At 17 Juliette Binoche Directed And Starred In A Student Production Of The

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For her performance in Lasse Hallström’s romantic comedy Chocolat (2000) Binoche was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Throughout her career Binoche has intermittently appeared on stage, most notably in a 1998 London production of Luigi Pirandello’s Naked and in a 2000 production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal on Broadway for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. Her mother is of Polish descent. During their teens, the Binoche sisters spent their school holidays with their maternal grandmother, not seeing either parent for months at a time. At 17, she directed and starred in a student production of the Eugène Ionesco play, Exit the King. She studied acting at the Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique (CNSAD), but quit after a short time as she disliked the curriculum. in the early 1980s, she found an agent through a friend and joined a theater troupe with which she toured France, Belgium and Switzerland under the pseudonym “Juliette Adrienne”. Following this Binoche secured her first feature film appearance with a minor role in Pascal Kané’s Liberty Belle (1983).

Juliette Binoche’s Maternal Polish Catholic Grandparents Were Imprisoned At Auschwitz Because They Were

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Her sensual performance in her English-language debut The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988), directed by Philip Kaufman, launched her international career. in 2010 she won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in Abbas Kiarostami’s Certified Copy making her the first actress to win the European “best actress triple crown”. Her maternal Polish Catholic grandparents were imprisoned at Auschwitz because they were considered to be intellectuals by the Nazi occupiers.