Cate Blanchett is undoubtedly one of the greatest actresses of all time.  Not only does she have the awards and the acting chops to prove it, she also possesses an astonishing amount of knowledge about the actual craft of acting and cinema.  Whether she is discussing the power of the female gaze in Carol or the importance of reactive acting, Blanchett simply knows her stuff. Though she is maybe best known for her memorable transformative performances over the years – playing everyone from Queen Elizabeth to Bob Dylan — we love Blanchett because she loves what she does, and it’s contagious.

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