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Nov 2012
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US fans be sure to tune into The Tonight Show With Jay Leno tonight, as Marion will be a guest on the show. I believe she will be promoting Rust & Bone, which is released in the US on November 23rd.

We’ll be on the lookout for a video to share with you asap after.

Nov 2012
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Relaxnews is reporting that Marion Cotillard will be unveiling the Christmas Window Display at the Parisian Department Store Printemps on November 9. This year, Dior is responsible for the decoration of the store’s windows. It will be inspired by the City of Light and is thus called ‘Inspirations parisiennes’ (Parisian Inspirations).

Passers-by can admire 11 different “fashion” windows during the Holiday Season. Emblematic places of Paris, such as Avenue Montaigne (where Dior is situated) and the Opera, will be staged. The display includes 74 dolls, especially created by the Dior workshops. “There are 12 different models, each faithfully representing iconic collections of Dior Haute Couture, from tailor Bar 1947 to AH Collection 2012 by Raf Simons,” explains the fashion house.

Source: Bluewin

Nov 2012
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Awards season is now upon us, and so the campaigning begins! The first ‘For Your Consideration’ advert for Rust & Bone has recently been shared on, and you can now also view it in our Gallery. Marion is of course being campaigned for Best Actress for her role as Stéphanie in Rust & Bone, and numerous award sites are predicting nominations for Ms Cotillard. Let’s cross our fingers….!

Nov 2012
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Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton are presented with BFI Fellowships as “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and Chile’s “No” are also honored.

Jacques Audiard’s Rust and Bone won best film at a special standalone ceremony on the penultimate evening of this year’s BFI London Film Festival.

It is the first time a best film award has been decided on by a jury from a field of 12 Competition titles.The films were selected by BFI head of exhibition and festival director Clare Stewart together with the fest’s programming team.

The jury, headed by president David Hare — screenwriter, playwright, film and theatre director — also boasted input from: veteran Hong Kong film producer Nansun Shi; Argentine director Pablo Trapero; Victoria Pearman, producer of Crossfire Hurricane and president of Mick Jagger’s Jagged films; and the British actress Romola Garai.

Hare said: “Jacques Audiard has a unique handwriting, made up of music, montage, writing, photography, sound, visual design and acting. He is one of only a very small handful of filmmakers in the world who has mastered, and can integrate, every element of the process to one purpose: making, in Rust and Bone, a film full of heart, violence and love.”

Audiard’s film stars Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts and details the love between a man and a woman who has suffered a terrible accident. It played in Competition during the Festival de Cannes, but walked away from that event empty-handed.

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Nov 2012
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from The Telegraph (UK) / by John Hiscock

French actress Marion Cotillard tells John Hiscock about her triumph as Edith Piaf, avoiding the paparazzi, and the importance of sex scenes in her latest film Rust and Bone.

Growing up in Paris, Marion Cotillard dreamed of being not just a French actress but what she calls an actress of the world. “My dream was wide, I didn’t see any boundaries, and maybe that’s why I crossed the ocean,” she says thoughtfully.

But now, having successfully crossed the ocean, she is ready to go home. We are talking at the Toronto Film Festival, where her new film, Rust and Bone, has been showing, but her flight back to France is booked for later in the evening and she is looking forward to getting on it.

She needs to seek refuge in France, she says, to escape the constant attention and hounding by paparazzi that has been part of her life in the US ever since her 2008 Oscar win for La Vie En Rose, the story of Edith Piaf.

She now chooses to divide her roles between French and English-language productions, usually playing complex, strong women in films as varied as Public Enemies, the musical Nine, Midnight in Paris, Chris Nolan’s Inception and The Dark Knight Rises.

“It’s not the fame that changed my life but La Vie En Rose,” she says. “It put me in a different universe and gave me the opportunity to discover different worlds.

“But I’m not like some celebrities who live with paparazzi 24 hours a day. That’s why I’m keeping my life in France.”

Her home is still in Paris, where she lives with the actor and director Guillaume Canet, whom she met in 2003 when they appeared together in Love Me If You Dare. Since then they have acted together in two other French movies and he has just directed her in the not-yet-released French thriller Blood Ties.

They have an 18-month-old son, Marcel, and live a relatively simple lifestyle, although she is clearly uncomfortable talking about her private life.

“Some people need a partner who is the total opposite of themselves and some people need to find someone who is exactly alike. It’s really hard to explain the combination of two people who love each other.

“I won’t say anything smart and beautiful about it today because the explanation would be very long.” She laughs. “But I loved working with Guillaume again and I’d love to work with him some more. He’s an amazing director for actors.”

The lissom, long-limbed Cotillard has a reputation for doing meticulous research. She has studied English diligently and speaks it almost flawlessly, albeit slowly.

After the festival screenings of Rust and Bone in Cannes and Toronto, she was singled out for special praise by critics for her performance as Stephanie, a whale trainer at a marine park who loses her legs when a show ends in tragedy.

Directed by Jacques Audiard, the movie co-stars Matthias Schoenaerts as Ali, a nightclub bouncer who becomes her helper and lover.

“I researched and I watched videos of amputees but I didn’t do major deep research because I didn’t really need to know exactly how you move without legs and I thought I would learn with her and experience it with her,” says Cotillard.

“If she had been an amputee for 10 years I would have done more, different research.”

For once, she did not object to love scenes, which for her are usually the worst part of being an actress. “I am shaking; I feel very bad and I want to cry most of the time because I hate it so much,” she says. “But here it was totally different. I was so involved with my character that I was happy she would enjoy something like that. It’s a movie about love, about flesh, about rust and bone and heart and sex, so without the sex scenes the movie would have missed something.”

It is not surprising that there is an air of theatricality about Marion Cotillard. She grew up in an artistic household, the daughter of an actor-director father and actress mother. As a child she appeared on stage in plays written by her father and began her professional acting career at the age of 16 in the TV series Highlander, then made her feature film debut in Luc Besson’s action-comedy Taxi. She appeared in several high-profile French films, winning a César award – the French equivalent of an Oscar – for her role in Un long dimanche de fiançailles (A Very Long Engagement) and in Ridley Scott’s A Good Year, with Russell Crowe.

For her first post-Piaf role she co-starred with Johnny Depp as John Dillinger’s love interest, Billie Frechette, in Public Enemies, living in Louisiana to perfect the character’s accent. She then spent four months learning to dance for her role as Luisa, the cuckolded Italian film director’s wife in the musical Nine. In quick succession after that came Inception, Midnight in Paris, Contagion and The Dark Knight Rises.

Until recently, Cotillard occasionally sang and played bass and keyboard with the French band Yodelice, with whom she recorded several songs. “It was two years ago, when I could still go on stage, and I would love to do it again because my place in that band is very special. They gave me a lot of freedom to come and go and I want to give some time to music. That’s what I’m going to do.”

Finding time is becoming more difficult for the actress now that she has a toddler. “It changes things because I have to organise myself differently,” she says with a laugh. “Usually when I work I’m totally dedicated to the role and when I leave the set I bring some of my character home with me, but I can’t bring anyone home with me now because my son would freak out.

“So I’m trying to totally separate my life as a woman from my life as an actress. And so far it hasn’t been that difficult.”

Rust and Bone opens on November 2