Kate Winslet, who rose to super stardom as Rose from Titanic, turns 41 today. The star who looks not a day beyond 25 can rightfully boast of an array of fine performances and five Academic awards, Golden Globes, BAFTAs and Emmies. Her career is teeming with iconic roles and in British period dramas and others.
As she turns 41, here’s a look at five of her iconic roles from, her eventful and acclaimed career.
1. The Reader
Based on the German novel by the same name, The Reader is about a law student who was on terms of intimacy with an older woman Hanna Schmitz (played by Winslet) who then disappeared only to re-appear as a defendant in a war-crime trial. Winslet won a number of awards for her role including the Academy Award for Best Actress.
2. Little Children
Directed by Todd Field and based on the novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta, Little Children, this is a tale of lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a sex offender, a disgraced police officer whose paths cross in suburban Massachusetts. Winslet was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actress for her portrayal of Sarah Pierce.
Considered one of the most heart breakingly romantic movies in the tide of times, a seventeen year old aristocrat Rose (played by Winslet) falls for a not so economically endowed artist Jack. Winslet and DiCaprio’s performance and James Cameron’s direction made this disaster-romance sweep awards and nominations, including the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes.
4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
This romance-scifi-comedy-drama is about an estranged couple who erased each other from their respective memories only to rediscover where to begin with. Winslet stuns all as Clementine Kruczynski and went on to win an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
5. Heavenly Creatures
Kate Winslet’s screen debut Heavenly Creatures is a psychological thriller by Peter Jackson which received immense critical acclaim at the 51st Venice International Film Festival in 1994. Two girls lead an intense fantasy life and when concerned parents separate them, they plot revenge. This gave Kate an Empire Award for Best British Actress.
Picking 5 of her iconic roles from a career filled with iconic movies one after the other is no easy job, yet we do not tire from catching a glimpse of this beautiful woman on screen. Here’s wishing her a very happy birthday.