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Also Known As: Died:
Born: March 9, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession: actor, cashier

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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.

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.

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Milestones close milestones

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Began acting in school productions
1979:
Moved from the French countryside to Paris with her older sister at age 15
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Worked onstage in France in productions including "Henry IV" and Moliere's "The Imaginary Invalid"
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"
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
1986:
First collaboration with Leos Carax, "Mauvais sang/Bad Blood"
1988:
English-language acting debut, "The Unbearable Lightness of Being"
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
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"
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)
1995:
Named spokesmodel for Lancome
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
1996:
Reunited with Fiennes for Anthony Minghella's "The English Patient"; earned Best Supporting Actress Oscar
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"
1999:
Portrayed George Sand in Diane Kurys' "Les Enfants du siecle"
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:
Broadway debut in revival of Harold Pinter's "Betrayal"; earned a Tony Award nomination
2000:
Starred opposite Johnny Depp in Lasse Hallstrom's "Chocolat"; received a Best Actress Oscar nomination
2002:
Starred in the drama "Children of The Century"
2003:
Co-starred in the high-flying romantic comedy "Jet Lag"
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"
2006:
Reunited with director Anthony Minghella for "Breaking and Entering"
2007:
Played a woman loved by sibling rivals Steve Carell and Dane Cook in romantic comedy "Dan in Real Life"
2008:
Starred in the romantic drama "Paris"
2011:
Cast in "The Son of No One," co-starring Al Pacino and Channing Tatum
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Education

National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts of Paris: - 1981

Notes

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

She was originally cast as the lead in "Lucie Aubrac" 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".

"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." --Juliette Binoche to Larry Worth of Daily News, May 17, 1996.

Commenting about being released from "Lucie Aubrac", Binoche told Alan Riding in The New York Times (May 15, 1996): "What really upset me was the feeling of being dispossesed. It's a bit like when you're ready to give birth. I had built up inside me an enormous amount of feelings. I was just about to make it real. It was about creating something that did not happen.

" ... When a director is so possessive about his film, it's a nightmare. You can't work with someone like that."

"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 expressing her philosophy to People, December 16, 1996.

"To be an actress was the only thing I wanted. The consequence I didn't dream of, being a public person. ...

"I want to be a normal person, be a storyteller and not be a star.

"An actor has to forget himself and replace himself through another person. That's why you're here." --Juliette Binoche to USA Today, March 19, 1997.

"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, June 1997.

"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.

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

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Daniel Day-Lewis. Actor. Had brief relationship during filming of "The Unbearable Lightness of Being".
companion:
Leos Carax. Director. Born on November 22, 1960; together 1987-91; 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.
companion:
Andre Halle. Deep-sea diver. Father of Raphael; lived together 1991-93.
companion:
Olivier Martinez. Actor. Born on January 12, 1966; met during filming of "Horseman on the Roof"; no longer together.
companion:
Benoit Magimel. Actor. Born in May 1974; co-starred in "Les Enfants du siecle" (1999); father of Hana.
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Family close complete family listing

father:
Jean-Marie Binoche. Sculptor, actor, director. Separated from Binoche's mother c. 1968.
mother:
Monique Stalens. Actor. Of Polish-Flemish descent; separated from Binoche's father c. 1968.
sister:
Marion Stalens. Photographer, actor. Born c. 1962.
half-brother:
Camille Humeau. Actor. Born c. 1978.
son:
Raphael Binoche Halle. Born on September 2, 1993; father, Andre Halle.
daughter:
Hana Binoche Magimel. Born on December 16, 1999; father, Benoit Magimel.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"Juliette Binoche: Die unnahbare Schone" Heyne Filmbibliothek

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