Below is a compiled list of the most interesting facts about Kate Winslet. Check it out!
Ask Kate Winslet what she likes about any of her characters, and the word “ballsy” is bound to pop up at least once. The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she’s built an eclectic resume that runs the gamut from Shakespearean tragedy to modern-day mysticism and erotica.
Interesting Facts about Kate Winslet
- Counts Jodie Foster’s portrayal of the teenage hooker Iris in Taxi Driver (1976) as the role that greatly changed how she perceived the art of acting.
- She has worked with six directors who have won a Best Director Oscar: Peter Jackson, Ang Lee, James Cameron, Sam Mendes, Roman Polanski and Danny Boyle.
- Along with Claude Rains (for Mr. Skeffington (1944)), Vanessa Redgrave (for Julia (1977)), Mare Winningham (for Georgia (1995)) and Philip Seymour Hoffman (for The Master (2012)), she is one of the few performers to be nominated for an Supporting Oscar (for Iris (2000)) for playing the title role in a movie. As of 2013, Redgrave is the only one to win.
- The longest she has gone without an Academy Award nomination is the seven years between her nominations for The Reader (2008) and Steve Jobs (2015).
- She was considered for the role of Bridget Jones in Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001), but this was then decided she was too young to portray the role.
- Won Best Actress, Toronto Film Festival for Heavenly Creatures (1994), shared with Melanie Lynskey (1995).
- Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Manchester Evening News Award for her theatre role in “What the Butler Saw” as Geraldine Barclay (1994).
- One of her maternal great-great-grandfathers, Alfred Lidman, was Swedish.
- (September 3, 2001) Announced that she and husband Jim Threapleton are separating.
- During an interview with the Hollywood Reporter during 2015 was asked by the host “is there an actress not around this table that you would like to work with who you haven’t yet” and Winslet said Toni Collette. The other actresses at the Roundtable were Cate Blanchett, Charlotte Rampling, Jennifer Lawrence, Carey Mulligan and Brie Larson.
- She was one of the choices for the role of Agatha in Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report (2002). The other was Cate Blanchett and the role eventually went to Samantha Morton.
- Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Premiere magazine for Sense and Sensibility (1995) (1995).
Personal Quotes by Kate Winslet
I am not a hypocrite.- Kate Winslet
What I am very, very moved and struck by is that so many people in the world are often living a life that they hadn’t planned for themselves. And they wake up one day and say, ‘Hang on. Who am I? Is this really me? Is this what I really wanted?’ And also, ‘Can I change it? Have I got the courage to change it?’- Kate Winslet
By nature, I’m a very positive person, and because I’m happy in myself, and in my life, and I’ve got a great husband, and beautiful children, and I have a job that I love that calls for a certain amount of emotional expression, I get to realise a lot of my dreams and aspirations.- Kate Winslet
You see, I was never a big fan of contemporary movies because they always make actresses and actors look too perfect.- Kate Winslet
The countryside, particularly, is very good for my head.- Kate Winslet