I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Marion Cotillard’s latest public appearances. She’s a very busy woman right now! She’s spending a lot of time in the US – New York mostly in the last few weeks – to give interviews and participate in the awards campaign Picturehouse is organizing for La Vie en Rose. Last week, she attended the 17th Annual Gotham Awards in the Big Apple. Only days later she flew to Europe – Berlin in Germany to be more precise, where La Vie en Rose had its world premiere – to attend the 20th European Film Awards. Despite missing out on the award she looked absolutely gorgeous. Enjoy!
For some time I’ve been very unhappy with the script I had been using for the site’s video archive. I’ve now installed the ever-so-fantastic Coppermine and with help from Ally it should integrate well into the overall site layout. Many thanks!
I’ve been working hard to bring you all the previously available videos plus more. I’m still not done adding all the stuff I have but please bare with me. Many thanks to Paolo for some contributions!
Most noteworthy are probably the additions in the following folders:
Ma vie en l’air (Love is in the Air) – 2005 – English Trailer
Les Jolies choses (Pretty Things) – 2001 – Film clips + full Lucie. F. clip
Talk Shows – 2005 – Vivement Dimanche with Monica Bellucci
TV Shows – Hommage a Piaf, February 10, 2007
Interviews – interviews of Marion Cotillard promoting A Good Year and La Vie en Rose
Public Appearances – 2007 – various clips, incl. the (dubbed) acceptance speech at the Hollywood Awards
Other – various clips, incl. a fantastic interview called Screentest by the New York Times T Magazine – I came across it when watching a previous edition featuring Natalie Portman
It’s not only the general audience and jury panels that recognize Marion Cotillard’s outstanding performance in ‘La Vie en Rose’. Here are quotes from 2 actors I respect a lot:
“Not only did she craft a flawless impersonation of a famous personality, but Marion’s humanity elevated her performance to a devastatingly honest and yet seemingly effortless personification of integrity and grace. To me, this is more than just a great performance; it’s a document of this actress’s overwhelming ability to love.”
“Marion Cotillard in “La Vie en rose” was absolutely astonishing, and the synthesis of the performance with the whole film is superb. As much as inhabiting Piaf, she was also creating a creature, and I thought that was astonishing and inspiring. One of the most remarkable things I’ve ever seen.”
While making a visit to the online world – these visits have become rather rare these days, sorry – I came across the fantastic news of Marion Cotillard being nominated for a Satellite Award as Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. Congratulations!
Other nominees in this category are Julie Christie for “Away From Her”, Angelina Jolie for “A Mighty Heart”, Tilda Swinton for “Stephanie Daley”, Keira Knightly for “Atonement” and Laura Linney for “The Savages”. See the complete list of nominees here. The 12th annual ceremony will be held Dec. 16 in Century City, with awards going out in 49 categories.
Then, I must inform you all – if you haven’t found out yourself already – that Marion Cotillard has also been nominated for an European Film Award as European Actress 2007. Again, the competition included some very stellar acting talents: Marianne Faithful in “Irina Palm”, Carice van Houten in “Zwartboek” (Black Book), Anamaria Marinca in “4 Luni, 3 Saptamini Si 2 Zile” (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), Helen Mirren in “The Queen” and Ksenia Rappoport in “La Sconosciuta”. Sadly, when the European Film Awards took place yesterday in Berlin it was Helen Mirren who won the award!
While we’re trying to bring the site up to date with all the new and exciting stuff I have for you a special treat: a new and absolutely stunning set of pictures taken in March this year as well as untagged pictures for all the other sets of Portrait Sessions this year. Enjoy!
Variety just reported that the current writers’ strike delayed the production of ‘Nine’ – Marion Cotillard’s rumoured upcoming project:
The Weinstein Co., meanwhile, postponed “Nine,” the Rob Marshall-directed musical that was slated to start production in March with Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Sophia Loren and Marion Cotillard starring.In all four cases, the sponsoring studios decided they couldn’t overcome logistical and script problems exacerbated by the Writers Guild strike that is preventing rewrites, along with the looming expirations of the Directors Guild and Screen Actors Guild contracts in June. Other films are struggling to avoid the same fate.
“Nine,” the first collaboration between Marshall and Harvey Weinstein since the Oscar-winning “Chicago,” is now skedded to begin production in the second half of 2008. After Michael Tolkin wrote the script, TWC engaged Anthony Minghella to do a polish, but he was able to put in only three days of work before the writers guild went out.
Because of the intricate interaction between the script and the choreography that Marshall and John DeLuca plan, it was decided to wait for the writers to return, so the script can be properly completed.
Bardem will play the director Guido Contini, who experiences a creative and personal crisis as he tries to balance the women in his life, including his wife, mistress, film-star muse, agent and even his mother. The musical was inspired by the Fellini film “8½.” Music and lyrics are by Maury Yeston, composer and lyricist of the original production.
Catherine Zeta-Jones, who had been in talks to play one of the lead roles, dropped out of the movie, but the postponement was unrelated to her exit.
Regarding the last sentence it was New York Daily News who reported about it first. Citing a source claiming the actress had asked if the writer could enlarge her part. However, a friend insists she never officially commited and ultimately decided against the project because she felt it would be too similar a role to the one she played in ‘Chicago’.
Marshall is said to be looking for a slightly younger actress to play Claudia. Among those under consideration: Natalie Portman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Liv Tyler, Keira Knightley and Kate Hudson.
A ‘proper’ official announcement of the ‘Nine’ cast members has never been made although director Rob Marshall mentioned in an interview with The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette the cast would include Javier Bardem, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz and Sophia Loren. Marion Cotillard herself has not actually confirmed her commitment for sure but has alluded to it on several occasions. Let’s all hope she will do this movie even if it for the time being became another victim of the strike!
Oscar Season is approaching! Thanks to Jess and Marion Cotillard’s Road to Oscar for the heads up about the first ‘For Your Consideration’ trade ad that will hopefully remind all the Academy voters of Marion Cotillard’s outstanding performance in ‘La Vie En Rose’!
To keep up with all the Marion/Oscar-related buzz be sure to visit the afore-mentioned excellent blog!
Also read my guest post about ‘Les Jolies Choses’ (‘Pretty Things’) over there. Many thanks for inviting me and giving me this chance Road to Oscar!
I’m very sorry for the lack of updates recently. I’ve been very busy in real life and also I’ve been doing some behind-the-scenes work for the site – which I’ll soon be making available for all of you. To begin with I (finally) have the screencaptures of all the DVD extras of the French 2-DVD edition of ‘La Môme’ as well as of the limited special edition by Fnac.Com.
The film was released on DVD in the US as ‘La Vie en Rose’ earlier this week. I recommend you all go out and buy or at least rent it. I’m not sure whether the Making Of is the same on both DVDs and what scenes are added in the US version to make it the extended version. If anyone could send in information on that it’d be most welcome! Thanks.
089 DVD Screencaptures > Deleted Scenes
260 DVD Screencaptures > Making Of
021 DVD Screencaptures > Surprise
201 DVD Screencaptures > La Môme à New York
369 DVD Screencaptures > Fnac Masterclass
069 DVD Screencaptures > Menu
061 Screencaptures > Trailer (replaced with better quality screencaptures)
Marion Cotillard attended The Sundance Institute’s 6th Annual Celebration “A Sundance Family Celebration” in New York on Monday. I think she looked so cute in her dress. Check out the pictures to see for yourself! And she got served limonade by Stanley Tucci!
Hi all, my name is Sara Amelia and I’m the new co-web at Magnifique Marion Cotillard. Maria has been kind enough to offer me a position here on the site. I’ve loved Marion for a while now and truely love cannot wait to contribute to the site.
You may know my work from Introducing Mélanie Laurent, a co-star of Marion in Dikkenek. I also own others, which you can find listed here.