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This year's Cannes Film Festival is already a bit more Hollywood than usual, with King of the Blockbusters Steven Spielberg on board to head up the jury for the prestigious festival. Now a handful of new names have made for an even glitzier lineup of people who will pick the art house favorites for the coming year.
Among the lineup are two winners from this year's Academy Awards-- Ang Lee, who took home Best Director for Life of Pi, and Christoph Waltz, who won his second Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Django Unchained. Other names, according to The Los Angeles Times, are actors Nicole Kidman and Daniel Auteuil, directors Cristian Mungiu (previous Palme d'Or winner 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) and Lynne Ramsay (We Need To Talk About Kevin), plus Japanese director Naomi Kawase and Indian actress Vidya Balan.
Though none of us will be on the ground at Cannes this year (oh, the envy of the people who get to go), we'll be keeping a close eye on reviews thanks to the killer lineup of films premiering there, with new movies from the Coen Brothrs, Alexander Payne and Nicolas Winding Refn only the tip of the iceberg. if you want a dose of that Cannes excitement without leaving your house, check out this new trailer for Only God Forgives, which will premiere at Cannes ahead of its July 19 theatrical debut:
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