Julie Delpy

Julie Delpy

Highest Rated: 100% Before Sunrise (1995)

Lowest Rated: 7% An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)

Birthday: Dec 21, 1969

Birthplace: Paris, France

Known for both her blonde, ethereal beauty and her considerable talent, Julie Delpy is one of the most popular French actresses of her generation. Born to show business parents in Paris on December 21, 1969, Delpy was discovered at age 14 by director Jean-Luc Godard, who cast her in his 1985 Détective. The young actress had her first starring role two years later as the title character in Bertrand Tavernier's La Passion Béatrice, and then gained worldwide prominence with her portrayal of a young pro-Nazi eager to produce babies for the Fuhrer in Agneiszka Holland's Europa, Europa (1991).Subsequent efforts to make Delpy a mainstream Hollywood actress in such films as The Three Musketeers (1993) were largely resisted by Delpy herself, who demonstrated a preference for appearing in the small, thought-provoking films best appreciated at cinema festivals. She made some of her more memorable appearances in Killing Zoe (1994), which cast her as a kind-hearted prostitute; Krzysztof Kieslowski 's Trois Couleurs: Blanc (1994), in which she played a young woman who divorces her hairdresser husband because of his impotency; and Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise (1995), in which she gave an excessively charming portrayal of a woman who has a 24-hour romance with a young American (Ethan Hawke) she meets on a train.Delpy continued to be most visible in small, quirky films, as evidenced by her roles in L.A. Without a Map (1998), and But I'm a Cheerleader (1999), the latter of which -- a comedy about a rehab house for gay and lesbian teens -- cast her as a lipstick lesbian. In addition to the steady stream of parts in little-seen independent films, Delpy took on a recurring role on the hit NBC medical drama ER in 2001.In 2004, Delpy reteamed with Linklater and Hawke for the sequel Before Sunset, a film the three are also credited with writing together.In 2007 she wrote, directed, edited, and starred in the romantic comedy 2 Days in Paris opposite fellow Richard Linklater alum Adam Goldberg. She followed that directorial effort with The Countess in 2009 and 2 Days in New York in 2011. That same year, rumors swirled of a possible sequel to Before Sunset.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
78% My Zoe Director Isabelle Screenwriter 2019
83% The Bachelors Carine 2017
94% Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny Actor 2016
74% Wiener-Dog Dina $0.3M 2016
57% Lolo Screenwriter Violette Director 2016
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron Madame B $429.2M 2015
40% 21 Years: Richard Linklater Actor 2014
No Score Yet Ablations Actor 2014
98% Before Midnight Screenwriter Celine $8.2M 2013
No Score Yet Cinéast(e)s Actor 2013
66% 2 Days in New York Screenwriter Producer Marion Director $0.6M 2012
No Score Yet Guilty Hearts Actor 2011
No Score Yet The Countess Screenwriter Director Countess Erzebet Bathory 2011
No Score Yet Le Skylab Director Screenwriter Anna 2011
12% The Air I Breathe Gina 2008
87% 2 Days in Paris Producer Marion Director Screenwriter $4.3M 2007
86% The Hoax Nina Van Pallandt $7.1M 2007
No Score Yet The Legend of Lucy Keyes Jeanne Cooley 2006
87% Broken Flowers Sherry $13.6M 2005
95% Before Sunset Celine Screenwriter $5.7M 2004
No Score Yet Frankenstein Caroline Frankenstein 2004
No Score Yet Villa Des Roses Louise Creteur 2002
No Score Yet Investigating Sex Chloe 2002
No Score Yet Sand Lill 2002
80% MacArthur Park Wendy 2001
81% Waking Life Celine $2.1M 2001
No Score Yet Looking for Jimmy Director Screenwriter 2001
39% But I'm a Cheerleader Lipstick Lesbian $0.2M 2000
83% The Passion of Ayn Rand Barbara Branden 1999
No Score Yet The Treat Francesca 1998
No Score Yet Crime And Punishment Sonia 1998
No Score Yet Scrapbooks from Africa and Beyond Actor 1998
No Score Yet L.A. Without a Map Julie 1998
7% An American Werewolf in Paris Serafine 1997
No Score Yet Tykho Moon Lena 1996
91% Détective Wise Young Girl Groupie 1995
No Score Yet Younger & Younger Melodie 1995
100% Before Sunrise Celine 1995
36% Killing Zoe Zoe 1994
89% Three Colors: White (Trois Couleurs: Blanc) Dominique 1994
98% Three Colors: Blue (Trois Couleurs: Bleu) Dominique 1993
28% The Three Musketeers Constance 1993
No Score Yet Warszawa Fryda 1992
56% Homo Faber (Voyager) Sabeth 1991
95% Europa Europa Leni 1990
No Score Yet The Dark Night (La noche oscura) Virgin Mary 1989
92% Mauvais Sang Lise 1987
50% King Lear Actor 1987
No Score Yet Beatrice Béatrice de Cortemart 1987

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest 2014
2012
No Score Yet Real Time with Bill Maher
2003
Panelist 2004
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Nicole Juliette 2001

QUOTES FROM Julie Delpy CHARACTERS

Celine says: Even being alone--it's better than being with a lover and feeling lonely.

Celine says: The true work of improving things is in the little achievements of the day, and that's what you need to enjoy.

Celine says: Who wants to be Joan of Ark? She was burned at the stake and a virgin.

Jesse says: I...I...I thought I was gonna totally lose it in there. When I first saw you...I mean, how did you even know I was going to be here?

Celine says: Well, it's my favorite bookstore in Paris. I, um...You can sit down for hours and read. I love it. There's fleas, but, you know...

Jesse says: I heard this story once about when the Germans were occupying Paris and they had to retreat back. They wired Notre Dame to blow, but they had to leave one guy in charge of hitting the switch. And the guy, the soldier, he couldn't do it. You know, he just sat there, knocked out by how beautiful the place was. And then when the allied troops came in, they found all the explosives just lying there and the switch unturned, and they found the same thing at Sacre Couer, Eiffel Tower. Couple other places I think...

Celine says: Is that true?

Jesse says: I don't know. I always liked the story, though.

Jesse says: I don't know. I always liked the story though.

Jesse says: Skinnier, I think. A little thinner.

Celine says: Did you think I was fat before?

Jesse says: [laughing] No!

Jesse says: No!

Celine says: Yeah, you thought I was a fatty. No, you thought I was a fatty! Yeah, you, you wrote a book about a fat French girl!

Celine says: We all get dragged through our parents' lives.

Celine says: Now I know why Sylvia Plath put her head in a toaster.

Jesse says: It was an oven.

Celine says: The world is fucked by unemotional, rational men deciding shit.

Celine says: One of the perks of being over 35 is that you don't get raped as much.

Celine says: Well, it must be one hell of a night we're about to have.

Celine says: Feminism is made by males so they can ask the females to free their bodies.

Celine says: Media is the new form of fascism.

Celine says: Each time I wear black, or like, lose my temper, or say anything about anything, you know, they always go, "Oh it's so French. It's so cute." Ugh! I hate that!

Celine says: I used to think that if none of your family or friends knew you were dead, it was like not really being dead. People can invent the best and the worst for you.

Jesse says: Oh, God, why didn't we exchange phone numbers and stuff? Why didn't we do that?

Celine says: Because we were young and stupid.

Jesse says: Do you think we still are?

Celine says: I guess when you're young, you just believe there'll be many people with whom you'll connect with. Later in life, you realize it only happens a few times.

Jesse says: And you can screw it up, you know, misconnect

Jesse says: And you can screw it up, you know, misconnect.

Celine says: Memories are wonderful things, if you don't have to deal with the past.

Jesse says: In the months leading up to my wedding, I was thinking about you all the time. I mean, even on my way there; I'm in the car, a buddy of mine is driving me downtown and I'm staring out the window, and I think I see you, not far from the church, right? Folding up an umbrella and walking into a deli on the corner of 13th and Broadway. And I thought I was going crazy, but now I think it probably was you.

Celine says: I lived on 11th and Broadway.

Jesse says: You see?

Celine says: Memory is a wonderful thing if you don't have to deal with the past.

Jesse says: Life's hard. It's supposed to be. If we didn't suffer, we'd never learn anything.

Celine says: But not knowing is not so bad. The point is to be looking, searching, to stay hungry.

Celine says: The only time I get to think now is when I take a shit at the office... I'm starting to associate thoughts with the smell of shit!

Celine says: The only time I get to think now is when I take a shit at the office. I'm starting to associate thoughts with the smell of shit!

Celine says: Women explore for eternity in the vast garden of sacrifice.

Celine says: Still there. Still there. Still there. Gone.

Celine says: This is how relationships start falling apart.

Celine says: I've realised what it is - I've just stopped loving you. That's it.

Celine says: I've realized what it is - I've just stopped loving you. That's it.

Celine says: Still there. Still there. Still there. Gone.

Celine says: I feel close to you.

Jesse says: Yeah…?

Jesse says: Yeah?

Celine says: But sometimes…I don’t know… I feel like you’re breathing helium, and I’m breathing oxygen.

Celine says: But sometimes, I don't know? I feel like you're breathing helium and I'm breathing oxygen.

Celine says: If there's any kind of magic in this world it must be in the attempt of understanding someone sharing, something. I know, it's almost impossible to succeed .... but who cares really? The answer must be in the attempt.

Celine says: If there's any kind of magic in this world it must be in the attempt of understanding someone sharing something. I know, it's almost impossible to succeed but who cares really? The answer must be in the attempt.

Celine says: I'm dying inside...I'm dying because I'm so numb. I don't feel pain or excitement, I'm not even bitter, I'm just...

Jesse says: You think you're the one dyin' inside? My life... is 24/7 bad.

Celine says: Each time I wear black, or like, lose my temper, or say anything about anything, you know, they always go, "Oh it's so French. It's so cute." Ugh! I hate that!

Celine says: Each time I wear black, or like, lose my temper, or say anything about anything, you know, they always go, 'Oh it's so French. It's so cute.' Ugh! I hate that!

Celine says: How have I changed?

Jesse says: You used to wear your hair down

Celine says: Oh you mean like that (releases her hair from her ponytail),What else?

Celine says: Oh you mean like that [releases her hair from her ponytail] What else?

Jesse says: You face is thinner...

Celine says: You mean i was fat? Oh my god you wrote a book about a fat french girl. (puts her head in between her hands)

Celine says: You mean I was fat? Oh my god you wrote a book about a fat french girl. [puts her head in between her hands]

Barbara Branden says: I'm asking you to show compassion.

Ayn Rand says: Why?

Barbara Branden says: It's what humans do.

Barbara Branden says: Can you dance to this?

Richard says: Unless you're Amish.

Barbara Branden says: The critics had called her the leader of a cult, a dangerous threat to public morality. Her name was Ayn Rand, and I loved her.

Celine says: I always feel this pressure of being a strong and independent icon of womanhood, and without making it look my whole life is revolving around some guy. But loving someone, and being loved means so much to me. We always make fun of it and stuff. But isn't everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more?

Celine says: Even though I reject most of the religious things I can't help but feeling for all those people that come here lost or in pain, guilt, looking for some kind of answers. It fascinates me how a single place can join so much pain and happiness for so many generations.

Celine says: I believe if there's any kind of God it wouldn't be in any of us, not you or me but just this little space in between. If there's any kind of magic in this world it must be in the attempt of understanding someone sharing something. I know, it's almost impossible to succeed but who cares really? The answer must be in the attempt.

Celine says: Isn't everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more?

Celine says: Baby, you are gonna miss that plane.

Celine says: Even being alone, it's better than sitting next to a lover and feeling lonely.

Jesse says: Look, I am just so happy, all right, to be with you.I am. I am so glad you didn't forget about me, okay?

Jesse says: Look, I am just so happy, all right, to be with you. I am. I am so glad you didn't forget about me, okay?

Celine says: No, I didn't. And it pisses me off, okay? You come here to paris all romantic, and married.Okay? Screw you.

Celine says: No, I didn't. And it pisses me off, okay? You come here to Paris all romantic, and married. Okay? Screw you.

Celine says: You don't want to see me again?

Jesse says: No, of course I do. If somebody gave me the choice right now of to never see you again or to marry you, I would marry you.

Jesse says: I think we should.

Celine says: Then it's like some male fantasy.Meet a French girl in train, fuck her and never see her again.

Celine says: Well, he convinced me.I mean, actually, I was ready to get off the train with him after talking to him a short while. He was so sweet, I couldn't help it.In the lounge car, he began to talk about him as a boy seeing his great grandmother's ghost.I think that's when I fell for him.Just the idea of this little boy with all those beautiful dreams.He trapped me. And he's so cute.He has beautiful blue eyes, nice pink lips, greasy hair.I love it.He is kind of tall, and he's a little clumsy.I like to feel his eyes on me when I look away.He kind of kisses like an adolescent. It's so cute.

Marion says: I'm going to be 38, I'm fat, I'm a pain in the ass.

Mingus says: But you're French...

Celine says: Baby, you are gonna miss that plane.

Marion says: I like you, I would like to be your friend when we break up. Whenever we break up. No, if we break up. I would like you even if we were not together.

Celine says: The only person I could really hurt is myself.

Celine says: I AM THE MOST HARMLESS PERSON....ONLY PERSON I CAN THINK OF HURTING IS MYSELF

Celine says: I AM THE MOST HARMLESS PERSON....ONLY PERSON I CAN THINK OF HURTING IS MYSELF.

Celine says: I'm the most harmless person. The only person I could really hurt is myself.

Celine says: baby you are gonna miss that plane..

Celine says: Baby you are gonna miss that plane..

Celine says: You realize that most of the people that you meet are trying to get somewhere better, trying to make a little bit more cash, trying to get a little more respect, have more people admire them, you know...it's just exhausting!

Celine says: You realize that most of the people that you meet are trying to get somewhere better, trying to make a little bit more cash, trying to get a little more respect, have more people admire them, you know... it's just exhausting!

Celine says: Even being alone, it's better than sitting next to a lover and feeling lonely.

Celine says: There are so many things I want to do, but I end up doing not much.

Celine says: You can never replace anyone because everyone is made up of such beautiful specific details.

Celine says: So, I want to try something.

Jesse says: What?

Celine says: [hugs him] I want to see if you stay together or if you dissolve into molecules.

Jesse says: How am I doing?

Celine says: Still here.

Jesse says: Good, I like being here.

Celine says: Memories are wonderful things, if you don't have to deal with the past.

Celine says: When you talked earlier about after a few years how a couple would begin to hate each other by anticipating their reactions or getting tired of their mannerisms-I think it would be the opposite for me. I think I can really fall in love when I know everything about someone-the way he's going to part his hair, which shirt he's going to wear that day, knowing the exact story he'd tell in a given situation. I'm sure that's when I know I'm really in love.

Celine says: Isn't everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more?

Celine says: Isn't everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more?

Countess Erzebet Bathory says: where is my usher

Countess Erzebet Bathory says: Where is my usher?

Celine says: "Baby, you are gonna miss that plane."

Celine says: Baby, you are gonna miss that plane.

Jesse says: "I know..."

Jesse says: I know.

Serafine says: (to Andy, about her zombie mother) - You scared her away.

Andy says: (frightened) - I scared her?! HA! [Panting] ...That's it. My friends were right: You're nuts. Nurses with walking corpses stealing hearts, and monsters and werewolves in the basement and the whole thing with the thing...

Andy says: (frightened) - I scared her?! HA! [Panting] That's it. My friends were right: You're nuts. Nurses with walking corpses stealing hearts, and monsters and werewolves in the basement and the whole thing with the thing.

Serafine says: I want you to blow a big bubble for me.

Andy says: What?

Serafine says: Well...It's a custom in France. The bigger the bubble, the more a boy likes a girl.

Serafine says: Well. It's a custom in France. The bigger the bubble, the more a boy likes a girl.

Serafine says: The full moon is rising; would you rather I remained out here with you?

Serafine says: The full moon is rising, would you rather I remained out here with you?

Serafine says: You're not the same as you used to be.

Andy says: Only since I met you.

Serafine says: Seriously. There's something I have to tell you, but you have to promise me you're not gonna freak out, okay?

Andy says: No, I'm a rock.

Serafine says: Okay. Um, the injury on your leg, it was not from a dog. It was...It was a werewolf.

Serafine says: Okay. Um, the injury on your leg, it was not from a dog. It was, it was a werewolf.

Andy says: (laughing) - Yeah.

Serafine says: I'm serious...And now you have become one too.

Serafine says: I'm serious. And now you have become one too.

Andy says: Great. Oh, I get it. I get it. Not Cinderella...Little Red Riding Hood now. Whatever kinky game you want to play, I am in [howling] ...Owe, owe, ooooowwwe!

Andy says: Great. Oh, I get it. I get it. Not Cinderella. Little Red Riding Hood now. Whatever kinky game you want to play, I am in [howling] Owe, owe, ooooowwwe!

Countess Erzebet Bathory says: Yes, the king owes me a fortune.

Countess Erzebet Bathory says: What have you herd about me?

Celine says: I like to feel his eyes on me when I look away.

Celine says: believe if there's any kind of God it wouldn't be in any of us, not you or me but just this little space in between. If there's any kind of magic in this world it must be in the attempt of understanding someone sharing something. I know, it's almost impossible to succeed but who cares really? The answer must be in the attempt.