December 13th, , pm. Kate Winslet is one of Oscar's most nominated actresses As it stands, the British beauty's scored five noms, for Best Actress and Best Supporting, but has yet to be called to the podium. Maybe this is the year her luck will change -- she has not one but two award-caliber performances coming up, in 'Revolutionary Road,' directed by her husband, Sam Mendes, and reuniting her with her 'Titanic' leading man Leonardo DiCaprio, and in the Holocaust drama 'The Reader,' directed by Oscar nominee Stephen Daldry and co-starring Ralph Fiennes and German actor David Kross as his younger incarnation. In the latter, based on a semiautobiographical best-seller, she's Hanna Schmitz, a former concentration camp guard who takes up with a high schooler to form a bond that turns out to be life-changing for both of them.
By Laura Pullman for the Daily Mail. The brilliantly talented but slightly self-obsessed year-old Kate Winslet has a formidable track record for crass and cryptic soundbites. Does that make sense at all? Probably not It was vintage Winslet wittering.
When Nicole Kidman put on a fake nose to play Virginia Woolf, not only was everyone talking about it actually, they still are , but she also won an Oscar for her total immersion into character. He implores the audience to take a sizable leap of faith in casting year-old tyro Kate Winslet in the pivotal role of former SS guard Hanna Schmitz. She is, at turns, a gorgeous if dour and buttoned-up trolley ticket-taker in her 30s; a bewildered woman in her mids on trial for war crimes during the Holocaust; and, ultimately, a broken, lumpy elderly woman on the cusp of freedom, redemption, and triumph. The director has shown a fondness for the cruel, fragmented randomness of life with both of his previous films, a theme that continues in The Reader , as the cool Hanna meets the sick Michael in an alley he is played by newcomer David Kross in a strong debut.
Kate Winslet has defended the sex scenes in her new movie The Reader. The British actress plays a former Nazi concentration camp officer who has an affair with a younger man in the movie, which has been accused of trivialising the Holocaust by featuring too much sex. However, Winslet revealed that she believes that the love scenes serve a purpose in the story. It's about how this young man reads her beautiful stories and poetry.