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When Martha Frankel interviewed Juliette Binoche in her Parisian home for the cover story to the August 1997 issue of Movieline, she knew there would be some cultural differences. But Binoche is completely unlike the typical Hollywood actress. Not only did she cook and serve lunch to her interviewer, Binoche ate and laughed heartily. She also discussed her recent Oscar win for The English Patient when she took home the trophy everyone expected would go to Lauren Bacall.
Juliette Binoche celebrates her 53rd today. She began acting in school productions in her teens, and soon began working in French film. In 1985, she appeared in several films, including her first lead role in Rendez-Vous, which brought her the first of nine Cesar Award nominations for Best Actress. She made her first English-language film, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, in 1988.
In the nineties Binoche had great success in both French and English-language cinema. She won a Cesar for Best Actress for starring as Julie Vignon in the first film of Kieslowski’s “Colors” trilogy, Trois Couleurs: Bleu, and then added an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 1996 Best Picture winner, The English Patient. She began the next decade by receiving her second Oscar nomination, for Best Actress, for Lasse Hallström‘s Chocolat.