JULIETTE BINOCHE (Sandra Brody) is an Academy Award-winning
actress who has been recognized internationally for her work on the screen. She
has the distinction of being the only person to win Best Actress honors at all
three of Europe's premier film festivals, most recently including the Palme d'Or
at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival for "Certified Copy." She previously won both
the Volpi Cup and Pasinetti Award for "Three Colors: Blue" at the 1993 Venice
Film Festival, and the Silver Bear at the 1997 Berlin Film Festival for Anthony
Minghella's "The English Patient."
Binoche won her Oscar, for Best Supporting Actress, for her performance in
"The English Patient, for which she also won a BAFTA Award, a European Film
Award and a National Board of Review Award. In addition, she garnered Golden
Globe and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nominations in the same category, and
a second SAG Award nod as part of the nominated cast.
In 2001, she received a second Oscar nomination, for Best Actress, for her
role in Lasse Hallstrom's "Chocolate," for which she also gained Golden Globe
and BAFTA Award nominations, as well as two more SAG Award nods, one for Best
Lead Actress and another shared with the ensemble cast. She later received
another European Film Award nomination for her performance in Michael Haneke's
"Cache" ("Hidden") and a British Independent Film Award nomination for 2006's
"Breaking and Entering," which reunited her with Minghella.
In her native France, Binoche won a Best Actress Cesar Award for her
performance in "Three Colors: Blue," which is part of Krzysztof Kieslowski's
trilogy, also including "Red" and "White." She has received seven more Cesar
Award nominations for her leading roles in Andre Techine's "Rendez-vous"; the
Leos Carax-directed films "Mauvais sang" ("Bad Blood") and "Les Amants du
Pont-Neuf" ("The Lovers on the Bridge"); Louis Malle's "Damage"; Jean-Paul
Rappeneau's "Le hussard sur le toit" ("The Horseman on the Roof"; Patrice
Leconte's "La veuve de Saint-Pierre" ("The Widow of Saint-Pierre"); and Daniele
Thompson's "Decalage horaire" ("Jet Lag").
Among her more recent credits are the French-language films "Camille Claudel,
1915," "A Coeur Ouvert" ("An Open Heart") and "La vie d'une autre" ("Another
Woman's Life"). Binoche's long list of film credits also includes David
Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis"; Olivier Assayas' "Summer Hours" and "Paris, je
t'aime"; "Dan in Real Life"; Abel Ferrara's "Mary"; Abel Ferrara's "Mary"; "Bee
Season," with Richard Gere; John Boorman's "In My Country"; Haneke's "Code
Unknown"; Diane Kurys' "The Children of the Century"; Techine's "Alice and
Martin"; "Wuthering Heights," opposite Ralph Fiennes; Philip Kaufman's "The
Unbearable Lightness of Being"; and Jean-Luc Godard's "Hail Mary."
She reunited with Olivier Assayas on the upcoming "Clouds of Sils Maria," and
recently finished filming "The 33," for director Patricia Riggen, which is based
on the events surrounding the collapsed Copiapo copper mine in Chile.
Born in Paris, Binoche embarked on her stage career after studying at Paris'
Conservatoire National Superieur d'Art Dramatique. She has frequently returned
to the theatre, where her credits include the 1988 production of Chekov's "The
Seagull," directed by Andrei Konchalovsky at the Theatre de l'Odeon in Paris;
"Naked," at the Almeida Theatre in London; the 2012 modernized version of August
Strindberg's "Miss Julie," at London's Barbican; and Akram Khan's 2008
dance-drama piece "in-I," at the Royal National Theatre in London. She made her
Broadway debut in Harold Pinter's "Betrayal," for which she earned a 2001 Tony
Award nomination for Best Actress.
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