During her 46-year-long acting career, Isabelle Huppert has graced the screen in over 130 films and TV shows and won over 90 awards. But this year marks a first for the accomplished star; she received an Oscar nomination for her role as Michèle Leblanc in Paul Verhoeven's psychological thriller Elle. Though she has taken home some of the most prestigious awards in the world, including a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, a César (the French equivalent of an Oscar), and two Best Actress Awards at Cannes, it wasn't until this year that she received an Oscar nod.
To find out why the Academy was bewitched by the complexity and elegance of her performance in Elle, check out this beautiful tribute video by Carlos Aguilar, which highlights 50 of her greatest character portrayals.
Though she had already garnered incredible notoriety in her native France, Huppert became internationally recognized after winning a BAFTA for her 1977 performance in La Dentelliere. She has appeared in many other highly acclaimed films, including Amour, which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year back in 2013, as well as several American films, like Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate and David O. Russell's I Heart Huckabees.
With such an expansive and impressive filmography, Huppert certainly provides fans with what Aguilar calls a "magnificent artistic journey," and being able to go back and observe her cinematic adventure in this tribute video is nothing short of enthralling.
To find out if Isabelle Huppert takes home an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role, be sure to check out the Oscars, as well as our live coverage, this Saturday at 8:30pm (EST).
Source: One Week Only Podcast