And the Oscar goes to… Marion Cotillard

After her Golden Globe, her BAFTA, her Cesar (the British and French top awards, respectively), Marion received the Best Actress Oscar for her interpretation of Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose. And did she look and sound happy, in her silver and white mermaid dress!

“Oh — thank you so much. Olivier, what you did to me, Maestro Olivier
Dahan, you rocked my life. You truly rocked my life. Thank you so much
to Picturehouse for your passion, members of the Academy, thank you so,
so much. And — wow. Well, I’m speechless now. I — I — well, I —
thank you life, thank you love, and it is true, there is some angels in
this city. Thank you so, so much.”

True, Marion was extremely fortunate to meet with director Olivier Dahan and the gifted team that created La Vie en Rose, but her talent illuminates that film. It simply brings back Edith Piaf from the dead. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, now’s the time.

So who is Marion? She was born on September 30, 1975 in Paris. Both of her parents are stage actors. Though only 32, she is already very well known in France. She received in 2004 the Cesar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for A Very Long Engagement, where she played a prostitute turned serial killer. She became more familiar to American moviegoers with Tim Burton’s Big Fish.

Yet she almost wasn’t cast as Edith Piaf. It was Audrey Tautou, the star of Amelie and A Very Long Engagement, who was supposed to play the legendary singer. But director Olivier Dahan was adamant in his choice of Marion for the part. As a result, the financier behind the film slashed its budget by two thirds.  Fortunately Dahan did not give in and La Vie en Rose was made with Marion.

What else can I tell you about Marion? She is also the spokesperson in France for Greenpeace. You may learn more about her on her official website. You know what’s cute about it? It’s not even updated to reflect her last three awards (BAFTA, Cesar and Oscar.) It stops with the Golden Globe. Marion may bask in her success, but it hasn’t exactly turned her head.

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  3. Catherine Delors says:

    Following the prior comment, I wish to specify that I do NOT personally know Marion Cotillard. I am simply an admirer of her work as an actress. Therefore, I deleted any references to her personal life.

  4. Jennifer says:

    Marion in La Vie en Rose – simply outstanding. There needs to be a higher award than an oscar honoured to this woman.

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  7. Catherine Delors says:

    That’s what made Marion’s performance so amazing: she doesn’t look like Piaf, but she becomes the character.

  8. I hardly recognized Marion Cotillard at the Oscars after having seen her play Edith Piaf! I didn’t know Cotillard was so young! She’s beautiful, genuine and authentic as a person. Wonderful to see.

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    Thank you for flocking to yesterday’s post on Marion Cotillard. I am happy to report that her Jean-Paul Gaultier mermaid gown was a hit with most fashion experts. I agree: it was so refreshing, so original, so feminine (some even said so French) against that solid wall of black or red dresses everyone else seemed to be wearing for the Oscars. But this is after all an election year, and we must return to politics. I saw this morning an opinion piece in the Washington Post by Richard Cohen, titled Hillary’s Diminishing Returns. Once again, he draws a …

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    Thank you for flocking to yesterday’s post on Marion Cotillard. I am happy to report that her Jean-Paul Gaultier mermaid gown was a hit with most fashion experts. I agree: it was so refreshing, so original, so feminine (some even said so French) against that solid wall of black or red dresses everyone else seemed to be wearing for the Oscars. But this is after all an election year, and we must return to politics. I saw this morning an opinion piece in the Washington Post by Richard Cohen, titled Hillary’s Diminishing Returns. Once again, he draws a …

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    Thank you for flocking to yesterday’s post on Marion Cotillard. I am happy to report that her Jean-Paul Gaultier mermaid gown was a hit with most fashion experts. I agree: it was so refreshing, so original, so feminine (some even said so French) against that solid wall of black or red dresses everyone else seemed to be wearing for the Oscars. But this is after all an election year, and we must return to politics. I saw this morning an opinion piece in the Washington Post by Richard Cohen, titled Hillary’s Diminishing Returns. Once again, he draws a …

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