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Marion Cotillard Scans from 1999

Marion Cotillard Scans from 1999

I know I’ve promised it a while ago and it’s long overdue. But I started scanning my pre-2007 Marion Cotillard magazine collection. After 1996 I also added all I had from 1999. ‘Taxi‘ had been a great hit the year before and Marion just received her first César nomination for ‘Most Promising Actress’ (her reaction: “I felt like saying ‘Wait! I haven’t yet shown all I wanted’, Ciné Live) and was promoting her smaller movies ‘Furia‘, ‘La Guerre dans le Haut Pays‘ and ‘Du bleu jusqu’en Amérique‘. Throughout the year her passion for acting dominated each interview.

I’ve always wanted to be an actress but I never really asked myself why. I know now that I have this career for two major reasons: First, because it allows me to take such pleasure in work that I happen to be overwhelmed with happiness while acting. And second, because this job puts me the most in danger in relation to my emotional past.
– from Studio

She was also part of The Class of 2000 by Paris Match. Guillaume Canet was too but he was away filming so he’s not on the picture. Though she did not win the César that year, they were certainly right. At the time she confided the story of auditioning for Taxi. She had been in a floating period, measuring the difficulty of succeeding in cinema but not yet discouraged. She told herself:

I’m 23 years old. If I don’t get the role I’ll consider doing something else. You have nothing to lose, pull out everything you have for the audition.

Although the first audition went well she thought she lost the part after she was nervous when she met producer Luc Besson.

Talking to Elle she said the best thing about the success of ‘Taxi‘ was that she now had a choice which projects she wanted to accept. Saying no however was very difficult so she always read the whole screenplays, waiting for something extraordinary at the end. She was looking for real actor-directors, asking “Why not admit that an actress can choose a director rather than vice versa?” She started taking Danish lessons after having seen ‘Festen‘, planned on meeting Thomas Winterberg during the Cannes Film Festival and also started learning Spanish after having seen ‘Los amantes del círculo polar‘ by Julio Medem. Loving her job she nurtured her need for cinematic culture by going to the Cinematheque.

I take notes anywhere: on the street, in my bed, in the middle of the night. I’m demanding of myself, but also of my co-stars. Acting with a great actor is a dream. With a bad one it’s atrocious.

She was also photographed for Karl Lagerfeld’s portfolio about the dream roles of actresses:

I would like to be offered to play Count Dracula as a consolation for not having been in ‘The Idiots’ by Lars Von Trier.

Talking to Ciné Live she remembered spending a day in a wheelchair in Paris with her co-star Samuel Jouy preparing for ‘De bleu jusqu’en Amérique‘.

Others looking at us, us being dependent on others – we had a unique experience. The movie is a celebration of life and hope.

She reveals about her big screen debut in ‘L’histoire du garçon qui voulait qu’on l’embrasse‘ that she did it without preparation, instinctive and spontaneous, praises Arnaud Desplechin (“It was complete happiness! He takes you by the hand and walks by your side”) and Luc Besson (“He is a killer, like Cukor he reveals in his actors both their masculinity and feminity, the only combination that can universally be touching”). She called Juliette Binoche “Romy Schneider’s heiress”, dreamt of acting along side Elodie Bouchez and Hélène de Fougerolles and was brought to tears when she remembered the magical encounter with Jeanne Moreau during a chaotic shooting (Lisa). And then went straight to laughing:

Actually, acting brings me to non-sexual orgasms! [then resuming, thoughtful and wise] Approaching yourself is the most beautiful and most dangerous thing.

Press:
Gros plan sur la génération 2000, Paris Match, February 18, 1999
Marion Cotillard, Studio, March 1999
Marion Cotillard “Y a-t-il un réalisateur pour m’ouvrir le ventre?”, Elle, April 26, 1999
A quoi rêvent les comédiennes?, Elle, May 17, 1999
Marion Cotillard, Bleu comme toi…, Ciné Live, December 1999

Kindly do not redistribute the magazine scans at another Marion Cotillard fan site as they were scanned exclusively for ‘Magnifique Marion Cotillard’. Thank you.

Gallery:
001 Scans from 1999 > Studio (France) – February
002 Scans from 1999 > Paris Match (France) – February 18
001 Scans from 1999 > Studio (France) – March
001 Scans from 1999 > Elle (France) – April 26
001 Scans from 1999 > Elle (France) – May 17
001 Scans from 1999 > Premiere (France) – November
001 Scans from 1999 > Ciné Live (France) – December

Marion Cotillard in a TV Magazine 1996

I have no idea whether this indeed is Marion Cotillard’s first magazine appearance but it’s certainly the first I have in my extensive magazine collection. 20 year old Marion Cotillard was promoting her first leading role in TV movie ‘Chloé‘. I’m sure you’re as excited as I am about this gem!

Filming took place in the roads of Liège during nights – it was constantly very cold. She said that director Dennis Berry had already showed her this screenplay while he directed her for an episode of ‘Highlander‘. But she didn’t want to play the part then. When the screenplay was rewritten 2 years later she wanted to play Chloé, a girl full of hope and searching for the absolute. She dove into the part saying to herself that she might never again get to play such a strong character (little did she know hehe). The nude scenes didn’t bother her as they weren’t gratuitious but rather important for the character’s credibility.

Hobbies while not filming included at the time reading and looking out the window, admiring the trees. She also had the habit of preparing Mexican dishes for her friends and serving them while they were all watching football on TV.

Kindly do not redistribute the magazine scans at another Marion Cotillard fan site as they were scanned exclusively for ‘Magnifique Marion Cotillard’. Thank you.

Press:
Marion Cotillard la petite fugueuse, Télé Poche, June 3, 1996

Gallery:
002 Scans from 1996 > Télé Poche (France) – June 3

Madame Figaro, Deux Jours Une Nuit, Updates

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In July, Marion Cotillard was once again on the cover of Madame Figaro in France. Known for her passion for the environment, the magazine interviewed her for their “Green” edition and the interview was focused on Marion’s views and every day contributions to the environment. At the end of the article, they did a list of Marion’s six commandments for the environment in which she says she never takes long baths (to save water) and that she cleans her house with white vinegar. The photoshoot for the article is brand new and shot by photographer Jan Welters who had worked with her in 2010 for ELLE

Other than that, Marion has been busy shooting the new movie by the Dardenne brothers. They began rehearsals in June and have been shooting in Belgium for the past few weeks. I added a photo of Marion holding the one month old that was chosen to participate in the movie. You can read the article (in French) here.

During rehearsals, a bakery was chosen in a small town for the shooting of one scene Marion was in. The owners of the bakery, who were present for filming and who played themselves in the movie described Marion as very professional, focused and somewhat shy.

Gallery:
006 Sessions from 2013 > Madame Figaro
017 Magazine Scans 2013 > Madame Figaro, July 5, 2013
001 Deux Jours Une Nuit – 201 4> On Set

Press:
001 French Press > Marion Cotillard: La Vie en Green
001 French Press > “Nous avons le pouvoir de changer la société”

‘The Immigrant’ at Cannes

   

The Cannes Film Festival is now over and Marion’s last appearance took place on Friday, May 24 as she stepped out to promote James Gray’s The Immigrant. Marion attended both the photocall and the premiere of the movie alongside James Gray and co-star Jeremy Renner. She wore white to both events, an Alexander McQueen short dress for the photocall and press conference and a Dior evening gown for the premiere.

You can watch the press conference on the Official Festival site with English voice over. Hundreds of photos have been added to the gallery from the entire promotion at Cannes.

Two interviews from Cannes have also been added as well as screen captures for Marion’s interview on The Immigrant aired in May 24 on France 2 as well as a new photoshoot taken at the Festival by Fabrice Dall’Anese.

Although the reviews for The Immigrant have been mixed, Marion’s performance has been praised in all of them.

Gray clearly sees something in Cotillard that no other helmer — not even her husband, Guillaume Canet — has brought out in her before. Recognizing the deep, haunted quality of Cotillard’s gaze, he features her eyes as the soul of his story, counting on their mournful quality to play to the back of the house, even as he resists unnecessary closeups in favor of broad-canvas widescreen as much as possible.
Peter Debruge – Variety

Cotillard herself is incapable of giving a bad performance and she certainly carries the movie’s opening act
Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian

the intimately focused work is anchored by another superior performance by Marion Cotillard
Todd McCarthy – The Hollywood Reporter

Gallery:
197 Events in 2013 > ‘The Immigrant’ Photocall – 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival, May 24, 2013
061 Events in 2013 > ‘The Immigrant’ Press Conference – 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival, May 24, 2013
483 Events in 2013 > ‘The Immigrant’ Premiere – 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival, May 24, 2013
016 Events in 2013 > ‘The Immigrant’ After Party – 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival, May 24, 2013
001 Sessions from 2013 > Cannes Film Festival
002 Events in 2013 > Dior Cruise Collection, May 18, 2013
002 Scans from 2013 > Le Soir, May 24, 2013
105 TV Appearances > News Segments > JT20H, May 24, 2013
159 TV Appearances > News Segments > JT13H, July 10, 2010
001 Events in 2013 > EE British Academy Film Awards 2013 Nominees Party, February 9, 2013

Video:
001 News Segments > JT20H
001 News Segments > JT13H
001 Talk Shows > Rencontres de Cinéma

Press:
001 French Press > Marion Cotillard règne sur la Croisette

Marion Cotillard in the Press recently

You may have noticed that during the past few weeks I’ve kept adding articles to the press archive and also updated the gallery – especially if you’ve been following us on Twitter or Tumblr. Many thanks to Amelia and Melfan for their much-appreciated contributions to this update!!! Here’s an overview:

Press:
Character in Rust and Bone “got right into my blood,” Marion Cotillard says, The Gazette (Canada), December 13
‘Rust and Bone’ Globe Nominee Marion Cotillard: ‘I Questioned Existence’, Hollywood, December 13
Marion Cotillard cried on Rust and Bone set, Canada.com, December 14
‘Dark Knight Rises’ Star Marion Cotillard on Gun Violence: ‘It’s a Vicious Circle’, The Hollywood Reporter, December 15
Marion Cotillard’s new role cuts to the ‘Bone’, Star Tribune, December 15
Interview: Marion Cotillard of ‘Rust and Bone’, Red Eye Chicago, December 17
Marion Cotillard gets ‘Rust and Bone’ amputee character with one image, The Canadian Express, December 19
‘Rust and Bone’ masterfully depicts tragedy, love, The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 20
Interview: Marion Cotillard, Now (Canada), December 20
‘Rust and Bone’s’ Marion Cotillard dives head-first into roles, Los Angeles Times – Envelope, December 20
The Argument: Marion Cotillard, Hollywood’s favourite French actress, gets unleashed in Rust and Bone, Toronto Life, December 20
‘Unusual love story’ moved Cotillard, Daily News, December 21
There’s no rust on Cotillard, Toronto Sun, December 21
‘Rust and Bone’ brings Marion Cotillard face to face with orcas, The Seattle Times, January 6

Gallery:
009 Scans From 2012 > Various Clippings
001 Scans From 2012 > L’Express Styles (France) – November 7
005 Scans From 2012 > Cineplex (Canada) – December
003 Scans From 2012 > Newsweek (US) – December 10, scanned by Amelia
004 Scans From 2012 > Los Angeles Times – The Envelope (US) – December 20, scanned by Amelia
002 Scans From 2013 > Various Clippings
001 Sessions From 2012 > ‘Rust And Bone’ Promo
004 Sessions From 2012 > 7000 Fashion Magazine & L’Express Styles
001 Sessions From 2012 > Grazia
003 Sessions From 2012 > Hollywood Film Awards – Session 001
003 Sessions From 2012 > Los Angeles Times
002 Sessions From 2012 > Los Angeles Times – Envelope
005 Sessions From 2011 > L’Express Styles
005 Sessions From 2010 > L’Express Styles
001 Sessions From 2010 > New York Times Magazine
097 Sessions from 2008
161 Sessions from 2007

Also as you can see I re-added the 2007 & 2008 portrait sessions. Most of these were at one point far back in time already on this site but they’re finally back with some additions I found throughout the years. Enjoy! I’ll be completing the – now only a few – missing years soon.

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