Winslet's Back, With Eyes on Oscar

Actress reunites with DiCaprio, stars in two films likely to earn her some hardware
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Nov 5, 2008 9:00 PM CST
Winslet shows off her slim figure in a near-nude photo shoot for "Vanity Fair."   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Kate Winslet isn’t a demure lady, she just plays one on the screen. The foul-mouthed, roll-your-own-smokes former “fat girl” was ecstatic to be the youngest actress with five Oscar nominations two years ago, but “you bet your (expletive) ass” she wants to actually win one this time around, the 33-year-old tells Vanity Fair. She’s got a shot with two upcoming films, one with famed on-screen flame Leonardo DiCaprio.

Not one to stand in the way, hubby-director Sam Mendes—of American Beauty—let the Titanic pair and their “wordless understanding” be the “unit” of Revolutionary Road. It will go head-to-head at the December box office with The Reader—starring Winslet and fellow Brit Ralph Fiennes—but Winslet isn’t worried. “How the hell did I get that lucky?” she asks instead.