Julie Christie (full name Julie Frances Christie) was born on April 14, 1941, in Chabua, India
. Most of her childhood was spent in a tea garden in India. Later on, Julie shifted to England after her parents divorced. She had to keep changing houses and schools during her teenage.
At about that time, Julie Christie developed an active interest in the field of acting. She acted in a number of plays in her school. Julie's enthusiasm in acting got her enrolled in the famous Central School of Speech and Drama in London. After that, she started auditioning in a few local film ventures.
In 1961, Julie Christie got her first breakthrough with her role in the series "A for Andromeda" in her country. Following this appearance, J
ulie acted in a several other movies and TV shows. Two years later, in 1983, Julie acted in the movie "Billy Liar" by director John Schlesinger. Julie got nominated for Best Actress at BAFTA for her work in this movie.
Julie Christie's name got internationally acclaimed with her role in the movie "Darling" in 1965 directed by her previous director John Schlesinger. For her role in this movie, Julie bagged an Oscar with her first nomination at the Academy Awards.
After this performance, Julie Christie got a flow of offers coming her way.
Subsequently, Julie acted in one movie after the other. They included "Dr. Zhivago" (1965), "Fahrenheit 451" (1966) and "Far From the Madding Crowd" (1967).
During the 1970s, Julie Christie decided to appear in a few chosen films, rather than acting in one commercial film after the other. Her next success was in 1971 with the movie "McCabe and Mrs. Miller". Julie was nominated for an Oscar for the second time in her career with her role in this movie.
The rest of the 70s saw Julie Christie in a couple of hit movies. In 1975, she appeared in "Shampoo" and, then, in 1978 she acted in the movie "Heaven Can Wait".
Julie Christie acted in a number of movies during the 1980s but didn't get enough success to be remembered. In fact, it wasn't until her next Oscar nomination in 1997 that she got any notable public attention. It was her role in the movie "Afterglow" by Nick Nolte that she received her third Academy Award nomination.
In 2004, Julie Christie appeared in three movies as an actress in a supporting role. The movies were "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", "Troy" and "Finding Neverland".
Her fourth Academy Award Nomination came with her leading role in the movie "Away From Her". It was the first movie directed by Sarah Polley. Julie Christie also got the award for Best Actress at the Golden Globe Award and the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role at the Screen Actors Guild Award for her role in this movie.
Julie Christie dated Omar Sharif and amongst other amorous encounters was Warren Beatty.
Why is she famous?
Julie Christie is famous as a four-time Academy Award nominated actress. She also received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the movie "Darling" (1965). Apart from this, Julie Christie has appeared in a number of successful movies and has also acted in supporting roles in movies like "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (2004).
Here is one of her famous quotes:
"Hollywood doesn't give a damn about me, and it is not going to change the way people think. Let's be realistic: You want to see people like Johnny Depp on the red carpet, or Angelina Jolie, a young woman I admire. That is the place for beautiful young people."
- Julie Christie
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