The French actress on her role choices, learning Polish and love scenes with Johnny Depp. In “The Immigrant,” a drama set in 1921, French actress Marion Cotillard plays a Polish woman who lands at Ellis Island, then immediately falls into a dangerous limbo of indigence and prostitution. It’s a characteristically intense role for the 38-year-old actress, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of the gifted but doomed singer Edith
In some ways Marion Cotillard seems like a movie star out of another era, as sultry and soft-lit as a 1940s George Hurrell portrait. Maybe that’s because—at least for American audiences—she appeared fully formed in her wrenching and accomplished performance as Edith Piaf in 2007’s La Vie en Rose (for which she won an Academy Award). She arrived, in other words, not as Girl No. 1 or even Cute Female
New York Premiere Staging of HONEGGER’S JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE with MARION COTILLARD and Actors from the Comédie–Française Directed by Côme de Bellescize Continuing the Philharmonic’s recent emphasis on staged productions of operatic and theatrical works, the Orchestra will present the New York Premiere of director Côme de Bellescize’s staging of Arthur Honegger’s dramatic oratorio Joan of Arc at the Stake in season-finale performances, June 10–13, 2015, conducted
Even after becoming the most popular French actress in Hollywood, after an Academy Award (La vie en rose, 2008) and several international successes (The Dark Knight Rises, Midnight in Paris, Contagion, Inception, Nine), Marion Cotillard appears surprisingly shy and low profile. She is most discreet, not to say dumb, about her life with Guillaume Canet, actor-director who has been her partner for seven years and is the father of her son Marcel (2 years and a half).
Cotillard was in Marrakech to be part of Martin Scorsese’ jury