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the film explores how the queen handled threats to her rule and her relationship with explorer Sir Walter Raleigh. Blanchett earned a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination and Golden Globe nomination for her performance as the famous monarch.
That same year, the actress took another big portrayal: She was one of the actors to portray music legend Bob Dylan in the acclaimed biopic I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes. For her performance as the iconic American singer-songwriter, Blanchett earned another Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, as well as a Golden Globe nomination in the supporting actress categories. Also in 2007, the actress was named one of Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People In The World."
In 2008, Blanchett starred alongside Brad Pitt in the acclaimed film Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Directed by David Fincher, the movie's screenplay was inspired by a story originally written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the early 20th century.
In 2012, Blanchett returned to the character Galadriel yet again, this time for a new Peter Jackson-directed series: The Hobbit. Similar to The Lord of the Rings, Jackson's newest franchise is a trilogy and is based on the work of author J.R.R. Tolkien. Additionally, The Hobbit's cast includes many of the same actors from the Lord of the Rings films. The series' first film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, was released in December 2012, and its second and third parts, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smog and The Hobbit: There and Back Again, hit theaters in 2013 and 2014, respectively; Blanchett was cast in each installment.
Blanchett picked up another Oscar in 2014, this time for best actress, for her performance as a delusional New York socialite in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine (2013). She starred in the film alongside, Sally Hawkins, Alec Baldwin and Annie McNamara.
Blanchett and her husband, screenwriter Andrew Upton, have three sons: Dashiell John (born in 2001), Roman Robert (born in 2004) and Ignatius Martin (born in 2008). Blanchett and Upton met and wed in 1997.
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