“I am so lucky to present a film I really care about,” ANGELINA JOLIE told PEOPLE of promoting A Mighty Heart. At the premiere (right), she and BRAD PITT joined MARIANE PEARL, whom Jolie plays, and Pearl’s son ADAM. Jolie said Cannes was also “a vacation for the children. It is a beautiful place.”
During Cannes’ 60th anniversary May 16-27, Pitt (in a Tom Ford tux) and Jolie (in Vintage Balmain from Decades) parted the red carpet at the A Mighty Heart premiere. The tattoo on Jolie’s left arm? Coordinates for the birthplaces of her four kids, including newest son Pax.
“Cannes is everything everyone says it is: absolutely beautiful,” said Moore (in Yves Saint Laurent), who came for her Savage Grace premiere. “There is a real sense of excitement.”
Each year the festival draws more than 22,000 visitors. “It’s more Hollywood than Hollywood,” said Eva Herzigova.
JERRY’S BEE BOP
In town to promote his animated film Bee Movie (set for release November 2007) JERRY SEINFELD helped get the festival started on May 17 by descending from the roof of the Carlton hotel in full bee regalia (top). “He is a Jedi master when it comes to comedy,” says his Bee costar CHRIS ROCK, “but I don’t know if that was a master stroke.”
AISHWARYA RAI, KERRY WASHINGTON, GONG LI & ANDIE MACDOWELL
Tour de Force: In town on behalf of L’Oreal, the fantastic four made a grand and glamorous entrance at the May 16 festival kickoff.
JUDE LAW & NORAH JONES
The costars, both Cannes newbies, opened the festival with the premiere of their film My Blueberry Nights.
Wearing a chiffon Elie Saab dress, the Oscar winner held court at the Chacun Son Cinema premiere.
Sometimes life really does imitate art. While in Cannes ADRIAN GRENIER, who plays pampered movie star Vince Chase on HBO’s Entourage, lived large aboard the Budweiser Select yacht. “They’ve been tending to me hand and foot, completely spoiling me,” said Grenier. “I haven’t been to bed before 5 a.m. Vince would be proud!” At Cannes to shoot an episode of Entourage, Grenier said he would soon be joined by his castmates … but not on the yacht. “They will have to find their own beds,” he said. “There will be no cuddling.”
JAKE GYLLENHAAL & CHLOE SEVIGNY
Zodiac stars Gyllenhaal and Sevigny (in Balenciaga) were among the first stars to hit the red carpet at the fest.
Promoting her upcoming Major Movie Star, Simpson (in Hervé Léger) told People, “There’s no other way to party at Cannes!”
DiCaprio lost his luggage, but located it in time to arrive suitably attired at the premiere of No Country for Old Men.
KURT RUSSELL& GOLDIE HAWN
Soaking in the scene along the Riviera, the couple attended a yacht party on May 22.
ROSE McGOWAN GETS READY
Preparing for the Cannes premiere of Death Proof, the actress e-mailed PEOPLE as she got fitted for her gown, checked out jewelry and applied numerous Band-Aids. (Beauty ain’t pretty.)
May 15, 4:30 P.M.
Fitting at Dolce & Gabbana in Beverly Hills
“Very, very pleased. They are Mr. Dolce and Mr. Gabbana, after all, and they always turn it out.”
MAY 21, 4 P.M.
Landing in Cannes
“Delirious! Tonight I’ll be going to a big party on one of the biggest yachts in the world. Not going to lie—I’m really nervous about tomorrow night!”
MAY 22, 7 P.M.
Prepping at the Carlton hotel
“Just picked out the jewels I’m wearing. Chopard. Stunning, if I do say so myself. I also put Band-Aids on each toe before I even put on my evening shoes.”
MAY 22, 10:30 P.M.
Heading to the Death Proof premiere
“I step outside my hotel, and there are photographers yelling. It’s cute hearing my name in a French accent. Très magnifique !”
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