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Cannes 2016: 'Mad Max' director George Miller named jury president

Cannes 2016: 'Mad Max' director George Miller named jury president

George Miller is having a pretty good 2016.

Just a few weeks after scoring an Oscar directing nomination for his “Mad Max: Fury Road,” the Australian filmmaker was named president of this year’s Cannes Film Festival jury.

“The 70-year-old Miller has won international acclaim for ... spectacular and jubilant creations, as well as for his eclecticism, inventiveness and sheer audacity,” the festival said in a statement. “His nomination marks a no-holds-barred celebration of genre cinema. But above all, the 2016 Festival de Cannes is all set to welcome a big-hearted film lover...

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