Catherine Elise Blanchett, AC (/ˈblæntʃət/; born 14 May 1969) is an Australian actress and theatre director. She has received international acclaim and many accolades for her work, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, three BAFTA Awards, six AACTA Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. Blanchett came to international attention for her role as Elizabeth I of England in Shekhar Kapur's 1998 film Elizabeth, for which she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress, the Golden Globe Award, and earned her first Academy Award for Best Actress nomination. Her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese's 2004 film The Aviator brought her critical acclaim and many accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, making her the only actor to win an Oscar for portraying another Oscar-winning actor. In 2013, she starred as Jasmine Francis in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, for which she won numerous accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Actress.
In 2006, she starred opposite Brad Pitt in the multi-lingual, multi-narrative ensemble drama Babel , directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu , which received seven Academy Award nominations, the Steven Soderbergh -directed The Good German with George Clooney , and the acclaimed Notes on a Scandal opposite Dame Judi Dench .   Blanchett received a third Academy Award nomination for her performance in the latter film. 
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