5 Actors You Didn't Realise Appeared In Your Favourite Movies

3. Cate Blanchett In Eyes Wide Shut

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Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut was certainly a bit of an eye-opener in just how much it spotlighted plenty of bare asses. And bare boobs. And bare other stuff.

The point being, this was a film that was overflowing with nudity in amongst the feelings of desire and despair.

One of those famous examples of this is an orgy scene featured in the movie. As Tom Cruise winds up at said orgy, he's greeted by a mysterious masked lady played by Abigail Good. The thing is here, mind, it wasn't Good who provided the voice for this saucy sort.

In fact, that voice was provided by Cate Blanchett.

The intention was to always have the character have an American accent, yet Abigail Good is English and seemingly mustn't have been that great at putting on an American twang. So much so, Kubrick had planned to have Good dubbed over by an American actress.

Tragically, Stanley Kubrick would die before finishing Eyes Wide Shut and so it was Kubrick's assistant Leon Vitali who was tasked with finding the perfect sultry American voice for this minor-but-pivotal character.

At the recommendation of stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett was deemed the perfect fit for the gig - and so it's her voice that we hear in the finished movie.

The slight head-scratcher here, of course, is that Blanchett is in fact Australian. Still, she's a damn fine actress and is clearly capable of delivering an American accent.

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