Kate’s first major film role came in 1994 when Peter Jackson cast the young starlet in his film “Heavenly Creatures” and she quickly rose to star status after delivering an Oscar-nominated performance in Ang Lee’s “Sense and Sensibility” alongside Hugh Grant and Emma Thompson. Kate followed up her award-winning role with two more period pieces (“Jude” and “Hamlet”) before finally getting her big break as the leading actress in “Titanic” in 1997. The film cleaned up at the Oscars the following year, and even though she had been nominated as a Best Supporting Actress for the film, she was one of the few nominees that didn’t take home a golden statue. She was, however, the youngest actress in history to be nominated for two Oscars. Choosing to continue her career as an indie actress, Kate turned down what became the Gwyneth Paltrow role in “Shakespeare in Love” in order to mature as an artist in lesser-known films like “Hideous Kinky” and “Holy Smoke.” The actress still makes her living off of small-paying independent features, but of late, the alternative films that she has chosen have found mainstream audiences. Kate has been long since due for an Oscar since she made her breakthrough into the film industry and it’s only a matter of time until she’s fully recognized for her potential as an actress.
Kate Winslet on the Web
A small biography page with movie stills and premiere photos.
An online listing of Kate's TV and film career.
TV Guide: Kate Winslet
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An absolutely amazing fan site that offers tons of updated news stories, six-years worth of magazine articles, information on her debut album "What If..." and over 10,000 pictures.
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This decent fan site isn't the most updated site on the web, but it does include a small collection of photos, eleven articles, nine TV interview transcripts and contact information for the actress.
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Kate Winslet on the Screen
Kate Winslet really isn't what most would call a superstar in today's Hollywood of pretty faces and big bucks, but she certainly has one of the most critically fulfilling careers in the business with rave reviews for nearly every single one of her performances. Kate's early career was mostly filled with small independent features like "Sense and Sensibility" and Peter Jackson's "Heavenly Creatures," but even after securing the role of Rose in the box-office blockbuster and Academy-Award-dominator, "Titanic," the British-born actress has gone a little more mainstream when picking her roles. Now, Kate has continued to star in critically-acclaimed indies like "Hamlet," "Quills" and "Iris," but has also made a number of films that a broader audience has had access to like the recently released "Finding Neverland" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." Kate will continue to rack in the innumerable amount of award nominations as long as she is given the chance, but it's about time that she is finally rewarded with a golden statue of her own.
Kate can currently be seen in the period drama, "All the King's Men," and will appear in two more films by the year's end: the Aardman Animation-produced "Flushed Away" and the romantic comedy "The Holiday." Kate is also attached to the Lil' Jon-directed (yes, you read that right) animated fantasy film, "Gnomeo and Juilet."
On the paparazzi:
"As long as you give them what they want, they love you."
"Being a film star is very much a label and these days it's not about being a good actor or not, it's about the size of your breasts, the shape of your body and whether you've had a nose job."