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Best Performances of 2012: A Good Year for the Broken, Disturbed and Driven

A great year in film means a great year in acting. We've celebrated our Top Ten Films of 2012, and now it's time to give thanks for some of the performances that moved us this year.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 25, 2012 7:00 AM
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Actresses Cotillard, Watts, Hathaway, Weisz, Field, Hunt & Adams Talk Fear, Fame, Nudity & Gender at THR Roundtable

This year's THR Actress Roundtable features a smattering of lead and supporting actress contenders: Marion Cotillard ("Rust and Bone"), Naomi Watts ("The Impossible"), Helen Hunt ("The Sessions"), Anne Hathaway ("Les Miserables"), Sally Field ("Lincoln"), Rachel Weisz ("The Deep Blue Sea") and Amy Adams ("The Master"). The women discussed career challenges, the roles they've had to turn down, fight for, and the ones they're hungry to play, and gender imbalance in the industry. Check out some highlights below as well as our interviews with Cotillard, Watts and Weisz.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 20, 2012 2:40 PM
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Cotillard and Schoenaerts Talk the Mystery of Audiard's 'Rust and Bone' [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]

"Rust and Bone" is the first film that Marion Cotillard has carried on her shoulders since playing Edith Piaf. But her supporting roles --in Michael Mann's "Public Enemies," Christopher Nolan's "Inception" and "The Dark Knight Rises," Rob Marshall's "Nine," never failed to steal the show.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 6, 2012 11:43 AM
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London Film Festival Awards Night: 'Rust and Bone' Wins Best Film, Americans Burton, Gibney and Zeitlin Collect Prizes

The BFI London Film Festival announced its prize-winners tonight at a dinner ceremony in Banqueting House, Whitehall, a neo-classical architectural gem that was the site of the 1649 execution of Charles I, the art-loving British king who commissioned the magnificent Rubens paintings adorning the ceilings before losing his head on a scaffold out front.
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • October 20, 2012 11:24 PM
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New Trailer: Jacques Audiard's 'Rust & Bone' Stars Melancholy Marion Cotillard

A second international trailer for Jacques Audiard's Cannes/Toronto entry "Rust and Bone" arrives with more marine life and close-ups of the lovely Marion Cotillard, who recently attended Telluride for a tribute. The first international trailer is here.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • September 5, 2012 12:31 PM
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Trailer Watch: Oscar Heavies Cotillard and Dujardin Star in 'Big Chill'-esque 'Little White Lies'

Check out the trailer for Guillaume Canet's ensemble drama "Little White Lies," starring wife Marion Cotillard, Francois Cluzet and pre-"The Artist" Jean Dujardin as friends whose relationships are thrown into confusion after a near-fatal motorcycle accident besets a member of the group. This is Canet's follow-up to 2008's critical and commerical success "Tell No One," also starring Cluzet.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 27, 2012 1:34 PM
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Cannes Stars: Considering 14 Careers Heading Into Festival

Cannes can have a huge impact on a star's career--from the dazzling experience of walking up the Palais red carpet, to facing a gauntlet of international press. With the Cannes lineup revealed, let's dig into what this year's stars have to win or lose.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 19, 2012 6:31 PM
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French Trailer Watch: Audiard's 'Rust & Bone' Stars Cotillard and Schoenaerts

The trailer from Jacques Audiard's ("A Prophet") upcoming film "Rust & Bone" starring Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts ("Bullhead") reveals a darkly subtle tone.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • April 11, 2012 2:37 PM
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In The Works: Scorsese and DiCaprio Take 5, Penn Eyes Iñárritu's 'Red Flag,' Canet's Impressive Cast & O'Connor's 'Neverland'

Martin Scorsese and his muse, Leonardo DiCaprio, will team for the fifth time with "The Wolf of Wall Street"; Sean Penn eyes Alejandro González Iñárritu's true crime story; French actor-writer-director Guillaume Canet lines up a star-packed cast for his own crime adaptation; and "Warrior" director Gavin O'Connor heads to "Neverland."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 16, 2012 1:44 PM
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Oscar Watch: Foreign Language Nominee 'Bullhead' Opens February 17

Drafthouse Films has scheduled a limited release of "Bullhead," nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. The underdog foreign language pick will open in Los Angeles, New York, and Austin on February 17.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • January 27, 2012 6:26 PM
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