Juliette Binoche is a French actress, artist, and dancer who has appeared in more than sixty feature films and has been the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Silver Bear, a Cannes Film Festival Award, Volpi Cup and a César Award. At the age of 17, she directed and starred in a student production of the Eugène Ionesco play, Exit the King. She made her first TV show appearance in the three-part TF1 television series “Dorothée, danseuse de corde” (1983). She made her first feature-film debut in a minor role in the drama film “Liberty Belle” (1983). At that time, her role required only 2 days of filming onset but it was encouraging enough to inspire her more to pursue a career in acting. She has been cast in the films of such notable auteur directors as Jean-Luc Godard (“Hail Mary”, 1985), Jacques Doillon (“Family Life”, 1985), and André Téchiné; the latter would make her a star in France with the leading role in his drama “Rendez-vous” (1985). Her English-language film debut “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” (1988), launched her to international prominence. She also appeared in the role in Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colours: Blue (1993). She garnered further international acclaim with Anthony Minghella’s period romance “The English Patient” (1996), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Often referred to as “La Binoche” by the press, her other notable performances include Mauvais Sang (1986), Les Amants du Pont-Neuf (1991), Damage (1992), The Horseman on the Roof (1995), Code Unknown (2000), Caché (2005), Breaking and Entering (2006), Flight of the Red Balloon (2007), Camille Claudel 1915 (2013), Clouds of Sils Maria (2014), and High Life (2018). Aside from landing a career in the movie industry, she has also frequently performed on stage both as an actress and as a dancer, internationally. She had been recognized internationally as an A-list movie star during the early 2000s with her onscreen character portraying a somewhat fixed persona.
What is Juliette Binoche Famous For?
- Being a French actress, artist, and dancer.
- For her role in Three Colours: Blue (1993) for which she won the César Award, and the Volpi Cup for Best Actress.
Who are Juliette Binoche Parents?
Juliette Binoche was born on 9th March 1964 in Paris, France. He holds French nationality and his ethnicity is Multiracial (White and Latino). She has French, Belgian, Polish, and Portuguese-Brazilian ancestry. Her father, Late. Jean-Marie Binoche was a director whereas her mother, Monique Yvette Stalens used to be a teacher. She has a sister, Marion Stalens. When Juliette was 4 years old, her parents got separated via divorce. She went to the Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique (CNSAD) to study acting. Her present age is 58 as of 2022.
Juliette Binoche Career Timeline
- In the year 1983, she debuted in the French industry with the movie, Liberty belle.
- In 1983, she auditioned for the female lead in Jean-Luc Godard’s’ controversial “Hail Mary”.
- She appeared in “Les Nanas” which gave Binoche her most noteworthy role to date.
- She gained more significant exposure in Jacques Doillon’s critically acclaimed “Family Life”.
- After that, she appeared in “Adieu Blaireau”, “Rendez-vous”, “My Brother-in-law Killed My Sister”, “Mauvais Sang”, “The Unbearable Lightness of Being”, “Un tour de manège”, “The Seagull”, “Les Amants du Pont-Neuf”, “Mara”, “Quiet Days in Clichy”, “Women & Men 2”, “Cyrano de Bergerac”, “Night and Day”, “Beyond the Aegean”, “Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights”, “Damage”, “Wuthering Heights”.
- In 1993, she appeared in Krzysztof Kieślowski’s “Three Colours: Blue”. She next made cameo appearances in the other two films in Kieślowski’s trilogy, Three Colours: White and Three Colours: Red.
- In the year 1995, she appeared in Jean Giono’s “The Horseman on the Roof” which was then followed by “A Couch in New York”, “The English Patient”, “Room at the Top”, “Lucie Aubrac”, “Alice et Martin”, “Naked”, “Children of the Century”, “La Veuve de Saint-Pierre”, “Code Unknown”, “Betrayal”, “Chocolat”, “Sight and Sound”.
- She returned to French cinema in 2002 in an unlikely role: she played a ditsy beautician in “Jet Lag” opposite Jean Reno.
- She traveled to South Africa to make John Boorman’s “In My Country”.
- She re-teamed with Michael Haneke for Caché. The film was an immediate success, winning best director for Haneke at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.
- Her next film, Bee Season, based on the celebrated novel by Myla Goldberg, cast her opposite Richard Gere. The film was not a success at the box office taking less than $5 million worldwide.
- The Cannes Film Festival in 2006 saw Binoche feature in the anthology film Paris, je t’aime.
- In September 2006, Binoche appeared at the Venice Film Festival to launch A Few Days in September.
- Next, Binoche traveled to the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival for the premiere of Breaking and Entering.
- In Breaking and Entering, Binoche played a Bosnian refugee living in London, while Jude Law co-starred as a well-to-do businessman drawn into her life via an act of deception.
- In 2007, she appeared in “Flight of the Red Balloon”, which was followed by “Disengagement”, “Dan in Real Life”, “Summer Hours”, “in-i”, “Shirin”, “Certified Copy”, “The Son of No One”, “Elles”, “Another Woman’s Life”, “Cosmopolis”, “An Open Heart”.
- In 2013, she was seen in Bruno Dumont’s “Camille Claudel 1915”.
- She completed work on A Thousand Times Good Night for director Erik Poppe in which she plays a war photographer and the romantic drama Words and Pictures with Clive Owen from veteran director Fred Schepisi.
- Next, she co-starred in Gareth Edwards’s “Godzilla”, which was theatrically released in May 2014.
- After that, she appeared in “Clouds of Sils Maria”, “Antigone”, “Ralking About rose”, “Slack Bay”, “Polina, danser sa vie”, “Telle mère, telle fille”, “Ghost in the Shell”, “Un Beau Soleil Intérieur”.
- Next, she appeared in Naomi Kawase’s “Vision” (2018) followed by “High Life” (2018), Olivier Assayas for “Doubles Vies” (2019), and Patrice Leconte for “La maison vide” (2019).
Juliette Binoche Awards and Achievements
- Academy Awards and British Academy Film Awards in 1996 for The English Patient
- Berlin Film Festival in 1993
- Berlin Film Festival in 1997 for her work in The English Patient
- Cannes Film Festival in 2010 for Certified Copy
- Venice Film Festival for her work in Three Colors: Blue in 1993
- César Awards in 1996 for her work in Three Colors: Blue
- European Film Awards for her work in Les Amants du Pont-Neuf and The English Patient
- 1986 – Prix Romy Schneider
- 2010 – Kerry Film Festival – Maureen O’Hara Award
- 2010 – Cairo International Film Festival – The lifetime achievement
- 2014 – Manaki Brothers Film Festival – Special Golden Camera 300 for contribution to the world of the Art of Cinema
- 2014 – Locarno International Film Festival – Excellence Award Moët & Chandon
Who is Juliette Binoche’s Husband?
Juliette Binoche is currently in a relationship with the actor, Patrick Muldoon. They are together since 2014. They first dated each other back in 2003. At that time, they dated for two years. After the breakup with Patrick in 2005, she dated the actor, Santiago Amigorena which lasted till 2008. Before that, she was in a relationship with Benoît Magimel. They started seeing each other in 1998. Together, they have two children including a son, Raphaël, and a daughter, Hana. Raphaël is a scuba driver by profession. Sadly, they broke their relationship in 2003. Before that, she was in a relationship with André Halle in 1992. They split in 1995. Her sexual orientation is straight.
How much is Juliette Binoche’s Net Worth?
Juliette Binoche is an actress, artist, and dancer whose net worth is estimated to have $20 Million as of 2022. Her salary is in the range of $500K-$1 Million at present. Between 1995 and 2000, she was the advertising face of the Lancôme perfume Poème, her image adorning print campaigns photographed by Richard Avedon, and a television advertising campaign. Her main source of wealth comes from the entertainment industry and she is living a lavish lifestyle at present.
How tall is Juliette Binoche?
Juliette Binoche stands at the perfect height of 5 feet 6 inches. Her body weight consists of 57 kg. Her body measurement is 34-25-34 inches. She wears a dress size of 6 (US) and a shoe size of 8 (US). She has brown eyes and her hair color is dark brown.
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