Tuesday, April 26, 2011


The first part of YOUR FAVOURITE AUSTRALIAN STAR poll is over with Cate Blanchett winning with 40 % of your votes. She left Eric Bana (19%) and Simon Baker (18%) behind her.

Beside being the best living actress Cate Blanchett  truly is the real ambassador of her Australia. Not only that she speaks highly of her country but she also isn't afraid to leave Hollywood after becoming world superstar in order to manage one of the most successful theaters Down Under.
There isn't a single role of hers which wasn't legendary, flawless, breathtaking, stunning, ground breaking, mind blowing, magnificent, profound, intelligent ... not a single one. She is just like Meryl Streep - a category of her own, with whom no one else can compete. Even her weakest performance is better deserving of an Oscar than any other performance of any other actress.  She also possesses an otherworldly, refined and mesmerizing beauty which radiates from deep within. Her best role would be the one from ELIZABETH THE GOLDEN AGE, in which she gave a masterclass in acting, shining in every possible scene in the outstanding epic. She didn't play, but she WAS an elven queen in
THE LORD OF THE RINGS. And don't forget her hypnotizing voice while she narrated the story in that epic. She out staged Brad Pitt in THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON(and wasn't even nominated for an Oscar).   She did what no other actress did - played a man, and played him for real not as a parody in I'M NOT THERE. She was the most perfect Katharine Hepburn in THE AVIATOR. She was so stunningly flawless in CHARLOTTE GRAY, VERONICA GUERIN, THE GIFT. She was the hottest feme fatale in BANDITS. She stole the show in THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY. She had the most perfect accent in THE GOOD GERMAN. She stole the show again from Brad Pitt in BABEL. She was an action hero in THE MISSING and INDIANA JONES.  And you fell in love with her in NOTES ON A SCANDAL in which
she had the most amazing chemistry with her royal majesty Judi Dench (bow immediately). She also stole the show in ROBIN HOOD.We will be watching her in THE HOBBIT again as mesmerizing Galadriel. And beside all these legendary roles in which she always has a new face, she managed to give birth to three lovely kids, to maintain an ideal marriage, to stay away from tabloids, to become a fashion icon, to become a theatre star, to stay irresistibly beautiful,
She has five Oscar nominations, she won one for THE AVIATOR, she is one of the rare thespians who were nominated for both the lead and the supporting role in the same year, she won two BAFTA's, and three
awards from the Australian Film Institute, she was nominated seven times and won two Golden Globes. And she was nominated nine times for Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Now, let us move to the second round of YOUR FAVOURITE AUSTRALIAN STAR poll.  Australian as in continent not just the country since we also have some Kiwis in the run. Here are the new candidates for whom you can vote next two weeks as much as you like: ice queen Nicole Kidman, kind hunk Hugh Jackman, mesmerizing Kiwi Karl Urban, naughty stud Ryan Kwanten, legendary Geoffrey Rush, stunning Holly Valance, dashing Julian McMahon and adorable Isla Fisher. Vote on my darlings.


  1. Cate is one of my favorite actresses. You're right, all her performances are flawless.

  2. glad you agree, Lesya, she, Winslet and Dench are my favourites too :)

  3. Great tribute to Cate; she is such a chameleon and can take on any role with ease! Cate is one of my favs~

  4. yep, these pics prove that she can also be a fashion chameleon not just the artistic one :)

  5. Dezz, you're right on. Blanchett, Winslet, Dench and Streep are my absolute favorite actresses. Lovely write up. And I think I've seen all but two of Cate's movies -- and I think one had Billy Bob Thornton in it, so I won't be seeing it ever.

  6. Yes! No one deserved to win more than her. She is an amazing actress and seems like a class act in real life.

  7. All Hail The Blanchett!! She is so amazing and truly stunning with those old world cinema looks.

    I love her lots and lots.

    No one can touch her.


  8. She's one of the few women who can make it into their forties in the movie-world and still be sexy. She's really great and talented.

  9. @Lauracea
    I totally agree, and welcome to HOLLYWOOD SPY :)

  10. @Luanne
    ah, I haven't seen only the one which she currently has in cinemas - HANAH, I don't watch films in which kids are put in violent scenes. But I've seen all of her other films :) The Billy Bob one is BANDITS with Bruce Willis too, although I don't like the two of them, Blanchett was sensational in it, she played a red haired famme fatale :)

    she is! Wonder whom you will vote in teh new round of poll :)

    no one will ever approach her divinity :) She even won another of our polls last year on the best living actress beating Dench, Mirren, Streep and Winslet big time :)

  11. She's a class act alright and a good sheila.

  12. That first one looks more like Cameron Diaz. Oh well, who cares. Cate Blanchett RULES!

  13. Cate plays English women so well you'd think she was born in London! I think she was great in the Elizabeth: The Golden Age [I loved it when she got bored w/ that slow-speaking German prince]. She really does look like a dancer in Benjamin Button which is paying her a huge compliment.

  14. Cate is a great actress. Well deserved win. :)

  15. @Matthew
    it does?

    yes, all of her replicas and speeches in GOLDEN AGE are historical. And she was mesmerizing
    in BENJAMIN, both as a young dancer and later on lying in her death bed and narrating the story.

    well deserved.

  16. I didn't even know she was Australian. She's great!

  17. She deserves it. She's so talented and beautiful.

  18. @Adam
    she is very much Australian :)

    indeed! :)

  19. Cate is an elegant, incomparable woman, actress and style icon. I love her in everything she does. Excellent tribute, Dez.

    I have to go with Karl this round and probably several rounds after. But I will also have to five a nod to Hugh and Julian. So much hotness! Whew...fans self. ;)

  20. Yaaaiii...Cate deserve her award as best Australian star :) I really love her.I try to watch all her movies...I even watched the boring case of Benjamin Button (I fastforwarded most of the scene till she appeared.)

  21. Well deserved!! She is absolutely flawless in her beauty and her performances!!

  22. @Melsy
    glad you liked the tribute :)
    And I see our dear Karl is going strong against Jackman who is also very dear to us :) And you always need a fan when around something Australian, my dear :)

    she was the true gem in that film!

    indeed she is!

  23. Hear, hear! Well said, and I couldn't agree more!

  24. Great, I love, respect Cate Blanchett she's my favorite living talented star.

    PS: I hope Geoffrey Rush, wins next time hehe.