Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor. Newmans other films include The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid as Butch Cassidy, The Sting, and The Verdict. Despite being colorblind, Newman won several championships as a driver in Sports Car Club of America road racing. He was a co-founder of Newmans Own, a company from which he donated all post-tax profits. As of 2016, these donations have totaled over US$460 million and he was a co-founder of Safe Water Network, a nonprofit that develops sustainable drinking water solutions for those in need. In 1988, Newman founded the SeriousFun Childrens Network, a family of summer camps. Newman was born in Shaker Heights, the son of Theresa and Arthur Sigmund Newman. Newmans father was Jewish, and was the son of Simon Newman and Hannah Cohn, immigrants from Hungary, Newman had no religion as an adult, but described himself as a Jew, saying its more of a challenge. Newmans mother worked in his fathers store, while raising Paul and his brother, Arthur.
Newman showed an early interest in the theater, his first role was at the age of seven, playing the court jester in a school production of Robin Hood. At age 10, Newman performed at the Cleveland Play House in a production of Saint George and the Dragon, graduating from Shaker Heights High School in 1943, he briefly attended Ohio University in Athens, where he was initiated into the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. Newman served in the United States Navy in World War II in the Pacific theater, initially, he enrolled in the Navy V-12 pilot training program at Yale University, but was dropped when his colorblindness was discovered. Boot camp followed, with training as a radioman and rear gunner, qualifying in torpedo bombers in 1944, Aviation Radioman Third Class Newman was sent to Barbers Point, Hawaii. He flew as a gunner in an Avenger torpedo bomber. As a radioman-gunner, his unit was assigned to the USS Bunker Hill along with other replacements shortly before the Battle of Okinawa in the spring of 1945, the pilot of his aircraft had an ear infection which kept their plane grounded.
The rest of their squadron flew to the Bunker Hill, days later, a kamikaze attack on the vessel killed a number of service members, including the other members of his unit. After the war, Newman completed his Bachelor of Arts in drama and economics at Kenyon College in Gambier, shortly after earning his degree, he joined several summer stock companies, most notably the Belfry Players in Wisconsin and the Woodstock Players in Illinois. He toured with them for three months and developed his talents as a part of Woodstock Players and he attended the Yale School of Drama for one year, before moving to New York City to study under Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio
Aalborg, spelled Ålborg, is an industrial and university city in the North of Jutland, Denmark. It has an population of 112,194, making it the fourth most populous city in Denmark. With a population of 210,316, the Municipality of Aalborg is the third most populous in the country after Copenhagen, by road Aalborg is 64 kilometres southwest of Frederikshavn, and 118 kilometres north of Aarhus. The distance to Copenhagen is 412 kilometres, the earliest settlements date to around AD700. Aalborgs position at the narrowest point on the Limfjord made it an important harbour during the Middle Ages, the city is known for its half-timbered mansions built by its prosperous merchants. Budolfi Church, now a cathedral, dates from the end of the 14th century and Aalborghus Castle, Aalborg is a city in transition from a working-class industrial area to a knowledge-based community. A major exporter of grain and spirits, its business interests include Siemens Wind Power, Aalborg Industries. These companies have become global producers of wind turbine rotors, marine boilers, with its theatres, symphony orchestra, opera company, performance venues, and museums such as Aalborg Historical Museum and the Aalborg Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg is an important cultural hub.
The Aalborg Carnival, held at the end of May, is one of the largest festivals in Scandinavia, the major university is the University of Aalborg, founded in 1974, which has more than 17,000 students. Trænregimentet, the Danish regiment for army supply and emergency personnel, is in Aalborg. Aalborg University Hospital, the largest in the north of Jutland, was founded in 1881. The football club Aalborg BK, established in 1885 and based at Nordjyske Arena, won the Danish Superliga in the 1994–95 season, the 1998–99 season, the 2007–08 season and the 2013–14 season. Other sports associations include the icehockey club Aalborg Pirates, the handball team Aalborg Håndbold, the rugby club Aalborg RK. Aalborg Railway Station, on John F. Kennedys Plads has connected the city to Randers, Aalborg Airport is just 6 kilometres northwest of the city centre, and the E45, a European route from Karesuando, Sweden, to Gela, passes through Aalborg. The European Commission has concluded that the citizens of Aalborg are the most satisfied people in Europe with their city.
The area around the narrowest point on the Limfjord attracted settlements as far back as the Iron Age leading to a thriving Viking community until around the year 1000 in what has now become Aalborg. In the Middle Ages, royal trading privileges, a natural harbour, despite the difficulties it experienced over the centuries, the city began to prosper once again towards the end of the 19th century when a bridge was built over Limfjord and the railway arrived. Aalborgs initial growth relied on heavy industry but its current development focuses on culture, Aalborg traces its history back over a thousand years
Copenhagen, Danish, København, Hafnia) is the capital and most populous city of Denmark. Copenhagen has an population of 1,280,371. The Copenhagen metropolitan area has just over 2 million inhabitants, the city is situated on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand, another small portion of the city is located on Amager, and is separated from Malmö, Sweden, by the strait of Øresund. The Øresund Bridge connects the two cities by rail and road, originally a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the early 15th century. Beginning in the 17th century it consolidated its position as a centre of power with its institutions, defences. After suffering from the effects of plague and fire in the 18th century and this included construction of the prestigious district of Frederiksstaden and founding of such cultural institutions as the Royal Theatre and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Later, following the Second World War, the Finger Plan fostered the development of housing, since the turn of the 21st century, Copenhagen has seen strong urban and cultural development, facilitated by investment in its institutions and infrastructure.
The city is the cultural and governmental centre of Denmark, Copenhagens economy has seen rapid developments in the service sector, especially through initiatives in information technology and clean technology. Since the completion of the Øresund Bridge, Copenhagen has become integrated with the Swedish province of Scania and its largest city, Malmö. With a number of connecting the various districts, the cityscape is characterized by parks, promenades. Copenhagen is home to the University of Copenhagen, the Technical University of Denmark, the University of Copenhagen, founded in 1479, is the oldest university in Denmark. Copenhagen is home to the FC København and Brøndby football clubs, the annual Copenhagen Marathon was established in 1980. Copenhagen is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world, the Copenhagen Metro serves central Copenhagen while the Copenhagen S-train network connects central Copenhagen to its outlying boroughs. Serving roughly 2 million passengers a month, Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, is the largest airport in the Nordic countries, the name of the city reflects its origin as a harbour and a place of commerce.
The original designation, from which the contemporary Danish name derives, was Køpmannæhafn, meaning merchants harbour, the literal English translation would be Chapmans haven. The English name for the city was adapted from its Low German name, the abbreviations Kbh. or Kbhvn are often used in Danish for København, and kbh. for københavnsk. The chemical element hafnium is named for Copenhagen, where it was discovered, the bacterium Hafnia is named after Copenhagen, Vagn Møller of the State Serum Institute in Copenhagen named it in 1954. Excavations in Pilestræde have led to the discovery of a well from the late 12th century, the remains of an ancient church, with graves dating to the 11th century, have been unearthed near where Strøget meets Rådhuspladsen
Lars von Trier
Lars von Trier is a Danish film director and screenwriter. He has a prolific and controversial career spanning almost four decades and his work is known for its genre and technical innovation, confrontational examination of existential and political issues, and treatment of subjects like mercy and mental health. His political and humanitarian work was honored in 2004 with the Cinema for Peace awareness award. Among more than 100 awards and over 200 nominations in festivals worldwide, he has received the Palme dOr, the Grand Prix, the Prix du Jury, in March 2017, Trier began filming The House that Jack Built, an English-language serial killer thriller. Trier was born in Kongens Lyngby, north of Copenhagen, the son of Inger Høst and he received his surname from Høsts husband Ulf Trier, whom he considered his biological father until 1989. The director would become famous for his honesty to journalists about his family and upbringing, as well as the impact it had on his identity, beliefs. Trier studied film theory at the University of Copenhagen and film direction at the National Film School of Denmark.
In 1984, The Element of Crime, Triers breakthrough film, received awards in seven international festivals including the Technical Grand Prize at Cannes. His next film, was shown at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard section. Trier has occasionally referred to his films as falling into thematic and stylistic trilogies and this pattern began with The Element of Crime, the first of the Europa trilogy, which illuminated the traumas of Europe both in the past and the future. It includes The Element of Crime and Europa, Von Trier directed Medea for television, which won him the Jean dArcy prize in France. It is based on a screenplay by Carl Th. Dreyer, Trier completed the Europa trilogy in 1991 with Europa, which won the Prix du Jury at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival and picked up awards at other major festivals. In 1990 he directed the video for Bakerman by Laid Back. This video was reused in 2006 by the English DJ and artist Shaun Baker in a remake of Bakerman, seeking both financial independence and total creative control over their projects, von Trier and producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen founded the film production company Zentropa Entertainment in 1992.
Named after a railway company in Europa, their most recent film at the time, Zentropa has produced many movies other than Triers own. It has produced hardcore sex films, Pink Prison, HotMen CoolBoyz, in 1995, von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg presented their manifesto for a new cinematic movement, which they called Dogme 95. The Dogme 95 concept, which led to international interest in Danish film, in 2008, together with their fellow Dogme directors Kristian Levring and Søren Kragh-Jacobsen, von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg received the European Film Award European Achievement in World Cinema. In 1996, von Trier conducted an unusual experiment in Copenhagen involving 53 actors
Rock Hudson was an American actor. Hudson is generally known for his turns as a man in the 1950s and 1960s and is viewed as a prominent actor. Hudson was voted Star of the Year, Favorite Leading Man and he completed nearly 70 films and starred in several television productions during a career that spanned more than four decades. He was nominated for an Oscar in 1956, Hudson died from AIDS-related complications in 1985, becoming the first major celebrity to die from an AIDS-related illness. Hudson was born in Winnetka, the child of telephone operator Katherine Wood and auto mechanic Roy Harold Scherer. His mother remarried and his stepfather, Wallace Wally Fitzgerald, adopted him and changed his surname to Fitzgerald. Hudsons years at New Trier High School were unremarkable, although he sang in the glee club and was remembered as a shy boy who delivered newspapers, ran errands. Although he tried out for roles in many of his plays, Hudson failed to win any because he could not remember his lines.
Working as an usher in his years, he developed an interest in film. He worked as a driver for some time, longing to be an actor. After he sent talent scout Henry Willson a picture of himself in 1947, Willson took Hudson on as a client and changed his name to Rock Hudson, Hudsons name was coined by combining the Rock of Gibraltar and the Hudson River. Hudson made his debut with a small part in the 1948 Warner Bros. film Fighter Squadron. In 1953 he appeared in a Camel commercial which showed him on the set of Seminole, director Douglas Sirk gave Hudson his first leading role, in the 1954 film Magnificent Obsession, co-starring Jane Wyman. The film received positive reviews, with Modern Screen Magazine citing Hudson as the most popular actor of the year and his popularity soared with George Stevens film Giant. Hudson and his co-star James Dean were both nominated for Oscars in the Best Actor category, in the 1950s, Hudson made nine films with acclaimed director and father-figure Douglas Sirk, with Sirks own favorite being The Tarnished Angels.
Following Richard Brooks acclaimed film Something of Value was a performance in Charles Vidors box office failure A Farewell to Arms. In order to make A Farewell to Arms, Hudson reportedly turned down Marlon Brandos role in Sayonara, William Holdens role in The Bridge on the River Kwai, and Charlton Hestons role in Ben-Hur. A Farewell to Arms received negative reviews, failed at the box office, Hudson sailed through the 1960s on a wave of romantic comedies
He has spent much of his professional life working on advertisement spots, directing over 400 commercials and two short films, but only directing six feature-length films in six decades. Anderson is considered one of the most important living European film directors, described by the Village Voice as a slapstick Ingmar Bergman”, Roy Andersson was born in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1943. A year after graduating from the Swedish Film Institute in 1969, he directed his first feature-length film, following this success, Andersson fell into a depression. Eventually he directed the film Giliap which was released in 1975, the film was a financial and critical disaster, went wildly over budget, and suffered lengthy delays in post-production. Giliap went in a different direction than A Swedish Love Story – replacing crowd-pleasing joy and soft humour with dark comedy. After Giliap, Andersson took a 25-year break from directing, focusing his efforts mainly on his commercial work. In 1981 he established Studio 24, an independent film company, later, he directed a short-film commissioned by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare entitled Something Happened.
The official explanation was that it was too dark in its message, the film is on a top ten list of all-time best short films, set by the Clermont-Ferrand festival. In March 1996, Andersson began filming Songs from the Second Floor, after its premiere at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival the film became an international critical success. It won the Jury Prize in Cannes and five Guldbagge Awards in Sweden for best film, cinematography, the film was made up of forty-six long tableaux shots, marrying tough, bleak social criticism with his characteristic absurdist dead-pan and surrealism. Roy Andersson continued his work at Studio 24 and his next film You. The film won The Nordic Council Film Prize in 2008, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City presented a retrospective of Anderssons work in September 2009. The film, titled A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence was released in 2014, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City presented a retrospective of Anderssons work entitled Its Hard to Be Human, The Cinema of Roy Andersson in 2015
Claire Denis is a French film director and writer. Her work has dealt with themes of colonial and post-colonial West Africa, Denis was born in Paris, but raised in colonial French Africa, where her father was a civil servant, living in Burkina Faso, French Somaliland, and Senegal. Her childhood spent living in West Africa with her parents and her sister would color her perspectives on certain political issues. It has been an influence on her films, which have dealt with themes of colonialism and post-colonialism in Africa. Her father moved with the family two years because he wanted the children to learn about geography. Growing up in West Africa, Denis used to watch the old, as an adolescent she loved to read. Completing the required material while in school, at night she would sneak her mothers detective stories to read, when Denis was 14 years old, she moved with her mother and sister to a Parisian suburb in France, a country that she hardly knew at all. Her parents wanted their children to finish their education in France, Denis initially studied economics, she has said, It was completely suicidal.
She studied at the IDHEC, the French film school, with the encouragement of her husband and he told her she needed to figure out what she wanted to do. She graduated from the IDHEC and, since 2002, has been a Professor of Film at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee and her debut feature film Chocolat, a semi-autobiographical meditation on African colonialism, won her critical acclaim. It was selected for the Cannes Film Festival and was praised by critics and she returned to Africa again with White Material, set in an unidentified country during a time of civil war. According to the Australian James Phillips, when making her films, Denis rejects the conventions of Hollywood cinema. Denis is well known for the way that she combines history with personal history and this superimposition of the personal with the historical allows her films to be described as auteur cinema. She is known to work within a range of genres, spanning from the themes of horror seen in Trouble Every Day to the romance.
While critics have noted recurring themes within her films, Denis says that she has no coherent vision of her career trajectory, Denis carefully chooses the titles of her films. Noëlle Rouxel-Cubberly argues that film titles are intended to force the viewer to rethink the imagery within a film, Denis is recognized for her process of shooting fast, editing slowly, which she has developed. In general, she does a few takes on the set and spends most of her time in the editing room and this post-production process often involves rearranging scenes out of the order in the script. For example, she placed the dance in Beau Travail at the end of the film, in reference to this process, Denis has said, Im always insecure when Im making a film
Rani Mukerji is an Indian actress. Through her Bollywood career, she has one of the most high-profile celebrities in India, winning several awards. Her film roles have been cited as a significant departure from the portrayal of women in Bollywood. Although Mukerji was born into the Mukherjee-Samarth family, in which her parents and relatives were members of the Indian film industry and she began a full-time career in film and gained recognition for a supporting role in the romance Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. After this initial success in her career, Mukerjis films fared poorly at the box office for the three years. Her career prospects improved when Yash Raj Films cast her as the star of the drama Saathiya, by 2004, Mukerji had established herself as a leading actress of Bollywood with roles in the romantic comedy Hum Tum and the dramas Yuva and Veer-Zaara. She achieved further success for portraying a deaf and mute woman in the acclaimed drama Black, Mukerji collaborated with Yash Raj Films on several unsuccessful films which led critics to criticise her for choosing poor roles and pairing with the same set of actors.
In addition to acting in films, Mukerji is involved with humanitarian causes and is vocal about issues faced by women and children. She has participated in tours and stage shows, and featured as a talent judge for the 2009 reality show Dance Premier League. Though she is reticent to discuss her life in public. She is married to filmmaker Aditya Chopra, with whom she has a daughter, Rani Mukerji was born in Mumbai on 21 March 1978. Her father, Ram Mukherjee, is a film director. Her mother, Krishna Mukherjee, is a playback singer. Her elder brother, Raja Mukherjee, is a film producer and her maternal aunt, Debashree Roy, is a Bengali film actress and her paternal cousin, Kajol, is a Hindi film actress and her contemporary. Another paternal cousin, Ayan Mukerji, is a scriptwriter and film director, despite her parents and most of her relatives being members of the Indian film industry, Mukerji was uninterested in pursuing a career in film. She said, There were already too many actresses at home, Mukerji received her education at Maneckji Cooper High School in Juhu and graduated with a degree in Home Science from SNDT Womens University.
She is a trained Odissi dancer and began learning the dance form while in the tenth grade, as part of an annual tradition, the Mukherjee family celebrates the festival of Durga Puja in the suburban neighbourhood of Santacruz every year. Mukerji, a practising Hindu, takes part in the festivities with her entire family, in 1994, director Salim Khan approached her to play the lead female role in his directorial, Aa Gale Lag Jaa
Harriet Andersson is a Swedish actress, best known outside Sweden for being part of director Ingmar Bergmans stock company. She often played impulsive working class characters and quickly established a reputation on screen for her youthful and she disdains the use of makeup. Harriet Andersson began her career as a 15-year-old student at Calle Flygare stage school. She joined director Ingmar Bergman for several productions at Malmö stadsteater 1953-56. In a 2008 interview with Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle, Andersson debunks a rumor that she was discovered by Bergman while working as an elevator operator, ha, thats a new one for me. I did operate an elevator, but that was when I was 14 1/2, I was discovered in 1949 in theater school. Before Monika, I had many small parts, most of them were a little like Monika. I looked like a bad girl, but I wasnt a bad girl, really. I was a nice little girl, until I found out what life was. Bergman wrote the role in Summer with Monika, specifically for Andersson.
The film featured Andersson in a scene, one of the first in postwar European cinema. It was inspired by Hedy Lamarrs once notorious skinny-dipping scene in Ecstasy, filmed in Sweden, the motion picture features a musical score by Les Baxter. Although the romantic relationship with Bergman was brief, they continued to work together, Andersson appeared in several of his best known films, including Smiles of a Summer Night, Through a Glass Darkly and Whispers, and Fanny and Alexander. In Through A Glass Darkly, in which Andersson appeared with Max von Sydow and Gunnar Björnstrand, the plot deals with the actions of four persons during a twenty-four-hour period in an old house a far distance out on the Swedish Archipelago. Some audiences were shocked by Anderssons vivid portrayal of the presence of God as represented in the world of a schizophrenic. Like several other Bergman regulars, she has had a career in English-language films including performances in Sidney Lumets The Deadly Affair and her autobiography, a set of interviews with Jan Lumholdt, was published in 2006.
In 1968, Andersson received the Bodil Award for Best Actress for her role in the Henning Carlsen Danish comedy People Meet and Sweet Music Fills the Heart, Andersson won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Stockholm International Film Festival 2010. Harriet Andersson was married to childhood friend Bertil Wejfeldt 1959-1963/4 and she has a daughter, Petra Wejfeldt, whom Andersson named after her character in Smiles of a Summer Night
Japanese horror is Japanese horror fiction in popular culture, noted for its unique thematic and conventional treatment of the horror genre in light of western treatments. The origins of Japanese horror can be traced to horror and ghost story classics of the Edo period and the Meiji period, elements of several of these popular folktales have been worked into the stories of modern films, especially in the traditional nature of the Japanese ghost. Ghost stories have an older history in Japanese literature, dating back to at least the Heian period. Konjaku Monogatarishū written during that time featured a number of ghost stories from India, China and noh, forms of traditional Japanese theater, often depict horror tales of revenge and ghastly appearances, many of which have been used as source material for films. Certain popular Japanese horror films are based on manga, including Tomie, since the early 2000s, several of the more popular Japanese horror films have been remade. Ring was one of the first to be remade in America as The Ring, other notable examples include The Grudge.
Dark Water and One Missed Call With the exception of The Ring, One Missed Call has received the worst reception of all, having earned the Moldy Tomato Award at Rotten Tomatoes for garnering a 0% critical approval rating. The Grudge 4 was announced in 2011, but no news has surfaced since, The Ring 3D was reportedly green-lit by Paramount in 2010, and it was reported in 2016 that the film would be renamed Rings and released in early 2017. Many of the directors who created these Asian horror films have gone on to direct the American remakes. For example, Hideo Nakata, director of Ring, directed the remake The Ring Two, several other Asian countries have remade Japanese horror films. For example, South Korea created their own version of the Japanese horror classic Ring, horror film J-Horror Theater Racism in horror films da Silva, Joaquín. Media related to Japanese horror films at Wikimedia Commons
Bollywood is the sobriquet for Indias Hindi language film industry, based in the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is more formally referred to as Hindi cinema, Bollywood is one of the largest centers of film production in the world. Furthermore, Bollywood is one of the biggest film industries in the world in terms of the number of people employed, according to Matusitz, J. & Payano, P. In 2011, over 3.5 billion tickets were sold across the globe which in comparison is 900,000 tickets more than Hollywood, Bollywood produced 252 films in 2014 out of a total of 1969 films produced in Indian cinema. The name Bollywood is a derived from Bombay and Hollywood, California. Bollywood does not exist as a physical place, some deplore the name, arguing that it makes the industry look like a poor cousin to Hollywood. The naming scheme for Bollywood was inspired by Tollywood, the name that was used to refer to the cinema of West Bengal and it was this chance juxtaposition of two pairs of rhyming syllables and Tolly, that led to the portmanteau name Tollywood being coined.
However, Tollywood is now used popularly to refer to the Telugu Film Industry in Telangana & Andhra Pradesh, the term Bollywood itself has origins in the 1970s, when India overtook America as the worlds largest film producer. Credit for the term has been claimed by different people, including the lyricist and scholar Amit Khanna. Raja Harishchandra, by Dadasaheb Phalke, is known as the first silent feature film made in India, by the 1930s, the industry was producing over 200 films per annum. The first Indian sound film, Ardeshir Iranis Alam Ara, was a commercial success. There was clearly a huge market for talkies and musicals, the 1930s and 1940s were tumultuous times, India was buffeted by the Great Depression, World War II, the Indian independence movement, and the violence of the Partition. Most Bollywood films were unabashedly escapist, but there were a number of filmmakers who tackled tough social issues, in 1937, Ardeshir Irani, of Alam Ara fame, made the first colour film in Hindi, Kisan Kanya.
The next year, he made another film, a version of Mother India. However, colour did not become a feature until the late 1950s. At this time, lavish romantic musicals and melodramas were the fare at the cinema. Following Indias independence, the period from the late 1940s to the 1960s is regarded by historians as the Golden Age of Hindi cinema. Some of the most critically acclaimed Hindi films of all time were produced during this period, examples include the Guru Dutt films Pyaasa and Kaagaz Ke Phool and the Raj Kapoor films Awaara, Shree 420 and Dilip Kumars Aan
Catherine Deneuve is a French actress as well as an occasional singer and producer. She gained recognition for her portrayal of aloof, mysterious beauties for various directors, including Luis Buñuel, Francois Truffaut, in 1985, she succeeded Mireille Mathieu as the official face of Marianne, Frances national symbol of liberty. A 14-time César Award nominee, she won for her performances in Truffauts The Last Metro and she is noted for her support for a variety of liberal causes. She was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress for Belle de Jour, and she won the 1998 Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival for Place Vendôme. Other films include Scene of the Crime, My Favourite Season,8 Women and her English-language films include The April Fools, The Hunger and Dancer in the Dark. In 2015, she starred in The Brand New Testament and Standing Tall, Deneuve was born Catherine Fabienne Dorléac in Paris, the daughter of French stage actors Maurice Dorléac and Renée Simonot. Deneuve was her mothers name, which she chose for her stage name.
Her work for Buñuel would be her most famous, further prominent films from this early time in her career included Jean-Paul Rappeneaus A Matter of Resistance, and Demys musical Les Demoiselles de Rochefort. Her starring roles at the time were featured in films as A Slightly Pregnant Man with Marcello Mastroianni. She made her film as a producer in 1988, Drôle dendroit pour une rencontre. In 1997, Deneuve was the protagonist in the video for the song NOubliez Jamais sung by Joe Cocker. In 1998 she won acclaim and the Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival for her performance in Place Vendôme. In the late 1990s, Deneuve continued to appear in a number of films such as 1999s five films Est-Ouest, Le temps retrouvé, Pola X, Belle maman. In 2000, Deneuves part in Lars von Triers musical drama Dancer in the Dark alongside Icelandic singer Björk was subject to critical scrutiny. The film was selected for the Palme dOr at the Cannes Film Festival and she made another foray into Hollywood the following year, starring in The Musketeer for Peter Hyams.
In 2002, she shared the Silver Bear Award for Best Ensemble Cast at the Berlin International Film Festival for her performance in 8 Women. In 2005, Deneuve published her diary A lombre de moi-meme, in it she writes about her experiences shooting the films Indochine and she provided the voice role of Marjane Satrapis mother in Satrapis animated autobiographical film Persepolis, based on the graphic novel of the same name. In 2008, she appeared in her 100th film, Un conte de Noël, during an interview at the Cannes Film Festival with Ali Naderzad, Deneuve was asked which was her own favorite film