Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Juliette Binoche

Juliette Binoche is an Academy Award, BAFTA, César Award, Venice Best Actress, Berlin Best Actress, three-time European Film Award, NBR Award winning and four-time Screen Actors Guild Award, three-time Golden Globe nominated French film actress.

Early life and career
Personal life

Early life and career

Binoche was born in Paris, the daughter of Jean-Marie Binoche, a director, actor, and sculptor, and Monique Stalens, a teacher, director, and actress. Binoche's mother is of Polish descent, and her maternal Polish-Catholic grandparents were imprisoned at Auschwitz because they were intellectuals. Binoche also has French, Flemish, Brazilian and Moroccan ancestry. Her parents divorced when she was four and Binoche, with her sister Marion, was sent to a boarding school.

Binoche began acting in amateur stage productions, and at 17 directed and starred in a student production of the Eugène Ionesco play, Exit the King. The next year, she studied acting at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts of Paris. She found an agent through a friend and joined a theatre troupe in which she toured France, Belgium and Switzerland under the pseudonym of "Juliette Adrienne".

After quiting the CNSAD, she began acting lessons with famed coach Vera Gregh. Following in her mother's footsteps, she became a stage actress, occasionally taking small parts in French feature films. Her first screen role was a small part in the 1983 television film Dorothée, danseuse de corde by Jacques Fensten, which was followed by a similarly small role in the provincial television film Fort bloque by Pierrick Guinnard. After Binoche secured her first big screen appearance with a small supporting role in Pascal Kané's Algeria-themed Liberty Belle, she decided to pursue a career in cinema.

Personal life

Binoche has two children: Raphaël (born on September 2, 1993), whose father is André Halle, a professional scuba diver, and Hana (December 16, 1999), whose father is fellow French actor Benoît Magimel, with whom Binoche starred in the 1999 film Children of the Century. Binoche is currently romantically involved with Argentine writer/director Santiago Amigorena.


1983 Dorothée, danseuse de corde (Dorothy the Rope Dancer) Television
Liberty belle La fille du rallye
1985 Le Meilleur de la vie (A Better Life) Une amie de Véronique au bar
Rendez-vous Nina/Anne Larrieux Nominated - César Award for Best Actress
Adieu blaireau (Farewell Blaireau) Brigitte B., dite B.B.
La Vie de famille (Family Life) Natacha
Les Nanas (The Chicks) Antoinette
'Je vous salue, Marie' (Hail Mary) Juliette
Fort bloqué Nicole Television
1986 Mauvais sang (Bad Blood) Anna Nominated - César Award for Best Actress
Mon beau-frère a tué ma soeur (My Brother-in-law Has Killed My Sister) Esther Bouloire
1988 The Unbearable Lightness of Being Tereza
1989 Un tour de manège (Roundabout) Elsa
1991 Les Amants du Pont-Neuf (The Lovers on the Bridge) Michèle Stalens Nominated - César Award for Best Actress
Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules Mara Television
1992 Damage Anna Barton Nominated - César Award for Best Actress
Wuthering Heights Cathy Linton / Catherine Earnshaw
1993 Trois couleurs: Bleu (Three Colors: Blue) Julie Vignon (de Courcy) César Award for Best Actress; Nominated - Golden Globe
1994 Trois couleurs: Blanc (Three Colors: White) Julie Vignon (de Courcy)
Trois couleurs: Rouge (Three Colors: Red) Julie Vignon (de Courcy)
1995 The Horseman on the Roof Pauline de Théus Nominated - César Award for Best Actress
1996 The English Patient Hana Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress; BAFTA Award;
Nominated - Golden Globe
A Couch in New York Beatrice Saulnier
1998 Alice et Martin (Alice and Martin) Alice
1999 Children of the Century George Sand/Baroness Aurore Dudevant
2000 Chocolat Vianne Rocher Nominated - Academy Award for Best Actress;
Nominated - BAFTA Award; Nominated - Golden Globe
Code Unknown: Incomplete Tales of Several Journeys Anne Laurent
La Veuve de Saint-Pierre (The Widow of Saint-Pierre) Pauline (Madame La) Nominated - César Award for Best Actress
2002 Jet Lag Rose
2004 In My Country Anna Malan
2005 Mary Marie Palesi / Mary Magdalene
Bee Season Miriam
Caché (Hidden) Anne Laurent
2006 Breaking and Entering Amira
Quelques Jours en Septembre (A Few Days in September) Irène Montano
Paris, je t'aime (Paris, I Love You) Suzanne segment "Place des Victoires"
2007 Dan in Real Life Marie
Désengagement (Disengagement)
Le Voyage du Ballon Rouge (Flight of the Red Balloon) Suzanne
2008 The Other Man (in production)
Paris Elise
L'Heure d'été (Summertime) Juliette
Une autre forme de silence (Another Kind of Silence)


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