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Juliette Binoche
March 9, 1964 -
Nationality: French
Category: Actress
Subcategory: French Actress

My only ambition is to be true every moment I am living.


You must understand, I don't have to be happy to be happy.


I try to see my films just once. it's like a dream you've been through when it's been intense, and you just have to go through it once more just to make sure you've had it.


Choosing to be in the theatre was a way to put my roots down somewhere with other people. It was a way to choose a new family.


As an actress we don't beat one another. It's whoever's right for the part.


I would have loved to have met Marilyn Monroe and have dinner with her.


Maybe it's because my mother divorced and my grandmother divorced, so maybe I'm frightened deep down. But then I also feel there is no real need. Why do I need to get married? To reassure me? No I don't need reassurance.


I'm not obsessed by looks. I think you can become a prisoner of your own image.


But I think it's a little different in Europe, because 40 is really the best age for a woman. That's when we hit our peak and become this ripe fruit.


I would say I'm humanly engaged.


Oh, I'll be forgotten too, don't worry.


I think acting is about forgetting yourself in order to give the best of yourself. It's passing through you more than you're creating it. You're not the flower, but the vase which holds the flower.


I was so happy when they cast me in Chocolat, because it's one of my vices.


It's never been my purpose to become an American icon, or more famous or richer.


I believe that being an actress or being involved in a movie has to be a life experience, otherwise why go for it? I have to change me, and I have to learn things, and I have to push me and my limits. By acting, I find a freedom inside of a prison in a way.


I live for the present always. I accept this risk. I don't deny the past, but it's a page to turn.


But, you know, when I choose a film I need to believe in it and believe I can do something special with it, and after a while that means not trying to judge or analyze why I should do it. You have to follow this intuition thing, which is a mystery to me.


Each new film is like a trial. Before I step in front of the camera, I do not know whether I am going to fall or whether I am going to fly - and that is exactly the way I want it to stay.


Being a famous actress may give you a sense of being important, but believe me, it's just an illusion.


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