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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According to The Hollywood Reporter Marion Cotillard will receive the Hollywood Actress Award for her performance in ‘Rust & Bone‘ during the 16th annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony on October 22 at the Beverly Hilton. Congratulations! This is the second time that she is named Actress of the Year by these awards. She has previously received it in 2007 for her performance in ‘La Vie en Rose‘.

Hollywood Film Festival founder and executive director Carlos de Abreu is quoted as saying:

“It is a privilege to honor her great talent, as well as her outstanding performance in Rust and Bone.”

This only gives proof that all the Oscarologists predicting an Oscar nomination for her might be on the right track (20 of 21 experts are currently predicting this). The Hollywood Film Awards are the first awards show of the 2012 Oscar season and interestingly, Hollywood Film Awards honorees went on to garner a total of 85 Oscar nominations and 32 Oscars in the past nine years.

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There were many more articles/interviews posted from Toronto International Film Festival (and one belatedly from Telluride Film Festival) over the past few days. Videos are also slowly emerging. Apart from the ones added today there’s a sneak peak of what looks like a great & funny video with Marion Cotillard & Matthias Schoenaerts. Can’t wait for the full version!

James Gray & Marion Cotillard Discuss How They Came Together For Next Year’s Period Piece ‘The Nightingale’, The Playlist, September 7
Postcard from Toronto: Rubbing Elbows with Marion Cotillard, Vogue, September 7
Marion Cotillard choosy on movie roles, Toronto Sun, September 7
TIFF 2012: Marion Cotillard on Katy Perry, National Post, September 9
The 14 Weirdest Dreams In Hollywood …and what they mean, Empire, October
‘Rust and Bone’ Production Notes

012 Events in 2012 > Toronto International Film Festival – ‘Rust and Bone’ Press Conference
080 Online Interviews > Vanity Fair – 2012
017 Award Shows & Premieres etc > ‘Rust and Bone’ Premiere – Toronto Film Festival – 2012

001 Other Public Appearances > Toronto from RedCarpetDiary
001 Online Interviews > Vanity Fair from Vanity Fair

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Added more pictures of Marion Cotillard from the new Dior Magazine, available in Dior stores as of today.

007 Portraits > Sessions from 2012 > Dior Magazine

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After doing some press interviews earlier in the day, Marion Cotillard attended first the ‘Rust and Bone‘ dinner hosted by Moet & Chandon at Michael’s on Simcoe before heading to the actual premiere of the movie held at The Elgin yesterday. More about the dinner over at Toronto Star. And there’s a new poster for the movie – to be used for promotion in the UK.

[edit:] It seems that right now Marion Cotillard is on stage after today’s screening for a Q&A together with Jacques Audiard & Matthias Schoenaerts. And Movieline has posted a spot-on review, they found words to express what I was feeling after seeing it.

Some articles have already surfaced:
La douce Cotillard chez le dur Audiard, Voir.ca, Septeber 6 (read with Google Translator)
Q & A with Marion Cotillard for Rust and Bone, Toronto Star, September 7
TIFF interview: Marion Cotillard, NOW Magazine, September 7
Alone with Marion Cotillard, orca-trainer, The Globe and Mail, September 7
Toronto Film Festival: ‘Rust And Bone’ Doesn’t Disappoint, CBS, September 7

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001 Movies > De rouille et d’os (Rust and Bone) – 2012 > Artwork

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Marion Cotillard is on the cover of the Fall issue of TIME Style & Design looking strikingly elegant. Order it here. There’s also a really interesting story behind the photo shoot:

news-2012-09-06To prepare for his cover sitting with Marion Cotillard for TIME Style&Design’s fall issue, photographer Peter Hapak hit the archives, collecting pictures of Paris and Parisian fashion during the 1930s, including the work of famed French photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue. Studying images of women in restaurants, chatting with friends or simply roaming the streets of the city, Hapak easily understood why Paris has long been considered a fashion capital of the world. “All of the women looked like they had walked out of a fashion magazine,” he says. “Fashion is such a big part of the culture there, and you can even feel that history when walking through the city today.”

On set in Paris this August, Hapak tried to evoke this era, capturing Cotillard in designs by French fashion houses Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior, along with other designers like Andrew Gn and Dries Van Noten. “She’s the representation of the French woman for me—elegant, but not too stylized,” says Hapak of Cotillard, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2007 for her portrayal of French singer Édith Piaf in La Vie en Rose. “With the cover look, it felt like she was pulling a dress out of her own closet. It went so well with her style, and she felt really confident in it, that you would have never known she was dressing up for a shoot.”

And here’s the interview:
Marion Cotillard: La Vie en Rose

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