Thanks to the annual BFI London Film Festival, we're turning our attention to the red carpets across the pond, where the likes of Parisian beauty Marion Cotillard and ingenue Elle Fanning are giving us twice the glamour to gush over. For their respective premieres, each of the actresses took a different approach. While Marion hit the red carpet with an understated albeit sexy Christian Dior LBD (straight from the Spring '13 runways, no less), Elle offered up a dose of sweet, girlie-inspired glamour in a full-length floral-print Rochas gown — just the kind we'd expect from the always-charming Elle, but maybe her best yet. Inside, we're giving you a glimpse of every angle. Click on to see both actresses' red-carpet ensembles in London — then tell us your pick for best dressed in comments.
Marion Cotillard premiered Rust and Bone Saturday night at the BFI London Film Festival in a little black Dior dress. Keeping her company on the red carpet was her leading man Matthias Schoenaerts and their director Jacques Audiard. Marion kept the public appearances coming yesterday, too, stepping out in a printed Azzaro frock for a Q&A session at the BFI Southbank Centre. We caught up with Marion back in May at the Cannes Film Festival to learn about the film, in which she plays a woman who overcomes a great deal after losing both legs in an accident. Marion thinks she's like her Rust and Bone character, and told us, "I definitely have strength . . . it would be a long conversation on how strength is manifested in yourself, but there's very few things that — actually, I don't think there's one thing I could think about that could put me down."
Clive Owen popped up in London earlier today to snap a few photos with his costars before premiering their film The Boys Are Back at the London Film Festival. Clive's been all over the globe this month promoting the film, even making an appearance in Northern California to chat with Buzz and divulge his own parenting style during a recent red carpet. Clive impressed us by being so gracious to fans and soon he'll be partnering up with Friends alum David Schwimmer for the film Trust.
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Fresh off yesterday's photo call for The Fantastic Mr. Fox, George Clooney was back in front of the cameras this morning to promote his The Men Who Stare at Goats at London's BFI Film Festival. He was joined by costar Kevin Spacey for a press conference, where George artfully sidestepped questions about his new girlfriend. While he might not like talking about Elisabetta, George was proud to show her off last night on the red carpet.
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Jessica Biel dressed up for the second night in a row, this time for a screening of Easy Virtue at the London Film Festival last night. She got more creative with her hair and makeup and apparently her appearance isn't something Jessica takes lightly. In the December issue of British Marie Claire, Jessica opens up about aging, plastic surgery as well as marriage and kids. Check out the revealing quotes by clicking here.
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The London Film Festival continued in England tonight, as Penelope Cruz and Keanu Reeves came out to support Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Anvil! The Story of Anvil on their respective red carpets. Keanu was all bundled up in his scarf, but Penelope seized the opportunity to show some skin in her LBD. Penelope should be used to walking red carpets for the Woody Allen film by now — and she'll be receiving an award for performer of the year at the Santa Barbara Film Festival next January.
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Gwyneth Paltrow and Anne Hathaway were among the stars on the red carpet at the London Film Festival tonight — check out all of PopSugar UK's coverage here. Anne was joined by her Rachel Getting Married cast mates for their screening, while Thandie Newton checked out the scene alongside her husband Ol Parker. Gwyneth Paltrow went solo to support Two Lovers at a nearby theater and opened up about Madonna's divorce. She said, "You know, she's a dear friend, and I'm supporting her in all [the] ways that I can . . . I'm just here for her. I'm just here on the other end of the phone, really . . . I speak to her a lot." It's great to see that Gwyneth is being a good pal — even if Madonna didn't take her advice about staying together for the kids.
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Ryan Phillippe and Eva Green showed off their serious faces on the red carpet at the premiere of Franklyn at the London Film Festival today. While Eva didn't have a problem being Ryan's arm candy, his girlfriend Abbie Cornish was back in the states gushing about him. At the Jay-Z/DJ AM concert, Abbie said, "Ryan Phillippe is a gorgeous guy and I love him." Sounds like Abbie's pretty smitten with her man, and we can't deny that Ryan's not too bad to look at.
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The lovably quirky men of The Darjeeling Limited premiered their movie at the London Film Festival last night. Owen Wilson was too busy with his dates with Jessica Simpson (and other ladies) to attend, but the rest of the guys were there to represent. Gotta love Wes and Jason's old school bow ties while Adrien went for a black leather ensemble instead of his cool metallic suit. One thing they have in common is that these guys sure do love their long hair and while it's not the most clean cut way to go, it's part of their twinsies charm.
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After starting out the week getting into some hot water after remarks she made taping Leno, Halle looked absolutely spectacular at the London Film Festival premiere of Things We Lost in the Fire last night. The color, the back, the cut! Seriously, she doesn't even look pregnant, what's up with that? Sadly the hot hot dad-to-be Gabriel Aubrey wasn't by her side to complete the look. The heart-wrenching movie didn't premiere spectacularly on its fairly small release opening weekend, but is getting decent (even good) reviews. Either way, I'm sure the movie isn't her new (or upcoming) release that is foremost on her mind.
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