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 Hallström’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 “Caché” (“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 André Téchiné’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 Danièle Thompson’s “Décalage 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”; Téchiné’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 Théâtre de l’Odéon 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.