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1968 was a difficult time in my life. I had a lot of problems, and to be far away from France was very difficult for me.
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A lot of actors don't like to see how they've done every day.
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A woman has to be intelligent, have charm, a sense of humor, and be kind. It's the same qualities I require from a man.
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Acting is also working with people who invite you into their dreams and trust you with their innermost being.
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Actors have to be there and do the work, and that's enough.
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All women who kill or have sexual obsessions or who are prostitutes have trouble with their fathers.
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As in Les Voleurs, I have to put myself in a little danger. I'm afraid of being too sure, to just deliver.
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Being a film actor is very different from a theatre actor.
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Being an actor means being an instrument for someone else. I want to give myself completely.
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Being an actress is a very physical thing. If I didn't look the way I looked, I would never have started in films.
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Bjork is a very original, interesting person. I like her very much.
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Cinema is still a very young art form with extraordinary techniques and very impressive special effects but sometimes it seems the soul has been taken out of things.
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Directors have to push me. I have to be pushed up. Not all the time, but often.
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Even if a woman is abused a very long time ago, it comes out in her life in a negative way.
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Even if there are a lot women in films, there are few who are lesbians, that people know about.
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Film is a very young art that is still evolving. Soon, we shall reach a balance between content and technology.
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French people are very individual. Here, sex is so important, and the refusal of sex is so prevalent.
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Here in America you are very strong about publicly pushing women to openly say they are gay, but I don't agree. I think it is very shocking.
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I admire directors so much, I find them incredible: they manage such a huge number of people of different characters, think of the money involved.
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I always try to keep that feeling of being on the edge. I'm afraid of knowing too well and seeming mechanical.
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I am frivolous. Then I feel guilty.
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I can be very critical on myself and on other people; I can be very demanding.
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I cannot imagine having a physical relationship with a woman. I have not done that. But I really love women.
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I choose my roles carefully.
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I couldn't stay in the house with all those rats. I like them, but they can be dangerous, especially if they bite you.
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I did important films when I was very young.
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I didn't devote my life to acting. I give a lot to my work, but my life has always been more important.
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I don't enjoy. I suffer from enjoying. It's very Christian.
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I don't live that much with the character. I find it hard enough having to spend so many hours with the character during the day.
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I don't see any reason for marriage when there is divorce.
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I don't speak Portuguese, so of course I had to respond to my director differently.
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I get irritated, nervous, very tense or stressed, but never bored.
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I go to the movies a lot, and I regret when I see some actor that I used to like, to find them offering no more surprises.
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I had mice that I kept as pets when I was very young, and I've always liked the way they look. Even rats. I'm not scared of them.
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I have a strong sense of responsibility. I like to be directed, it's true. If I didn't like that, I'd do something else.
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I have been involved in some films other actresses would not have done.
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I have no physical courage, I've asked for a double.
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I knew I would never write an autobiography.
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I know people who are much more stressed than I am. I think it would be much more difficult if I lived in America.
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I like all these little animals that run and eat and hide all the time. I like their faces, They seem to be scared and curious at the same time.
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I like being famous when it's convenient for me and completely anonymous when it's not.
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I like some of the early silent films because I love to watch how actors had to play then. What would interest me today is to do a silent film.
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I live very normally, I go out with my friends, we go to the movies, I queue, we go to restaurants.
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I love to do very long and complicated scenes.
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I love to not work. I like to travel. I work maybe half the year, no more.
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I love vampire stories. That's why I did the movie. Women especially were taken with that movie-even more so when it came out on video.
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I never hoped that both my children would become actors. I expected them to do something else.
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I think anything that has to do with sexuality makes people very interested.
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I think the clothes in Belle de Jour are very important to the style of the film. Even today, it is still timeless.
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I was never a dangerous woman. I'm not the prissy blonde woman that could take your husband away.
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I was not sure if I was going to carry on being an actress.
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I would have liked maybe to be in architecture or painting, something connected to the fine arts.
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I would love to work with Robert De Niro or Al Pacino. I think they're wonderful actors. Sean Penn is one of my favourite actors.
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I would not stand for someone to humiliate a homosexual man or woman in front of me, ever. I am a Libra, and I cannot stand anything that is unfair.
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I wouldn't say no to being in a film with Jude Law. I love English actors.
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I'm lucky; people write scripts for me.
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I'm not always the nicest person to meet, because I forget very easily that I'm an actress when I'm not working.
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I'm not an admirer of action movies. I just think, Oh my God, it must be so tiring.
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I've always been able to decide what was more important at different points in my life, but I never gave up personal things to work, never.
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I've just always been very curious and my choices have always been determined by my interest in doing something new or interesting.
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If I go out with a man three times, they don't immediately say he is my lover.
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In America you need a bodyguard to go out.
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In France, the press is different from the way the press is here.
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It has been very erotic and provocative for people to wonder about my feelings for women.
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It's always difficult to play a scene of physical violence because you're always afraid that you don't know your own strength and might hurt someone.
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It's very difficult for me to speak about being an actor.
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Lesbians and gays... they still have to fight, even inside. It's not that simple, even if they seem to be accepted.
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Love is suffering. One side always loves more.
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Marnie is a film I would have loved very much to do.
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Marriage is obsolete and a trap.
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Mississippi Mermaid was a very special experience because we only had the dialogues for the scenes we were shooting the night before.
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Most of the scenes we had together, David Bowie was in this very heavy makeup, and it was like kissing a mummy.
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On Belle de Jour, the producer was very protective. It was very hard for me.
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Opportunities are often things you haven't noticed the first time around.
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People don't know very much about me. They do not know what really goes on in my private life.
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People expect a lot more from someone they think looks interesting. It's a burden.
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People who know me know I'm strong, but I'm vulnerable.
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Polanski was very precise. I think he still is.
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Prostitution happens to you because of troubles you had. In reality no woman would choose to do that.
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Sex is a big question mark. It is something people will talk about forever.
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Some people fall in love with their co-stars and feel things that they never thought they would feel for them because they are touching.
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Sometimes it's more difficult to do very simple, low-key films.
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Sometimes something happens to remind you that you're an actor.
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Suddenly, there was a woman looking like a woman and liking women. Yes, I showed you can be beautiful and be a lesbian. Maybe I did that.
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That's what I like about film-it can be bizarre, classic, normal, romantic. Cinema is to me the most versatile thing.
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The Hunger is very special, even to very young people. Some people are completely crazy about the film in a strange way.
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The love scene between the women was so beautiful in The Hunger. Tony Scott, the director, made such a visually beautiful film.
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The story is more important to me than the part.
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There are relatively few role models for young people. We are in a society that is ruled by men.
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This book was company for me-I wrote these things when I was in hotels, far from where I normally live. I never intended to publish it.
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To have a public life, you still have the right to a private life.
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To wait, for an actor, is not like someone who's waiting to see the doctor. It's not the kind of wait where you get bored.
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Truffaut loved actresses, and he was very intense. All the actresses I knew wanted to do a film with him.
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When I first see the dailies, I look only at myself, but then you start to see the scene.
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When the film was first released, I could tell in interviews that they were not thinking of me as a vampire. I had become a symbol for lesbians.
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You can express a lot of things, a lot of action without speaking.
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You get involved with a character after spending a long time waiting, and this demands a lot of energy and concentration.
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You suffer as an actor. It's difficult to be an actor and live a good life, especially today.
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Catherine Deneuve Events

The 26th European Film Awards 2013 held at Berliner Festspiele

2013-12-07

'Potiche' UK premiere at the BFI Southbank - Arrivals

2011-06-15

2011 Cannes International Film Festival - Red Carpet for 'Les Beins-Aimes' and Closing Ceremony - Arrivals

2011-05-22

2011 Cannes International Film Festival - Day 11 - Les Bien-Aimes - Photocall

2011-05-21

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