Kate Winslet had been working for only 5 years when she landed a role in the movie Sense And Sensibility in 1995. She played Marianne Dashwood and at the age of only 20 years old, and only 5 years after her first appearance in film, Kate Winslet was nominated for an Academy Award. She would eventually lose the Oscar to Mira Sorvino but the rest of Hollywood was put on notice that Kate Winslet was a very talented actress and that she is will definitely be a force to be reckoned with for many years to come. It was not long before her success in Sense And Sensibility started to open up doors for her that the young actress never imagined she would have access to. To her friends and family Kate Winslet’s success is not a surprise and being a successful actress runs in her family.
In 1996 Kate Winslet displayed her impressive acting range when she played the role of Ophelia in the motion picture production of Hamlet. The movie was a modest financial and critical success but Kate Winslet’s performance caught the eye of many Hollywood directors and producers and among the ever growing legion of Kate Winslet admirers in Hollywood was a director named James Cameron. Cameron cast Kate Winslet as the female lead in his new movie Titanic which was the most expensive movie ever made at the time of its release. Kate Winslet gave a memorable performance that even included a nude scene for Winslet which was a first for her. The movie went on to make over $1 Billion worldwide and filming in the cold for so long also got Kate Winslet pneumonia. But when it was all said and done Kate Winslet had earned yet another Academy Award nomination and the ultimate respect as one of the elite actresses in Hollywood.
Kate Winslet has played many roles since Titanic and she has been nominated for 3 more Academy Awards since Titanic as well. Even though she has yet to win an Oscar there is a general consensus among Hollywood insiders that it will not be long before Kate Winslet does get the chance to give her own Oscar acceptance speech while adding to her already impressive acting career.