Cannes Film Festival | Looking back
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Cannes Film Festival | Looking back

Jon Voight, right, turns to kiss Jane Fonda on May 26, 1978, as they pose with Bruce Dern, left, before the screening of “Coming Home” at the Cannes Film Festival. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Zsa Zsa Gabor and Porfirio Rubirosa stroll along the French Riviera as they attend the Cannes Film Festival in April 1954. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Jane Fonda at the Cannes Film Festival in May 1978. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Farrah Fawcett-Majors arrives at Nice Airport on May 19, 1978, to attend the Cannes Film Festival. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Brooke Shields, 13, answers questions at a Cannes Film Festival news conference for the film “Pretty Baby” on May 22, 1978. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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John Hurt at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 1978. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Cannes Film Festival jury members pose for a photo on May 10, 1979. They include, from left, Russian poet Robert Rojdestnenky, Italian screenwriter Sergio Amidei, U.S. director Jules Dassin, Hungarian director Zsolt Kerdi-Kovacs, French writer Francoise Sagan, festival President Robert Favre Le Bret, Gilles Jacob, French producer Paul Claudon and Swiss journalist M. Arlaud. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Richard Gere takes part in a Cannes Film Festival news conference on May 15, 1979. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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“Isadora” star Vanessa Redgrave shatters part of her Cannes Film Festival award for best actress on May 23, 1969. Among those looking on are Yves Montand and and Claudia Cardinale. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Joan Collins poses for photos at the Cannes Film Festival to promote “The Bitch” on May 13, 1979. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren arrive at the Carlton Hotel for a presentation of “The Birds” at the Cannes Film Festival on May 9, 1963. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Actor and singer Eddie Constantine feeds the pet sheep of starlet Arlette Patrick as they pose for a publicity photo at the Cannes Film Festival on April 27, 1955. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Keith Richards and then-girlfriend Anita Pallenberg attend a party at the Cannes Film Festival on May 1, 1967. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Kirk Douglas walks down the Croisette for the opening of the Cannes Film Festival on May 10, 1980. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Jury head Martin Scorcese arrives for opening night of the Cannes Film Festival in 1998. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Mira Sorvino makes her way to the Cannes Film Festival screening of “Lulu on The Bridge” along with the film’s director, Paul Auster, left, and her co-star, Willem Dafoe, right, on May 14, 1998. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Robert Duvall, who starred in and produced “The Apostle,” jokes with “Tango” director Carlos Saura at a Cannes Film Festival party for Duvall’s film in 1998. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Roberto Benigni, director and star of “Life is Beautiful,” thanks the Cannes Film Festival jury after receiving the Grand Prix award on May 24, 1998. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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“Primary Colors” stars Emma Thompson and John Travolta pose for photographers at the Cannes Film Festival on May 13, 1998. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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“Tango” star Mia Maestro and the film’s director, Carlos Saura, attend a Cannes Film Festival party for the movie on May 24, 1998. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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“Christy from Germany” poses for photograhers and tourists at the Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 1998. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Members of the Cannes Film Festival jury -- from left, Jeff Goldblum, Holly Hunter and David Cronenberg -- and a guest pause for photos at the top of the red carpet on May 12, 1999. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Jessica Lange laughs during a news conference for the movie “Titus” at the Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 1999. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Kirsten Dunst arrives at the Palais des Festival to take part in the Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 1999. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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“Rosetta” directors Luc Dardenne, left, and Jean-Pierre Dardenne show off their Palme D’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 1999. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Director Julie Taymor and actress Jessica Lange attend a Cannes Film Festival news conference for the movie “Titus” on May 16, 1999. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Kevin Smith, writer and director of the movie “Dogma,” escorts actress Salma Hayek to a photo call at the Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 1999. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner poses on his yacht at the Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 1999. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Actor/director Tim Robbins poses for a photo as he premieres his movie “Cradle Will Rock” at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 1999. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Karyn Kusama, director of “Girlfight,” walks the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2000. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Director Ang Lee poses for a photo as he talks about his film “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” at the Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2000. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Nicole Kidman and Baz Luhrmann walk past photographers as they head for the premiere showing of “Moulin Rouge” at the Cannes Film Festival on May 9, 2001. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Gregory Peck waves to the crowd from the top of the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival on April 26, 2000. A film called “A Conversation with Gregory Peck,” directed by Barbara Koppel, was appearing at the festival. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Woody Allen poses for photographers at the Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2002. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Liv Ullman gets a laugh from Terry Gilliam’s shirt during a photo call for members of the Cannes Film Festival jury on May 9, 2001. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Cannes Film Festival jury members, from left, Christine Hakim, Sharon Stone and Michelle Yeoh pose for a red-carpet photo on May 16, 2002. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Rosanna Arquette, director of “Searching for Debra Winger,” walks the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2002. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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Director Gerard Krawczyk, actress Penelope Cruz and actor Vincent Perez walk down the red carpet before the screening of their film “Fanfan La Tulip,” which opened the Cannes Film Festival in 2003. More: Sign up for our Classic Hollywood newsletter.

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