Quote: "Oh my God, he was ugh... I asked the make-up artist to put lots of make-up on so it would be sort of a barrier... It was in a music video... He just had bad (everything)." French actress Marion Cotillard hated her first onscreen kiss.
Quote: "I've always had a fascination with playing a man. Because it appears impossible to me, it excites me." French actress Marion Cotillard would love to tackle a gender-bending role onscreen.
Quote: "Don't touch me, I'm so sick. L.A. doesn't know how to deal with cold weather... I never think it's gonna be cold (but) it gets super chilly." French actress Marion Cotillard refuses to get close to peers and reporters on the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards as she battles a cold.
Fact: Inception star Marion Cotillard has been named the 2013 Harvard University Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year. The actress will be feted during a special ceremony at the prestigious Massachusetts college on 31 January (13).
Quote: "The last time I went to Paris, I can't even remember when it was. My heart is so Parisien. I will always be Parisien, but how is Paris right now? I don't know, cold, probably." French actress Marion Cotillard hasn't been back to her native city for some time.
Quote: "I would like to play a monster like Gollum." Oscar winner Marion Cotillard on her dream film role.
Quote: "I was actually speechless. It was very bad English." French actress Marion Cotillard on her acceptance speech at the 2008 Oscars.
Quote: "I had a weird feeling about it because I was so happy that my character would have this experience that I was really moved... It's a beautiful thing to have this experience... You have to know how to move with your new body." Oscar winner Marion Cotillard on her sex scenes as a legless whale trainer in new movie Rust & Bone.
Quote: "I would love to do a comedy one day... It would be me and Will Ferrell and Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill and Kate Winslet." Actress Marion Cotillard on her comedy dreams.
Fact: Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, Bond villain Mads Mikkelsen and filmmaker Roger Corman will be saluted at this year's (12) Telluride Film Festival in Colorado. The European actors will be feted at the festival, which begins this weekend (01-02Sep12), while Corman will be honoured with a Silver Medallion trophy.
Quote: "Will Ferrell is my god." Oscar winner Marion Cotillard is a big fan of the funnyman.
Quote: "I totally have a fetish for girls who are speaking French... I'm really excited because Marion Cotillard is in (new film) INCEPTION. I'm excited to meet her." Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt on his love for French girls.
Quote: "I'm more into American music but I'm a very bad (guitar) player. I play for myself." French actress Marion Cotillard isn't planning a career-switch after realising her musical talents fall far short of her acting ability.
Fact: Irish actor Cillian Murphy is reteaming with his Batman BEGINS director Christopher Nolan for new movie INCEPTION. Leonardo Dicaprio has already been signed up for the sci-fi film; he will be joined by Murphy, Marion Cotillard and Ellen Page when shooting begins this summer (09).
Quote: "I'm probably going to be the quietest that I've ever been while working just because I want to watch and learn." Pop star Fergie hopes to learn a lot on the set of new movie musical NINE, in which she'll play singing prostitute SARAGHINA opposite Oscar winners Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman and Marion Cotillard.
Fact: Irish actor Colin Farrell is set to team up with Oscar winner Marion Cotillard in director Neil Jordan's quirky new drama ONDINE. The film is scheduled to begin shooting in Ireland later this year (08).
Quote: "I'm a member of Greenpeace. I don't consider myself an ecologist, I consider myself a normal person who thinks a lot of people are preferring money and power to humanity." French actress Marion Cotillard shuns her Hollywood fortunes to be closer to nature.
Fact: Martin Scorsese, Angelina Jolie, Daniel Day-Lewis, George Clooney, Marion Cotillard, James McAvoy and JUNO star Ellen Page turned the 11th annual Newsweek Oscar Roundtable discussion into a star-studded affair when the sextet gathered for a low-key chat about film and fame at Los Angeles' UCLA campus. The debate is available on Newsweek magazine's website.
Fact: French actress Marion Cotillard will be honoured with the Breakthrough Performance Award for her role as singer EDITH PIAF in biopic LA VIE EN ROSE at the 19th Palm Springs Film Festival in California in January (08).