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Marion Cotillard Scans from 1999

Marion Cotillard Scans from 1999

I know I’ve promised it a while ago and it’s long overdue. But I started scanning my pre-2007 Marion Cotillard magazine collection. After 1996 I also added all I had from 1999. ‘Taxi‘ had been a great hit the year before and Marion just received her first César nomination for ‘Most Promising Actress’ (her reaction: “I felt like saying ‘Wait! I haven’t yet shown all I wanted’, Ciné Live) and was promoting her smaller movies ‘Furia‘, ‘La Guerre dans le Haut Pays‘ and ‘Du bleu jusqu’en Amérique‘. Throughout the year her passion for acting dominated each interview.

I’ve always wanted to be an actress but I never really asked myself why. I know now that I have this career for two major reasons: First, because it allows me to take such pleasure in work that I happen to be overwhelmed with happiness while acting. And second, because this job puts me the most in danger in relation to my emotional past.
– from Studio

She was also part of The Class of 2000 by Paris Match. Guillaume Canet was too but he was away filming so he’s not on the picture. Though she did not win the César that year, they were certainly right. At the time she confided the story of auditioning for Taxi. She had been in a floating period, measuring the difficulty of succeeding in cinema but not yet discouraged. She told herself:

I’m 23 years old. If I don’t get the role I’ll consider doing something else. You have nothing to lose, pull out everything you have for the audition.

Although the first audition went well she thought she lost the part after she was nervous when she met producer Luc Besson.

Talking to Elle she said the best thing about the success of ‘Taxi‘ was that she now had a choice which projects she wanted to accept. Saying no however was very difficult so she always read the whole screenplays, waiting for something extraordinary at the end. She was looking for real actor-directors, asking “Why not admit that an actress can choose a director rather than vice versa?” She started taking Danish lessons after having seen ‘Festen‘, planned on meeting Thomas Winterberg during the Cannes Film Festival and also started learning Spanish after having seen ‘Los amantes del círculo polar‘ by Julio Medem. Loving her job she nurtured her need for cinematic culture by going to the Cinematheque.

I take notes anywhere: on the street, in my bed, in the middle of the night. I’m demanding of myself, but also of my co-stars. Acting with a great actor is a dream. With a bad one it’s atrocious.

She was also photographed for Karl Lagerfeld’s portfolio about the dream roles of actresses:

I would like to be offered to play Count Dracula as a consolation for not having been in ‘The Idiots’ by Lars Von Trier.

Talking to Ciné Live she remembered spending a day in a wheelchair in Paris with her co-star Samuel Jouy preparing for ‘De bleu jusqu’en Amérique‘.

Others looking at us, us being dependent on others – we had a unique experience. The movie is a celebration of life and hope.

She reveals about her big screen debut in ‘L’histoire du garçon qui voulait qu’on l’embrasse‘ that she did it without preparation, instinctive and spontaneous, praises Arnaud Desplechin (“It was complete happiness! He takes you by the hand and walks by your side”) and Luc Besson (“He is a killer, like Cukor he reveals in his actors both their masculinity and feminity, the only combination that can universally be touching”). She called Juliette Binoche “Romy Schneider’s heiress”, dreamt of acting along side Elodie Bouchez and Hélène de Fougerolles and was brought to tears when she remembered the magical encounter with Jeanne Moreau during a chaotic shooting (Lisa). And then went straight to laughing:

Actually, acting brings me to non-sexual orgasms! [then resuming, thoughtful and wise] Approaching yourself is the most beautiful and most dangerous thing.

Press:
Gros plan sur la génération 2000, Paris Match, February 18, 1999
Marion Cotillard, Studio, March 1999
Marion Cotillard “Y a-t-il un réalisateur pour m’ouvrir le ventre?”, Elle, April 26, 1999
A quoi rêvent les comédiennes?, Elle, May 17, 1999
Marion Cotillard, Bleu comme toi…, Ciné Live, December 1999

Kindly do not redistribute the magazine scans at another Marion Cotillard fan site as they were scanned exclusively for ‘Magnifique Marion Cotillard’. Thank you.

Gallery:
001 Scans from 1999 > Studio (France) – February
002 Scans from 1999 > Paris Match (France) – February 18
001 Scans from 1999 > Studio (France) – March
001 Scans from 1999 > Elle (France) – April 26
001 Scans from 1999 > Elle (France) – May 17
001 Scans from 1999 > Premiere (France) – November
001 Scans from 1999 > Ciné Live (France) – December

Marion Cotillard in a TV Magazine 1996

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.

Press:
Marion Cotillard la petite fugueuse, Télé Poche, June 3, 1996

Gallery:
002 Scans from 1996 > Télé Poche (France) – June 3

W Magazine’s Best Performance portfolio

Marion is included as one of W Magazine’s 33 Best Performances of 2013! I think this may be featured in their February issue, so we’ll be on the lookout for scans. The introductory article and caption about Marion can be read below, with the all-new photoshoot image in the Gallery. You can see the full Best Performances portfolio at WMagazine.com

Marion Cotillard in Rust and Bone
“I have a crush on Harry Dean Stanton in Paris, Texas. He was my type of guy, especially when I was a kid. I was totally in love with him. I wanted to go anywhere with Harry Dean Stanton: Texas, Paris, whatever, wherever.”

Best Performances 2013
This year’s 33 brightest stars, up close and unscripted.
By Lynn Hirschberg

In 2012, sex all but disappeared from the movies. Perhaps because it was an election year, perhaps because America has been absorbed by a longing for heroes, the films this year were largely devoid of physical passion. Even James Bond, notorious for his tantalizing, exotic affairs, was nearly chaste in Skyfall. The Bond girl in the latest chapter was his boss and maternal figure, M, who stands for England in all its historic glory. Similarly, the runaway hit of the holiday season was Lincoln, in which Daniel Day-Lewis brilliantly gives voice and humanity to the greatness of what government can do: pass a law that ends a war and frees the oppressed. And while the creation of the Amendment that abolished slavery in America represents a kind of sexy happy-ending history lesson, the couplings in the film are mostly legislative. Zero Dark Thirty is another, more contemporary, slice of American-history-in-action, and though the war still rages, it also ends with a victory—the death of Osama bin Laden. The movie follows a CIA analyst named Maya, portrayed with intensity and steel by Jessica Chastain, who believes she has found the arch-terrorist’s lair and will not rest until he is killed. Although Maya works with a team of men and some women, she seems to exist as an island. It’s entirely possible that her goals could be pursued even with human interaction, but that might compromise her hero status in the viewer’s eyes.

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Marion Cotillard in the Press recently

You may have noticed that during the past few weeks I’ve kept adding articles to the press archive and also updated the gallery – especially if you’ve been following us on Twitter or Tumblr. Many thanks to Amelia and Melfan for their much-appreciated contributions to this update!!! Here’s an overview:

Press:
Character in Rust and Bone “got right into my blood,” Marion Cotillard says, The Gazette (Canada), December 13
‘Rust and Bone’ Globe Nominee Marion Cotillard: ‘I Questioned Existence’, Hollywood, December 13
Marion Cotillard cried on Rust and Bone set, Canada.com, December 14
‘Dark Knight Rises’ Star Marion Cotillard on Gun Violence: ‘It’s a Vicious Circle’, The Hollywood Reporter, December 15
Marion Cotillard’s new role cuts to the ‘Bone’, Star Tribune, December 15
Interview: Marion Cotillard of ‘Rust and Bone’, Red Eye Chicago, December 17
Marion Cotillard gets ‘Rust and Bone’ amputee character with one image, The Canadian Express, December 19
‘Rust and Bone’ masterfully depicts tragedy, love, The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 20
Interview: Marion Cotillard, Now (Canada), December 20
‘Rust and Bone’s’ Marion Cotillard dives head-first into roles, Los Angeles Times – Envelope, December 20
The Argument: Marion Cotillard, Hollywood’s favourite French actress, gets unleashed in Rust and Bone, Toronto Life, December 20
‘Unusual love story’ moved Cotillard, Daily News, December 21
There’s no rust on Cotillard, Toronto Sun, December 21
‘Rust and Bone’ brings Marion Cotillard face to face with orcas, The Seattle Times, January 6

Gallery:
009 Scans From 2012 > Various Clippings
001 Scans From 2012 > L’Express Styles (France) – November 7
005 Scans From 2012 > Cineplex (Canada) – December
003 Scans From 2012 > Newsweek (US) – December 10, scanned by Amelia
004 Scans From 2012 > Los Angeles Times – The Envelope (US) – December 20, scanned by Amelia
002 Scans From 2013 > Various Clippings
001 Sessions From 2012 > ‘Rust And Bone’ Promo
004 Sessions From 2012 > 7000 Fashion Magazine & L’Express Styles
001 Sessions From 2012 > Grazia
003 Sessions From 2012 > Hollywood Film Awards – Session 001
003 Sessions From 2012 > Los Angeles Times
002 Sessions From 2012 > Los Angeles Times – Envelope
005 Sessions From 2011 > L’Express Styles
005 Sessions From 2010 > L’Express Styles
001 Sessions From 2010 > New York Times Magazine
097 Sessions from 2008
161 Sessions from 2007

Also as you can see I re-added the 2007 & 2008 portrait sessions. Most of these were at one point far back in time already on this site but they’re finally back with some additions I found throughout the years. Enjoy! I’ll be completing the – now only a few – missing years soon.

Recent Articles & Portraits

With the release of ‘Rust and Bone‘ (De rouille et d’os) in the US came many new articles. They are all really well worth a read and each offers something new. There are also some new portraits that came with the articles and I added digital scans of some. Enjoy!

Wrestling a New Role Into Its Full Rebirth, New York Times, November 16
“Rust and Bone’s” Marion Cotillard on Blockbusters vs. Independents and the Role of Marine Parks, NBC, November 19
The Cinema Of My Country: Marion Cotillard on Rust and Bone, Crave Online, November 19
OSCARS Q&A: Marion Cotillard, Deadline, November 21
Marion Cotillard: motherhood can be ‘tiring’, USA Today, November 26
Marion Cotillard digs deep in ‘Rust and Bone’, USA Today, November 26
Interview with Marion Cotillard backstage at IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards, Examiner, November 27
Lucky, not brave, Variety, November 29
Marion Cotillard’s Stellar Turn in ‘Rust and Bone’, Newsweek Magazine, December 3
Honor Roll 2012: Marion Cotillard Dances With the Fishes in ‘Rust and Bone’ and Explains How a Sex Scene Can Make You Happy for a Character, IndieWire, December 3
Is Marion Cotillard a Shoe-In for ‘Rust and Bone’?, Popmatters, December 3
Oscar-Worthy: An Exclusive Interview with Marion Cotillard, ComingSoon.net, December 4
Marion Cotillard in ‘Rust and Bone’, Variety, December 4
Interview: Marion Cotillard in Rust and Bone, Awards Daily, December 5

Gallery:
001 Scans from 2012 > New York Times (US) – November 16
002 Scans from 2012 > USA Today (USA) – November 27
002 Sessions from 2012 > New York Times
002 Sessions from 2012 > USA Today

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