Juliette Binoche is a French actress, artist, and dancer. She has appeared in more than sixty feature films and has been the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Silver Bear, a Cannes Film Festival Award, Volpi Cup and a César Award. It turns out that Steven Spielberg offered Juliette Binoche at least three opportunities to collaborate, but she had to decline all of them.
Due to scheduling conflicts, Binoche was unable to collaborate with Spielberg three times in a row. In any case, he is “more of a men’s director.” The “Both Sides of the Blade” actress admitted to Variety that she was unable to work with Steven Spielberg on “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” “Schindler’s List,” and “Jurassic Park” due to schedule issues.
The first time was for ‘Indiana Jones 3,’ because I was doing ‘The Lovers on the Bridge’ with Leos Carax. The second time, for ‘Schindler’s List,’ I was pregnant, and then for the dinosaurs [‘Jurassic Park’], I had already committed to ‘Three Colors: Blue’ (Krzysztof Kieslowski’s film). It would have been amusing to do ‘Jurassic Park’ to see how [Spielberg] makes the film, but at the same time, Spielberg is more of a men’s director, like Scorsese actually.
Despite this, Binoche continued, she would be willing to collaborate with directors like Spielberg or Scorsese. “Of course I would! Even if I find their approach to cinema to be very commercial, they have a fabulous technique which they own completely, and there’re storytellers. But their films lack women.”
Indeed, Binoche discussed in 2016 how she approached Spielberg and Scorsese about the dearth of female characters in their films. Juliette Binoche, who earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for “The English Patient,” most recently played an unnerved woman in Claire Denis’ “Both Sides of the Blade.” Stay tuned to Thirsty for more such news.
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