Mar. 9th, 1964
Juliette Binoche's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2008 - Paris
2007 - Le Voyage du ballon rouge
2007 - Dan in Real Life
2006 - Breaking And Entering
2006 - Paris, je t'aime
2005 - Bee Season
2005 - Hidden
2000 - La veuve de Saint-Pierre
2000 - Chocolat
1996 - The English Patient
1996 - Un divan à New York
1995 - Le hussard sur le toit
1992 - Damage
1991 - Les Amants du Pont-Neuf
1988 - The Unbearable Lightness of Being
1985 - Rendez-vous
Guest TV Roles[Complete List]
Juliette Binoche, daughter of an actress and a sculptor, was only 23 when she first attracted the attention of international film critics with The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988). Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times film critic with an international following of his books on film and TV reviews, wrote that she was "almost ethereal in her beauty and innocence". That innocence was gone by the time Binoche completed Louis Malle's Damage (1992) (aka "Fatale"). In an interview after the film was released, Binoche said: "Malle was trying direct and wanted something more sophisticated". A year later, Krzysztof Kieslowski's Trois couleurs: Bleu (1993) was added to her film credits. After a sabbatical from film-making to become a mother in 1994, Binoche was selected as the heroine of France's most expensive ($35 million) movie ever: Le hussard sur le toit (1995). More recently, she has made The English Patient (1996), for which she won an Oscar for 'Best supporting actress' and Chocolat (2000).
- Last name is pronounced "Bee-nosh".
- Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#48) (1995).
- Godmother to nine Cambodian children.
- Appears on the cover of Lauren Lawrence's book "Private Dreams of Public people"
- Wrote the preface for the French book "Le grand livre de la tendresse", published in 2002.
- Ranked #93 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list (October 1997).
- Companion of 'Benoît Magimel' (qv) from 1999 to 2003.
- In 1996, she was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in _The English Patient (1996)_ (qv). Legendary actress 'Lauren Bacall' (qv) was roundly expected to win in that category for her performance in _The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)_ (qv), but Binoche won the Oscar instead, in one of the biggest surprise wins in Oscar history. In her acceptance speech, she said, "I don't have a speech prepared. I thought Lauren would get it."