Josiane Balasko

Josiane Balasko

Highest Rated: 96% By the Grace of God (2018)

Lowest Rated: 43% 15 Minutes of War (2019)

Birthday: Apr 15, 1950

Birthplace: Paris, France

Wrote for, and performed with, the Parisian theater group "Splendid" before initiating her popular screen career in Patrice Leconte's "Les Petits Calins" (1978). Balasko directed her first features, "All Mixed Up," in 1985 and is best known to international audiences as the emotionally satisfying, but physically unattractive, mistress of Gerard Depardieu in Bertrand Blier's "Too Beautiful For You" (1989). Balasko tends to play comic roles which punctures male machismo, and which have wreaked havoc on the popular images of French sexuality. Declining to describe herself as a feminist -- or be labeled as anything else in particular, except an artist -- Balasko's scripts and directorial turns have been breaking ground in France, where her "French Twist," the 1995 story of a butch lesbian (played by Balasko), who becomes involved with a bourgeois couple whose marriage is shaky and whose self-images are shaky as well, was the second-highest grossing domestic film of the year.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
43% 88% 15 Minutes of War Michèle Sampieri (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet All Inclusive Lulu (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Lost Albert Simone Le Couidec (Character) - 2018
96% 74% By the Grace of God Irène (Character) $66.3K 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Raising Colors La mère (Character) - 2018
86% 32% Let the Sunshine In Maxime (Character) $864.6K 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arrête ton cinéma! Brigitte (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 0% Retour chez ma mère Unknown (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Back to Mom's Jacqueline Mazerin (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aunt Hilda! Dolorès (Voice) - 2013
57% 25% Half-Sister Nénette (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$634 2013
No Score Yet 25% Maman Paulette dite Mine (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 23% My Heroes Olga (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 20% Of Women And Horses Joséphine de Silène (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 63% A Happy Event Claire (Character) $23.9K 2011
No Score Yet 14% Holiday Christiane Mercier (Character) - 2010
87% 83% The Hedgehog Renée Michel (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Françoise Dolto, for the Love of Children Françoise Dolto (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 41% A French Gigolo Irène (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 2008
No Score Yet 76% Ruby Blue Stephanie (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 35% The Red Inn Rose Martin (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 14% Les Bronzes 3: Friends Forever Nathalie Morin (Character),
Writer
- 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Saw Ben Barka Get Killed Marguerite Duras (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet La Vie est à nous Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet L'Ex-Femme de Ma Vie Marie-Pierre Sarrazin, ex Jean-Eusèbe (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Woman Michèle Varin (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Race Madame Jo (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 55% Absolument fabuleux Eddie Mousson (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 50% A Crime in Paradise Lulu Braconnier (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 49% Actors Elle-même (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 63% The Libertine Baronne d'Holbach (Character) $31.3K 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Frenchman's Son Suzanne (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Un grand cri d'amour Gigi Ortega (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1998
No Score Yet 56% Didier Madame Massort (Character) - 1997
55% 62% French Twist Marijo (Character),
Director,
Writer
$150.7K 1995
50% 61% Dead Tired Self $32.9K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Not Everybody's Lucky Enough to Have Communist Parents Unknown (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 49% My Life Is Hell Leah Lemonier (Character),
Director
- 1991
No Score Yet 67% Too Beautiful for You Colette Chevassu (Character) $36.2K 1989
No Score Yet 20% Without Fear of Blame A servant (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Cops Unknown (Character),
Director
- 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Les frères pétard Unknown (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Slices of Life Unknown (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sac de noeuds Unknown (Character),
Director
- 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petit Con Rolande (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vengeance of the Winged Serpent Jackie (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gramps Is in the Resistance La pharmacienne (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gramps Is in the Resistance La pharmacienne (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 93% Le Pere Noel est une Ordure Madame Musquin (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clara and the Swell Guys Louise (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 40% Hotel of the Americas Colette (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 83% Les Bronzés font du ski Nathalie Morin (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet French Fried Vacation Nathalie Morin (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Si vous n'aimez pas ça, n'en dégoûtez pas les autres Une spectatrice (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heroes Are Not Wet Behind the Ears Une cliente endommagée (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet We Will All Meet in Paradise Josy (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 60% This Sweet Sickness Nadine (Character) - 1977
88% 87% The Tenant Office Worker (Character) $9.6K 1976
No Score Yet 76% The Year 01 Unknown (Character) - 1973

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonfire of Destiny Madame Huchon (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barbara's Law Unknown (Character) 2015

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