Welcome to Magnifique Marion Cotillard! Marion's best known for her award winning performance in La Vie en Rose, but you might also recognise her from movies such as Inception, Midnight in Paris, The Dark Knight Rises and The French Rust and Bone. Collecting nominations for her latest film Two Days, One Night and starring in the upcoming adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, Marion Cotillard is finally making a comeback to leading roles. Not stopping at movies, Marion Cotillard is also exploring her musical talents, having toured with French rock band Yodelice and recorded a song and video with British band Metronomy. She's also taken over the fashion industry as the face of Lady Dior. All the while, she is never too busy for her family and to lend her time and name to causes she believes in. Enjoy your time here and keep checking back for all the latest news!
Oct 03, 11   Mia   0 Comment General ,

UK’s The Guardian quoted great photographers on how they found new ways to shoot some of the world’s most photographed stars.

“We shot Marion ­Cotillard in Montauk, New York. She was up for an Oscar for La Vie En Rose. An assistant was holding my legs – I was hanging off a cliff. Looking at the ­photograph, you feel like you’re there. You can taste the wind and smell the ocean. You can see in her eyes how windy it was. All the elements of nature are in this, plus her sincerity and beauty.” – Ryan McGinley

This picture together with over 250 other photographs is featured in the book (448 pages) The New York Times ­Magazine Photographs, released last Friday.

Oct 03, 11   Mia   2 Comments Movies , ,

Un goût de rouille et d’os‘ (Rust and Bones) co-star Matthias Schoenarts recently won the Best Actor prize at the Flanders Film Awards in Belgium for his role in ‘Rundskop‘. Cinevox.be interviewed him about his upcoming projects. He revealed that he got the male lead role in Jacques Audiard’s ‘Un goût de rouille et d’os‘ after several auditions and that he’s done 6 weeks of rehearsals with Marion Cotillard in Paris (I’m not sure when those rehearsals took place). Filming will start this month and last 70 days. In the video interview he praises both Jacques Audiard and Marion Cotillard, says that they are geniuses and interesting people. Sadly, I don’t speak Dutch to understand more than that.

[edit Oct 11] Thanks to Helena for a better summary: “He’s saying that there are some people in the world he would make a movie with without reading the script, but he still did read it. And the project looks fantastic. He’s comparing the movie to Bull’s Head. He says he has a lot of respect for Jacques Audiard. He says that he is one of the best directors in the world. He compliments Marion and he says she works with heart and soul.”

Sep 25, 11   Mia   2 Comments General

Posted by The Telegraph‘s Celia Walden last Thursday in an article about fashion at award shows and style in general:

With French women it’s the poise that grates… I decide this as I watch Marion Cotillard gliding about the Chateau Marmont restaurant in denim hotpants apparently bought from Baby Gap.

Style – as discussed – can be bought, learnt or imposed, intelligence is generally agreed to be a quaint, outmoded value, but poise – you either have it or you don’t. Cotillard has it, and from the way she’s walking around being thin all over the patio, she knows it.

Just as my companion and I – pink with envy – are about to drag our gazes away from the Oscar-winning actress, Cotillard reaches into a Moses basket, retrieves a perfect, Petit Bateau-clad, three-month-old child and starts burping it while ordering coffee and conducting a business meeting. “Maybe it’s not hers,” attempts my friend lugubriously. “Maybe,” I nod. “Maybe.”


I added a lot more pictures of Marion Cotillard attending the New York premiere of ‘Contagion‘ last Wednesday. I also found videos of her being interviewed by Associated Press, Access Hollywood and MTV News.

The latter can’t be viewed from outside the US so many thanks to Iria from Damian Lewis Web for sending it in for our video archive. It’s especially interesting because she says her character in ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘ is not based on the comic books – which means that the speculation that her character Miranda Tate might be an alias for her real character Talia al Ghul might prove to be just that, specualation only. Read more about this on ScreenRant.com.

Marion was also interviewed by Extra TV, E! and Entertainment Tonight. I haven’t been able to find any interview footage yet so if you do please let me know. Thanks!

Gallery:
224 Events in 2011 > ‘Contagion’ Premiere – New York
159 Award Shows & Premieres etc > ‘Contagion’ Premiere – New York – 2011

Video:
003 Other Public Appearances > ‘Contagion’ Premiere


Marion Cotillard appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night to promote ‘Contagion‘. From the moment she stepped on stage the two displayed germophobia by refusing to touch & kiss when they greeted each other. Apart from that they talked about how Marion loves Will Ferrell and laughed over language matters. Sadly it was equally short as the Jimmy Fallon interview the day before.

Gallery:
311 Talk Shows > The Daily Show – 2011
005 Events in 2011 > Outside ‘The Daily Show’ Studio

Video:
001 Talk Shows > The Daily Show