Pattinson (Cosmopolis) Talks with USA Today–”…you don’t see that too often in movies.”Robert Pattinson
Bryan Alexander of USA Today posted a story on Americans being “in full force” at the Cannes Festival. Here are excerpts from its introduction, and then on Robert Pattinson.
“The 65th Cannes Film Festival may be taking place on the French Riviera, but the Stars and Stripes will be everywhere. A number of U.S. films will be heading overseas to compete for the Palm d’Or, the festival’s highest prize.
“The Americans are coming,” says Lee Daniels, director of The Paperboy. “I am feeling it. It’s great to see the Americans in full force.”
Last year’s festival had a particularly worldwide focus, with only two American films in competition: the Ryan Gosling vehicle Drive and Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, which won the top prize.
From Robert Pattinson:
Robert Pattinson, 26, stars as a Wall Street banker in David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, shot primarily in the back of his character’s giant white limousine — where Pattinson’s banker has a tryst with 48-year-old French actress Juliette Binoche. Pattinson then does Efron one better.
“There’s a scene where I’m seducing (another woman) naked, while having a prostate exam in the back of a limousine. People don’t really see that very often in movies,” Pattinson says with a laugh. “You do what you can to surprise people.”
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The red carpet lineup also will feature Twilight’s golden couple, Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. This time they are going head-to-head, with Stewart starring in the competition film On the Road.
“I’m already making excuses,” Pattinson jokes about their friendly festival competition.
But for these two weeks, it’s not all about winning the contest, but enjoying the glitz in the South of France.
“There is really something glamorous about Cannes,”Pattinson says. “It’s the bow ties and the way the festival holds onto the glamour. People really make an effort.”
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