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Julie Frances Christine was born on the 14th April 1941, in Chabua, Assam, India and is a British actress, often referred to an the icon of the 1960s “swinging London”, but most famous as an Oscar-winning, Golden Globes Awards and BAFTA-honored actress for her roles in movies such as “Darling” and “Doctor Zhivago” both in 1965, “Fahrenheit 451” (1966), “Don’t Look Now” (1973), “Afterglow” (1997), “Finding Neverland” (2004) and “Away from Her” (2006).

Have you ever wondered how much wealth “the most poetic of all actresses” – as Al Pacino described her – has accumulated so far? How rich Julie Christie is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Julie Christie’s net worth, as of early 2017, is over $10 million, acquired through her acting career which began in 1957.

Julie Christie Net Worth $10 million

Julie was the elder of two children of Rosemary, a painter and a tea plantation owner Francis St. John Christie, and is of Welsh, Scottish and English descent. After her parents separated when she was young, Julie relocated to England where she attended Our Lady School at St. Leonards-On-Sea and later Wycombe Court School before she moved to Paris for studies. Fascinated by the bohemian lifestyle of artists, she decided to pursue an acting career, and enrolled at London’s Central School of Speech Training. She debuted as an actress as a crew member of Frinton Repertory of Essex in 1957, before in 1961 debuting on the small screen in the role of Ann in one episode of “Call Oxbridge 2000”, immediately followed by the more demanding role of Andromeda in “A for Andromeda” TV series, which provided the basis for Christie’s net worth as well as an entrance ticket to the world of acting.

Her career rose rapidly after she appeared in John Schlesinger’s 1963 comedy drama “Billy Liar”, portraying the main character’s friend and wannabe lover Liz for which she was honored with a BAFTA Award nomination. For starring as amoral model Diana Scott in another Schlesinger’s motion picture, the 1965 romantic drama “Darling”, Julie Christie won the prestigious Oscar for the Best Actress in the Leading Role as well as a BAFTA Award. Later that year, she appeared as Lara in the cult classic movie “Doctor Zhivago”. Doubtlessly these achievements boosted her fame and her net worth as well.

Throughout the rest of the 1960s as well as the 1970s, Julie managed to maintain a continuous streak of critically acclaimed acting projects in various genres, from comedies and westerns to horrors and sci-fi adventures, including “Fahrenheit 451” (1966), “Far from the Madding Crowd” (1967), “Petulia” (1968), “The Go-Between” and “McCabe & Mrs. Miller” both in 1971 and “Don’t Look Now” (1973).

The 1980s were a relatively quiet period in Julie’s acting career, but in the late 1990s as well as 2000s she returned big time, and appeared in several Hollywood’s blockbusters such as “Troy” and “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” in 2004, and “Away from Her” (2006) for which she was honored with an Oscar nomination. It is certain that all these roles helped Julie Christie to increase her net worth.

In 1995, Empire magazine named her as No. 26 of the 100 Sexiest Stars in the film history list, and in 1997 Julie Christie was honored with a lifetime achievement award – the prestigious BAFTA Fellowship.

When it comes to her personal life, during the early 1960s she was in a relationship with fellow actor Terence Stamp. Prior to dating Warren Beatty between 1967 and 1974, in 1965 Julie was engaged to Don Bessant. Since 2008 she has been married to journalist Duncan Campelbl, having begun the relationship in 1979.

Apart from her professional acting career, Julie Christie is active in several charitable causes including environmental protection, animal rights as well as anti-nuclear power management. She is also the Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s patron and a member of Action for ME charitable organization.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Company You Keep2012Mimi Lurie
Red Riding Hood2011Grandmother
Glorious 392009Aunt Elizabeth
New York, I Love You2008Isabelle (segment "Shekhar Kapur")
Away from Her2006Fiona Anderson
The Secret Life of Words2005Inge
Finding Neverland2004Mrs. Emma du Maurier
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban2004Madame Rosmerta
Troy2004Thetis
I'm with Lucy2002Dori
Snapshots2002/INarma
No Such Thing2001Dr. Anna
Belphegor: Phantom of the Louvre2001Glenda Spender
The Miracle Maker2000Rachel (voice)
Afterglow1997Phyllis Mann
Hamlet1996Gertrude
DragonHeart1996Queen Aislinn
Karaoke1996TV Mini-SeriesLady Ruth Balmer
The Railway Station Man1992Helen Cuffe
Fools of Fortune1990Mrs. Quinton
Dadah Is Death1988TV MovieBarbara Barlow
Champagne amer1986Betty Rivière
Väter und Söhne - Eine deutsche Tragödie1986TV Mini-SeriesCharlotte Deutz
Miss Mary1986Mary Mulligan
Power1986Ellen Freeman
Separate Tables1983TV MovieMrs. Shankland Miss Railton-Bell
Heat and Dust1983Anne (1982. In Satipur Town)
The Gold Diggers1983Ruby
Les quarantièmes rugissants1982Catherine Dantec
The Return of the Soldier1982Kitty Baldry
Memoirs of a Survivor1981'D'
Heaven Can Wait1978Betty Logan
Demon Seed1977Susan Harris
Shampoo1975Jackie
Don't Look Now1973Laura Baxter
McCabe & Mrs. Miller1971Constance Miller
The Go-Between1971Marian - Lady Trimingham
In Search of Gregory1969Catherine Morelli
Petulia1968Petulia Danner
Far from the Madding Crowd1967Bathsheba
Fahrenheit 4511966Clarisse Linda Montag
Doctor Zhivago1965Lara
Darling1965Diana Scott
Young Cassidy1965Daisy Battles
The Saint1963TV SeriesJudith Northwade
Billy Liar1963Liz
ITV Play of the Week1963TV SeriesBetty Whitehead
The Fast Lady1962Claire Chingford
The Andromeda Breakthrough1962TV SeriesAndromeda
Crooks Anonymous1962Babette La Verne
A for Andromeda1961TV SeriesAndromeda / Christine
Call Oxbridge 20001961TV SeriesAnn

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Far from the Madding Crowd1967performer: "Bushes and Briars", "The Bold Grenadier"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Man Who Cried2000special thanks
Reds1981dedicatee - as Jules

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Arena2015TV Series documentaryHerself
The Company You Keep: Behind-the-Scenes - The Movement2013Video shortHerself
The Company You Keep: Behind-the-Scenes - The Script, Preparation and the Cast2013Video shortHerself
On the Edge of War: Uncovering 'Glorious 39'2010Video shortHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty2008TV SpecialHerself
An Evening at the Academy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
The 80th Annual Academy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHerself
14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2008TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Female Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globes Announcement Special2008TV MovieHerself
Cycle of Peace2005DocumentaryNarrator
Garbo2005DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
A Letter to True2004DocumentaryNarrator
The 100 Greatest Movie Stars2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
A Decade Under the Influence2003DocumentaryHerself
Biography2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Belphegor: Making of2001Video documentaryHerself
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Discussing Warren Beatty: Pre-Recorded (uncredited)
Joseph Losey: The Man with Four Names1998DocumentaryHerself
The 70th Annual Academy Awards1998TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Past Winner
Cinema 31997TV SeriesHerself
To Be on Camera: A History with Hamlet1997Video documentary shortHerself
François Truffaut: The Man Who Loved Cinema - Love & Death1996TV Movie documentaryHerself
Hollywood U.K.1993TV Series documentaryHerself - Contributor
Katie and Eilish: Siamese Twins1992TV Movie documentaryHerself - Narrator
This Week1990TV SeriesHerself
Aspel & Company1988TV SeriesHerself
Agent Orange: Policy of Poison1987Video documentary shortNarrator
Yilmaz Guney: His Life, His Films1987DocumentaryHerself
Ave Maria1986Documentary shortHerself - Host
The Animals Film1981DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Nashville1975Herself
The David Frost Show1972TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Film Night1971TV SeriesHerself
The 40th Annual Academy Awards1968TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
Film Review1967TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Tonite Let's All Make Love in London1967DocumentaryHerself (segment "Movie Stars")
The 39th Annual Academy Awards1967TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Location: Far from the Madding Crowd1967ShortHerself (uncredited)
Pariser Journal1966TV Series documentaryHerself
The 38th Annual Academy Awards1966TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Zhivago: Behind the Camera with David Lean1966Short documentaryHerself
Moscow in Madrid1965Documentary shortHerself
Pasternak1965Documentary shortHerself
Sean O'Casey: The Spirit of Ireland1965ShortHerself
Variety Club Awards1964TV Movie documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Warren Beatty, une obsession hollywoodienne2015TV Movie documentaryHerself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Arena2012TV Series documentary
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
20 to 12010TV Series documentaryLara
50 años de2009TV SeriesHerself
David Lean in Close-Up2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
How the West Was Lost2008TV Movie documentaryConstance Miller (uncredited)
Spisok korabley2008DocumentaryLaura
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia2007TV Short documentaryHerself
British Film Forever2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHerself
Inventing Grace, Touching Glory2003DocumentaryHerself
The Barbarian Invasions2003Herself (uncredited)
Legends2001TV Series documentaryHerself
The Making of 'Dragonheart'1997Video documentaryAislinn
'Doctor Zhivago': The Making of a Russian Epic1995TV Special documentaryHerself
Northern Exposure1991TV SeriesLara
Portrait of an Actor1971Documentary shortPetulia Danner
Lionpower from MGM1967Short uncredited

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressAway from Her (2006)
2008Special AwardEvening Standard British Film Awards
2008GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleAway from Her (2006)
2008HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActressAway from Her (2006)
2008IFC AwardIowa Film Critics AwardsBest ActressAway from Her (2006)
2008ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Actress of the YearAway from Her (2006)
2008CineMerit AwardMunich Film Festival
2008NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActressAway from Her (2006)
2008OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest ActressAway from Her (2006)
2008OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActressAway from Her (2006)
2008Modern Master AwardSanta Barbara International Film Festival
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading RoleAway from Her (2006)
2008Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaAway from Her (2006)
2008Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest ActressAway from Her (2006)
2007DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressAway from Her (2006)
2007DFCCDublin Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressAway from Her (2006)
2007NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest ActressAway from Her (2006)
2007NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressAway from Her (2006)
2007NYFCO AwardNew York Film Critics, OnlineBest ActressAway from Her (2006)
2007PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleAway from Her (2006)
2007SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActressAway from Her (2006)
2007SFFCC AwardSan Francisco Film Critics CircleBest ActressAway from Her (2006)
2007SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressAway from Her (2006)
2007TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest Performance, FemaleAway from Her (2006)
2007WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressAway from Her (2006)
2007EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest ActressAway from Her (2006)
2007EDA Special Mention AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBravest Performance AwardAway from Her (2006)
2007EDA Female Focus AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsLifetime Achievement Award
2007EDA Female Focus AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsActress Defying Age and AgeismAway from Her (2006)
1999Evening Standard British Film AwardEvening Standard British Film AwardsBest ActressAfterglow (1997)
1998Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Female LeadAfterglow (1997)
1998NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActressAfterglow (1997)
1997Jury AwardFt. Lauderdale International Film FestivalBest Ensemble CastAfterglow (1997)· Nick Nolte
· Lara Flynn Boyle
· Jonny Lee Miller
1997NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressAfterglow (1997)
1997Silver SeashellSan Sebastián International Film FestivalBest ActressAfterglow (1997)
1997Academy FellowshipBAFTA Awards
1986Best ActressHavana Film FestivalMiss Mary (1986)
1983ACECableACE AwardsActress in a Theatrical or Non-Musical ProgramSeparate Tables (1983)
1982International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest ActressMemoirs of a Survivor (1981)
1967DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Actress (Migliore Attrice Straniera)Doctor Zhivago (1965)
1967Silver GoddessMexican Cinema JournalistsBest Foreign Actress (Mejor Actriz Extranjera)Darling (1965)
1966Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsDramatic Performance, FemaleDarling (1965)
1966NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest ActressDarling (1965)
1966OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleDarling (1965)
1966BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest British ActressDarling (1965)
1965NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressDarling (1965)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActressAway from Her (2006)
2008Evening Standard British Film AwardEvening Standard British Film AwardsBest ActressAway from Her (2006)
2008Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLead ActressAway from Her (2006)
2008INOCAInternational Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)Best ActressAway from Her (2006)
2008OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleAway from Her (2006)
2008BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Leading ActressAway from Her (2006)
2007CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressAway from Her (2006)
2007DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest ActressAway from Her (2006)
2007Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Motion Picture, DramaAway from Her (2006)
2007SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest ActressAway from Her (2006)
2005ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureFinding Neverland (2004)· Johnny Depp
· Freddie Highmore
· Dustin Hoffman
· Radha Mitchell
· Joe Prospero
· Nick Roud
· Luke Spill
· Kate Winslet
2005BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleFinding Neverland (2004)
1998Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Motion Picture, DramaAfterglow (1997)
1998OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleAfterglow (1997)
1978Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActressDemon Seed (1977)
1976Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalShampoo (1975)
1974BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressDon't Look Now (1973)
1972OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleMcCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
1972BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressThe Go-Between (1971)
1968Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsFemale Star5th place.
1967Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsFemale Star7th place.
1967BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest British ActressFahrenheit 451 (1966)
1966Gold MedalPhotoplay AwardsMost Promising New Star (Female)
1966Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress - DramaDarling (1965)
1964BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest British ActressBilly Liar (1963)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest ActressAway from Her (2006)
2007BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ActressAway from Her (2006)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest Lead PerformanceAway from Her (2006)

TitleSalary
Power (1986)$1,000,000
Petulia (1968)$400,000 + 10% of gross
Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)$400,000 + 10% of gross
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)$200,000
Doctor Zhivago (1965)$120,000
Darling (1965)$7,500

#Fact
1Currently resides in Ojai, California with her long-time companion, the journalist Duncan Campbell of the Manchester (UK) Guardian. [August 2006]
2Said in 2003 that she her Oscar is boxed away in storage, showing off awards by displaying them in her home is something she does not do.
3At one time, was dating musician Brian Eno.
4Her mother Rosemary (1912-1982), a Welsh painter, grew up with some of Richard Burton's older siblings (Burton was the twelfth of thirteen children).
5Her favorite cigarette brand is Craven A.
6In March 1979, a 22-month-old boy drowned in a 2-ft. duck pond on Christie's farm in Wales. The infant's parents, Jonathan and Leslie Heale, were live-in caretakers of the property. Christie has never publicly spoken about the tragedy.
7Was replaced by Vanessa Redgrave for the title role in Agatha (1979) after dropping out of the production due to an injury.
8Had a paternal half-sister named June, who was born in 1934 and died in 2005. June was the result of an affair between Julie's father Frank and a teenage Indian peasant girl on the tea estate he managed in Chabua, Assam. Reportedly, Julie did not want to know June.
9Variety Club of Great Britain Most Promising Newcomer Award 1963 joint winner with James Fox.
10Variety Club of Great Britain film Actress Award for 1965 for her performance in Darling (1965).
11Is a huge fan of actress Meryl Streep.
12Said to have been the inspiration for the character Julie Baker in François Truffaut's Day for Night (1973).
13Producer Joseph Janni, who produced four of Christie's earliest pictures (Billy Liar (1963), Darling (1965), Far from the Madding Crowd (1967) and In Search of Gregory (1969)) and generally is credited, along with director John Schlesinger, in launching her career, created a complex tax shelter for Christie to insulate her earnings from the prohibitively high British tax rate during the 1960s. When the UK Inland Revenue finally investigated the tax shelter many years later, Inland Revenue officials declared it was one of the most complicated tax-avoidance scheme it had come across. Christie herself was cleared of any wrongdoing.
14One of her first roles was playing young Anne Frank in a London theatrical production of "The Diary of Anne Frank".
15Became very close with director Robert Altman while filming McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971). (Ironically, her lover and co-star Warren Beatty did not get along with Altman, primarily due to his use of overlapping dialog.) She later appeared as herself in Altman's classic Nashville (1975) and received an Oscar nomination starring in the Altman-produced Afterglow (1997), directed by Altman protégé Alan Rudolph. The two remained very close until Altman's death in 2006.
16Close friends with actress Goldie Hawn. The two women were introduced by Warren Beatty in the late 1960s. Beatty and Christie came to consider Goldie as family, and she co-starred with them in Shampoo (1975). Hawn also introduced Christie to yoga, which she still practices today.
17Great admirer of Princess Diana of Wales and was extremely affected by her 1997 death.
18Friends with actresses Faye Dunaway, Shirley MacLaine, Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet.
19Al Pacino's favorite actress.
20She reluctantly agreed to star in writer-director Sarah Polley's debut feature-film Away from Her (2006) after many months of persuasion. Christie, who had acted previously with Polley, liked her script, but -- like Polley -- is ambivalent about her acting career. She finally capitulated and her brilliant performance in the film, which debuted at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival and is due to be released in the United States in the Spring of 2007, has generated buzz predicting that the film likely will bring Christie her fourth Best Actress Oscar nomination.
21Turned down the role of Laura Fischer, Paul Newman's girlfriend, in The Verdict (1982). Subsequently, Charlotte Rampling was cast in the role.
22Inspired the song "Julie Christie" on the soundtrack for Better Than Chocolate (1999).
23Her performance as Diana Scott in Darling (1965) is ranked #75 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
24Future long-term lover Warren Beatty first espied Christie at the 1966 Royal Command Performance of the film Born Free (1966) in London, which he attended with his then-girlfriend, Leslie Caron. Caron and Beatty were situated near Christie in the reception line for Queen Elizabeth II, and Beatty first saw Christie in person when he turned to watch the Queen shake hands with her. Beatty inveigled his friend Richard Sylbert, who was production designer on Christie's film Petulia (1968), to tell her to call him. She did, he flew up to the San Francisco location of the Petulia (1968) shoot and, after a rocky start, they became lovers. She made her first public appearance with Beatty at a sneak preview of Bonnie and Clyde (1967) for the Hollywood elite. It took them several months to rid themselves of their then-current lovers before they came together in a committed relationship, although they usually maintained separate households for the length of their long romance. Most of those who knew them said they shared a passion for the truth. Beatty told his friends he had asked Christie to marry him, but she refused as she did not want children. Christie believed in monogamy, but Beatty felt that as long as they were not married, he could engage in multiple affairs as long as he remained loyal to her. Eventually, Christie tired of his womanizing and their relationship ended after seven years. His longest and most lasting relationship until he married Annette Bening, the mother of his four children, Beatty considered Christie his wife and told the press in 1971 that he would pay her alimony if they split up, if she wanted it. They did, but she did not. When Beatty was awarded the Irving Thalberg Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the year 2000, Christie was one of the friends and co-workers who appeared in a film tribute to her former lover.
25Has worked with director-screenwriter and actress Sarah Polley three times: co-starring with Polley in No Such Thing (2001) and the Goya Award-winning "La Vida secreta de las palabras" (aka The Secret Life of Words (2005)), and taking the lead in Polley's first feature film as a director, Away from Her (2006). Polley is one of the many co-workers impressed by not only Christie's talent, but her intelligence and independence. After appearing with her in No Such Thing (2001), Polley -- who lost her mom when she was 11 years old -- said that Julie had become one of her surrogate mothers.
26Has played the mother of two Defense Against the Dark Arts professors from the "Harry Potter" series. In Hamlet (1996), she plays the mother of Kenneth Branagh, who went on to play Gilderoy Lockhart. In DragonHeart (1996), she plays mother to David Thewlis, who plays Remus Lupin. Christie herself also appears in the third film, with Thewlis.
27Her mentor, director John Schlesinger, envisioned a cast of Al Pacino, Julie Christie and Sir Laurence Olivier for Marathon Man (1976). Pacino has said that the only actress he had ever wanted to work with was Christie, who he claimed was "the most poetic of actresses". Producer Robert Evans, who disparaged the vertically challenged Pacino as "The Midget" when Francis Ford Coppola wanted him for The Godfather (1972) and had thought of firing him during the early shooting of the now-classic film, vetoed Pacino for the lead, insisted on the casting of the even-shorter Dustin Hoffman instead! On her part, Christie -- who was notoriously finicky about accepting roles, even in prestigious, sure-fire material -- turned down the female lead, which was then taken by Marthe Keller (who, ironically, became Pacino's lover after co-starring with him in Bobby Deerfield (1977). Of his dream cast, Schlesinger only got Olivier, who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Pacino has yet to co-star with Christie.
28Member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1979.
29Turned down the role of Lara in Doctor Zhivago (1965) at the time the most coveted role in Hollywood, several times before finally accepting.
30Her favorite filmmaker is Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
31Accompanied her longtime lover Warren Beatty on a trip to Russia which inspired him to write his Oscar-winning epic Reds (1981) which ultimately took him 13 years to write. Beatty had always planned to have Christie play the role of Louise Bryant, but when Reds (1981) began filming several years after the couple's breakup, Christie turned down and Beatty gave the role to Diane Keaton. However, Beatty dedicated the film to Christie by hinting to her in his best director Oscar acceptance speech. "For Jules" can also be seen in the final credits of the film.
32Turned down the leads in The Collector (1965), Bonnie and Clyde (1967), They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), Ryan's Daughter (1970), Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), Cabaret (1972), Chinatown (1974) and Reds (1981), all roles that won the actresses who eventually played them Best Actress Academy Award nominations.
33Lived with Warren Beatty from 1967 to 1974, albeit intermittently. According to a revealed blind item published early in the couple's relationship, Christie was unfazed by the fact that he was seeing other women on the side.
34Was the producers first choice to play Presidential widow Liz Cassidy, a role modeled on Jacqueline Kennedy, in The Greek Tycoon (1978). Despite being offered a $1 million fee, she turned down the role, which was played by Jacqueline Bisset.
35Was a top contender for the role of Honey Rider in the first James Bond film, Dr. No (1962). She was not chosen because producer Albert R. Broccoli reportedly thought her breasts were too small. The role went to Ursula Andress.
36Was Charlton Heston's first choice as co-star The War Lord (1965), according to Heston's published diaries "Charlton Heston: The Actor's Life; Journals 1956-1976". She was vetoed by the studio because her fee was too high, much to Heston's consternation, who believed she was about to become a major star. He was proved right at the end of 1965, the year that "The War Lord" was released.
37Originally signed for the role of the Senator's wife in American Gigolo (1980) when Richard Gere was signed to the project, but quit when Gere was ditched in favor of John Travolta. Travolta later dropped out and Gere was hired for the film, but Christie was not offered the role that was eventually played by Lauren Hutton. Ironically, a rumor in the 1970s held that Christie and Hutton were lovers. Christie and Gere would eventually appear together in Sidney Lumet's Power (1986).
38Turned down the role of Louise Bryant in her former lover Warren Beatty's Reds (1981) as she thought the role should be played by an American. Beatty's then-lover Diane Keaton won a Best Actress Academy Award nomination playing the role.
39In an April 29, 1966 Life magazine cover story, Christie named Sidney Lumet as the only American among a list of directors she would like to work with. Twenty years later, she got her wish, appearing in the Lumet-directed Power (1986).
40Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Greatest Movie Stars (#91).
41Ranked #9 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women of All Time".
42Ranked #5 in Hello magazine's 25 British Beauties.
43Ranked #34 in Celebrity Skin's 50 Sexiest Starlets of All Time.
44Ranked #29 in Mr. Skin's Top 100 Celebrity Nude Scenes.
45Was once fashion designer Christian Lacroix's muse, he designed the pink chiffon gown with matching slippers that she wore to the 1971 Academy Awards, and continued to outfit her through her career.
46Turned down roles in The Sand Pebbles (1966), Valley of the Dolls (1967), Rosemary's Baby (1968), The Godfather (1972), Blume in Love (1973), The Great Gatsby (1974), The Wind and the Lion (1975), Coma (1978), American Gigolo (1980), Looker (1981), The Verdict (1982), Under Fire (1983), Steaming (1985) and a remake of the Greta Garbo classic Camille (1936). She was considered for the female leads in Thunderball (1965), Two for the Road (1967), Heroes (1977), Blow Out (1981) and Out of Africa (1985).
47The infamous dinner-party scene in Shampoo (1975) was completely improvised by Julie and Warren Beatty, much to the surprise of the rest of the cast and director Hal Ashby.
48Robert Altman said of her, "She's my incandescent, melancholy, strong, gold-hearted, sphinx-like, stainless steel little soldier.".
49Julie gave friend Sharon Tate a copy of Thomas Hardy's novel "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" with the inscription "For my Hardy heroine" (Julie had recently become a Thomas Hardy heroine in Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)). Sharon gave the novel to her husband Roman Polanski shortly before her death. When Polanski later made the film Tess (1979) he dedicated it "For Sharon".
50She discovered she wanted to become an actress when, at the age of nine, she snuck out of her Paris boarding school and spent the day with a complete stranger who was an aspiring actor.
51In 1967, Time magazine said of her, "What Julie Christie wears has more real impact on fashion than all the clothes of the ten Best-Dressed women combined.".
52Resided with Don Bessant, a lithographer and art teacher (1963-1967). Bessant passed away in 1993 at age 52.
53Her idol is legendary actor Marlon Brando.
54Has lived with investigative journalist Duncan Campbell since 1979. They are married, but the reported date they wed is disputed by Christie.
55Speaks English, French and Italian fluently.
56Directors she works with often enjoy working with her so much that they use her several times, Robert Altman in McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) and Nashville (1975); John Schlesinger in Billy Liar (1963), Darling (1965), Far from the Madding Crowd (1967) and Separate Tables (1983); Nicolas Roeg directed her in Don't Look Now (1973) and was cinematographer on Far from the Madding Crowd (1967), Fahrenheit 451 (1966) and Petulia (1968) and lover Warren Beatty used her in Shampoo (1975) and Heaven Can Wait (1978).
57Director David Lean nicknamed her 'sunflower' for her beautiful personality and director John Schlesinger nicknamed her 'Trilby' after the 19th century novel about a lovable bohemian.
58Brother Clive Christie is a professor of SouthEast Asian studies at Hull University.
59Is currently active in nuclear disarmament and animal rights. [2004]
60Was best friends with actress Sharon Tate.
61Former co-owner of Katira Productions, along with boyfriend Warren Beatty (named after Beatty's parents Kathlyn and Ira).
62Her romance with Terence Stamp has been said to have inspired The Kinks "Waterloo Sunset", hence the line "Terry met Julie" in the song. However in a 2004 interview, lead singer Ray Davies, who penned the song, denied this, saying: "No, Terry and Julie were real people. I couldn't write for stars.".Stamp later turned down the role of Guy Montag in Fahrenheit 451 (1966) because of his complicated emotions over co-starring with Christie, backing out of the role on the pretext of Julie receiving top billing. Oskar Werner subsequently played Montag. A year later, Stamp had overcome his insecurities and agreed to co-star with Christie in Far from the Madding Crowd (1967).
63Julie's father ran a tea plantation in Assam, India, where she grew up.
64Born at 10:00am-LMT.
65Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#26). [August 1995]

#Quote
1[2008, on reports that she and longtime boyfriend Duncan Campbell recently snuck off for a secret wedding in India] Nonsense. I have been married for a few years. Don't believe what you read in the papers.
2I'd rather talk to my ducks than some of the freaks I met in Hollywood.
3[on what motivated her to get a facelift in her 50s] People who are older than you appear to be younger. It is really undermining. You know they are older than you, yet you look like their mother.
4I told a friend I wasn't going to a party because I was so shy. I couldn't socialize. And she said, "Oh, you must come. I've told everybody the prettiest girl in the world is going to come." And I thought, "But I'm an ugly girl," and I remember that clearly. So that was the turning point, because you've only got to be told about that once -- despite all that background of being told by the nuns about, "Making faces, Julie Christie, you're quite ugly enough as it is.".
5Some of my opinions are quite radical.
6I know the sorts of things that appeal to me does not appeal the way that Forrest Gump (1994) does. I really like ambiguity and I really like all sorts of complexity.
7I think I work, actually work, every 10 years. I don't care about pissing off Hollywood because it doesn't really exist anymore. But pissing off the media? It was difficult when I was a girl and they're not any kinder now. I just hate not being strong enough.
8I know that I'm obviously not as famous as I was. I know that a whole generation of young people don't know anything about me. I haven't made (big) films for ages and ages. I make such tiny films.
9[observation, 1966] Being on top right now is a fluke.
10I could never really see the point of being high-profile when I loathed it so much. Every now and then, you can go to something like an Oscars ceremony, but nobody is holding a gun to your head. The rules were the same 40 years ago as they are now. You can either choose your spotlight - or you can stay at home.
11The film company wants you to look fantastic, and borrows clothes and diamonds from designers and jewelers for you to wear. I will not do that again. It is a pernicious pastime. Models wear designer things, so you become like a salesperson. There are actual signs outside the ceremony that say, "Turn around". Why? Because they want you to advertise the dress. I don't want to be involved in an advertising jamboree.
12I found films to be turbulent and stressful. They have caused me an enormous amount of anxiety, because I do not have a lot of confidence. You are working, intellectually and mentally, and you are having to be with people and socialise all the time. Actors like it, on the whole, but I was not born with that quality. I am very quiet and would much prefer to talk to a few people rather than a crowd.
13I met such interesting people with Warren Beatty, whom I would never have met otherwise. And the film Shampoo (1975) stands the test of time. I cherish all those days. But I could not hack L.A., Hollywood was basically a throwaway society, run by publicity machines.
14It is a complicated business, and we are very insecure, we actors. We all feel - and fear - we are going to be found out at any moment. Someone is going to point and say, "You are really not very good, are you?".
15I cannot even talk about waste without being indignant. My introduction to Hollywood was a society that used it, sniffed it and threw it away. We've become a bit like that ourselves in the past 30 years. There's an attitude among the successful people of spend and spend, flaunt and flaunt, and don't think of anyone else.
16I am innumerate. I had great earning years, but it went through my fingers. I no longer have a career to build. So I do a few things to pay the bills. I cannot complain. I am comfortable, my God.
17Time has been savage in its relentless eating up of the years. Have I made the most of it? I have had an endless struggle not to be a coward about things. I know what I feel, but hate being looked at, hate doing anything in public, hate making speeches.
18It felt, to me, like a permanent cocktail party, without the drinks. Acting took me away from real life to a pretend life. I wanted that real life back. I am not a dedicated actress, I'm afraid. I never have been.
19Hollywood 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.
20What's most gratifying to me is Sarah Polley getting a nomination for screenplay adaptation. I was afraid she wouldn't be recognized. I wondered if they were going to get this great piece of work. I'm very glad I did it because it's a terribly important issue. We've got to face the fact that we're living longer. This is the comeuppance of wishing for immortality. Back in the day we weren't so obsessed about them [Oscars] in England. I didn't know about the Academy Awards. I didn't know what it was. I got the smell of the thing that it was terribly important but I wasn't interested in it, but I figured maybe I could get something out of this. I told them I would go if my boyfriend and I could get a holiday in the desert. It almost feels the same today.
21If I don't make films, no one is going to write about me. And most people have forgotten who I am anyway. My life is not interrupted because I am more or less anonymous.
22All women are aware of that moment when suddenly the boys don't look at you. It's a fairly common thing, when suddenly you no longer attract that instant male attention because of the way you look. I never really knew how to enjoy beauty, but it took the form of a subconscious arrogance, expecting things, all muddled up with celebrity. Then you begin to deal with it. In the 1970s, I was amazed to be talked about as a 60s sex symbol. I wasn't that person, as if I were a doll from the past. I had to learn to come to terms with that. It's funny, it's silly, the ridiculousness of having asked so much of celebrity. Then it becomes really interesting and very much part of the excitement of the life you're living now, knowing you're approaching the end of it.
23In the '60s, you did not know you were going to get older. But you do and you are. People become much dearer. When I see someone like Warren [Warren Beatty], with his four kids, there is that wonderful recognition of the life we have led. And a terrific sense of mortality, which is like a blessing almost: you suddenly realize what life is about.
24[on fame] All that concentrated adulation is terribly corroding.
25[on the prospect of her directing a film] Always a foot soldier, never a general.
26[on her relationship with Warren Beatty] I'm terribly dependent on him, like a baby to its mother, so we travel backwards and forward to be with each other.
27[on making Shampoo (1975) with Warren Beatty and Robert Towne] We showcased an utterly immoral, grotesquely greedy, decadent society that we felt was imminent.
28[In the mid-1990s, on why she never got married] Men don't want any responsibility, and neither do I.

#Trademark
1Incredible seductive beauty
2Deep husky yet smooth voice
3Often plays women who inspire great passion in all the male characters rotating around her

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