Cate Blanchett wins second Venice film fest best actress award


Considered one of the greatest actresses of her generation, Cate Blanchett won the best actress award in Venice for a second time on Saturday.

Blanchett won in 2007 for her gender-bending performance as Bob Dylan in “I’m Not There,” and also headed the Venice Film Festival jury in 2020.

This time, the 53-year-old won for her complex and challenging role in “Tar” as a renowned classical music conductor accused of inappropriate liaisons with female colleagues.

The film tackles several hot-button issues including the MeToo movement, political correctness and women in positions of power.

But Blanchett told journalists in Venice that she wasn’t interested in “agitprop,” or pol…

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