Julie Dreyfus


Julie Dreyfus

Infobox actor
name = Julie Dreyfus


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caption = Julie Dreyfus, 2007
birthdate = birth date and age|1966|1|24
birthplace = Paris, France
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occupation = actress
yearsactive = 1992 ─ present

Julie Dreyfus (born 24 January 1966) is a French actress, model and celebrity.

Dreyfus, who speaks fluent Japanese, French, and English, is well known in Japan, where she made her TV debut on a French-language lesson program on NHK's educational channel in the late 1980s, and has appeared on the TV show "Ryōri no Tetsujin" ("Iron Chef") as a guest and judge, where she famously refused to eat a meal prepared by Toshiro Kandagawa, because it contained whale meat. She is best known to Western audiences for the role of Sofie Fatale in the film "Kill Bill" and has been associated with Quentin Tarantino, who is a good friend.

Early life

Dreyfus was born and raised in Paris, spending her summers in the U.K. She started learning Japanese in 1985 at the Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilization at the University of Paris, after studying interior design and becoming interested in Japanese architecture.cite news
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] But she gave up a year later because the course was "very bad." In 1986, at age 20, she moved to Japan to study at the Osaka University of Foreign Language for a six-month intensive Japanese course, thinking she would eventually land a job in interior design.cite news
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] After finishing the course, she moved to Tokyo working part time in a design studio while continuing her private Japanese lessons. In 1988, she worked as a French language instructor on the NHK morning television educational program. Centering on a mystery drama, chief producer Motoyoshi Sei hired Dreyfus to increase ratings by changing the program into an episode-format.cite news
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date = 26 April 1993
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] Eventually, she was cast by Japanese network executives as the 20-something beauty in several TV and film roles, leading her to become a "gaijin tarento" (foreign talent). She was also a judge on the cult-hit cooking show "Ryōri no Tetsujin" (Iron Chef)

Post "Kill Bill"

Despite favorable reviews for her performance in "Kill Bill", Dreyfus more or less disappeared from the American film industry. She was a member of the 2007 Gérardmer Film Festival, which honored her "Kill Bill" co-star David Carradine.cite news
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Julie appeared in Vinyan in 2008 and is set to appear as " Francesca Mondino" in Quentin Tarantino's war epic Inglorious Bastards in 2009. [http://www.tarantino.info/2008/10/07/from-fatale-to-inglorious/]

Personal life

While she has often steered clear of speaking about her personal life, actor David Carradine mentioned her in a few chapters of his best selling book "The Kill Bill Diary" and wrote that she spent time with actor Christopher Allen Nelson off-set. Nelson played the part of "The Groom", opposite Uma Thurman's "Bride".

She is the daughter of actress Pascale Audret and music producer Francis Dreyfus, founder of the Dreyfus Music who married just before she was born. They divorced when she was 6.

In 2000, Pascale died in a car accident.

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