21. Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett

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How can we not respect an actress who does an exemplary job every single time she appears before the camera? Whether as Queen Elizabeth, or as the tender Daisy in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button or as Bob Dylan in I'm Not There, this woman can never give a bad performance. I love actors who care more about acting than bankability and aren't afraid to take a leap. Do we spot an heir apparent to Meryl Streep?

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