Throughout her exceptional career, Kate Winslet has held a wide array of critically acclaimed roles. With multiple Academy Award nominations under her belt (and one win), Winslet has proven herself to be one of the most formidable and skilled actors currently in the industry. Here are nine of her most standout roles.
Regardless of whether you believe Winslet’s performance in the beloved 1997 James Cameron film is her finest, it’s by far one of the best-known and highly recognized roles of her career. Her turn as Rose DeWitt Bukater in the fictionalized account of the sinking of the British passenger liner in 1912 earned critical acclaim, as did co-star Leonardo DiCaprio and the film overall. The movie, now considered one of the most classic love stories of all time, became the first film to ever gross more than $1 billion. In addition to being a commercial success, it also earned 14 Oscar nominations, including one for Winslet. Winslet didn’t win an award, but the movie went on to win Best Picture.
2. The Reader
Winslet won both the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress and the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in this 2008 romantic drama, based on the novel of the same name. Her gutsy performance as Hanna Schmitz, a 36-year-old woman who has an affair with a 15-year-old in 1958 Germany, earned glowing reviews from critics. The film itself also earned several Academy Award nominations, including for Best Picture and Best Director.