Kate Winslet was born on October 5, 1975 in the United Kingdom and started his film career in 1994. Undoubtedly one of the best actresses of her generation and who has ventured from independent projects to large blockbusters. Even when he still didn’t have that box office magnet that characterizes him.
Off screen, his friendship with Leonardo Dicaprio It is one of the things that most fascinates the public and it is always exciting to see them together on red carpets and share a couple of minutes. Apart from that, Kate Winslet has managed to make her way between auteur films and even productions sci-fi.
Here are the best movies of Kate Winslet.
Intimate Secrets (Dir. Todd Phillips, 2006)
The premise of this movie could be read the same as that of Just a Dream. The spirit of a woman is drowned in the routine of the suburban housewife. Sarah Pierce used to be a radical feminist, but now she spends her days fulfilling her role as mother and wife, dreaming of the past. To calm his emptiness and his desire to burn, Pierce begins an affair with another suburban family man.
Here, Kate Winslet takes an ordinary and unconscious character and elevates him. We can all see that both she and the rest of the foolish adults in the plot are actually the little kids to whom the English title (Little Children) it means. And that they are constantly surrounded by real little children.
Eternal radiance of a mind without memories (Dir. Michel Gondry, 2004)
Kate Winslet’s Clementine Kruczynski is the character who in a way turned the role of the heroine in love that gave her her place in the Olympus of stars. Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman’s romantic comedy gave the actress a chance to refresh her role as a female love interest and give it new shades – like someone who dyes their hair new colors.
The plot follows Joel (Jim Carrey) who, trying to get over the breakup with his girlfriend (Clementine), realizes that she has erased him from his mind, through a procedure worthy of science fiction. He decides to do the same and they both embark on an escape story within their own memories. Here we see the humorous side of Winslet, which is a breath of fresh air.
Titanic (Dir. James Cameron, 1997)
The movie that launched Winslet to stardom. Thanks to her portrayal of Rose DeWitt Bukater, she received her first Oscar nomination as a leading actress. And he became one of the most sought-after faces in the industry. He was just 22 years old when he stepped in to lead the mammoth production, which at the time became the highest-grossing film of all time.
At the moment when Winslet got on this ship to do everything expected of a blockbuster protagonist (emotional scenes, and a lot of action), the actress stopped being a promise in acting to establish herself as a star of cinema, with all its lyrics. The role could have been Claire Danes or Gwyneth Paltrow, as is known, but today it is impossible to imagine it without her and her beauty outside the rickety standards of Hollywood.
Just a dream (Dir. Sam Mendes, 2008)
In this film, he met again with his costar Leonardo DiCaprio, but to portray a love in reverse. The one that falls apart and brings out the worst in everyone. Directed by her husband at the time, Sam Mendes, Kate plays the volatile April Wheeler. A woman mired in the sterility of life in the suburbs of the 1940s.
What we see in the film is a marriage that is destroyed in the middle of nowhere. They lead an anodyne life, without eventualities, they exist in the relentless routine that suffocates any spark. This setting serves as a showcase for Winslet’s talents and rank: she’s volatile, escapist, neurotic, listless, and decidedly tragic. Both Kate and Leonardo Dicaprio were nominated for a Golden Globe for their performance.
Sense and feelings (Dir. Ang Lee, 1995)
After her chilling Juliet Hulme, no one would have thought that a 20-year-old Winslet would be the one to play Marianne Dashwood. The romantic and sensitive heroine of Jane Austen’s novel, who discovers that love may not look the way she thinks it is.
The same director, Ang Lee, had doubts about whether the actress could play a Victorian lady. So Winslet had to take piano lessons, etiquette, read various Victorian novels, and even practice tai chi. His incarnation, however, would result in the first of six Oscar nominations he has received. As a result of the tender, elegant and passionate Marianne, Winslet would be frequently sought after to interpret women of period or literary adaptations.
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Wonder Wheel (Dir. Woody Allen, 2017)
This Woody Allen film went a bit unnoticed at the beginning of 2018 – a lot had to do with the Me Too movement in Hollywood – but it is home to a Kate Winslet like she hadn’t seen in a long time. Hysterical, theatrical, delightfully imperfect and vulnerable, the character of Winslet is a woman who longs for her past and who lives in a kind of escapism worthy of the ladies created by the playwright Tennesse Williams in his plays.
In fact, the work of the actress in this film was called by critics a close relative to that performed by Cate Blanchett in Blue Jazmin. Ginny, her character, borders on nostalgic insanity and we can’t help but admire her with compassion (and envy her unshakable and pitiful hope in life).
The reader (Dir. Stephen Daldry, 2008)
The movie that finally won her the Oscar for Best Actress. In it, Kate plays Hanna Schmitz, an illiterate German woman who, in the years after World War II, has an affair with a young man who reads books to her in each of her encounters. She abruptly disappears and only reappears in young Michael’s life when he is already a law student. Hanna is on trial for having been one of the SS guards who let 300 Jewish women die in a church burned down during World War II.
The actress embodies the contradictions of a woman of ambiguous morals, who remains closed to the viewer’s wishes to see some remorse in her, but who finds ways to convey emotions, troubles of the soul and even innocence. Something unthinkable of someone who has committed such atrocities.
A wild god (Dir. Roman Polanski, 2011)
In Roman Polanski’s film, two “adult” couples and parents meet at the home of one of them to discuss a serious matter that needs to be resolved sensibly and civilly. The respective children of both couples fought in the park.
In this black comedy that takes place entirely in a Brooklyn apartment, Kate Winslet is Nancy Cowan, Christoph Waltz’s sophisticated wife who, like everyone else, gradually abandons all cordiality to show herself as we really are: some savages. How can I forget his top dialogue: “I’m glad my son has screwed yours and I wipe my butt with your human rights!”
Celestial Creatures (Dir. Peter Jackson, 1994)
Kate Winslet first made her name in movies at age 19 in Peter Jackson’s fourth film. Inspired by an almost unlikely true story from Jackson’s home country of New Zealand, Winslet plays Juliet Hulme, a teenage girl who develops a sick relationship with another, Pauline Parker.
Completely disconnected from reality, both become obsessed with each other to the point of committing a cold and sociopathic homicide. This performance, which would end up being unique in her career – because of how different it is from the roles that have defined her in her career since then – was the springboard that put her in the sights of the film industry.
Steve Jobs (Dir. Danny Boyle, 2015)
Visionary Steve Jobs’ assistant serves as the “Jiminy Cricket” of the eccentric character Michael Fassbender brought to the screen. The film focuses on specific – and defining – moments in the career of the Apple founder to show his relationship with different people: his daughter, his partner Steve Wozniak, his collaborators, etc.
However, Winslet plays that figure who had not been talked about much: assistant and chief marketing officer Joanna Hoffman, portrayed as Jobs’ right-hand man. Winslet displays that brotherly spirit, characterized among other things by the ability to raise his voice to the genius that everyone else feared.