Faye Dunaway will be feted at France's Lumiere Film Festival in October (14). The actress will be the guest of honour at the event's opening ceremony in Lyon, France on 13 October (14).
Her breakthrough role in Bonnie and Clyde landed her an Oscar nomination, and a restored version of the 1967 film will be screened as part of the tribute.
Dunaway says, "I am greatly moved by this invitation. I am very honoured to be invited to Lyon for this festival dedicated to film lovers."
Organisers have honoured the actress in recognition of the "immense contribution she has made to the emergence of the independent American films of the sixties and seventies, and the contribution is of the highest calibre... Her personality, her life's work, and her level of commitment define her as a Hollywood cinema legend."
Directors Quentin Tarantino and Jean-Paul Belmondo were feted last year (13).
The film festival, which focuses on classic movies, will run from the 13 to 19 October (14).
Actor Jamie Dornan is set to star in a movie adaptation of author Liz Jensen's bestselling psychological thriller The 9Th Life Of Louis Drax. French filmmaker Alexandre Aja will direct the project, about a boy who suffers a near-death experience on his ninth birthday. The Northern Irish star will portray the kid's doctor, who attempts to investigate the strange circumstances surrounding the accident. It's not the only book-to-film adaptation Dornan is involved in - he's also portraying Christian Grey in the upcoming erotic thriller Fifty Shades of Grey.
Embattled Australian actor Ryan Corr has dropped out of an upcoming stage production of Cyrano De Bergerac in Sydney to take on a new film project. The rising talent, who stars in Russell Crowe's upcoming directorial debut The Water Diviner, had been cast as simple-minded nobleman Christian in the Sydney Theatre Company's run of the classic French play, which will be directed by Cate Blanchett's husband Andrew Upton, who still serves as the organisation's artistic director.
However, Corr has since decided to bow out of the show due to a scheduling clash with a major new Australian movie.
Upton says, "We've accepted Ryan's request to withdraw from Cyrano de Bergerac to enable him to take on a leading role in a film. This will be a great opportunity for him and we understand his desire to be part of an important new Australian film at this time in his career. We very much hope to see him on an STC stage again soon."
Corr has been replaced by STC regular, Chris Ryan, for the production, which opens on 15 November (14).
The news emerges a week before Corr is due to appear in court to face a drug possession charge on 2 September (14).
The actor, the 2011 recipient of the Heath Ledger Scholarship Award, was allegedly caught smoking heroin by police officers in the Bondi Beach area of Sydney on 27 May (14). Cops also allegedly found a bag of heroin powder in his possession.
Former French model Bernadette Bishop has died, aged 72. The beauty passed away this week (beg18Aug14) after suffering a brain haemorrhage. She had been diagnosed with leukaemia two months earlier, according to Britain's Daily Mail newspaper.
Bishop, the wife of fashion photographer John Bishop, moved into the retail business in the 1990s after years of modelling. She opened a kitchen shop in London with her friend June Summerill, who writes in a post on Facebook.com, "We are very sorry, but due to our great loss, our shop and online store will remain closed until Saturday 23rd Aug... thank you for your support during this difficult time."
Bishop's son Seb is CEO of Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle company Goop.
Pierce Brosnan's new period movie, in which he portrays King Louis XIV of France, has been picked up for distribution in the U.S. by Paramount Pictures. In the fantasy film, The Moon & the Sun, the French king attempts to gain immortality by stealing the life force from a mermaid.
Filmmaker James Cameron has reportedly cancelled his upcoming appearance at the Deauville Film Festival in France. The Avatar director was set to be honoured with the 40th Anniversary Award and present his new film, Deepsea Challenge 3D, at the event in September (14), but he has dropped out of appearing at the ceremony due to undisclosed reasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Deauville Film Festival will kick-off on 5 September (14) and run until 14 September (14).
Will Ferrell, Jessica Chastain and Ray Liotta will also be honoured at the French festival. Organisers are also planning a special tribute to the late Robin Williams.
Dance music superstar David Guetta has recruited Ray Liotta to star in a Western-themed music video for his new single Lovers On The Sun. The French DJ's track is already assisted by Avicii and features vocals by Sam Martin, but Guetta called in a Hollywood veteran for the new promo, which debuted on Tuesday (12Aug14).
In the Spaghetti Western homage, the Goodfellas star plays a villain who is intent on torturing the video's hero, but he is saved by a sexy heroine with magical powers, and the couple rides off into the sunset.
The track is taken from Guetta's latest EP of the same name, which was released in June (14).
Actors Nathan Lane and Jeff Bridges have added new tributes to Robin Williams after learning of their former co-star's death on Monday (11Aug14). The stars of The Birdcage and The Fisher King have offered up thoughtful statements a day after the late funnyman hanged himself at his home in Marin County, California.
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Lane, who played Williams' lover in The Birdcage, says, "I feel I have to say something more than just 'heartbreaking and shocking' which everyone has said and I feel as well, but something a little more personal."
He adds, "One day in 1995 while riffing in the character of a snobby French toy store owner, Robin made me laugh so hard and so long that I cried. It seemed to please him to no end. Yesterday I cried again at the thought that he was gone. What I will always remember about Robin, perhaps even more than his comic genius, extraordinary talent, and astounding intellect, was his huge heart - his tremendous kindness, generosity, and compassion as an acting partner, colleague, and fellow traveller in a difficult world. My heartfelt condolences to his wife and family."
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And Bridges, who teamed up with Williams for The Fisher King, tells WENN, "I just want to acknowledge the fullness of life; the joy and the sadness that is in store for us all. I'm filled with both of them today, as I was last night after learning of my dear friend's passing."
The movie star reveals he thought he saw the ghost of Robin Williams outside the party following the New York premiere of his new film The Giver, where he also made mention of his pal's passing, but realised he was looking at eccentric Big Apple street personality Radio Man. He explains, "I remember pulling up to the boathouse where we had our party and I'm sitting there with my wife trying to gather myself and I look out the window and I say, 'Is that Robin? Is that his ghost?' No! It's Radio Man!"
"It brought back all of these wonderful feelings of what an amazing time we had together here in New York shooting The Fisher King. I remember when we were shooting Fisher King, Radio Man knows where all movies are shot; I don't know how he magically does that. I remember seeing Radio Man on the set and I could not believe how Robin's character was there in the flesh, in reality! I got out of the car and embraced Radio Man last night and looked at his face. I felt Robin's spirit when I embraced him. I was just looking out my window at The Essex House to Central Park, my favourite part about New York, and I'm remembering the last scene of me and Robin out there at four o'clock in the morning, naked. And Robin is just wild and free, and he says, 'Let the wild pony dance!' And he's rubbing his butt on the grass and he says, 'You know why dogs do this? Because they can!' We were just so wild and so I had to share that with you because that's what's going on so strongly how much I miss him and I'm sure you guys do too. What a gift he was to all of us."
Meanwhile, another of Williams' great co-stars, Forest Whitaker, who worked with the tragic star in Good Morning, Vietnam, has also added his tribute to the hundreds that are pouring in for the late star. He took to Twitter.com on Tuesday and wrote, "U touched our lives U touched our hearts U gave us laughter n joy U'r a beautiful soul U will be missed Our love to the family RIP Robin W (sic)."
French actress Eva Green loves her nude scenes in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For because they're just as stylised as director Robert Rodriguez promised her they'd be. The former Bond girl portrays temptress Ava Lord in the new film and admits she put her faith and trust in her director when he asked her to bare all for revealing scenes.
She explains, "He came to my trailer and swore to me that I would look amazing with the right lighting and the right shadows. You always feel quite vulnerable when you're naked on a set and you feel quite silly. With the green screen around you in your tiny thong, it's not that sexy. You trust their vision and it looks stunning. It's not vulgar and it's not indecent. It's not realistic. It's beautiful, I think."
But Rodriguez stopped short of asking his leading lady Jessica Alba to bare all for the cameras, even though her stripper character Nancy Callahan is often topless in Frank Miller's graphic novels.
He says, "When I had seen the book originally it was drawn a certain way. Frank drew these never to be movies. You couldn't find an actress of any calibre for the first movie because she was walking around topless all the time; even when she wasn't dancing.
"It was very stylised, so I knew Jessica wouldn't do topless. It was that hard thing where I could either get someone who's just like the book but can't act like Jessica, or I can get Jessica and we can just cover her up.
"People to this day think she was naked because she does it so sexy and some things were exposed. There wasn't any nudity in the first one; it was all in the mind so we could suggest a lot with costume and attitude."
And modest Alba, who famously has a no nudity clause in her contract, admits she had a ball playing a clothed Callahan in the sequel.
She adds, "In the first film I was 21 and was so young and not really comfortable in my own skin, being on a stage and dancing. It was all kind of terrifying to me. I was terrified. I didn't want to make a misstep and disappoint anyone. In this one I felt more confident and comfortable in my own skin. If I'm gonna be able to do movies I might as well go 150 per cent and really push it and be fearless. That's kind of the attitude I took this time."
And the mum-of-two didn't have to work too hard maintaining her toned physique: "The role kept me energised. I ate a lot of vegetables. You really don't want to eat tacos and burritos all day when you're in a dance costume!"
Robin Williams' daughter Zelda has written a heartfelt tribute to her father online, following his death on Monday (11Aug14). The Mrs. Doubtfire star was found dead in his home in Marin County, California, aged 63. Initial reports suggest he committed suicide and his publicist confirmed he had been suffering from depression.
Celebrities flooded to social media to pay tribute to the funnyman, including his Happy Days co-star Henry Winkler plus actors Johnny Depp, Michael J. Fox and Sarah Michelle Gellar, and U.S. President Barack Obama.
His actress daughter Zelda has now added her own touching tribute to her late father, posting a quote by French writer and poet Antoine De Saint-Exupery that reads, "You - you alone will have the stars as no one else has them... In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night... You - only you - will have stars that can laugh."
Following the quote, she adds, "I love you. I miss you. I'll try to keep looking up. Z"
The 25 year old is the daughter of Williams and his second wife Marsha Garces. The actor was married three times and had two other children.