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.
– Marion Cotillard la petite fugueuse, Télé Poche, June 3, 1996
002 Scans from 1996 > Télé Poche (France) – June 3
After adding missing pictures from the years 1998 to 2000 in the public appearance section, I now also added those from 2001 and 2002. Additionally, Sofia has added some rare HQ pics from these years as well. It was the time when she was promoting ‘Les jolies choses‘ (Pretty Things), ‘Une femme piegée‘ and ‘Une affaire privée‘ (A Private Affair). In 2002 she also received her second César nomination (for ‘Les jolies choses‘).
001 8ème Trophées du Film français, January 29, 2001
001 Paris Film Festival, March 30, 2001
001 Paris Film Festival – Closing Ceremony, April 3, 2001
002 Cathy Guetta Birthday Party, April 26, 2001
002 ‘Les Jolies Choses’ Photocall – 27th Deauville American Film Festival, September 2, 2001
002 ‘Les Jolies Choses’ Premiere – 27th Deauville American Film Festival, September 2, 2001
001 27th Deauville American Film Festival – Jury Photocall, September 3, 2001
002 27th Deauville American Film Festival – Autographing bottles of Moet & Chandon, September 9
001 ‘Grégoire Moulin contre l’humanité’ Premiere, October 16, 2001
001 ‘Les Jolies Choses’ Premiere – Bordeaux, October 21, 2001
001 ‘Les Jolies Choses’ Premiere – La Provence, October 25, 2001
006 ‘Les Jolies Choses’ Premiere – Paris , November 6, 2001
003 Cartier Party – Launch of new ‘Delices’ Collection, November 8, 2001
001 Launch of new ‘Giorgio Armani’ Collection, November 23, 2001
003 Unknown Event, December 2001
002 ‘Gant d’Or’ Evening at Planet Hollywood, December 9, 2001
001 Evening ‘Fascination Diamonds’ by L’Officiel, early 2002
013 27th César Awards – Nominees Déjeuner, February 8, 2002
003 Launch of Helena Rubenstein’s new Make-Up Line, February 12, 2002
002 Birthday Party, February 26, 2002
003 27th César Awards, March 2, 2002
007 Paris Fashion Week – Armani Collection Autumn/Winter, March 11, 2002
004 Prix de la Fondation Lucien Barriere, March 20, 2002
003 55th Cannes Film Festival – ‘Sweet Sixteen’ Premiere, May 21, 2002
002 55th Cannes Film Festival – Georgio Armani Party, March 21, 2002
003 Opening of Celio Boutique, May 31, 2002
005 18th Fête du Cinéma – Press Conference, June 5, 2002
005 Evening by Motorola, June 6, 2002
007 2nd Marrakech International Film Festival – Opening Ceremony, September 18, 2002
004 2nd Marrakech International Film Festival, September 19, 2002
001 2nd Marrakech International Film Festival – Traditional Ceremony, September 22, 2002
001 Cocktail Jaguar, around October 2002
002 ‘Les routes de mes parfums’ Book Launch, October 4, 2002
003 Paris Fashion Week – Louis Vuitton Ready to Wear Fashion Collection, October 7, 2002
001 Opening of Kenzo Boutique, October 7, 2002
001 ‘Le Limier’ Dress Rehearsal, October 19, 2002
005 ‘Jackie Kennedy, les années Maison Blanche’ Exhibition Opening, November 18, 2002
003 Evening by Town Hall of St Geran, Île Maurice, November 19, 2002
002 Fashion Christmas Trees by designers, December 19, 2002
As you may have noticed Sofia came on board just before the Cannes Film Festival to help keep the site stay updated. She’s been doing a great job with adding all the latest info, HQ event pics & magazine scans. Not only that but she also added new HQ pictures of Marion Cotillard’s early TV appearances. Thank you! Be sure to check them out!
On December 28, 2002 Marion Cotillard appeared on the first edition of French TV Show “Défis des stars” (Challenges for stars). Directed by Pascal Duchêne and moderated by Nikos Aliagas and Star Academy finalist Eva 20 brave actors, singers and comedians faced challenges that revolved around the circus such as animal training, juggling, magic and cabaret acts. Marion performed using a magic wand. Judging by the screencaps by Erik she was also an assistant in one of the magic acts. Fellow participants included her co-stars from ‘Taxi‘ (Samy Nacéri performed with 4 tigres from Circus Yann Gruss and Frédéric Diefenthal with bears from Circus Phénix) and ‘Les jolies choses‘ (Ophélie Winter performed on aerial silk and Titoff in another act). Elie Semoun, Véronique Genest, Gérard Jugnot, L5, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Grégori Baquet, Anthony Kavanagh, Patrick Timsit and Pascal Sellem were also part of the show.
Moderator Nikos said in advance: “I don’t know whether it will work for viewers. But I think it’s very nice to see the stars in different roles, to see them in burlesque, funny or dangerous situations. There will be music, entertainment, it will be a party. It’s the end of the year, so we will finish it in a good mood, with completely original and magical images.” And they succeeded for the newspaper Le Parisien later called it an original evening.
Does anybody have videos of any of the shows we’ve added pictures of – or of Marion Cotillard’s other television appearances? Please send them in, we’d be very thankful!
001 Talk Shows > StarMag – ca. 2001 (excerpt only)
According to See-Saw Films, Marion Cotillard has replaced Natalie Portman as Lady Macbeth opposite Michael Fassbender in a new adapation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The film, directed by Justin Kurzel (Snowtown), is set to be produced by the team that brought us The King’s Speech and Shame. Shooting is set to begin January 2014 in the United Kingdom. Studio Canal and Film4 are financing the project. This is amazing news, can’t wait to see Marion doing Shakespeare!
“I feel extremely blessed that Marion is joining our film. She is one of the bravest and most compelling actors I have watched in recent years and I cannot wait to collaborate with both her and Michael in bringing to screen this very human and tragic love story.”
“Marion Cotillard has proven extraordinary versatility through her stunning performances in La Vie en Rose and Rust and Bone. Casting her as Lady Macbeth alongside Michael Fassbender will bring a fresh and exciting dynamic to the story of lovers pulled apart by war and ambition.”
Read two articles on it below:
Marion Cotillard to play Lady Macbeth opposite Michael Fassbender – screendaily.com
Marion Cotillard replaces Natalie Portman in Macbeth opposite Michael Fassbender – The Hollywood Reporter
Adding to the good news about ‘Blood Ties’ being added to the Toronto Film Festival line up, it is now ‘The Immigrant’‘s turn to make it to another well known festival in North America. Variety published this morning the line up for the 51st edition of the New York Film Festival, that takes place from September 27 to October 13. Marion’s film, from director James Gray, and which premiered in May this year during the Film Festival in Cannes, is on the main slate list of this year’s event. We will hopefully be seeing a lot of Marion after the summer when promotion for both movies officially begins!