Quotes of the Day for 14 May 2010 – Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett was born at Ivanhoe, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia on this day in 1969. She started acting at Methodist Ladies' College, equivalent to high school, then went on to the University of Melbourne. On vacation in Egypt when she was eighteen, another guest at a Cairo hotel suggested she take join the set of a film as an extra. On her return to Australia she studied at Sydney's National Institute of Dramatic Art, graduating in 1992. She appeared in a number of Australia films before taking the title role in Elizabeth in 1998 and has played a wide range of movie and stage roles since, including Lady Marian, which releases in the US today. She and her husband are the directors of the Sydney Theatre Company.
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I don't tell the truth, I tell what ought to be the truth.
I love strange choices. I'm always interested in people who depart from what is expected of them and go into new territory.
If you know you are going to fail, then fail gloriously!
It's important to travel and move and have a continual set of experiences so you've got more to feed back into your work.... For me, it's a natural thing.
It was only when I realized how actors have the power to move people that I decided to pursue acting as a career.
You know you've made it when you've been molded in miniature plastic. But you know what children do with Barbie dolls, it's a bit scary, actually.
All from Cate Blanchett
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