Introducing... The Cannes Jury

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Find out who'll be making the big decisions at this years festival.

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Safe to say that Palme d’Or is one of the most prestigious awards in film. Previous winners has include Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, the Coen brothers and Quentin Tarantino. 2010, sees a 63rd Cannes Film Festival but before the Palm goes announced, let’s find out who’s on the jury. British actress Kate Beckinsale starred in blockbuster Peal Harbor as well as playing Ava Gardner in the Aviator and a vampire in the Underworld films. Kate has a daughter with her ex-partner and Underworld costar, Michael Sheen. Italian actress Giovanna Mezzogiorno hails from Rome and is the winner of one of acting’s most prestigious prizes, the Coppa Volpi. In 2007 she played the lead role in Love in the Time of Cholera alongside Benjamin Bratt and Liev Schreiber. Puerto Rican we can start Benicio del Toro has history at Cannes winning the award for best actor in 2008 for his role as Che Guevara. Benicio also won an Oscar for his part in Traffic. Shekhar Kapur is an Indian director nominated for Academy Awards for his work on Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age. As well as working with Cate Blanchett, he has also directed Shia LaBeouf, Kate Hudson and John Hertz. Also on the jury are French screen writer Emmanuel Carrere, Italian cinematographer Alberto Barbera and Spanish director Victor Edithe. But the biggest name to see here is Tim Burton who sits as a president of the jury. The man behind Alice in Wonderland and Sweeney Todd is one of the few Hollywood directors who have translated the unique sense of personal style into box office hits.
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