The director of the best film at Cannes wasn't there to collect his award. But it wasn't because Lars von Trier won. Instead, it was the famously publicity-shy Terrence Malick, whose The Tree of Life took the Palme d'Or.
The Associated Press reported that the producers of the winning movie, which stars...
If Lars von Trier's Melancholia wins at the Cannes film festival, he won't be able to accept the award — because he's "persona non grata" in the wake of his comments that he's a Nazi who can "understand" Hitler.
The festival — which awarded the filmmaker its top prize in 2000 for Dancer in the Dark — condemned his remarks, as did Jewish groups, which lauded the event organizers for their actions.
Lars von Trier loves to shock. Just watch his movies. But he also likes to say shocking things. Remember when he said former President George W. Bush dreamed of being whipped by Condoleezza Rice? Well, now he says that he's a Nazi who can "understand" Hitler.
At a Cannes film festival news conference, he said he found out "he was really a Nazi, because my family was German ... which also gave me some pleasure. ... I understand Hitler. But I think he did some wrong things. Yes, absolutely ... I sympathize with him a little bit."
Kirsten Dunst isn't apologizing for partying a little too hard.
"When you're a single girl in your twenties, yeah, you go out with your friends," she tells the December 2010/January 2011 issue of BlackBook magazine. "And sometimes you drink too much. I don't know anybody else, with any type of job, who doesn't do that."
Get ready to see a whole lot more of Kirsten Dunst.
The actress has a nude shower scene with Ryan Gosling in her new film, All Good Things, and will take it all off again in her next movie, Melancholia.
"So [fans will] get used to seeing me naked," she tells Vanity Fair. "Trust me, they'll ...