Marion Cotillard Best Actress + Johnny Depp & Penélope Cruz: The Oscars

Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard

Photos: Richard Harbaugh / © A.M.P.A.S. (Cotillard)

Marion CotillardMarion Cotillard.

Photo: Armando Flores (Cotillard).

See below more images from the 2008 Oscar ceremony – including what looks like a mighty embarrassed Tilda Swinton, Best Supporting Actress winner for Tony Gilroy's Michael Clayton, taking part in an four-way Oscar statuette smooching.

Marion Cotillard Best Actress OscarMarion Cotillard: Best Actress Oscar winner for 'La Vie en Rose.'

Among Marion Cotillard's Best Actress competitors were Julie Christie (Away from Her) and Ellen Page (Juno).

Daniel Day-Lewis Tilda Swinton Marion Cotillard Javier Bardem Oscar kissing quartetDaniel Day-Lewis, an embarrassed Tilda Swinton, Marion Cotillard and Javier Bardem: Odd Oscar kissing quartet.

Marion Cotillard & Oscar quartet photos: Matt Pettit / © A.M.P.A.S.

Johnny Depp moviesJohnny Depp.

Three Johnny Depp movies have earned him Best Actor Academy Award nominations: Gore Verbinski's worldwide blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), in which Depp plays Captain Jack Sparrow opposite Geoffrey Rush, Keira Knightley, and Orlando Bloom; Marc Forster's Finding Neverland (2004), as J.M. Barrie, with Kate Winslet, Freddie Highmore, Radha Mitchell, and Julie Christie; and Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), in the title role, opposite Helena Bonham Carter in the role Angela Lansbury played onstage. (Len Cariou was the stage Sweeney Todd.)

Johnny Depp Movies

Born June 9, 1963, in Owensboro, Kentucky, Johnny Depp has starred or been featured in more than 40 films, in addition to the popular television series 21 Jump Street. Besides the aforementioned titles, among the best-known Johnny Depp movies are the following:

  • John Waters' Cry-Baby (1988), with Ricki Lake.
  • Lasse Hallström's What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), with Leonardo DiCaprio and Juliette Lewis.
  • Mike Newell's Donnie Brasco (1997), in the title role, opposite Al Pacino.

Also: Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands (1989), Ed Wood (1993), Sleepy Hollow (1999), and Alice in Wonderland (2010). Johnny Depp has the title role in the first Burton film, with Winona Ryder as his leading lady; in the second, he plays Z-budget movie director Ed Wood, with Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi; in the third, Depp stars as Ichabod Crane, one of the near-victims of headless horseman Christopher Walken and evil witch Miranda Richardson; in the fourth, Depp is the Mad Hatter to Mia Wasikowska's Alice.

Johnny Depp returned as Captain Jack Sparrow in two more global blockbusters: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007). Depp's most recent movie in the franchise was Rob Marshall's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, co-starring Penélope Cruz. On Stranger Tides performed remarkably well overseas, but failed to live up to expectations in North America.

Johnny Depp: The Lone Ranger

Depp, who recently made headlines because of his separation from French pop singer Vanessa Paradis, is currently starring in the Gore Verbinski Western The Lone Ranger, which was temporarily stalled due to budgetary concerns a few months ago. (Recently, another Johnny Depp project also stalled: a remake of The Thin Man, with Depp in the old William Powell role.) The Social Network / Mirror Mirror's Armie Hammer has the title role in The Lone Ranger; Depp plays Tonto.

Johnny Depp's two recent non-Pirates movies stumbled at the North American box office: Tim Burton's Dark Shadows, with Helena Bonham Carter and Michelle Pfeiffer; and Bruce Robinson's The Rum Diary, with Aaron Eckhart and Amber Heard. Dark Shadows, much like the Johnny Depp-Angelina Jolie combo The Tourist, was a much bigger hit overseas.

Johnny Depp movies' info updated in 2011.

Johnny Depp picture: Matt Petit / © A.M.P.A.S.

Philippe Pollet-Villard - Oscar 2008Philippe Pollet-Villard, Best Live Action Short Film Academy Award winner for The Mozart of Pickpockets
Dante Ferretti Francesca Lo Schiavo Oscar winnersDante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo, Best Art Direction Oscar winners for Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Philippe Pollet-Villard, Francesca Lo Schiavo and Dante Ferretti photos: Matt Petit / © A.M.P.A.S.

Jennifer Garner Red CarpetJennifer Garner on the Oscars' Red Carpet.

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

Penélope Cruz

Penélope Cruz

Photos: Richard Harbaugh (Blanchett, Garner), Michael Yada (Hathaway), Armando Flores (Cruz). All photos: © A.M.P.A.S.

Among others attending the Oscar ceremony were Jennifer Garner and Ellen Page.

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