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By Susan King, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer The Cannes Film Festival, which was founded in 1939, is one of the most influential and popular international film festivals. The beautiful, the famous and the infamous flock to the private festival, which is held annually in May at the Palais des Festival et des Congrés in the resort town in the south of France. Not only do films receive star-studded red carpet premieres at Cannes and vie for prizes, including the prestigious Palme d'Or, filmmakers have frequently used the colorful beach city as a backdrop for their features. Even HBO's comedy "Entourage" went to Cannes to shoot a season finale. Here's a look at some films that have used Cannes as its backlot.
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