Juliette Binoche

Actor, Cashier
A luminous national treasure of France, known affectionately as "La Binoche," Juliette Binoche was perhaps the most famous and internationally successfully non-British, European actress of her generation. With an ... Read more »
Born: 03/08/1964 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Actor (58)

Clouds of Sils Maria 2015 (Movie)

Maria Enders (Actor)

Nobody Wants the Night 2015 (Movie)

Josephine Peary (Actor)

The 33 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

1,000 Times Good Night 2014 (Movie)

Rebecca (Actor)

Godzilla 2014 (Movie)

Sandra Brody (Actor)

Odyssey in Rome 2014 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Graham Norton Show 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Words and Pictures 2014 (Movie)

Dina Delsanto (Actor)

Wuthering Heights (1992) 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Camille Claudel 1915 2013 (Movie)

Camille Claudel (Actor)

Cosmopolis 2012 (Movie)

Didi Fancher (Actor)

Elles 2012 (Movie)

Anne (Actor)

La vie d'une autre 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Monkey on My Shoulder 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Certified Copy 2011 (Movie)

Elle/She (Actor)

The Son of No One 2011 (Movie)

Loren Bridges (Actor)

Paris 2009 (Movie)

Elise (Actor)

Summer Hours 2009 (Movie)

Adrienne (Actor)

Mary 2008 (Movie)

Marie Palesi/Mary Magdalene (Actor)

The Flight of the Red Balloon 2008 (Movie)

Suzanne (Actor)

Dan in Real Life 2007 (Movie)

Marie (Actor)

Disengagement 2007 (Movie)

Ana (Actor)

Paris, I Love You 2007 (Movie)

("Place Des Victoires") (Actor)

Shirin 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Few Days in September 2006 (Movie)

Irene (Actor)

Breaking and Entering 2006 (Movie)

Amira (Actor)

Bee Season 2005 (Movie)

Miriam Naumann (Actor)

Cache 2005 (Movie)

Ann Laurent (Actor)

In My Country 2005 (Movie)

Anna Malan (Actor)

Jet Lag 2003 (Movie)

Rose (Actor)

Children of the Century 2002 (Movie)

George Sand (Actor)

In Praise of Love 2002 (Movie)

(Voice)

Inside the Actors Studio 2002 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Bad Blood 2001 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

Code Unknown 2001 (Movie)

Anne (Actor)

The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Widow of Saint Pierre 2001 (Movie)

Pauline--'Madame La' (Actor)

Alice and Martin 2000 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

Chocolat 2000 (Movie)

Vianne Rocher (Actor)

The Lovers on the Bridge 1999 (Movie)

Michele Stalens (Actor)

A Couch in New York 1997 (Movie)

Beatrice (Actor)

The English Patient 1996 (Movie)

Hana (Actor)

The Horseman on the Roof 1996 (Movie)

Pauline de Theus (Actor)

Red 1994 (Movie)

Julie (Actor)

White 1994 (Movie)

Julie (Actor)

Blue 1993 (Movie)

Julie (Actor)

Damage 1992 (Movie)

Anna Barton (Actor)

Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights 1992 (Movie)

Catherine Earnshaw/Catherine Linton (Actor)

Women & Men II 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Un Tour de manege 1989 (Movie)

Elsa (Actor)

The Unbearable Lightness of Being 1988 (Movie)

Tereza (Actor)

Rendez-vous 1987 (Movie)

Nina Larrieu (Actor)

Mon beau-frere a tue ma soeur 1986 (Movie)

Esther (Actor)

Hail Mary 1985 (Movie)

Juliette (Actor)

La Vie de Famille 1983 (Movie)

Natacha (Actor)

Les Nanas 1983 (Movie)

(Actor)

Liberty Belle 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

A luminous national treasure of France, known affectionately as "La Binoche," Juliette Binoche was perhaps the most famous and internationally successfully non-British, European actress of her generation. With an impeccable art house résumé, including "Rendez-vous" ("Rendezvous") (1985), "Mauvais Sang" ("Bad Blood"), "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" (1988), and "Les Amants du Pont-Neuf" ("The Lovers on the Bridge") (1991), Binoche cemented her reign as a critical darling with dazzling performances in "Trois couleurs: Bleu" ("Blue") (1993) and her Oscar-winning role in "The English Patient" (1996). The ethereal, mysterious quality so uniquely Binoche still served her well after her Oscar win and second nomination for "Chocolat" (2000), as she continued to notch successes both commercial - "Dan in Real Life" (2007) - and artistic - "Le voyage du ballon rouge" ("Flight of the Red Balloon") (2008). A celebrated painter and dancer as well as global acting icon, Binoche earned one of the most impressive collections of acting awards and nominations. The sylph-like beauty enjoyed an exceedingly unique career, unwaveringly beloved by fans and critics alike.

Relationships

Jean-Marie Binoche

Father
Separated from Binoche's mother c. 1968

Léos Carax Director

Companion
Together from 1987-1991 directed Binoche in "Bad Blood" (1986) and "Les Amants du Pont-Neuf" (1991) Binoche has stated the "intensity" of working together caused their relationship to end

Daniel Day-Lewis Actor

Companion
Had brief affair during filming of "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" (1988)

Andre Halle

Companion
Father of Raphael lived together from 1991-1993

Raphael Halle

Son
Born Sept. 2, 1993 father, Andre Halle

Camille Humeau

Half-Brother
Born c. 1978

Benoit Magimel

Companion
Co-starred in "Les Enfants du siecle" (1999) together from 1999-2003 father of Hana

Hana Magimel

Daughter
Born December 16, 1999 father, Benoit Magimel

Benoît Magimel Actor

Companion

Olivier Martinez Actor

Companion
Met during filming of "Horseman on the Roof" (1995) Dated from 1994-97

Monique Stalens

Mother
Polish separated from Binoche's father c. 1968

Marion Stalens

Sister
Born c. 1962

EDUCATION

Attended Catholic boarding school

National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts of Paris

Paris 1981
Left after a few months

Studied acting with Vera Gregh

1970 - 1981
Attended a Paris lycee specializing in the arts

Milestones

2011

Cast in "The Son of No One," co-starring Al Pacino and Channing Tatum

2008

Starred in the romantic drama "Paris"

2007

Played a woman loved by sibling rivals Steve Carell and Dane Cook in romantic comedy "Dan in Real Life"

2006

Reunited with director Anthony Minghella for "Breaking and Entering"

2005

Starred opposite Samuel L. Jackson, as an Afrikaans poet in "In My Country"

2005

Co-starred with Richard Gere in the family drama "Bee Season"

2003

Co-starred in the high-flying romantic comedy "Jet Lag"

2002

Starred in the drama "Children of The Century"

2000

Teamed on screen for the first time with Daniel Auteuil in the period drama "La Veuve de Saint Pierre"

2000

Had lead role as an actres in "Code Unknown"

2000

Starred opposite Johnny Depp in Lasse Hallstrom's "Chocolat"; received a Best Actress Oscar nomination

2000

Broadway debut in revival of Harold Pinter's "Betrayal"; earned a Tony Award nomination

1999

Portrayed George Sand in Diane Kurys' "Les Enfants du siecle"

1998

Made British stage acting debut in "Naked" by Luigi Pirandello

1998

Starred as a musician who embarks on an affair with a younger man in Andre Techine's "Alice et Martin"

1996

Reunited with Fiennes for Anthony Minghella's "The English Patient"; earned Best Supporting Actress Oscar

1995

Dropped out of filming Claude Berri's "Ils partirant dans l'ivress/Lucie Aubrac" due to creative differences with the director; replaced by Carole Bouquet

1995

Named spokesmodel for Lancome

1993

Starred in Krzysztof Kieslowski's "Three Colors: Blue"; earned a Golden Globe nomination; later reprised role in the second and third parts, "Red" and "White" (both 1994)

1992

Co-starred with Ralph Fiennes in "Wuthering Heights"; aired in the US on TNT (1994)

1992

Portrayed a woman who begins a sexual relationship with the father of her fiance in "Damage"

1991

American TV debut in Mike Figgis' segment of the HBO production "Women & Men II"

1991

Starred in Carax's "Les Amants du Pont-Neuf/The Lovers on the Bridge"; completed after three years of filming due to financing problems; not released theatrically in the USA until 1999

1988

English-language acting debut, "The Unbearable Lightness of Being"

1986

First collaboration with Leos Carax, "Mauvais sang/Bad Blood"

1985

Appeared in "Hail Mary/Je vous salue, Marie" in a role specifically written for her by Jean-Luc Godard

1985

First leading role in features in "Rendez-vous"; directed by Andre Techine

1983

Film debut in small role in Pascal Kane's "Liberty Belle"

1983

Had early TV credits in the French productions "Dorothee ou la Danseuse de Fil" and "Fort Bloque"

1979

Moved from the French countryside to Paris with her older sister at age 15

Worked onstage in France in productions including "Henry IV" and Moliere's "The Imaginary Invalid"

Began acting in school productions

Bonus Trivia

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Binoche reportedly had to turn down the lead in "Jurassic Park" because she was committed to filming Kieslowski's "Three Colors" trilogy.

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In 1995, she was originally cast as the lead in "Lucie Aubrac" (1997) opposite Daniel Auteuil but left the project over creative differences with the director, Claude Berri. She and Auteuil finally acted opposite one another five years later in "The Widow of St. Pierre" (2000).

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"I never like the explicit, and I don't like doing nudity. I'll do it, but only when it's essential to my character." – Binoche to Larry Worth of the Daily News, May 17, 1996

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"You have to go through difficulties to open up and understand life. If you're always in a sugary, round place, you never go anywhere." – Binoche to People magazine, Dec. 16, 1996

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"Money has never been my goal. If you're making films for money, I think there's a sickness. Money can't fulfill you. When you have a house, if you have a second house, you can't live in both. If I say yes to a film, it's because I love the project." – Bincohe quoted in Us Weekly, June 1997

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"The thing that was so special about the Oscar was the feeling that I was being adopted by another family, the Americans. That was the most moving thing." – Binoche quoted in Movieline, August 1997

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"Acting is an extrapolation of your own personality, but it's also a way of forgetting yourself." – Binoche quoted in Time Out New York, July 20-27, 2000

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