Saturday, June 15, 2024

Scooped Last Week: Michael Douglas At Cannes Opening, Receiving Honorary Palme d’Or Prize

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I did tell this 8 days ago. Michael Douglas will be part of the opening of the Cannes Film Festival. He will received the honorary Palme d’Or.

Past winners include Forest Whitaker, Agnès Varda, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jodie Foster or Manoel de Oliveira.

Douglas has two Oscars. He’s appeared at Cannes twice in the past and most assuredly deserves this award.

He says: “It is always a breath of fresh air to be at Cannes, which has long provided a wonderful platform for bold creators, artistic audacities and excellence in storytelling. From my first time here in 1979 for The China Syndrome to my most recent premiere for Behind the Candelabra in 2013, the Festival has always reminded me that magic of cinema is not just in what we see onscreen but in its ability to impact people all around the world. After more than 50 years in the business, it’s an honor to return to the Croisette to open the Festival and embrace our shared global language of film.”

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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