Juliette Binoche Thinks Steven Spielberg & Martin Scorsese Could Use More Female Representation in Their Films

Juliette Binoche at the
Juliette Binoche at the "Vision" photocall, 66th San Sebastian Film Festival in 2018. Photo by REX/Shutterstock (9896359k)

Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese are some of the finest filmmakers of their time, but their movies could use more women. 

The claim has been made by Juliette Binoche who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The English Patient. 

Binoche praised both directors and said she would love to work with them on future projects. “Spielberg is more of a men’s director, like Scorsese actually. Even if I find their approach to cinema to be very commercial, they have a fabulous technique which they own completely, and they’re storytellers. But their films lack women,” she told Variety.

The French beauty standby confidently behind her opinions, expressing as much to The Irishman director and his West Side Story counterpart a few years ago. “He has a very feminine side of himself, but for me, he doesn’t explore it [in his work],” she said of Scorsese who is renowned for making films that focus on the mafia and gangsters.

As for Spielberg, the Both Sides of the Blade actress was forced to turn down three working opportunities due to scheduling conflicts. 

“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. It would have been amusing to do Jurassic Park to see how [Spielberg] makes the film.”