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Here is list of past ten presidents of Cannes Film Festival jury

SAMAA | - Posted: Jan 4, 2018 | Last Updated: 4 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jan 4, 2018 | Last Updated: 4 years ago


PARIS: Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett was Thursday named president of the Cannes Film Festival jury.

Here are the 10 previous heads of the prestigious panel:

– 2017: Pedro Almodovar, Spain’s most celebrated living movie director, who won Oscars for “All About My Mother” (1999) and “Talk To Her” (2002)

– 2016: George Miller, the Australian creator of the “Mad Max” films, also known for the animated hit “Happy Feet” (2006)

– 2015: Joel and Ethan Coen, the sibling writing/directing duo behind the quirky US cult hits “The Big Lebowski” (1998) and “Fargo” (1996), and the Oscar-winning “No Country for Old Men” (2008)

– 2014: Jane Campion, New Zealand director of “The Piano” (1993)

– 2013: Steven Spielberg, US director of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981), “Jurassic Park” (1993) and “Schindler’s List” (1993)

– 2012: Nanni Moretti, Italian actor and director of Cannes winner “The Son’s Room” (2001)

– 2011: Robert De Niro, American actor in “Raging Bull” (1980), “Casino” (1995) and “Meet the Fockers” (2004)

– 2010: Tim Burton, American director of “Edward Scissorhands” (1990) and “Alice in Wonderland” (2010)

– 2009: Isabelle Huppert, French actress in “The Piano Teacher” (2001) and “La Ceremonie” (1995)

– 2008: US actor and director Sean Penn, who appeared in “Dead Man Walking” (1995), “Mystic River” (2003) and “Milk” (2008). -AFP

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