Juliette Binoche thinks Steven Spielberg is ‘more of a men’s director’: ‘His films lack women’

Juliette Binoche thinks Steven Spielberg is 'more of a men's director': 'His films lack women' 2
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Juliette Binoche thinks Steven Spielberg (like Martin Scorsese) is ‘more of a men’s director’ after turning him down on three roles: ‘Their films lack women’

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 Juliette Binoche pulled no punches when talking about legendary directors Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese.

The 58-year-old iconic French actress revealed that she had turned down three opportunities to work with 75-year-old Spielberg in an interview published by Variety on Wednesday.

When discussing turning the well-known filmmaker down, she compared him to another one in Scorsese, 79, as she labelled them ‘men’s directors.’

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Not holding back: Juliette Binoche got candid in an interview published by Variety on Wednesday

Not holding back: Juliette Binoche got candid in an interview published by Variety on Wednesday

Wow factor: The 58-year-old iconic French actress revealed that she had turned down three opportunities to work with 75-year-old Spielberg

Wow factor: The 58-year-old iconic French actress revealed that she had turned down three opportunities to work with 75-year-old Spielberg

She was asked if she really turned Spielberg down three times as she replied: ‘I don’t remember very well but Steven reminded me! 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). 

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‘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.’

Stunning: The 58-year-old French actress is seen in Venice in August 2019

Stunning: The 58-year-old French actress is seen in Venice in August 2019

Icons: When discussing turning Spielberg, 75, (left) down, she compared him to another one in Martin Scorsese (right), 79, as she labelled them 'men's directors

Icons: When discussing turning Spielberg, 75, (left) down, she compared him to another one in Martin Scorsese (right), 79, as she labelled them 'men's directors

Icons: When discussing turning Spielberg, 75, (left) down, she compared him to another one in Martin Scorsese (right), 79, as she labelled them ‘men’s directors

 Binoche was asked if she would still work with Spielberg or Scorsese in the future. 

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The Chocolat actress remained honest as she replied: ‘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.’

Binoche was asked if there are more opportunities for female filmmakers today.

Interesting: Binoche revealed she turned down 1989's Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade in favor of  The Lovers On The Bridge

Interesting: Binoche revealed she turned down 1989’s Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade in favor of  The Lovers On The Bridge

Good reason: She said that she wasn't in 1993's Schindler's List due to pregnancy

Good reason: She said that she wasn’t in 1993’s Schindler’s List due to pregnancy

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'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': She said

‘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’: She said

The Oscar-winner answered: ‘There are more and more female directors in Europe, less so in the U.S. It’s not there yet, but they’re gaining ground. I just played a truck driver in a film called Paradise Highway by Anna Gutto and at first they didn’t want her to direct her script, but I got on board because I love adventure. 

‘We shot in Mississippi and it wasn’t a walk in the park because it was over 100 degrees, but I got to learn how to drive a truck!’

Paradise Highway also stars Morgan Freeman, Christiane Seidel, Jackie Dallas, Frank Grillo, and Cameron Monaghan and is set for release in theaters and on demand on July 29.

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Binoche was asked if she would still work with Spielberg or Scorsese in the future and  replied: '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'

Binoche was asked if she would still work with Spielberg or Scorsese in the future and  replied: ‘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’

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