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Juliette Binoche

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Birthplace:   Paris, France
An international star of extraordinary, almost otherworldly beauty, French actress Juliette Binoche was born March 9, 1964, in Paris. The daughter of a sculptor/theater director and an actress, Binoche studied acting at the National School of Dramatic Art of Paris. After graduation, she followed in her mother's footsteps and became a stage actress, occasionally taking small parts in French feature films. Binoche first earned recognition in 1985 for playing a modernized, teenaged version of the Virgin Mary in Jean-Luc Godard's controversial Je Vous Salue, Marie (Hail Mary). The actress became a bona fide French star the same year with an acclaimed performance in André Téchiné's Rendez-Vous. Though she was the darling of the 1985 Cannes Film Festival, Binoche did not gain true international acclaim until she played Tereza in Philip Kaufman's The Unbearable Lightness of Being in 1988.In the meantime, Binoche become involved with Leos Carax, a then-hot young filmmaker who cast her in a lead role in his chilling Mauvais Sang (Bad Blood). While involved with Carax, Binoche appeared in his Les Amants du Pont-Neuf (Lovers on the Bridge), a film they began in 1988 but did not finish until 1991 due to financial difficulties. She and Carax parted ways two years later after Binoche's great success starring opposite Jeremy Irons in Louis Malle's Damage (1992). The same year, the actress appeared with future English Patient co-star Ralph Fiennes in a new film version of Wuthering Heights, and followed that with the lead role in Krzysztof Kieslowski's Blue (1993). (She also appeared briefly in the trilogy's other installments, Red and White.) Following her work in that acclaimed film, Binoche took time off to have a son and did not return to her career until 1995 with Le Hussard sur le Toit (The Horseman on the Roof). In 1996, Binoche earned further international recognition with a Best Supporting Actress Oscar (as well as a host of other awards) for her role in The English Patient. Returning to her native France amidst a golden haze of critical acclaim, Binoche appeared in the same year's Un Divan à New York (A Couch in New York), a romantic comedy in which she starred opposite William Hurt. In 1998, she again collaborated with director Téchiné, this time on the romantic drama Alice et Martin.Revered as near royalty by the French press (who often simply refer to her as "La Binoche") and a beloved star worldwide, Binoche's remarkable second wind found her popularity soaring and her screen presence more powerful than ever. Binoche's daring and intense performance as 19th-century literary icon George Sand in the misguided drama The Children of the Century (1999) indeed impressed audiences and critics, though the film itself failed to live up to expectations. Of course, it wouldn't take long before Binoche was cast in a film whose quality would match her ample talent, and The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000) would serve as just that cinematic endeavor. Not only did the redemption-themed drama perform smashingly at the international box office, but it also found its star honored with a César nomination for Best Actress. A collaboration with notorious feel-bad filmmaker Michael Haneke resulted in the intersecting lives drama Code Unknown (2000), though that role was ultimately overshadowed by Binoche's captivating performance in that same year's arthouse hit Chocolat. Cast opposite Johnny Depp as the free-spirited owner of a chocolate shop located in a small French town, the dedicated actress actually prepared for the role by learning to make chocolate at a popular Paris sweetshop. The film was an international runaway hit, and the beloved starlet was nominated for best actress awards across the globe. Following a lighthearted performance opposite French icon Jean Reno in the romantic comedy Jet Lag (2002), Binoche appeared with American star Samuel L. Jackson in director John Boorman's politically oriented drama Country of My Skull in 2004. Binoche

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
86% Polina (Polina, danser sa vie)
  • Liria Elsaj
2017
62% Slack Bay (Ma loute)
  • Aude Van Peteghem
$0.2M 2017
93% Bright Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur)
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Like Mother, Like Daughter (Telle mère, telle fille)
  • Actor
2017
70% The Wait (L'attesa)
  • Anna
$52.9k 2016
46% The 33
  • María Segovia
$9.2M 2015
89% Clouds of Sils Maria
  • Maria Enders
2015
9% Endless Night (Nadie quiere la noche)
  • Joséphine
2015
No Score Yet 7 Letters
  • Elle
2015
No Score Yet Antigone at the Barbican
  • Actor
2015
71% 1,000 Times Good Night
  • Rebecca
$53.5k 2014
41% Words And Pictures
  • Dina Delsanto
2014
74% Godzilla
  • Sandra Brody
$173M 2014
91% Mauvais Sang
  • Anna
2013
82% Camille Claudel, 1915
  • Camille Claudel
$23k 2013
90% Michael H. Profession: Director
  • Actor
2013
64% Cosmopolis
  • Didi Fancher
$0.7M 2012
21% Elles
  • Anne
$0.2M 2012
No Score Yet An Open Heart
  • Mila
2012
No Score Yet Doisneau des villes, doisneau des champs
  • Actor
2012
16% The Son of No One
  • Lauren Bridges
$29.4k 2011
89% Certified Copy (Copie Conforme)
  • She
$1.4M 2011
No Score Yet The Life of Another
  • Marie Speranski
2011
86% Shirin
  • Actor
2009
93% L'Heure d'été (Summer Hours)
  • Adrienne
$1.6M 2009
No Score Yet Juliette Binoche dans les yeux
  • Actor
2009
59% Mary
  • Marie Palesi
2008
67% Paris
  • Elise
$1.1M 2008
64% Dan in Real Life
  • Marie
$30.1M 2007
44% A Few Days in September (Quelques jours en septembre)
  • Irène
2007
No Score Yet Disengagement
  • Ana
2007
80% Le Voyage du Ballon Rouge (The Flight of the Red Balloon)
  • Suzanne
2007
87% Paris Je T'aime
  • Suzanne
$4.9M 2007
34% Breaking and Entering
  • Amira
$0.9M 2007
89% Caché
  • Anne Laurent
$3.5M 2005
43% Bee Season
  • Miriam Naumann
$1.1M 2005
22% In My Country
  • Anna Malan
2005
56% Jet Lag
  • Rose
$0.5M 2003
63% Chocolat
  • Vianne Rocher
2000
88% The Widow of Saint-Pierre (The Widow of St. Pierre) (La veuve de Saint-Pierre)
  • Madame La
2000
60% Alice et Martin
  • Alice
2000
75% Code Unknown (Code inconnu: Récit incomplet de divers voyages)
  • Anne
2000
84% Les Amants du Pont-Neuf (The Lovers on the Bridge)
  • Michèle Stalens
1999
43% Les enfants du siècle (The Children of the Century)
  • George Sand
1999
84% The English Patient
  • Hana
1996
65% The Horseman on the Roof
  • Pauline de Theus
1996
No Score Yet Un divan à New York (A Couch In New York)
  • Beatrice Saulnier
1996
100% Three Colors: Red (Trois couleurs: Rouge)
  • Julie Vignon (de Courcy)
1994
90% Three Colors: White (Trois Couleurs: Blanc)
  • Julie Vignon de Courcy
1994
100% Three Colors: Blue (Trois Couleurs: Bleu)
  • Julie
1993
80% Damage
  • Anna Barton
1992
25% Wuthering Heights
  • Cathy/Catherine
1992
No Score Yet Women & Men 2
  • Mara
1991
95% The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Tereza
1988
No Score Yet Rendez-Vous
  • Nina
1987
No Score Yet Mon beau-frère a tué ma soeur (My Brother-in-law Killed My Sister)
  • Esther
1986
No Score Yet Adieu blaireau (Farewell to Fred)
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet La Vie de Famille
  • Natacha
1985
No Score Yet Les Nanas (The Chicks)
  • Antoinette
1985
70% Je Vous Salue, Marie (Hail Mary)
  • Juliette
1985
No Score Yet Fort Bloqué
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Dorothée, danseuse de corde
  • Actor
1983

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2011

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