Blanchett gets her star


Australian actress Cate Blanchett on December 6 accepted the role of an Oscar-winner honoured with her own star on Hollywood’s old-school Walk of Fame.

The new name on star number 2,376, Blanchett was joined for the ceremony by directors Steven Spielberg, with whom she worked on the fourth instalment of Indiana Jones, and David Fincher, whose The Curious Case of Benjamin Button opens this month starring Blanchett and Brad Pitt.

While deeply committed to theatre and film in her home country, Blanchett has found the time to build an A-list international film career, including nominations for many Academy Awards.

Now 39, the mother of three and winner of an Oscar in 2005 for her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator, last January she was nominated for best actress in Elizabeth: The Golden Age as well as for best supporting actress for her gender-bending turn as Bob Dylan in I’m Not There. — AFP