#Cannes: Saluting Faye

by eug
May 17, 2011 12:29 PM
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Inside the Palais des Festivals in Cannes the other day, Faye Dunaway (whose image graces this year's festival poster) was named an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters, in a ceremony hosted by French Cultural Minister Frederic Mitterand.

"This I will treasure," the misty-eyed actress said in a brief speech, "I have a new dream, and I am working on my new film as a director and as an actress...For me, acting is a kind of comfort and satisfaction, but it's never the wind in my hair, as Meryl Streep said. It's anguish, because it's a war to make a film -- you have to take the fire and prevail, as Faulkner said, so you have to be very strong." [More in The Hollywood Reporter]

photo by eugene hernandez

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