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21 Reasons Kate Winslet Is An International Treasure

A celebration on her 39th birthday.

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1. She gave us Rose Dewitt Bukater, a woman who knew exactly what she wanted and got it.

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2. She delivered one of the all-time best lines for seduction.

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3. And then rendered Leo completely useless.

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4. She was the (beautiful) face of ennui.

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5. But she broke it down on the dance floor.

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6. Like, seriously, Leo could not handle it.

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7. She didn't pull punches in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

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8. And refused to be Jim Carrey's Manic Pixie Dream Girl.

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9. She was bluntly honest.

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10. And made you wish you were woken up like this every day.

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11. She was an actual heavenly (albeit murderous) creature in Heavenly Creatures.

12. She got completely and hilariously irreverent on Extras.


13. She was unapologetic and brutal in The Reader.

14. She proved she could put a person in their place without saying one word in Revolutionary Road.

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15. She got a Walk of Fame star (DUH) but then lounged over it like it was no big deal.

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16. When she attended her premiere far along in her pregnancy, she walked the red carpet like she owned it.

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17. She was even recognized by the Queen— technically for "services to drama" but really for being the all-around best.

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18. Basically, her power, poise, and grace are unmatchable.

19. But she also gets silly for pics with all of her adoring fans!

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20. She keeps it real, always.

21. So happy birthday, Kate, you actual goddess.

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