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Geneviève Bujold



With her warm, intelligent performances and piercing almond eyes, the French-Canadian actress Genevieve Bujold cut a striking figure throughout the international film community during the 1960s and beyond. Born July 1, 1942, in Montréal, Quebec, Bujold studied acting at the Montréal Conservatoire d'Art Dramatique but exited prior to graduation in order to join a touring company's production of The Barber of Seville. She subsequently enlisted with another performing company, Rideau Vert, and also began appearing on television. Her film debut was in 1962's Amanita Pestilens, followed in 1964 by La Fleur de l'Age. In 1965, the Rideau Vert troupe traveled to Moscow and Paris, where Bujold came to the attention of filmmaker Alain Resnais. He cast her in 1966's La Guerre est Finie, where her turn as a pro-Spanish activist earned international attention. She remained in France to star in Philippe de Broca's cult hit Le Roi de Coeur, then appeared opposite Jean-Paul Belmondo in Louis Malle's 1967 effort Le Voleur. Upon returning to Canada, Bujold appeared in 1967's Entre la Mer et L'eau Douce. The following year, she starred in Isabel, winning Best Actress honors at the Toronto Film Festival as well as marrying the picture's director, Paul Almond.

Bujold then traveled to Britain to star as Anne Boleyn in Anne of the Thousand Days, a performance which won her an Academy Award nomination and made her a star. A three-picture deal with Universal followed, but she first detoured back to Canada to star in Almond's 1970 film Act of the Heart. Universal then cast her as the titular Mary Queen of Scots, but, fearing typecasting, Bujold refused the role, resulting in a lawsuit from the studio. Instead of paying damages, she returned to Europe to co-star in The Trojan Women, which failed to measure up to box-office expectations. Almond's Journey and Claud Jutra's 1973 feature Kamouraska further derailed her career, and after appearing opposite Alec Guinness in Caesar and Anthony for British television she journeyed to Hollywood, where as part of her Universal pact the studio pointed her to 1974's disaster epic Earthquake. After again starring with Belmondo in de Broca's L'Incorrigible, Bujold made 1976's Swashbuckler to appease Universal. Brian DePalma's Vertigo homage Obsession resuscitated her career, although the follow-up, John Korty's Alex and the Gypsy, was a disappointment.

In 1978, Bujold starred in Michael Crichton's Coma, one of her biggest hits to date. After starring alongside Clint Eastwood in 1984's Tightrope, Bujold teamed with director Alan Rudolph on the superb romantic comedy Choose Me. In Rudolph, she found a director unusually sympathetic to her style of performing, and she subsequently appeared under him in 1985's Trouble in Mind and 1988's The Moderns, delivering some of her strongest work to date. David Cronenberg's stunning Dead Ringers followed, but the 1990s proved a disappointment as Bujold appeared in a series of lackluster Canadian productions which rarely appeared anywhere outside of their land of origin. She also made headlines for exiting a starring role in the TV series Star Trek: Voyager just prior to production. In 1997, after a long absence, Bujold finally returned to American cinema in the independent hit The House of Yes.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Chorus
  • Gabrielle
2015
40% Northern Borders
  • Abiah Kittredge
2015
No Score Yet The Legend of Sarila
  • Saya
2013
93% Still Mine
  • Irene Morrison
2013
No Score Yet Kamouraska
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Amanita Pestilens
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Pour L'amour De Dieu
  • Cécile (72 years old)
2011
No Score Yet Alex & The Gypsy
  • Actor
2011
85% The Trotsky
  • Denise Archambault
2010
No Score Yet La Mémoire des Anges
  • Actor
2008
52% Disappearances
  • Cordelia
2007
27% Downtown: A Street Tale
  • Aimee
2007
No Score Yet Délivrez-moi
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Mon Petit Doigt M'a Dit
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Sex and A Girl
  • Actor
2005
30% Finding Home
  • Katie
2003
No Score Yet Jericho Mansions
  • Lily Melnick
2003
56% La Turbulence des fluides (Chaos and Desire)
  • Miss Lasalle
2002
No Score Yet Claude Jutra, portrait sur film (Claude Jutra, an Unfinished Story)
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Sex and a Girl
  • Natalie
2001
9% Eye of the Beholder
  • Dr. Brault
2000
No Score Yet You Can Thank Me Later
  • Joelle
1999
84% Last Night
  • Mrs. Carlton
1998
62% The House of Yes
  • Mrs. Pascal
1997
27% Les Aventures de Pinocchio
  • Leona
1996
No Score Yet Dead Innocent
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Oh, What a Night
  • Eva
1992
No Score Yet False Identity
  • Rachel Roux
1990
No Score Yet Paper Wedding
  • Claire
1989
No Score Yet Snake Treaty
  • Actor
1989
83% Dead Ringers
  • Claire Niveau
1988
75% The Moderns
  • Libby Valentin
1988
89% Trouble in Mind
  • Wanda
1985
83% Tightrope
  • Beryl Thibodeaux
1984
92% Choose Me
  • Nancy
1984
0% Monsignor
  • Clara
1982
No Score Yet Final Assignment
  • Nicole Thomson
1980
40% The Last Flight of Noah's Ark
  • Bernadette Lafleur
1980
88% Murder by Decree
  • Annie Crook
1979
79% Coma
  • Dr. Susan Wheeler
1978
80% Another Man, Another Chance
  • Actor
1977
81% Obsession
  • Elizabeth Courtland, Sandra Portinari
1976
No Score Yet Swashbuckler
  • Jane Barnet
1976
35% Earthquake
  • Denise Marshall
1974
No Score Yet Antigone
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet Journey
  • Saguenay
1972
No Score Yet The Trojan Women
  • Cassandra
1971
No Score Yet Hollywood Collection
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet The Act of the Heart
  • Martha Hayes
1970
42% Anne of the Thousand Days
  • Anne Boleyn
1969
No Score Yet Isabel
  • Isabel
1968
No Score Yet The Thief of Paris (Le Voleur)
  • Charlotte
1967
No Score Yet Between Sweet and Salt Water (Entre la mer et l'eau douce)
  • Genevieve
1967
91% King of Hearts
  • Coquelicot
1967
100% La Guerre Est Finie (The War is Over)
  • Nadine Sallanches
1966
No Score Yet Geneviève
  • Actor
1964

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