She radiates Old Hollywood grace and of-the-moment international style, but as anyone who’s watched her soul-baring performances can attest, France’s most in-demand export is a true original. Fellow actress Jessica Chastain interviews.
I finally started keeping my promise to add missing older stuff to the site. For now I replaced all the movie & television stills where I had untagged HQ versions. Also I added the odd additional still, some artwork posters and on set pictures. Enjoy! Gallery Updates 001 L’Histoire du garçon qui voulait qu’on l’embrasse – 1994 > Stills 001 La Belle Verte – 1996 > Stills 003 Taxi 2
Actress, mother, environmental campaigner – Marion Cotillard is a woman of many facets. With her long legs curled under her on a couch, huge soft eyes and heart-shaped face, the film character Marion Cotillard most immediately resembles is Bambi. It’s not an impression that lasts long, however. Cotillard, whose riveting performance as a drug-addicted Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose won her an Oscar in 2008 and paved her
The first time I saw Marion Cotillard in the flesh was at this year’s TIFF. The jaw-droppingly gorgeous French actress was standing atop a long flight of stairs inside Michael’s on Simcoe. She was in town for the gala presentation of Rust and Bone, a dark and visceral French romance adapted from a collection of short stories by Toronto author Craig Davidson and directed by Jacques Audriard. In the film, she plays a killer whale trainer at Marineland who loses her legs in a freak accident involving an aquatic animal routine gone very, very wrong.
I added screencaptures of Marion’s scenes as Luisa Contini in ‘Nine‘ which was released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK earlier this week. I’ll cap the extras at a later point. 798 Nine – 2009 > Blu-ray Screencaptures