Name: Juliette Binoche
Birth Date: March 9, 1964
Birth Place: Paris, France
Claim to Fame: Three Colors trilogy, 1993-94
Hair: Dark Brown
-In 1996, she was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in English Patient, The (1996). Legendary actress Lauren Bacall was roundly expected to win in that category for her performance in Mirror Has Two Faces, The (1996), 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."
-Her parents divorced when she was four, so she grew up living between each parent and a Catholic boarding school.
-Is dating Benoît Magimel [1999-present]
-Had a daughter, Hannah, with French actor Benoît Magimel in 2000.
-Learned to play the violin for Alice et Martin
-She is the highest paid French actress in history (2002)
-Dated Léos Carax between 1986 and 1991
-Dated Olivier Martinez between 1994 and 1997
-Joanne Harris the author of Chocolat was stunned one weekend when she opened the front door of her small little house in Barnsley, Yorkshire. On her doorstep was French actress Juliette Binoche who had landed the lead role for the Film version of Joanne's book. Juliette loved the book and wanted to meet Joanne and she spent the weekend at the house as they discussed the book and the film to come. Juliette met Joanne's young daughter and she borrowed her bedroom to stay over for the weekend. Juliette returned the favor by inviting her to the States as a guest of Miramax films for the Oscars.
-Was the advertising face of Lancome perfume "Poeme" from 1995 to 2000
-She is affectionately known by the French press simply as "La Binoche".
-Binoche and Merle Oberon have both played George Sand in Enfants du siècle, Les (1999) and in Song to Remember, A (1945) respectively. They have also both played Cathy in Wuthering Heights. Binoche in the 1992 version and Oberon in the 1939 version.
Assumption, The (2004) .... Lucrezia Buti
Country of My Skull (2003) .... Anna Malan
Décalage horaire (2002) .... Rose [aka Jet Lag]
Chocolat (2000) .... Vianne
Code inconnu: Récit incomplet de divers voyages (2000) .... Anne [aka Code Unknown: Incomplete Tales of Several Journeys]
Veuve de Saint-Pierre, La (2000) .... Pauline (Madame La) [aka Widow of Saint-Pierre, The]
Enfants du siècle, Les (1999) .... George Sand [aka Children of the Century, The]
Alice et Martin (1998) .... Alice [aka Alice and Martin]
English Patient, The (1996) .... Hana
Un divan à New York (1996) .... Beatrice Saulnier [aka Couch in New York, A]
Hussard sur le toit, Le (1995) .... Pauline de Théus [aka Horseman on the Roof, The]
Trois couleurs: Rouge (1994) .... Julie [aka Three Colors: Red]
... aka Trzy kolory: Czerwony (1994) (Poland)
Trzy kolory: Bialy (1994) .... Julie [aka Three Colors: White]
Trois couleurs: Bleu (1993) .... Julie [aka Three Colors: Blue]
Fatale (1992) .... Anna Barton [aka Damage]
Wuthering Heights (1992) .... Cathy/Catherine
Amants du Pont-Neuf, Les (1991) .... Michèle Stalens [aka Lovers on the Bridge, The]
Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules (1991) (TV) .... Mara
Un tour de manège (1989) .... Elsa
Unbearable Lightness of Being, The (1988) .... Tereza
Mauvais sang (1986) .... Anna [aka Bad Blood]
Mon beau-frère a tué ma soeur (1985) .... Esther Bouloire
Meilleur de la vie, Le (1985) .... Une amie de Véronique au bar
Rendez-vous (1985) .... Nina
Adieu blaireau (1985) .... Brigitte B.
Vie de famille, La (1985) .... Natacha [aka Family Life]
'Je vous salue, Marie' (1985) .... Juliette [aka Hail Mary]
Nanas, Les (1984) .... Antoinette [aka Chicks, The]
Dorothée, danseuse de corde (1983) (TV)
Fort bloqué (1983) (TV)
Liberty belle (1983) .... La fille du rallye [aka Liberty Belle]
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