Fact: Oscar-winning French actress Juliette Binoche is to lead the cast of an upcoming London stage production of Greek tragedy Antigone.
Quote: "I don't know how much fun you can have when you have to die in two seconds, and you're the one real woman character and you're dead in three minutes and 45 seconds." French actress Juliette Binoche insists her role in monster movie Godzilla wasn't a career highlight.
Fact: Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Juliette Binoche have signed up to star in Britain's Cultural Olympiad, an arts festival marking the 2012 Olympic Games in London. In January (12), Blanchett will star in drama Gross und Klein, while Binoche will appear in French language play Mademoiselle Julie in September (12).
Quote: "To make a movie, to get money, to be famous, to get power and all that - it's disgusting. When you're in a machine, you must fit in. I'm too much of an independent soul to get into that machine. It's too dangerous." Actress Juliette Binoche on why she turned down roles in blockbusters like MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE and JURASSIC PARK.
Fact: French Oscar winner Juliette Binoche mastered pancake-cooking scenes for her new comedy DAN IN REAL LIFE by cooking up the flat treats for cast and crew at weekly pancake parties. She also started working out after learning her character is a gym regular.
Fact: French Oscar winner Juliette Binoche stunned fans at the Venice Film Festival in Italy yesterday (01SEP06) by arriving to promote her new film QUELQUES JOURS EN SEPTEMBRE with a new sexy blonde look.