema is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.