'Blue Jasmine's Cate Blanchett Is Woody Allen's Best Female Lead Compared to These Others

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Furthering the theory that Woody Allen makes a good film every two years, his latest, Blue Jasmine is receiving rave reviews upon its opening weekend. Much of the praise is for the film's lead, (Cate Blanchett), whom critics are calling one of Allen's strongest, most three-dimensional female characters in years. Here's a look back at Allen's sometimes-troubled, sometimes-kickass history with on-screen heroines. [Image: Sony Pictures Classics]

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