The Cannes Film Festival is not just a film competition, but a red carpet battle to see who can bring the chicest and most glam red carpet style to the French Riviera. From Angelina Jolie in Versace to Anna Mouglalis in Karl Lagerfeld to Kerry Washington in Zuhair Murad, these stars really brought it on. Check out our gallery of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival’s Best Dressed!
Some stars bring their chicest getups to the Cannes Film Festival, and some totally miss the mark with their outfits. From sheer atrocities to overdone trim, these starlets really didn’t make the cut when it comes to red carpet fashion. Check out our 2009 Cannes Film Festival’s worst dressed gallery, which includes Dita Von Teese, Claudia Schiffer and Charlotte Gainsbourg. [Photo: Getty Images]
The Palme d’Or isn’t the only game in town at the Cannes Film Festival. Plenty of other filmmakers and actors left the French Riviera on Sunday with prizes and big smiles. Here is the list of Cannes Film Festival winners:
Palme d’Or: White Ribbon directed by Michael Haneke
Grand Prix: A Prophet, directed by Jacques Audiard
Special Career Prize: Director Alain Resnais for Wild Grass
Best Actor: Christoph Waltz for Inglorious Basterds
Best Actress: Charlotte Gainsbourg for Antichrist
Best Director: Brillante Mendoza for Kinatay
Best Screenplay: Spring Fever by Mei Feng
Jury Prize: Andrea Arnold (pictured) for Fish Tank and Thirst by Park Chan-Wook
Camera d’Or: Samson and Delilah directed by Warwick Thornton
Best Short Film: Arena by Joao Salaviza
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Late actor Heath Ledger took a final bow at the Cannes Film Festival, when, at the end of the weekend screening of his final film, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, a dedication read “A film from Heath Ledger and friends.”
Director Terry Gilliam said that Heath practically co-directed the film. “Heath was just brilliant at it. He got everybody else going. Everybody was just energized by Heath,” he said. “He was extraordinary. He was almost exhausting because he had so much energy.”
After Heath’s sudden death in January 2008, Jude Law, Colin Farrell, and Johnny Depp stepped up to finish the role left by the Australian actor. [Photo: Getty Images]
After a twelve day event filled with fashion, parties, and spit swapping, the 62nd Cannes Film Festival came to a close Sunday when black and white drama White Ribbon took the Palme d’Or. The festival’s top honor was presented by jury president Isabelle Huppert to Austrian director Michael Haneke at a ceremony at the Palais des Festivals. Not since Clint Eastwood presented the award to Quentin Tarantino for Pulp Fiction has the jury president handed out the award themselves.
The film, set in a village of northern Germany, follows a group of children who are the prime suspects in a series of crimes.
At the seaside cermony, the director said, “My wife sometimes asks me a very female question, ‘Are you happy?’ It’s very difficult to reply, I find, because happiness is a rare thing, but now I can say, this is a moment in my life when I am really happy.” [Photo: Splash News Online]
Brangelina aside, almost all of our favorite celebrities at Cannes attended last night’s charity dinner and auction for amFAR’s Cinema Against Aids. Robert Pattinson, Peaches Geldof, Hayden Panettiere, Donatella Versace, former president Bill Clinton and leg-barin’ Sharon Stone were just a handful of those present—oh yes, Paris Hilton & Doug Reinhardt were accounted for as well.
Highlights included Stone’s tribute to Natasha Richardson and Pattison auctioning off two kisses for 40,000 euros (dude is one high-priced gigolo). Overall, the benefit raised $4.5 million for amFAR. Check out the gallery to see who else was there.
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Sharon Stone must be sick of it. The entire world held its breath waiting for Angelina Jolie (and Brad Pitt, of course) to grace the red carpet of the premiere of Inglorious Basterds — and when she finally arrived she blew minds with her otherwordly beauty and thigh-revealing Versace dress. Keep in mind, Sharon Stone was the Angelina Jolie of the ’80s and early ’90s. But what is she now? Chopped liver?
Apparently not. Sharon has been going leg-to-leg with Angelina at Cannes. Yesterday, she attended the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit in a black dress that revealed every bit as much thigh. And she showed even more leg than Angelina at the Basterds premiere (yeah, Sharon was there too!), wearing a dress that looked like a mini-skirt with a train pinned on its tail.
While it would be difficult for anyone to match the allure of Angelina right now, we have to admit that Sharon Stone is ushering in a whole new level of sexy for the over 50 set. [Photo: Getty Images]
If we ever thought celebs don’t read the magazines and blogs that write about them, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s PDA-fest at the Cannes Film Festival would prove otherwise. All over each other at the premiere and afterparty for Inglourious Basterds, they were definitely on a mission to disprove the rumors that have them at each others throats and on the verge of a split. Brad also did his bit by pouring his heart out to a journalist, and even suggesting they may have more kids.
“I am in love and I have the most beautiful family — what else can a guy want? I am the happiest man ever. My daughter from Africa is beautiful. We’re so lucky to have her and to have children from around the world.They’re all fantastic and we would love another. Who knows, maybe we’ll have one in London, I’d like that,” he told a journo from the Mirror
OK, we get it. You’re so still together. We were very bad to have ever suggested otherwise. Now we will go and sit in the corner and think about what we’ve done. [Photo: Getty Images]
The World’s Most Beautiful Couple continued to rub how beautiful they are in our jealous faces at the premiere of Brad’s upcoming film, Inglourious Basterds. Not only did Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie look fabulous, they squashed any rumors that their love is on the rocks with plenty of PDA for the paps. Angelina rocked red lipstick with a nude draped dress, while Brad stuck to the classic tux with a pocket square for good measure. Angie’s dress bared lots of lean leg, though her current hair color is verging on too light for her skin tone. Brad looked suave-to-the-max, but could have used a little more pizzazz.
Which half of the power couple looked the hottest?
Angelina Jolie Shows Some Leg
Brad Pitt Took Basterds Role Because He Was High?
Is this the etiquette of a Queen? Paris Hilton gave her lost puppy boyfriend Doug Reinhardt a lick in a VIP room at Cannes Film Festival. Inappropriate, and more importantly, YUCK.
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