Quotes about Cate
"I always say everyone was lucky enough to be in a Cate Blanchett movie."
"No, Cate Blanchett is. I'll be her lady-in-waiting."
— Nicole Kidman (when asked if she's the Queen of Australia)
"Cate is incredibly intuitive, highly intelligent, physically free and playful. She has good theatrical sense and she keeps her feet on the ground. And, of course, she's just gorgeous."
"I saw Cate in Streetcar Named Desire on Wednesday night. Liv Ullman directed it. I will say right here that it was perhaps the greatest stage performance I have ever seen."
"I'm, what, probably the 200th person to say that Cate is a fantastic talent. I'm not comparing two people or two actors, but it's evident to me that Cate is undertaking today the roles which 15 or 20 years ago would have been offered to Meryl Streep. They're both tremendous talents, each among the biggest and best not only of today, but I think in screen history. And I love it that Cate's willing to join in with Indy. Some actresses or actors on that level of acclaim would think it beneath them to participate in this. I actually know of some performers who are snobbish enough to want to appear in things that are not big hits."
"Working with Cate Blanchett, on and off the screen, has always been a highlight for me. She embodies the perfect combination of consummate actor and world-class fashion icon."
— Giorgio Armani
"When Cate Blanchett starts directing, it's over for all of us."
"I'm not surprised at all at the level of her success with acting, but she would've been equally successful if she'd chosen to run the World Bank. She was always going to be a sensational human being and a great woman, whatever she chose to do."
— Felicity Donnoli (Cate's High School Drama Teacher)
"They keep changing. I love Diane Wiest, Cate Blanchett. God, I think Cate Blanchett hung the moon."
— Felicity Huffman (when asked who her acting idols are)
"I really, really loved Cate's performance in Blue Jasmine. She is such an incredible artist and I think to portray a woman that's so unlikable and unsympathetic at face-value, and make someone so multi-dimensional and someone who we would have emotion for as the audience member is really incredible. I just adore her."
— Kate Bosworth
"Cate Blanchett is mesmerizing. I don't know why. It's beyond my understanding. Why we all want to work with her is she elevates the rest of us. She's just got some ethereal grace and elegance that's beyond me, and an acute understanding of human nature. She's just exquisite. She's otherworldly."
"In this world where celebrity trumps talent, Cate, God bless her, is an actress."
"She's the best actor working today. Not actress, actor. Intimidating, in a way, to work with an actor that good."
"She is the woman of a thousand faces and I find it as paranormal as some of our premises that she can so utterly transform herself into the character she is playing and then the second that I say 'cut', she is back with her Australian accent and kids on her knees being a mom and wife, and a really good mate for the other cast members and the crew."
"That performance was as naked, as raw and extraordinary and astonishing and surprising and scary as anything I've ever seen, and it didn't have anything to do with what clothes she took off, you know what I mean? She took the layers of a person and just peeled them away. I thought I'd seen that play, I thought I knew all the lines by heart, because I've seen it so many times, but I'd never seen the play until I saw that performance."
"Her husband doesn't know but she and I are going to get married quite soon. Which will surprise a lot of people."
"Once you have her, you already know that youre moving away from the one-dimensional, the two-dimensional and youre into the multi-dimensional. She's an absolute thoroughbred as an artist. She has a skill level just off the charts."
"Cate Blanchett is an international treasure."