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6th Biennial UNICEF Ball - Arrivals

Léa Seydoux - 6th Biennial UNICEF Ball at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel - Arrivals at Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 13th January 2016

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6th Annual UNICEF Ball

Léa Seydoux - Sixth Biennial UNICEF Ball at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills - Arrivals at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 12th January 2016

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Lea Seydoux: 'I Was A Street Kid With Lice'


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The actress grew up in Saint-Germain-des-pres, Paris and admits her parents, a philanthropist and an engineer, were rarely home.

The Spectre star tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I've always felt like an orphan. I didn't have any structure.

"I was badly-dressed in too-small shoes. And I had lice.

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James Bond 'Spectre' Photocall

Lea Seydoux - James Bond 'Spectre' photocall at The Grand Hotel in Amsterdam - The Hague, Netherlands - Wednesday 28th October 2015

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Gregg Wilson, Michael J Wilson, Lea Seydoux and Dave Batista
Gregg Wilson, Michael J Wilson, Lea Seydoux and Dave Batista
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Michael J Wilson, Lea Seydoux and Dave Batista

World Premiere Of Spectre

Lea Seydoux, Daniel Craig , Monica Bellucci - World Premiere of 'Spectre' attended by HRH Prince William Duke of Cambridge, HRH Katherine, Duchess of Cambridge and HRH Prince Harry in aid of the CTBF and held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London at Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Monday 26th October 2015

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Royal Film Performance Of 'Spectre'

Lea Seydoux - Royal Film Performance of 'Spectre' at Royal Albert Hall - Red Carpet Arrivals at Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Monday 26th October 2015

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James Bond - Spectre Review

Excellent

For his latest adventure, James Bond mixes the personal drama of Skyfall with the vintage globe-hopping action of the previous 23 movies. The result is an epic thriller packed with exhilarating set-pieces and dark surprises. Again directed by Sam Mendes, the film has a meaty tone from the astounding pre-titles sequence in Mexico City to the climax in North African. And it takes its time to build the suspense, mystery and drama in ways few blockbusters bother to do.

After the calamitous events at Skyfall, Bond (Daniel Craig) has gone rogue, following a videotaped message from his late boss (Judi Dench) to track a villain to Mexico, then continuing to Rome, where he woos the grieving widow (Monica Bellucci). Pursued by relentless goon Mr Hinx (Dave Bautista), he travels onward to Austria, he confronts an old nemesis (Jesper Christiansen), whose daughter Madeleine (Lea Seydoux) joins Bond to travel to Morocco to face the shady top boss Oberhauser (Christoph Waltz) in his secret lair. Meanwhile in London, the new M (Ralph Fiennes) is fighting to to keep MI6 in operation as new boss C (Andrew Scott) works to restructure British security as part of a global conglomerate.

Mendes stages this on a massive scale, with huge action sequences that are never rushed or choppy, beautifully shot by ace cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema. And it's all underpinned by darker personal drama between the characters, so every sequence features thoughtful conversation, witty banter, more clues to the larger mystery and then thrilling action. And as 007 hops from location to location filling in the bigger picture, the film feels like all of the classic Bond movies rolled into one.

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The Lobster Review

Excellent

Throwing a solid Hollywood cast into a surreal arthouse satire, acclaimed Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth) makes his English-language debut with a bang. This is a blackly comical parable about how it feels to be single in a society that only values couples. With its two-part structure it almost seems like two movies mashed together, exploring the topic in ways that are smart and revelatory, and utterly deranged. And the strikingly gifted actors bring it to life beautifully.

It's set in a remote hotel on the Irish coastline, where the recently divorced David (Colin Farrell) has gone to find a mate. Single people here have 45 days to find their perfect partner, or else they're transformed surgically into an animal of their choosing. David has opted to become a lobster, but is determined to find a wife. He watches as one guy (Ben Whishaw) fakes nosebleeds to appear more like a young woman (Jessica Barden). So David pretends to be something he isn't, but is caught by the hotel's imperious manager (Olivia Colman). He escapes into the woods, where he joins a desperate band of loners led by a fierce warrior (Lea Seydoux). There he falls for a woman (Rachel Weisz) who is short-sighted like he is, but romance is forbidden among the loners.

The filmmakers are inventively exploring some very real issues in society, which makes the story ring eerily true, no matter how relentlessly odd it gets. The script's action sequences sometimes feel a bit contrived, but they add to the characters' nagging sense of desperation as they're stuck in a world that simply won't accept them as they are. And it helps that the actors dive in without hesitation. Farrell has gained weight to play the middle-aged David, who had a happy life before being plunged into this nightmare. He's very easy to identify with, both in his awkward interaction and as he boils over in rage. Weisz adds a lusty, razor-sharp intelligence to her role. And Colman quietly steals the movie with her deadpan performance as the godlike hotel manager.

Sometimes this extreme satire feels rather on-the-nose, but it's also a powerfully provocative exploration of the way society forces people to comply, marginalising anyone who refuses to join the status quo. And Lanthimos is gifted at using comedy and emotion to deepen the characters and themes, digging beneath the surface while telling a story that's simply impossible to predict. So in the end, we're almost taken aback at the way all of this has wormed its way under our skin, revealing things about ourselves we thought we had suppressed. Especially the way we value or dismiss people around us based on factors that are utterly irrelevant.

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Spectre Crew Suffered Altitude Sickness


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Filming for the spy movie took place across the globe in locations including Mexico, London, Morocco and Austria, and actress Lea, who plays Bond girl Madeleine Swann, admits it was tough going from the cold mountains to the hot desert, and some of the crew suffered from the punishing schedule.

"It was really cold in the Alps and then really hot in the desert," she tells Britain's You magazine. "We were over 3,000 metres high in the mountains, so a lot of people got altitude sickness.

"Then we had to run in the desert, me in heels. I trained a lot to prepare - weights, cardio, everything. My character is a doctor, not a super-action girl, so in theory I didn't need to be that fit but I did it for myself."

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Lea Seydoux: I'm Not A Typical Bond Girl


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Lea Seydoux says her character in 'SPECTRE' is a ''very different'' type of Bond girl.

The French actress plays psychologist Dr. Madeleine Swann in the upcoming 007 movie and although she has nothing against the ''cliché'' Bond babes of the past she insists her casting and the role she plays prove the spy franchise has moved on.

Speaking in the new issue of Britain's Vogue magazine, she said: ''I don't mind the cliché of the Bond girl. But Madeleine, she is very different. And to choose me as a Bond girl, it's a choice. A statement. I'm not the typical James Bond girl.''

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Spectre Trailer


James Bond has never played by the rules, but this time he may have gone too far when he responds to a mysterious message by travelling to Mexico on an unauthorised mission to meet Lucia Sciarra, the widow of one of the world's most notorious criminal masterminds. She has information regarding a corrupt underground organisation known as SPECTRE, but he's still managed to seriously anger his boss M. Thus, Bond decides to continue his mission undercover, setting out to find a woman named Madeleine Swann who may be able to help him infiltrate the society, bring it down and save the world. Completion of the mission could also secure MI5's continued work, as the new boss of the Centre for National Security Max Denbigh becomes increasingly sceptical of its necessity. However, little does Bond know that he's also about to uncover some secrets about the SPECTRE head that he may rather have kept hidden.

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Marion Cotillard: Feminism Creates Too Much Separation


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Marion Cotillard thinks feminism creates ''too much separation''.

The 39-year-old actress, who stars alongside Michael Fassbender in the Justin Kurzel-directed 'Macbeth', has revealed she doesn't consider herself to be a feminist and isn't keen to ''separate women from men''.

She said: ''Filmmaking is not about gender. You cannot ask a president in a film festival like Cannes to have five movies directed by women and five by men.

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Lea Seydoux: Spectre Is Political


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Lea Seydoux thinks 'Spectre' has ''political'' undertones.

The 30-year-old actress - who's been cast in the role of Dr Madeleine Swann in the new Sam Mendes-directed movie - has revealed he on-screen character is the product of a ''feminist'' mindset.

She shared: ''My character Madeleine Swann is a rebel. She's the daughter of an assassin and her father [Mr White, Bond's former adversary in 'Casino Royale' and 'Quantum of Solace'] is the key to unlocking many of the mysteries in this plot.

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Monica Bellucci Admits Daniel Craig Is 'sexy'


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Monica Bellucci enjoyed kissing Daniel Craig because he's a ''sexy man''.

The 50-year-old actress has been cast opposite the Brit in the new James Bond movie 'Spectre' and although she admitted on-screen kisses can be awkward, Monica had no problem puckering lips with Daniel.

Asked whether her co-star is a good kisser, Monica said: ''Kissing someone you don't know on screen can be intimidating. Of course, Daniel is such a sexy man and that helps.

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Rupert Wyatt Quits Gambit Directorial Role


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Rupert Wyatt has quit his directorial role in Channing Tatum's 'X-Men' spin-off 'Gambit'.

The 42-year-old filmmaker has left the forthcoming film in limbo after he announced today (17.09.15) his decision to step down from the project due to a clash in schedules.

He said in a statement: ''I was very much looking forward to working with my friend Channing and the team at Fox, but regrettably a push in the start date now conflicts with another project. I thank them for the opportunity, and I know that 'Gambit' will make a terrific film.''

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Lea Seydoux

Date of birth

1st July, 1985

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.68




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