Cate Blanchett breaths rarefied acting air as one of the most well-respected, most-decorated and just plain best performers of this or maybe any generation. Unlike a lot of her peers, too, she's managed to build up that reputation by picking and choosing what jobs she takes on. There's barely any total duffers in her back catalogue. She has discerning tastes. Which means that, on the whole, when you watch a Cate Blanchett film you're pretty much guaranteed both a brilliant, multi-layered and believable performance, but also a decent movie to match. A film that's deserving of her mad acting skills. Plus she's in How to Train Your Dragon 2, which was a nice surprise. This weekend sees the release of Disney's live action remake of Cinderella, from Shakespearean actor/Thor director Kenneth Branagh and starring Blanchett as Lady Tremaine better known as Cindy's Wicked Stepmother. What she does with that part remains to be seen. In the meantime, whilst we wait on just how passive-aggressive and chore-happy she gets in that role, it's time to remember not only some of her best acting parts...but also the few times she's let us down. These are Cate Blanchett's five awesome performances, and five that sucked.