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!

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Luise and I added some pictures of Marion Cotillard dressed in Dior with Chopard jewellery at last night’s US gala premiere of ‘Rust and Bone‘ (De rouille et d’os) during the AFI Fest. Before the screening there was also a tribute to Marion Cotillard and her career. Watch part of it below. I also added some screencaps from her red carpet interview as well as pictures from the after party.

After a reel of footage highlighting the best films of her career thus far, the radiant Marion Cotillard graced the stage for a quick conversation before the curtain rose for her latest contribution to French Cinema, Rust and Bone. She humbly admitted that it was “super weird” and almost “schizophrenic” to see footage of herself spliced together because the characters are all her, yet they’re all different people. When asked about the path that led to her success in acting, she confided in a time when she considered leaving the profession to pursue something else, but meeting with Tim Burton and getting a role in Big Fish convinced her to stick with it. And it’s a good thing she did. Since then, she’s secured roles she feels passionate about, in both French and American films, leading her to an Oscar win for Best Actress for La vie en rose (2007), and teaming up with the likes of Michael Mann, Woody Allen, Steven Soderburgh, and Christopher Nolan along the way. After the brief sit-down, director Jacques Audiard took the stage to introduce his cast, including Matthias Schoenaerts, who, as if in character, appropriately cued the feature presentation with an exclamation of, “Open the curtain, show the movie.”
• Source: The Awards Circuit

328 Events in 2012 > ‘Rust and Bone’ Premiere – AFI Fest
011 Events in 2012 > ‘Rust and Bone’ Premiere – After Party – AFI Fest
036 Award Shows & Premieres etc > ‘Rust and Bone’ Premiere – AFI Fest – 2012

001 Other Public Appearances > AFI Fest

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I added some pictures and screencaptures of Marion Cotillard at last Wednesday’s Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards. Part of her acceptance speech and an interview backstage was released in a video on the magazine’s website.

045 Events in 2012 > Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards
051 Award Shows & Premieres etc > Harper’s Bazaar Woman Of The Year Awards – 2012

001 Award Ceremonies > Bazaar Awards

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Sorry for the delay (I had some technical difficulties) but already on Saturday Luise added stills of Marion Cotillard on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno from the previous night and I added HD screencaptures of both her interview and the rest of the show. Now, the video is also in our archive & ready for you to watch. It’s one of Marion’s best TV appearances in my opinion. The questions were good and she had perfect timing with being both serious and funny. Highlights include miming, telling a joke and relating the jellyfish incident which happened on the set of ‘Rust & Bone‘. There’s also a new clip from the movie.

Gallery: 633 Talk Shows > Tonight Show With Jay Leno – 2012
Video: 001 Talk Shows > Jay Leno

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The Spanish newspaper El Periódico published an interview with Marion Cotillard about her upcoming performances in Arthur Honegger’s iconic 1938 oratorio Jeanne au Bûcher (“Joan of Arc at the Stake”) at the Barcelona Auditori on November 17 & 18. Marc Soustrot is conducting the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya along with the Vivaldi, Liedercamera and Madrigal choirs. As previously announced the November 17 performance will be presented by medici.tv in a Live Webcast (2pm EST). Check out our past updates as well as their press release in English for more information.

Anyway, back to the interview. In it she talks about why this project means so much to her that she is reprising the role after performing the oratorio already in her hometown Orléans back in 2005, how her parents performed it when she was a child, what the challenges of the performances will be as well as wardrobe choices! I translated the article with help of Google Translator and a dictionary. I hope I got it right. Enjoy!

Marion Cotillard: “Being Joan of Arc is a difficult challenge – but I love it”, El Periódico, November 3

002 Scans from 2012 > El Periódico (Spain) – November 3

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Marion Cotillard was very busy promoting her new movie ‘Rust & Bone‘ (De rouille et d’os) during the London Film Festival. The movie was released earlier this week on Friday in UK theatres. This means there were tons of new articles, videos & magazine features. Here’s an overview of which articles, clips & screencaps (some are HD) as well as scans I added during the past days.

Even though the videos may look all the same and basically cover all the same topics (Rust & Bone, Awards Season and Red Carpet Style) there’s something new and different in each of them. Kudos to Marion for not talking like a machine even though giving this many interviews in one day!

Press Updates:
The Fighters: Marion Cotillard Interview, Film3Sixty Magazine, Autumn
Cotillard: I like mixing it up, Press Association, October 18
Marion Cotillard: I haven’t lost my legs, but I have lost and I have felt pain, Radar Magazine (The Independent), October 27
She’s having a whale of a time, The Sunday Times, October 28
Rust and Bone: Marion Cotillard and the spoiler debate, BBC News, October 30
ELLE meets Marion Cotillard, Elle, October 31
Marion Cotillard: ‘the Oscar put me in a different universe’, Telegraph, November 1
La belle dame avec merci, The Irish Times, November 2

003 News Segmens (CNN, SkyNews, BBC News)
009 Interviews (Cine Outsider, Digital Spy, Flicks and the City, French Cinema London, Glamour Magazine, InStyle, LoveFilm, MyMovies, The Guardian)

002 Scans from 2012 > Film3Sixty (UK) – Autumn
001 Scans from 2012 > Vogue (UK) – November
028 News Segments > CNN – 15/10/2012
081 News Segments > Sky News – 15/10/2012
049 News Segments > BBC News – 30/10/2012
140 Online Interviews > Cine Outsider – 2012
041 Online Interviews > DigitalSpy – 2012
079 Online Interviews > Flicks and the City – 2012
018 Online Interviews > French Cinema London – 2012
076 Online Interviews > Glamour Magazine UK – 2012
075 Online Interviews > InStyle UK – 2012
027 Online Interviews > LoveFilm.com – 2012
029 Online Interviews > MyMovies.Net – 2012
042 Online Interviews > The Guardian – 2012