If you’re planning on seeing any of the popular French films, you’ll probably know that there’s a French film star named Binoche in the credits. You might also know that the name Pattinson is commonly associated with British film. Well, it turns out that the names are actually pretty similar, and it can be a bit tricky to know which one to look out for. So here’s a quick guide to help you out.
The Differences Between Pattinson, Binoche, And Other Popular French Film Stars
If you’ve ever seen British television series Great British Baking Show, you’ll undoubtedly know that the iconic Paul Hollywood is quite the character. Well, it turns out that his resemblance to Richard Simmons is quite apparent. One of the reasons why Hollywood was able to pull off such a unique and endearing performance is that he’s actually able to bend the rules of English pronunciation. For example, instead of saying “pattinson”, he’d say “patter’n”. It’s a little bit like how Jarod Smullen pronounces “binoche”. So, while it might sound like a typo to some people (and, in fact, it was originally credited as such when the show first aired), it’s actually just a different way of saying the name. (Incidentally, Richard Simmons was actually the first name of Vince’s father, who converted to Jewish faith. Hence the Vince Pattinson connection.)
Similarly, the legendary Orson Welles pronounced the name “Binoche” as “binn-OH-kay”. As the saying goes, “when you know something about a person that nobody else knows about that person, you know that you know something special about that person”. So, while we might assume that Welles knew about Binoche’s role in French film, it is in fact just a coincidence. (Well, maybe not a coincidence. Welles was a mighty smart man, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he considered Binoche a master class in acting and directing.
Now, it’s important to note that not all French film stars are named pattinson or binoche. In fact, most of them are not. The majority of the time, the name is a simple matter of convention – the most famous French film stars in history have been brought together by a common appearance – likewise, most of the time, the numbers in the name Binoche are a simple matter of convention. So, when you see the names Pattinson or Binoche on a film or television show, it’s likely just a coincidence.
The Similarities Between Pattinson, Binoche
Despite the fact that Pattinson and Binoche are not necessarily related, there are some interesting parallels between them. First and foremost, they’re both named after somebody’s father. In Pattinson’s case, his father was Vincent, and in Binoche’s case, his father was also named Vincent. Next up, both Pattinson and Binoche have a history of using pseudonyms. It started with Orson Welles shifting to a different first name when he started using his full name in film. Then, in 1966, Peter Cushing, the son of Humphrey Cushing, changed his last name to avoid confusion with his famous father. Finally, in the 1970s, Peter Mattoon shifted his name to avoid confusion with Binoche’s father – also named Peter – as well as Peter Hulme. So, as you can see, these are four different people with different last names (and before you judge Peter Hulme, he did play a very important role in the history of British film).
These are just a few of the similarities between Pattinson and Binoche. It’s an interesting synchronicity that, despite their significant differences, they should all share some sort of connection. There must be some sort of master plan behind all of this.
Remember: It’s Not Always About The Numbers
It’s important to note that the numbers in the name Binoche are not necessarily related to the star’s actual age. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. The numbers in Binoche’s name actually stand for the following – the famous French film star’s first name has ten numbers, his middle name has nine numbers, and his last name has ten numbers:
- Binoche, 1st name
- 1, 1st middle name
- 1, 1, last name
So while it might conform to the English rules of pronunciation, it’s not necessarily true that the numbers in the name Binoche correspond to the star’s actual age. It’s just a coincidence. (Or maybe not a coincidence. It’s possible that Peter Mattoon had seen enough of his father’s name to make it a bit more personal.)
What Do You Know About The Difference Between Pattinson, Binoche, And Other Stars?
So you know all this about Pattinson and Binoche. What do you know about the difference between them and other famous French film stars?