Posts Tagged ‘Cate Blanchett’

Walk of Fame Honorees for 2010

Sunday, June 21st, 2009


Russell Crowe on Hollywood Walk of Fame


Russell Crowe

  Russell Crowe has earned a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. 

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has revealed its honorees for 2010 and Russell Crowe’s name was on a list of 28 entertainers.


A date for the New Zealand-born Oscar winner’s ceremony, where a star will be placed on Hollywood Boulevard, is yet to be scheduled, but it will occur during 2010.


Other celebrities set to cement a place in Hollywood history in 2010 are director James Cameron, actors John Cusack, Colin Firth, Adam Sandler, Emma Thompson and Mark Wahlberg, and musicians Bryan Adams, The Funk Brothers, Chaka Khan, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, the band ZZ Top and Roy Orbison.


The Chamber of Commerce selected just 28 names from more than 200 nominations.


Australians who recently received the honour include Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett.


Earlier this year Hugh Jackman received another honour, leaving his hand prints in wet concrete outside Hollywood’s Grauman Chinese Theatre.



A Star for Cate Blanchett…

Saturday, December 6th, 2008


Blanchett gets star on Walk of Fame



December 6, 2008


Cate Blanchett has become the owner of a valuable piece of Hollywood real estate, while Nicole Kidman ended a rocky week with more bad career news.


Blanchett was awarded a star on Hollywood’s famed Walk of Fame on Friday.


“Oh my goodness,” Blanchett, on her knees, shrieked when the star was revealed during a ceremony attended by two directors from her stellar career, Steven Spielberg and David Fincher.


Blanchett became the 2,376th star to be honoured along Hollywood Boulevard, joining Kidman and the greats of the film and TV industry to literally cement their place in history.


The 39-year-old Sydneysider was quite impressed by the location of her star outside one of the boulevard’s iconic structures, The Egyptian Theatre.


“Location, location, location,” Blanchett joked.


“I thought I’d be outside the men’s urinals like five miles from here, but I’m outside the Egyptian which is also incredible to me.”


Blanchett is in Los Angeles to promote what could lead to her fifth Oscar nomination in nine years, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, directed by Fincher and co-starring Brad Pitt.


“This is utterly incredible to me,” Blanchett told the large crowd of media, fans and tourists who crowded around the sidewalk ceremony.


“The iconography of this is not only famous in this country, but around the world.”


The news was not so good for fellow Aussie Kidman, who has lost her crown as Hollywood’s highest paid actress, according to the Hollywood Reporter‘s annual list.


Last year Kidman topped the list with the $US17 million she earned for the maligned sci-fi film, The Invasion, beating Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz, but the redhead did not get a mention this year, falling completely out of contention.


Jolie is the new queen, thanks to the $US15 million she earned for the action film, Wanted, and is likely to earn $US18 million for a Wanted sequel.


Roberts was second with $US15 million for her film, Duplicity, while third was Reese Witherspoon after her $US14 million pay cheque for the new romantic comedy, Four Holidays.


Diaz was also on the skids, dropping from $US15 million a film to $US10 million, then Jennifer Aniston ($US8 million), Katherine Heigl ($US6 million a film and $US225,000 per episode for Grey’s Anatomy), Kate Hudson ($US7 million) and Anne Hathaway ($US5 million).


Actors still earn higher wages than actresses, with Pitt, Will Smith and Johnny Depp all pulling in pay days of $US20 million-plus per movie.



Walk of Fame Star for Cate Blanchett…

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008


Cate Blanchett to get Walk of Fame Star




Academy Award-winning Hollywood actress and stage director, Cate Blanchett is set to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


The Australian actress will be the 2,376th celebrity to be given the honour, which was first created in 1958. The first star, awarded on February 9, 1960, went to Joanne Woodward.  


Hollywood director Steven Spielberg and David Fincher – the director of Blanchett”s upcoming film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – will accompany Cate for the unveiling of her star in front of the Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard on December 5th.


Meanwhile the Parkland actress’ new film, alongside Hollywood actor Brad Pitt, will be released in America on the Christmas Day.


Blanchett came to international attention in the 1998 film Elizabeth, directed by Shekhar Kapur, in which she played Elizabeth I of England. She is married to playwright and screenwriter Andrew Upton, since 29th December 1997.