Keanu Reeves, Marion Cotillard attend Academy ceremony honoring Best Foreign Language Film nominees
Keanu Reeves and Marion Cotillard were among those attending a ceremony honoring the directors whose films are in the running for the 2009 Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category. At a reception held yesterday, Feb. 20, '09, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, four of the five filmmakers – missing in action: Departures director Yojiro Takita – received certificates of nomination.
Pictured above (click on the link to enlarge the image), from left to right (standing):
- Academy Governor Mark Johnson.
- Actor Keanu Reeves.
- Editor and composer John Ottman.
- Best Actress Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose, 2007).
- Academy President Sid Ganis (apparently impressed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's height).
- Cinematographer Matthew Libatique.
- Director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, whose German drama The Lives of Others was the 2006 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar winner.
In the front row are the directors of the nominated films:
- Uli Edel (The Baader Meinhof Complex).
- Laurent Cantet (The Class).
- Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir).
- Götz Spielmann (Revanche).
Keanu Reeves movies
In the last quarter of a century, Keanu Reeves has been featured in nearly 50 films. Among them are:
- The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008).
Dir.: Scott Derrickson.
Cast: Jennifer Connelly. Kathy Bates. John Cleese. Jaden Smith. Jon Hamm. Kyle Chandler.
- The Matrix (1999).
Dir.: Andy and Lana Wachowski.
Cast: Laurence Fishburne. Carrie-Anne Moss. Hugo Weaving. Gloria Foster. Joe Pantoliano.
- My Own Private Idaho (1991).
Dir.: Gus Van Sant.
Cast: River Phoenix. James Russo. William Richert. Rodney Harvey.
Marion Cotillard movies
Besides La Vie en Rose, Marion Cotillard has been seen in nearly 40 films in the last 15 years or so. Below are three of them.
- Nine (2009).
Dir.: Rob Marshall.
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis. Nicole Kidman. Kate Hudson. Sophia Loren. Penélope Cruz. Judi Dench. Fergie. Ricky Tognazzi. Elio Germano.
- A Very Long Engagement / Un long dimanche de fiançailles (2004).
Dir.: Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
Cast: Audrey Tautou. Gaspard Ulliel. André Dussollier. Jodie Foster.
- Pretty Things / Les jolies choses (2001).
Dir.: Gilles Paquet-Brenner.
Cast: Patrick Bruel. Stomy Bugsy. Titoff. Ophélie Winter.
Uli Edel, Laurent Cantet, Götz Spielmann, Ari Folman, Mark Johnson, Keanu Reeves, and Marion Cotillard photos: Richard Harbaugh / © A.M.P.A.S.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) website.