The British Actress Kate Winslet Essay

1597 Words Dec 2nd, 2016 7 Pages
The British actress Kate Winslet was born on October 5, 1975 in Reading, England. Her parents were actors and her grandparents were theater managers, so to say performing runs through her veins is an understatement. Winslet began her acting career as a child, making her first appearance on British television at age 7 in a cereal commercial. At age thirteen, she appeared in her first TV series, Shrinks. At age sixteen she dropped out of high school to pursue her acting career. During this time, she appeared in various British productions, including Peter Pan. For three years, she dabbled in several small performances before landing her debut role in 1994 in the film Heavenly Creatures. Many know Winslet by her more famous movies: Titanic, Sense and Sensibility, The Reader, Steve Jobs, and Revolutionary Road. She has been nominated for a total of forty-eight awards but has only won fifteen. Some of her awards include: An Academy Award, an Emmy, a Grammy, and 4 Golden Globes.
For the purpose of this paper, cultural critique is simply defined as assessing a person’s work, in this case, films, and deciding whether or not it fits into the standard of British cultural issues, such as the presence of “the other” and/or otherness. The term “the other” and/or otherness is described as any aspect of a work that goes against any mainstream self or social identity. I will be performing cultural critique on Kate Winslet’s daring performances in Titanic, The Life of David Gale, and The…

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