Zitat des Tages von Juliette Binoche:
You make your own path as an actor. Nobody does it for you, so you have to invent yourself.
What I love most about this crazy life is the adventure of it.
I never really worked in Hollywood. Some American producers came to Europe to shoot films with me, so it's a different situation... It was not my aim.
I never felt being an actor or making a movie was an easy thing to do.
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.
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.
You must understand, I don't have to be happy to be happy.
I won't do something just for the sake of working.
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 like travelling and if I have to come to Hollywood to make a movie I will, but otherwise I'd never move there. It's very much an industry town and that doesn't really interest me.
Before I thought there was a common denominator between my films - as if all my characters were sisters - but I'm not so sure now.
It's never been my purpose to become an American icon, or more famous or richer.
I sometimes feel like I could do another job. Anything. Maybe because as an actress you're playing different characters, everything feels possible.
If you have everything, then you don't want to go on. It's the lacking that makes you search for something better.
My only ambition is to be true every moment I am living.
But I've never felt that being an actress is being in a comfortable place. It's seen from the outside that we're being driven in big cars and having these gorgeous suites and all of that. But come on, it's not about that.
As actors, we are so privileged to do what we do and to give to the world and to choose the subject we want to say to the world.
I don't believe in coincidence.
I'm not obsessed by looks. I think you can become a prisoner of your own image.
Fighting the ageing process just doesn't work. I think that actresses, ultimately, are responsible for the faces we give to women.
My ambition is to have beautiful encounters, not to make money.
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.
Movies are open doors, and at every door, I change character and life.
People think actors have such glamorous lives, but the truth is actors go where nobody wants to go.
Some words, you know, it's amazing but some words would come only in French, and when I speak French, it would only come in English. And so the adjustment is very difficult sometimes.
My aim was never to be an American star; otherwise, I would have moved to Los Angeles.
For me, habit is just a synonym for death.
I've been changed watching films or reading books or hearing music, and that helps you to live your life.
I would say I'm humanly engaged.
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 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.
Being a famous actress may give you a sense of being important, but believe me, it's just an illusion.
As an actress we don't beat one another. It's whoever's right for the part.
I have stories that I'd like to maybe one day consider directing, but you need a lot of time to write and put it together.
I would have loved to have met Marilyn Monroe and have dinner with her.
I live for the present always. I accept this risk. I don't deny the past, but it's a page to turn.