Cate Blanchett Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

6th March 2017

Quote: “Anyone who’s got a voice and success in the cultural industry (of America) is suddenly marginalised or considered their voice isn’t significant or worth being part of the popular parlance - and (the Oscars) kinda handed it to the administration on Sunday night, that bunch of duffers.” Cate Blanchett voices her concern over U.S. President Donald Trump and the growing uneasy atmosphere in American politics.

24th May 2016

Quote: "She plays the worst of the worst. So evil. She is going to kill us. It's such a great part she gets to play." Mark Ruffalo on Cate Blanchett's role as Hela, The Death Queen in the next Marvel movie, Thor: Ragnarok.

11th December 2015

Fact: Cate Blanchett is reportedly in talks to add a little Oscar talent to Marvel's Thor franchise. Insiders claim the actress is in negotiations to join fellow Australian Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Ragnarok. She's not new to blockbusters, having previously appeared in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

9th December 2015

Fact: Elizabeth Banks, Taraji P. Henson, Lena Dunham and Cate Blanchett have made the The Hollywood Reporter's 2015 Women in Entertainment Power 100 list for the first time. The actresses join the ranks of studio heads and movie bosses, like James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, on this year's leading ladies list.

7th October 2015

Quote: "You feel like the first time you meet him you go into straight a dialogue as if you've known him for three or four years, he's so open and so generous and so engaged. I'm desperately, passionately, madly in love with him - both creatively and physically, the whole thing." Cate Blanchett confesses to a crush on her Truth co-star Robert Redford.

7th October 2015

Quote: "(He was at) this Montesorri school in Glendale... and they did a pageant parade... and every mother could sew, except me. I got a pillow case and told him he was a ghost but he actually looked like he was from Ku Klux Klan... I was like, 'No, he's not that. He's a ghost'." Actress Cate Blanchett's sewing skills let her down when she was planning her son's Halloween costume a few years ago.

6th October 2015

Quote: "I'm always in the make-up chair saying, 'Can't we just do a hairy mole for this character...' I tried it on Truth." Cate Blanchett wants to play ugly on screen.

3rd September 2015

Fact: Australian actress Cate Blanchett has sold her family home in Sydney for around $14.7 million (£9.2 million) as she prepares to move from her home country to Los Angeles with her husband Andrew Upton and their four children.

6th March 2015

Fact: A representative for Cate Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton has confirmed reports the couple has added a little girl to its brood, telling, "The Upton family have adopted a baby girl. No further details will be provided." The actors are also parents to sons Dashiell, 13, Roman, 10, and Ignatius, six.

27th July 2014

Fact: Comedian and Lord Of The Rings superfan Stephen Colbert dressed up in a Middle Earth costume on Saturday (26Jul14) as he stepped onstage at the San Diego Comic-Con event in California to moderate a panel discussion with The Hobbit stars Elijah Wood, Cate Blanchett, Andy Serkis and Benedict Cumberbatch and filmmaker Peter Jackson.

20th March 2014

Fact: Editors at Australian Vogue have determined that Cate Blanchett's ensemble in which she won her second Academy Award earlier this month (02Mar14) was the most expensive outfit at the prizegiving. Her $100,000 (£60,485) Armani Prive gown paired with diamond and opal studded Chopard jewellery cost an estimated $18 million (£11 million).

12th March 2014

Fact: Julia Roberts, Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock's go-to fashion guru Elizabeth Stewart has topped The Hollywood Reporter's new list of Power Stylists. Stewart beat out Petra Flannery, who counts Amy Adams, Claire Danes, Emma Stone and Zoe Saldana among her clients.

4th March 2014

Quote: "It's the closest my husband and I have ever come to a threesome." Blue Jasmine star Cate Blanchett on bringing a new man into their bed - the golden Oscar trophy she won during Sunday's (02Mar14) prizegiving.

3rd March 2014

Fact: Cate Blanchett cursed on live Tv after her Oscar win. The Best Actress winner was interviewed backstage at the Academy Awards on CNN and when a reporter remarked that she was the first Australian to claim two acting Oscars, Blanchett retorted, "And don't you f**king forget it!"

3rd March 2014

Tweet: "Ms. Cate Blanchette (sic)... richly deserved. 2nd Oscars. So proud." Hugh Jackman congratulates fellow Australian Cate Blanchett on her Oscar win.

3rd March 2014

Quote: "That Birkin that I was carrying was worth more than (costume designer) Suzy Benzinger's entire costume budget, and I kept throwing it on the ground. She was having conniptions as I was doing it." Actress Cate Blanchett had her Blue Jasmine stylist worried throughout the movie's shoot amid fears she would damage the expensive designer bag. Director Woody Allen made the whole film on a budget of $18 million (£11.25 million).

3rd March 2014

Quote: "To be in conversation with those women by proxy... that's the privilege - and the rest is just chocolate." Winning the Best Actress award at the Oscars was a sweet treat for Cate Blanchett.

7th February 2014

Quote: "He got on a plane, personally, to hand deliver the script to Cate. That's true. I got an email, one line: 'What are you doing in the spring?' and I just wrote back, 'Nothing.'" Matt Damon admits he wasn't exactly wooed to join the cast of George Clooney's new film The Monuments Men, unlike their co-star Cate Blanchett. Clooney flew to Australia and spent a day with the Oscar winner to persuade her to join the cast.

6th February 2014

Quote: "She's Australian and she'll sit there and talk in her regular voice and then, in this film she plays a French woman, and she just turns into a French woman when they say action! (Jean Dujardin) showed up one day to watch a scene and literally, I came over to say hi to him and he said, 'But I do not understand, she is French?' Cate doesn't speak a word of French, but the line she says in French in the movie, he said it's perfect." Cate Blanchett's co-stars Matt Damon and Jean Dujardin couldn't believe how accurate the Aussie star's French accent was in World War Ii movie The Monuments Men.

5th November 2013

Quote: "Even the phone terrified me. When we sent you the script and you wanted to do it that was fine with me. Then I got the call from (casting director) Juliet Taylor saying: 'Cate would like to speak to you on the phone'... When I cast Marion Cotillard, they said: 'She wants to do it, but she would like to talk to you on the phone for a few minutes.' And Colin Firth too: he wanted to talk to me on the phone. My heart always sinks." Woody Allen tells Cate Blanchett he hates talking on the phone to potential actors for roles in his movies.

27th September 2013

Quote: "I always say I'm going to quit after every job. Your work is an affair that takes you away from your life. It has to be a passionate affair in order to make you cheat on your family so I'm always saying, 'This is the last time I'm going to cheat.' But it's very seductive." Oscar winner Cate Blanchett is constantly on the verge of retirement.

19th September 2013

Fact: Actress Cate Blanchett is set to make her feature film directorial debut on an adaptation of Herman Koch's novel The Dinner, a psychological thriller which explores how far someone will go to protect their loved ones.

27th July 2013

Quote: "She's one of the few actresses, I think, who could do this. It's like having an atomic weapon or something, to get an actress like that." Director Woody Allen was delighted Cate Blanchett agreed to star in his new drama Blue Jasmine after creating the lead role specially for her.

19th July 2013

Fact: Cate Blanchett and Djimon Hounsou are getting animated to join the line-up for the How To Train Your Dragon sequel. The casting news was announced during Thursday's (18Jul13) events at the annual Comic-Con gathering in San Diego, California. The original 2010 release featured the voices of Gerard Butler, Jay Baruchel and America Ferrera.

8th January 2013

Fact: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, comedians Andrew Dice Clay and Louis C.K. and British actress Sally Hawkins have signed on to star in Woody Allen's latest movie Blue Jasmine, which will be shot in various locations in New York and California. The movie will hit cinemas later this year (13).

5th August 2012

Quote: "There's a happy understanding that I am quite dull. I am sorry, I am prepared to keep that misconception alive." Actress Cate Blanchett prefers to maintain a low-key reputation - even if that means being labelled a bore.

29th February 2012

Quote: "Oh God! Yes! I’d be there in a heartbeat. I love Lotte Lenya." Aussie star Cate Blanchett would jump at the chance to star as a James Bond villain. Lenya portrayed sadistic Rosa Klebb in 1963's From Russia with Love.

25th May 2011

Fact: Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Juliette Binoche have signed up to star in Britain's Cultural Olympiad, an arts festival marking the 2012 Olympic Games in London. In January (12), Blanchett will star in drama Gross und Klein, while Binoche will appear in French language play Mademoiselle Julie in September (12).

11th May 2011

Fact: Cate Blanchett's new spy drama Hanna will open next month's (Jun11) Sydney Film Festival in the actress' native Australia. The event runs from 8 June-19 June (11).

26th April 2011

Quote: "I'm constantly humbled. Just at the moment when you think, I'll call and get a table at this restaurant, they're always like, 'Who?' So whenever you try and pull that out, it never works. People are always saying they loved me in Titanic." Australian actress Cate Blanchett is often mistaken for Kate Winslet.

7th April 2011

Quote: "If people get it, they get it. If they don't, then it doesn't matter. There are so few houses that can afford to do couture, and since the red carpet is such a wonderful showcase, we should be celebrating that." Australian actress Cate Blanchett defends her decision to wear a lilac Givenchy Haute Couture gown to the recent Academy Awards.

26th May 2010

Quote: "Everyone says, 'Oh, you must have (been trying) to have a girl.' If the next one was a boy, then that's just our lot! It's true you do get a bit demented (with three boys). (But) the chaos of it is great." Actress Cate Blanchett is keen to expand her brood and have a fourth child with husband ANDREW UPTON. The couple has three sons, Dashiell, eight, Roman, six, and Ignatius, two.

25th May 2010

Quote: "I don't care what other people think of my appearance. When I was 26, I went to a famous beautician and I was told, 'Wow, you have too many wrinkles for your age - how about Botox?' I said, 'I'm an actress. My face has to move!'" Actress Cate Blanchett is not a fan of facial-freezing jabs.

17th May 2010

Quote: "These are two actresses that I would like to work with because I think they're both very talented." Woody Allen has his eye on Cate Blanchett and Reese Witherspoon for future movies.

13th May 2010

Quote: "I always wanted to be Robin Hood rather than Maid Marion, but the part was taken." Cate Blanchett was eyeing a different role in Ridley Scott's epic.

10th May 2010

Quote: "I went up in their estimation from the first night on set, when I was called on to shoot a flaming arrow, missed my mark and hit a light, which duly exploded. How many mums do stuff like that?" Cate Blanchett's three young sons were impressed with her role in new movie ROBIN HOOD.

21st April 2010

Quote: "When we worked together on NOTES ON A SCANDAL, I used to love sitting next to her and chatting while she knitted. She has a wicked sense of humour and one of the biggest hearts." Cate Blanchett is full of praise for DAME Judi Dench.

17th April 2010

Quote: "I think there's an assumption about Cate, for some reason, that she's not a warm person. But I can tell you, that's absolutely not true." Russell Crowe is full of praise for his ROBIN HOOD co-star and fellow Antipodean Cate Blanchett.

26th March 2010

Fact: Director Ridley Scott is to premiere his new movie ROBIN HOOD at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France in May (10). The epic stars Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett.

24th December 2009

Quote: "We'll be at home in Australia, which isn't the traditional snowy setting so it'll be a barbecue instead of the traditional turkey dinner." Cate Blanchett is spending the holidays in her native country with her family.

28th November 2009

Quote: "I enjoy vacuuming. It's a very satisfying noise when you hear all that grit sucked up from the floor and into the machine... It's those simple things that keep my life grounded. It can be quite therapeutic." Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett admits she enjoys daily chores.

22nd June 2009

Quote: "So far we have ridden horses together, seen off bad guys, got naked (partially), wallowed chin-deep in mud, danced by firelight, attended a funeral and kissed. What can I say? It's an interesting gig." Russell Crowe is having a great time filming his new Robin Hood movie with Aussie star Cate Blanchett.

13th April 2009

Fact: William Hurt is the latest big-name actor to join the cast of director Ridley Scott's forthcoming ROBIN HOOD film. Cate Blanchett and Russell Crowe have already signed up to star in the movie, which recently started shooting in the U.K.

25th February 2009

Quote: "I did drive by a poster, and I saw Brad Pitt, then Cate Blanchett and then... me. And I thought, What! How am I on a poster?' Somebody gave me a movie!" Isla Fisher finds it hard to comprehend her fame.

2nd February 2009

Quote: "He turned to me after a few days and said, 'Cate...' and I thought, Oh, God, he's going to ask me to marry him - and I'm going to have to say yes! He didn't, in fact; he asked me what I wanted for dinner or something like that." Actress Cate Blanchett reveals her anxious thoughts before her husband of 11 years, director ANDREW UPTON, proposed.

8th December 2008

Quote: "My first pet was called Pinky-Puss." Cate Blanchett on the unusual name she gave her childhood pet.

8th December 2008

Quote: "He's having a POWER RANGERS birthday next, so I think I have to don the suit... That's me next Saturday." Oscar winner Cate Blanchett's acting skills will be put to the test at her son DASHIELL's eighth birthday party at the weekend (13Dec08).

20th November 2008

Quote: "The last meal thing... probably a bowl of rice. I'm simple." Actress Cate Blanchett loves to eat rice.

20th November 2008

Quote: "I'm really good at pureeing - pureed baby rice with a little bit of milk, a little bit of crushed apple. The kids love my food, no one else does." Mum-of-three Cate Blanchett.

8th September 2008

Quote: "It's what acting is really about - finding those roles where you can disappear. It's not about the celeb thing. There are those like Daniel Day-Lewis, Christian Bale, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, who transport you. They change themselves. That's the Mecca of my profession." Thandie Newton aspires to be a character actress.

12th June 2008

Quote: "You have to feel confident when people are photographing your toenails - they're looking for flaws." Australian actress Cate Blanchett is paranoid when walking down the red carpet.

11th June 2008

Quote: "I was most worried about how I was going to do all these action scenes and still keep my hairdo completely neat! I became obsessed with the neatness of my hair." Australian actress Cate Blanchett on the short, black bob she sported in INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL.

21st May 2008

Quote: "What makes you nervous is not only the elements or the craziness of the fight but the fact that CATE was pregnant while we were filming, and fighting a pregnant woman is a really scary thing." SHIA LaBEOUF admits he was nervous in fight scenes opposite Cate Blanchett in new film INDIANA JONES + THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL.

20th May 2008

Quote: "I love to watch it. And I'm utterly fabulous in it." Australian actress Cate Blanchett isn't shy about praising her own performance in action film INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL.

19th May 2008

Quote: "The hairdo is George Lucas' invention. He's always big on, he told me, designing the looks and the hairdos for the characters. He's a frustrated hairdresser." Australian actress Cate Blanchett muses on the INDIANA JONES moviemaker's secret passion for styling women's hair.

13th March 2008

Quote: "I just felt very out of my league. I was sitting behind Cate Blanchett and Jack Nicholson. I kind of wanted to get out my iPhone and take pictures." Actress Katherine Heigl was intimidated by the sheer number of A-list celebrities at the Oscars last month (Feb08).

3rd March 2008

Quote: "To me she just seemed like she was in another world all the time. I suppose she was. She was gunning for her Oscar." Cate Blanchett impressed her ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE co-star Laurence Fox with her work ethic on set.

26th February 2008

Fact: Actress Cate Blanchett is to head a government think-tank in her native Australia - to encourage creativity in other Antipodeans. The 38-year-old will chair a discussion group at the 2020 summit in April (08).

24th February 2008

Quote: "It's kind of cruel to make a pregnant lady waddle that far." Cate Blanchett upon winning her Film Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Actress honour on Saturday (23Feb08).

5th December 2007

Quote: "Ordinarily, I dress like a teenage boy in layered T-shirts and Converse... I'd rather aspire to look like Cate Blanchett, who's always immaculate, or Keira Knightley." Emily Blunt admits she couldn't be less like her fashion-obsessed character, EMILY, in THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA.

12th November 2007

Quote: "Cate Blanchett was supposed to play my part in CLOSER and she got pregnant - lucky for me." Julia Roberts owes thanks to CATE BLANCHETT's well-timed toddler.

2nd November 2007

Quote: "I thought about sticking it in the loo. I was going to be very witty and EMMA THOMSON about it, but I ended up putting it on the grand piano because all my friends want to pick it up and pose with it." Cate Blanchett is so proud of her Oscar for THE AVIATOR.

25th October 2007

Quote: "There was a sock down my Y-fronts." Cate Blanchett on playing Bob Dylan in new movie I'M NOT THERE.

25th October 2007

Quote: "There was a sock down my Y-fronts." Cate Blanchett on playing Bob Dylan in new movie I'M NOT THERE.

16th October 2007

Quote: "People in first class prefer you not to drool." Actress Cate Blanchett can't kick her habit of falling asleep on public transport with her mouth open.

16th October 2007

Quote: "As a young girl... you want to kiss Harrison Ford, but I wanted to be him. I wanted to be INDIANA JONES and have those adventures." Cate Blanchett admits starring in the new Indiana Jones movie is the next best thing to being the character.

15th October 2007

Quote: "I have no doubt that if Botox had been available in her day, ELIZABETH would have been the first in line for an injection. She was quite vain. I don't think her beauty regimen was that dissimilar to what actresses go through on Oscar morning." Cate Blanchett on royal character QUEEN ELIZABETH I.

4th October 2007

Fact: Cate Blanchett will receive the Modern Master Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival in California on 26 January (08). Past recipients of the honour have included Jodie Foster and Sir Anthony Hopkins.

27th September 2007

Quote: "The idea of playing Bob Dylan was just so utterly ludicrous that of course I had to say yes and it was very daunting." Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett couldn't turn down the opportunity to play the legendary musician in I'M NOT THERE.

18th September 2007

Quote: "I just strapped those breasts down and went for it." Cate Blanchett on preparing to play Bob Dylan in new movie I'M NOT THERE.

15th September 2007

Quote: "It's the most secret movie. There are FBI people on the studio tour." Cate Blanchett reveals that nothing is being left to chance on the set of the new INDIANA JONES movie.

1st March 2007

Fact: Best Supporting Actress nominee Cate Blanchett reported a $100,000 (GBP51,282) diamond and alligator handbag stolen from her hotel room the day before the Oscars (25FEB07).

26th February 2007

Quote: "I feel like I'm getting a workout - it's very heavy. I look like a gladiator, don't I?" Cate Blanchett on her heavy metallic Armani Prive Oscar gown.

26th February 2007

Fact: Cate Blanchett selected her Armani Prive gown for the Oscar ceremony after seeing it on the runway at the Armani fashion show she attended in Paris.

18th February 2007

Quote: "The best way to get to know people is by having sex with them or working with them - and neither of those things is on the cards with me and Dylan, so it's probably best that I don't." Cate Blanchett doesn't fancy meeting legendary musician Bob Dylan - who she plays in movie I'M NOT THERE.

18th February 2007

Quote: "The best way to get to know people is by having sex with them or working with them - and neither of those things is on the cards with me and Dylan, so it's probably best that I don't." Cate Blanchett doesn't fancy meeting legendary musician Bob Dylan - who she plays in movie I'M NOT THERE.

9th February 2007

Fact: New British film HOT FUZZ features cameo appearances from a host of stars including Timothy Dalton, Steve Coogan, Jim Broadbent, Peter Jackson and a uncredited appearance by Cate Blanchett.

23rd January 2007

Quote: "I have a passionate hate for plastic bags." Cate Blanchett on her pet hates.

23rd January 2007

Quote: "I'm hitching a ride on his plane, so it's been very useful." Cate Blanchett enjoys the luxury of flying between New Orleans, Louisiana and Hollywood in her THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON co-star Brad Pitt's private plane, as both stars attend film awards shows and promotional events for their film BABEL.

12th January 2007

Quote: "I just don't see myself as a heroine in my own narrative. It was all kind of business as usual for me. One moment led to the next." Actress Cate Blanchett plays down her celebrity and career.

2nd January 2007

Quote: "I thought I was going to demurely place it in the loo, but when I got it, it was so beautiful I polished up the grand piano and plonked it in the middle, right where people could see it when they walked in the front door." Cate Blanchett can't resist showing off the Oscar she won in 2005 for The Aviator.

14th December 2006

Quote: "BRAD did so many imitations of GEORGE that I felt I knew George and now I feel I know Brad in a different light. There's something going on between those two that's not particularly healthy." Cate Blanchett on working with pals and pranksters Clooney and Pitt on back-to-back films.

5th December 2006

Quote: "He's the best dinner party guest in the world." Cate Blanchett on her THE GOOD GERMAN co-star George Clooney.

2nd December 2006

Quote: "We had to do it about 20 times, downhill and uphill in the heat. It was quite a workout." Brad Pitt is a big fan of the Cate Blanchett weightlifting challenge after carrying his BABEL costar around on the set of the film.

6th November 2006

Quote: "I thought I was going to demurely place it in the loo but... it was so beautiful, I polished up the grand piano and plunked it in the middle, right where people could see it when they walked in the front door." Cate Blanchett couldn't resist showing off her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for THE AVIATOR.

7th August 2006

Quote: "That cat was the best I've ever worked with. In one scene, I had to hold it, put it down, then it had to turn and look at me. It just turned round and looked on cue. Everyone was speechless. I hope that cat has an agent." Cate Blanchett recalls her favourite co-star from the 1997 movie OSCAR AND LUCINDA.

31st May 2006

Fact: Actor Waris Ahluwalia's career as a jeweller is taking off thanks to patrons such as Lindsay Lohan, Cate Blanchett and Anjelica Huston. The actresses can't get enough of THE LIFE AQUATIC star's House of Waris designs.

12th May 2006

Quote: "I'd love my children to do something artistic. At the moment they seem more interested in destruction than creativity." Actress Cate Blanchett has high hopes for her two boisterous kids.

10th January 2006

Quote: <p>"The hardest costume to negotiate was in The Lord Of The Rings. I had to do it in two-foot-high gold disco boots because elves are enormously tall." Cate Blanchett remembers the challenge of playing Galadriel in the epic trilogy. </p>

5th January 2006

Quote: <p>"I love a girdle. I love a corset. Maybe it's the Oscar singer in me." Cate Blanchett discusses her love for period film costumes. </p>

17th November 2005

Fact: <p>An American high school teacher has been sacked after showing Oscar-winning film ELIZABETH to his literature pupils. The Cate Blanchett movie is deemed unsuitable for children under the age of 17. </p>

10th August 2005

Quote: <p>"It's a strange thing to want to entomb yourself when you're still living." Cate Blanchett muses over the popularity of Botox. </p>

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