Pedro Almodovar helped launch the international careers of several Spanish actors who are now Hollywood legends, including Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. Now the celebrated filmmaker says he's toying with the idea of making his first movie in English.
Robert De Niro, an actor of few words, and a film of hardly any words could prove a perfect match as the Cannes Film Festival prepares to hand out its awards.
After decades of playing Hollywood Latin lovers, Spanish heartthrob Antonio Banderas returns to his roots _ and the director who helped launch his career _ with a slow-burning role in Pedro Almodovar's "The Skin I Live In."
Seeing, and judging, 20 movies in just over 10 days is not everyone's idea of a holiday. But not everyone is Robert De Niro.
The hardest thing about a pirate's life for Penelope Cruz was not all the swashbuckling and sword fighting and sailing the high seas.
The Cannes Film Festival is like Rick's Cafe Americain, Humphrey Bogart's nightclub in "Casablanca" about which one character proclaims, "Everybody comes to Rick's."
Pedro Almodovar's story of a plastic surgeon bent on exacting vigilante justice and Terrence Malick's period piece about three Midwestern brothers, starring Brad Pitt, are among 19 movies vying for the top prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
Here is the list of the 19 films in competition for the top prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d'Or. The festival runs May 11-22 on the French Riviera. Dozens of other films are also showing out of competition, or in competition for other prizes:
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