Cate and Sonic Youth

We thought Cate Blanchett was cool ever since we became fans of hers after Oscar and Lucinda, but she even manages to remain interesting while talking to Fox News' Roger Friedman, the pandering gossip columnist. After the premiere for her new film, The Missing (in frontier America, she teams up with estranged father, played by Tommy Lee Jones, to rescue her daughter), Blanchett tells him, "I didn't know how to shoot a gun or hold it. So my husband said, 'Just hold it the way that Sonic Youth holds their guitars.' And it worked." Her husband is cool, too.

Cate is in three movies this fall: Veronica Guerin, The Missing, and The Lord of the Rings.