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Binoche, Juliette

Born: 1964 AD
Currently alive, at 54 years of age.
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1964 – She was born on the 9th day of March this year in Paris, France. At age 4, her parents were divorced and Binoche was dispatched to a boarding school with her sister Marion. She began acting in amateur stage productions, and at 17, she directed and starred in a student production of the Eugene Ionesco play, Le Roi se meurt.


1985 – She secured the lead role in André Téchiné’s Rendez-vous. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival that year, winning Best Director.


1986 – She was nominated for her first César Award for Best Actress for the film. Binoche’s next film was a role in Mon beau-frère a tué ma sœur by Jacques Rouffio. The film was a critical and commercial failure. Also in this eyar, she won the role of Tereza in Philip Kaufman’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being based on the Milan Kundera novel. This was Binoche’s first English-language role and was a worldwide success with critics and audiences alike.


1988 – After her international success, she decided to return to France rather than pursue an international career.


1989 – This year, she filmed the lead in Pierre Pradinas’s Un tour de manège, a little-seen French film.


1991 – Her “1991 Les Amants du Pont-Neuf”, was a critical success. Binoche won a European Film Award for best actress as well as her third César Award nomination.


1993 – She appeared in Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Trois Couleurs Bleu to much critical acclaim. The film premiered at the 1993 Venice Film Festival. The film also landed Binoche a César Award for Best Actress as well as a Golden Globe nomination.


1995 – She appeared in a big-budget adaptation of Jean Giono’s Le Hussard sur le Toit directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau. The film was a box-office success around the world and Binoche was again nominated for a César Award for Best Actress.


1996 – Binoche appeared in A Couch in New York by Chantal Akerman. The film was a flop, but Binoche had another film that year to pin her hopes on.


1999 – Late this year, Binoche gave birth to a second child, Hana.


2000 – Saw her appear in four successful but different roles. First was La Veuve de Saint-Pierre by Patrice Leconte, which saw her nominated for a César Award for best actress. Next, she appeared in Michael Haneke’s Code Inconnu, a film that was made following her approach to the Austrian director. She also finished with a double success in the US. Binoche made her Broadway debut in Harold Pinter’s Betrayal for which she was nominated for a Tony Award.


2002 – Following the success of Chocolat, Juliette Binoche returned to France for an unlikely role. Décalage Horaire in this year, opposite Jean Reno saw Binoche play a ditzy beautician. T


2004 – Binoche went to South Africa to film John Boorman’s “In My Country”opposite Samuel L. Jackson.


2005 – She collaborates with Abel Ferrara for an investigation of modern faith and Mary Magdalene’s position in the Catholic Church. The film was an immediate success, winning the Grand Prix at the 2005 Venice Film Festival.


2006 – She took part in the portmanteau work Paris, je t’aime appearing in a section directed by Nobuhiro Suwa. In September 2006, saw her at the Venice Film Festival to launch Quelques jours en septembre’, by Santiago Amigorena. Later in the month, she travelled to the Toronto Film Festival for the premiere of Breaking and Entering, her second film with Anthony Minghella in the director’s chair.


2007 – Will see her appear in Le Voyage du Ballon Rouge by the Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Dan in Real Life with Steve Carrel, Paris by Cédric Klapisch. She is also due to film Désengagement by Amos Gitai, Souvenirs du Valois by Olivier Assayas and Rithy Panh’s Un Barrage Contre le Pacifique.

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