Juliette Binoche, (born March 9, 1964, Paris, France) French actress, who was widely regarded as one of film’s most respected actresses for the intelligence she brought to her complex and varied roles.
Binoche’s father was a sculptor and a theatre director, and her mother was a teacher and an actress. After completing her general education, she studied acting at the Paris Conservatoire and received private instruction from Vera Gregh, a renowned teacher of film acting. During the late 1970s Binoche appeared onstage in Paris, and in the first half of the 1980s she acted in small film roles and on French television. Her first breakthrough came through renowned director Jean-Luc Godard, who wrote into the screenplay of his Je vous salue, Marie (1985; Hail Mary) a part expressly for her.
In 1986 Binoche won the Romy-Schneider Prize, awarded by French journalists to the outstanding actress of the year, for her portrayal of Nina, a provincial woman aspiring to be an actress… read more
Staggeringly beautiful and staggeringly talented -- she elevates every frame she appears in. A very great artist.