Best of Venice Film Fest

The gowns! The gondolas! Lindsay, Scarlett and more live la dolce vita on the red carpet in Italy. By Melissa Liebling-Goldberg and Mai Dinh

01 of 10

COVER GIRL

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Lindsay Lohan rises to the occasion, dazzling on the red carpet in a sweeping Marchesa gown, taking in the sights in stripes, and floating at a photo call in pleated green chiffon.

02 of 10

MAN MAGNET

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Glamour girl Lindsay Lohan stops for a fan while promoting her Bobby at the fest, but the actress brought her biggest admirer – boyfriend Harry Morton – along for the ride.

03 of 10

THE PROFESSIONALS

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Scarlett Johansson, wearing a vintage gown with a diamond Chopard hair clip, and real-life beau Josh Hartnett keep it all about the business at the premiere of their film The Black Dahlia, staying on the opposite sides of the red carpet.

04 of 10

NOOGIE MAN

NOOGIE MAN
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Ben Affleck puts Hollywoodland costar Bob Hoskins in a playful headlock while Diane Lane, who plays Hoskins’s wife in the film, keeps an arm’s-length distance before the film’s premiere.

05 of 10

PURPLE REIGN

PURPLE REIGN
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Diane Lane leaves her costars behind for a spin on the red carpet, looking simply gorgeous in a daring, aubergine Azzaro dress and plenty of Chopard diamonds.

06 of 10

MAMMA MIA

MAMMA MIA
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New mom Rachel Weisz steps out in a sophisticated Oscar de la Renta gown for The Fountain, directed by fiancé Darren Aronofsky (seen holding their three-month-old son Henry).

07 of 10

GLOWING REVIEWS

GLOWING REVIEWS
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Emilio Estevez shares a romantic moment with fiancée Sonja Magdevski Tuesday in Venice, where the actor-director was on hand for the premiere of his acclaimed new film Bobby, about the assassination of Robert Kennedy.

08 of 10

EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
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Maria Bello takes command of the red carpet at the premiere of World Trade Center in a 19th century-inspired Dolce & Gabbana gown.

09 of 10

LOVE BIRDS

LOVE BIRDS
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Hollywoodland star Adrien Brody keeps cozy with actress-girlfriend Elsa Pataky during a stroll through the Piazza San Marco.

10 of 10

TAKE A BOW

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Sandra Bullock looks more glamorous than Infamous in an Alberta Ferretti lace gown at the premiere of her new film, where she portrays author Harper Lee.

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