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Juliette Binoche

Juliette Binoche (born March 9, 1964) is a French actress, born in Paris.

Born to a movie-director father and an actress mother, at age 15 she was sent to Paris to study at a specialized arts high school, after which she attended the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts.

At age 18 she was given a bit part in the small independent film Liberty Belle[?]. While trying to build her career over the next five years, she worked as a clerk at a Paris department store and earned extra cash as a painter's model.

She was 24 when she received her first big break with a role in Philip Kaufman[?]'s film The Unbearable Lightness of Being[?]. Her performance brought much praise and the offer of leading roles including in Three Colors: Blue, part 1 of Krzysztof Kieslowski's highly acclaimed Three Colors trilogy, for which she won the 1993 Cesar Award for best actress. During her career, in addition to winning, she has been nominated five times for the Cesar Award for Best Actress.

In 1996 her role as Hana, a Canadian nurse tending to a wounded stranger during WWII, in the blockbuster film The English Patient, brought her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2000 she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her starring role in the film Chocolat, based on the novel by Joanne Harris.

In addition to her numerous motion picture roles, Binoche has starred on Broadway. She is the highest paid film actress in the history of France.

Awards Won:



Assumption of a Virgin[?] -- (2002)
Chocolat -- (2000)
Code Unknown: Incomplete Tales[?] -- (2000)
Widow of Saint-Pierre[?] -- (2000)
Alice and Martin[?] -- (2000)
Eloge de l'amour[?] -- (1999)
Children of the Century[?] -- (1999)
The English Patient -- (1996)
A Couch in New York[?] -- (1996)
The Horseman on the Roof[?] -- (1995)
Trois Couleurs:Bleu -- (1993)
Damage -- (1993)
Wuthering Heights[?] -- (1992)
Women & Men 2[?] -- (1991)
Lovers on the Bridge[?] -- (1989)
Un tour de manege[?] -- (1989)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being[?] -- (1988)
Bad Blood[?] -- (1986)
Mon beau-frere a tue ma soeur[?] -- (1985)
Le Meilleur de la vie[?] -- (1985)
Rendez-vous[?] -- (1985)
Adieu blaireau[?] -- (1985)
Family Life[?] -- (1985)
Hail Mary[?] -- (1985)
The Chicks[?] -- (1984)
Dorothee, danseuse de corde[?] -- (1983)
Fort bloque[?] -- (1983)
Liberty Belle[?] -- (1982)

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