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Julie Dreyfus

Julie Dreyfus
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.

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1966-01-24
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Julie Dreyfus
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Aquarius
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Paris
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France
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White
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5'7"
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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.

Julie Dreyfus 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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] Eventually, she was cast by Japanese network executives as the twenty-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)

Julie Dreyfus Post Kill Bill

Despite favorable reviews for her performance in Kill Bill, Dreyfus did not continue an acting career in America—more or less disappearing from the American film industry. She was a member of the 2007 Gérardmer Film Festival, which honored her Kill Bill co-star David Carradine.[4][5]

Julie Dreyfus Vinyan (2008)

Dreyfus has signed up to star in Fabrice du Welz’s follow up to 2004 Critics Week entry, Calvaire.

Dreyfus, along with Rufus Sewell joins Emmanuelle Béart in the story of a couple searching for their child who disappeared after the 2004 tsunami. Michael Gentile’s The Film is producing the $5.5m Vinyan in association with France’s BackUp Films.

The UK’s Film4 co-developed the project to shoot in Thailand. Du Welz will re-team with award-winning cinematographer Benoît Debie for Vinyan.

Gentile will also produce du Welz’s next feature, Coffin Island to shoot in late 2008

Julie Dreyfus 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. David and his wife had dinner one evening at a restaurant and saw Julie and Christopher having dinner too. Although Julie insisted it wasn't a date as she already had a long term boyfriend in New York.

She is the daughter of French actress Pascale Audret and French music producer Francis Dreyfus, founder of the Dreyfus Music record label.

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