Juliette Binoche

Birthday: Mar 9, 1964
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


Highest Rated Movies



89% Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) Selena 2019
83% High Life Dibs 2019
No Score Yet The Truth (La vérité) Lumir 2019
75% Who You Think I Am (Celle que vous croyez) Claire Millaud 2019
86% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) Isabelle 2018
50% Vision Jeanne 2018
83% Polina (Polina, danser sa vie) Liria Elsaj $0.2M 2017
66% Slack Bay (Ma loute) Aude Van Peteghem $0.2M 2017
20% Like Mother, Like Daughter (Telle mère, telle fille) Actor 2017
70% The Wait (L'attesa) Anna $52.9K 2016
48% The 33 María Segovia $9.2M 2015
90% Clouds of Sils Maria Maria Enders 2015
8% Endless Night (Nadie quiere la noche) Joséphine 2015
No Score Yet 7 Letters Elle 2015
No Score Yet Antigone at the Barbican Actor 2015
70% 1,000 Times Good Night Rebecca $53.5K 2014
42% Words And Pictures Dina Delsanto 2014
76% Godzilla Sandra Brody $173M 2014
80% Camille Claudel, 1915 Camille Claudel $23K 2013
91% Michael H. Profession: Director Actor 2013
66% Cosmopolis Didi Fancher $0.7M 2012
23% 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
78% Shirin Actor 2009
94% 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
66% 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
81% 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
42% Bee Season Miriam Naumann $1.2M 2005
23% In My Country Anna Malan 2005
57% Jet Lag Rose $0.5M 2003
62% Chocolat Vianne Rocher 2000
89% The Widow of Saint-Pierre (The Widow of St. Pierre) (La veuve de Saint-Pierre) Madame La 2000
61% Alice et Martin Alice 2000
74% Code Unknown (Code inconnu: Récit incomplet de divers voyages) Anne 2000
85% 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
89% Three Colors: White (Trois Couleurs: Blanc) Julie Vignon de Courcy 1994
98% Three Colors: Blue (Trois Couleurs: Bleu) Julie 1993
78% Damage Anna Barton 1992
33% Wuthering Heights Cathy/Catherine 1992
No Score Yet Women & Men 2 Mara 1991
88% The Unbearable Lightness of Being Tereza 1988
92% Mauvais Sang Anna 1987
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


No Score Yet Charlie Rose
  • 2015
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
  • 2014
  • 2008