This post is part of the LAMB Acting School 101 - Kate Winslet.
One actress that has been a role model and inspiration to me, both on-screen and off-screen, is Kate Winslet.
The film that introduced her to me was ex-most-successful-film-ever TITANIC, during the year that started my great passion for cinema for real: 2009 (I'm a late bloomer concerning this). I thought she was one of the most beautiful women on earth, and was impressed by her acting skills as well. Plus I've never since seen a (on-screen-)chemistry like the one she has with Leonardo in this film.
Kate is one of those few actresses that have the body of a goddess, and oddly enough, makes you feel very confident about your own one. She has appeared in various period films, and I remember her saying in an interview, that she can only explain the reason why she was chosen for these films must be that her body is perfectly apt for wearing a corset.
Now that I think about it, I've only seen her in one non-historical film, namely THE HOLIDAY, and this explains why I had that strange sensation while watching it... Kate in modern clothes, in a modern environment? That I wasn't used to.
Aside from the above mentioned ones, I've seen the following of Kate's films (in chronological order): SENSE & SENSIBILITY (I'm a fan of Jane Austen), REVOLUTIONARY ROAD (Kate and Leo re-united), FINDING NEVERLAND (it was on TV) and THE READER (acclaimed/ the book was incredibly good). That means I've seen 6 of the 20-something feature films Kate has appeared in, and none because of her - at least not really. But I have heard about many other wonderful films with her, and this inspired me to put together the following list to contribute to the LAMB Acting School 101- Kate Winslet:
Kate Winslet films I have to watch before I turn 17 (next March):
(In chronological, most-anticipated/"curiosifying" order)