Celebrity Showdown: Kate Winslet vs Cate Blanchett

22 Mar

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This weekend, two of the most celebrated leading ladies in Hollywood, Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett, went head-to-head as villains in their respective big budget blockbusters.

But how do the two Oscar winners stack up against one another? That’s what ET’s Celebrity Showdown is here to discover. Looking at seven unique criteria that weigh box-office earnings, critic’s reviews, and award season gold, Celebrity Showdown examines the anatomy of both stars’ careers to determine who’s really the best.

So who will win between the Cate “The Pretty Tolkien Elf” Blanchett and Kate “Seriously, I was in Titanic” Winslet? For fun, take a guess, then check out our totally scientific results.*

*Results not actually scientific.

ROUND 1 – TOAL NUMBER OF FILMS
Kate Winslet: 26
Cate Blanchett: 36 (WIN)

ROUND 2 – HIGHEST GROSSING FILM
Kate Winslet: $658.6 million – Titanic (WIN)
Cate Blanchett: $377.8 million – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

ROUND 3 – AVERAGE GROSS
Kate Winslet: $51.7 million
Cate Blanchett: $75.2 million (WIN)

ROUND 4 – TOTAL GROSS
Kate Winslet: $1.34 billion
Cate Blanchett: $2.70 billion (WIN)

ROUND 5 – HIGHEST RATED FILM
Kate Winslet: 98% – Sense and Sensibility (WIN)
Cate Blanchett: 95% – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

ROUND 6 – AVERAGE ‘RT’ SCORE
Kate Winslet: 63.3%
Cate Blanchett: 66.7% (WIN)

ROUND 7 – ‘AWARDS’ SCORE*
Kate Winslet: 7
Cate Blanchett: 10 (WIN)
*2 points for Oscar wins, 1 point for Golden Globes, Emmy or Screen Actors Guild Wins, .5 points for People’s Choice Wins and -1 point for a Razzie Win.

AND THE WINNER IS…

CATE BLANCHETT! 5 to 2!

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Well, it was sort of a blow-out for Blanchett. Aside from starring in 10 more films than Winslet, she also starred in one of the most successful franchises in history. While Titanic might be the highest-grossing film ever made (not adjusted for inflation), it didn’t really leave room for sequels.

But don’t feel too bad Kate. After all, you are still one of the most celebrated actresses in the world, and “I want you to draw me like one of your French girls” is still one of the most iconic quotes ever.

[NOTE: I originally wrote this story for ETonline.com, where it was first published]

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