Born on March 9, 1964
From Paris, France
Juliette Binoche as "Vianne Rocher"
When mysterious Vianne and her child arrive in a tranquil French town in the winter of 1959, no one could have imagined the impact that she and her spirited daughter would have on the community stubbornly rooted in tradition. Within days, she opens an unusual chocolate shop, across the square from the church. Her ability to perceive her customers' desires and satisfy them with just the right confection, coaxes the villagers to abandon themselves to temptation -- just as Lent begins.
|Academy Award (2000)||Nominated||Actress in a Leading Role|
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)||Nominated||Actress in a Leading Role|
|Golden Globe (2000)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role|
Juliette Binoche as "Hana"
The sweeping expanses of the Sahara are the setting for a passionate love affair in this adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's novel. A badly burned man, Laszlo de Almasy (Ralph Fiennes), is tended to by a nurse, Hana (Juliette Binoche), in an Italian monastery near the end of World War II. His past is revealed through flashbacks involving a married Englishwoman (Kristin Scott Thomas) and his work mapping the African landscape. Hana learns to heal her own scars as she helps the dying man.
|Academy Award (1996)||Won||Actress in a Supporting Role|
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)||Won||Actress in a Supporting Role|
|Golden Globe (1996)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (1996)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role|
Juliette Binoche as "Julie Vignon-de Courcy"
Julie (Juliette Binoche) is haunted by her grief after living through a tragic auto wreck that claimed the life of her composer husband and young daughter. Her initial reaction is to withdraw from her relationships, lock herself in her apartment and suppress her pain. But avoiding human interactions on the bustling streets of Paris proves impossible, and she eventually meets up with Olivier (Benoît Régent), an old friend who harbors a secret love for her, and who could draw her back to reality.
|Golden Globe (1993)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama|