Juliette Binoche (born 9 March 1964 in Paris, France) is a French actress. She has appeared in more than 60 feature films, been recipient of numerous international awards, and has appeared on stage and in movies across the world. Coming from an artistic background, she began taking acting lessons during adolescence. After performing in several stage productions, she began acting in films by auteur directors like Jean-Luc Godard (Hail Mary, 1985), Jacques Doillon (Family Life, 1985) and André Téchiné, who made her a star in France with the leading role in his 1985 drama Rendez-vous. Her sensual performance in her English-language debut The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) launched her international career.
Afterwards, she starred in the Three Colors Trilogy (199394), a performance for which she won the Venice Film Festival Award for Best Actress and a César. Three years later Binoche gained further acclaim in The English Patient (1996), for which she was awarded an Academy Award and a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress in addition to the Best Actress Award at the 1997 Berlin International Film Festival. For her performance in the romantic comedy Chocolat (2000), Binoche was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.
During the 2000s she maintained a successful career, alternating between French and English language roles in both mainstream and art-house productions. In 2010, she won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in Certified Copy, making her the first actress to win the European "Best Actress Triple Crown" (for winning the Best Actress award at the Berlin, Cannes and Venice film festivals).
Films of her with pages on TV Tropes include:
- The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
- Wuthering Heights (1992)
- Three Colors Trilogy (1993 94)
- The English Patient (1996)
- Chocolat (2000)
- Code Unknown (2000)
- Caché (2005)
- Paris, je t'aime (2006, segment "Place des Victoires")
- Breaking and Entering (2006)
- Dan in Real Life (2007)
- Cosmopolis (2012)
- Godzilla (2014)
- Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)
- The 33 (2015)
- Ghost in the Shell (2017) (2017)
- High Life (2018)
- The Truth (2019)