26 posts categorized "Actors"

January 20, 2024


Sam L-4 Triptych

Hollywood Sam makes his Cinematic debut.

Hollywood Sam performs his personal dance rendition of "Cold Snowy Day In Carnegie Hill With Pop's L-4."

Pops says, "Warhol could do no better."

"Good Kitty!"

Cozy Cole


June 05, 2023


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Over the years of working as a film critic in NYC, I had many opportunities to interview or meet celebrities. Many Cannes and New York Festivals enabled me to see and meet some of Cinema's finest talents. Here I've compiled a collection of photos I took on those special occasions. Some of these talented people are no longer with us, so it's especially touching to revisit them here.



ColeSmithey.comTHE SMARTEST FILM CRITIC IN THE WORLD, or something quite like it.

ColeSmithey.comCannes, Cannes, Cannes!

ColeSmithey.comLunch with Catherine Deneuve at Cannes — "Persepolis"

ColeSmithey.comGuillermo det Toro & Ivana Baquero in Cannes — "Pan's Labyrinth"

ColeSmithey.comMichelle Monahan & Val Kilmer in Cannes — "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang"

ColeSmithey.comRobert Downey Jr. & Val Kilmer in Cannes


ColeSmithey.comJean Reno & Audrey Tautou in Cannes — "The DaVinci Code"

ColeSmithey.comNeil Rosen & Cole at the Fox Searchlight Party

ColeSmithey.comAngelina Jolie in Cannes

ColeSmithey.comPenelope Cruz & Pedro Almodovar in Cannes



ColeSmithey.comPeter Bogdanovich in NYC

ColeSmithey.comJason Ritter & Don Roos in NYC — "Happy Endings"

ColeSmithey.comPaul Thomas Anderson & Daniel Day-Lewis in NYC

ColeSmithey.comRichard Linklater & Eric Schlosser in Cannes — "Fast Food Nation"

ColeSmithey.comDavid Cone

ColeSmithey.comAshley Olsen in NYC

ColeSmithey.comWerner Herzog in NYC — "Grizzly Man"

ColeSmithey.comWim Wenders in Cannes — "Don't Come Knockin'"

ColeSmithey.comBruno Dumont in NYC

ColeSmithey.comSam Shepard in Cannes — "Don't Come Knockin'"

ColeSmithey.comQuentin Tarantino in Cannes 2004

ColeSmithey.comNorman Jewison in NYC — "The Statement"

ColeSmithey.comDoug Jones & Richard Jenkins in NYC — "The Shape of Water"

ColeSmithey.comLee Daniels in NYC — "The Paperboy"

ColeSmithey.comTom Hanks in Cannes — "The DaVinci Code"

ColeSmithey.comRon Howard in Cannes

ColeSmithey.comCillian Murphy & Pádraic Delaney — "The Wind That Shakes The Barley"


ColeSmithey.comMathieu Amalric in NYC

ColeSmithey.comIan McKellen in NYC

ColeSmithey.comMalcolm McLeren in Cannes — "Fast Food Nation"

ColeSmithey.comTom Arnold in NYC — "Gardens of the Night"

ColeSmithey.comMichael Keaton in NYC

ColeSmithey.comKeanu Reeves in Cannes — "A Scanner Darkly"

ColeSmithey.comMicky Rourke, Darren Aronofsky, Marisa Tomei — "The Wrestler"



ColeSmithey.comNeil Cohen ("Chief Zabu") on La Grande Bouffe (The Big Feast)

ColeSmithey.comJim Jarmusch in Cannes — "Gimme Danger"

ColeSmithey.comIggy Pop in Cannes — "Gimme Danger"

ColeSmithey.comEthan Hawke in Cannes

ColeSmithey.comScarlett Johansson — "Girl With A Pearl Earring"

ColeSmithey.comElle Fanning in Cannes — "The Neon Demon"

ColeSmithey.comNicolas Winding Refn in Cannes — "The Neon Demon"

ColeSmithey.comKevin Kline in Cannes

ColeSmithey.comAtom Egoyan in Cannes — "Where the Truth Lies"

ColeSmithey.comRachel Blanchard in Cannes — "Where The Truth Lies"


102_0270Audrey Tautou

ColeSmithey.comSir Anthony Hopkins "The World's Fastest Indian"

ColeSmithey.comEmma  Watson

ColeSmithey.comSarah Polley in Cannes

ColeSmithey.comJim Jarmusch in Cannes — "Broken Flowers"

ColeSmithey.comKen Loach in Cannes — "The Wind That Shakes The Barley"

ColeSmithey.comRoger Donaldson — "The World's Fastest Indian"

ColeSmithey.comErrol Morris in NYC — "Standard Operating Procedure"

ColeSmithey.comPaul Thomas Anderson in NYC

ColeSmithey.comBobby Cannavale in NYC

ColeSmithey.comColin Ferrel in NYC — "In Bruges"

ColeSmithey.comAsia Argento

ColeSmithey.comEllen (nee Elliot) Page — "Hard Candy"

ColeSmithey.comMark Ruffalo in NYC — "In The Cut"

ColeSmithey.comWyclef Jean in NYC — "Dirty"

ColeSmithey.comAgnès Jaoui at the New York Film Festival

ColeSmithey.comStew & Spike Lee in NYC — "Passing Strange"

ColeSmithey.comPaul Bettany in Cannes

ColeSmithey.comFormer President Bill Clinton

ColeSmithey.comRobert Kennedy Jr.

ColeSmithey.comJennifer Connelly

ColeSmithey.comClive Owen — "The International"

ColeSmithey.comGreg Kinnear in Cannes

Mai Masri2Mai Masri ("3000 Nights") on La Grande Bouffe (The Big Feast)

ColeSmithey.comNick Stahl — "The Door In The Floor"

ColeSmithey.comStephen King — "The Mist"

IMG_1263Tom Wolfe

ColeSmithey.comCarice van Houten — "Black Book"


ColeSmithey.comKeira Knightley — "Atonement"

ColeSmithey.comJames McAvoy

ColeSmithey.comTalia Lugacy & Rosario Dawson

ColeSmithey.comMichael Pitt

ColeSmithey.comBrady Corbett

ColeSmithey.comSam Rockwell

ColeSmithey.comDanny Boyle

ColeSmithey.comDev Patel

ColeSmithey.comJonathan Waxman

ColeSmithey.comTony Visconti

ColeSmithey.comLeee Black Childers

ColeSmithey.comMatthew Fox & Dennis Quaid

ColeSmithey.comTaylor Sheridan, Chris Pine & Ben Foster in Cannes

ColeSmithey.comChris Pine & Ben Foster in Cannes — "Hell or High Water"

ColeSmithey.comHarvey Pekar in Cannes — "American Splendor"

ColeSmithey.comGeraldine Chaplin in Cannes

ColeSmithey.comRichard Schickel & Geraldine Chaplin

ColeSmithey.comNick Cave — "The Proposition"

ColeSmithey.comWilliam Friedkin in Cannes — "Bug"

ColeSmithey.com Hector Babenco in Cannes — "Carandiru"

ColeSmithey.comOlivier Assayas

ColeSmithey.comNatalie Portman in NYC — "V For Vendetta"

ColeSmithey.comUma Thurman in NYC — "My Super Ex-Girlfriend"

ColeSmithey.comDonnie Wahlberg in NYC

ColeSmithey.comJet Li in NYC — "Unleashed"

ColeSmithey.comTony Jaa in NYC

ColeSmithey.comRobert Forster in NYC

ColeSmithey.comMichael Caine in NYC

ColeSmithey.comChristian Bale in NYC

ColeSmithey.comAaron Eckhart in NYC

ColeSmithey.comDaniel Day-Lewis

ColeSmithey.comCatherine Zeta-Jones in NYC — "No Reservations"

ColeSmithey.comDaniel Radcliffe in NYC

ColeSmithey.comAlly Sheedy

ColeSmithey.comMichael K. Williams & Ally Sheedy — "Life During Wartime"

ColeSmithey.comChristopher Sherwood ("All Is Vanity") on La Grande Bouffe (The Big Feast)

ColeSmithey.comCole with Jason Ritter & Don Roos — "Happy Endings"

Screen Shot 2023-10-01 at 5.34.12 PMMichael Somerville on La Grande Bouffe (The Big Feast)

ColeSmithey.comMichelle Williams at the New York Film Festival — "My Week With Marilyn"

ColeSmithey.comHeath Ledger in NYC — "I'm Not There"


ColeSmithey.comDon Cheadle & Emayatzy Corinealdi — "Miles Ahead"

ColeSmithey.comRick Crom ("Oh, Rick") on La Grande Bouffe (The Big Feast)

ColeSmithey.comMandy Moore & Justin Theroux in NYC

ColeSmithey.comJustin Theroux in NYC

ColeSmithey.comMandy Moore in NYC

ColeSmithey.comMandy Moore in NYC


ColeSmithey.comJohn Cusack

ColeSmithey.comMatthew Fox in NYC — "Vantage Point"

ColeSmithey.comVal Kilmer in NYC


ColeSmithey.comMicky Rourke — "The Wrestler"

ColeSmithey.comVincent Gallo in Cannes — "Brown Bunny"

ColeSmithey.comGuillermo del Toro in NYC — "The Shape of Water"

ColeSmithey.comJohn Doe in Portland, Oregon

ColeSmithey.comIan Hunter in NYC

ColeSmithey.comElvis Costello, Nick Lowe & Robyn Hitchcock in NYC

ColeSmithey.comPete Thomas in NYC

Steve NaiveSteve Naive

ColeSmithey.comMartin Scorsese — "Shine A Light"

ColeSmithey.comKeith Richards & Charlie Watts in NYC — "Shine A Light"

ColeSmithey.comMick Jagger in NYC

ColeSmithey.comCharlie Watts

ColeSmithey.comDaniel Craig in NYC — "Layer Cake"

ColeSmithey.comKimberly Pierce — "Stop-Loss"

ColeSmithey.comCuba Gooding Jr. in NYC — "Dirty"

ColeSmithey.comLeonardo DiCaprio in NYC — "The Departed"

ColeSmithey.comForest Whitaker in NYC — "Panic Room"

ColeSmithey.comGretchen Mol in NYC — "The Notorious Bettie Page"

ColeSmithey.comGael Garcia Bernal in Cannes — "Babel"

ColeSmithey.comAlejandro G. Iñárritu in Cannes — "Babel"

ColeSmithey.comPierce Brosnan at The Essex House

ColeSmithey.comJeremy Workman — "The World Before Your Feet"

ColeSmithey.comOn the Red Carpet in Cannes!

Cozy Cole



April 19, 2023




Côte d’Azur, June 1, 1968.


"Actress Catherine Deneuve is standing on Pampelonne beach, near Saint-Tropez, for the shooting of La Chamade by Alain Cavalier, adapted from the novel by Françoise Sagan. She plays Lucile, who leads a worldly and superficial life, tinged with ease and a taste for luxury. Her heart beats frantically, hurriedly, passionately. Like the heart of cinema that the Festival de Cannes celebrates every year: its lively and embodied pulse can be heard everywhere. The heart of the 7th Art - of its artists, professionals, amateurs, press - beats like a drum, to the rhythm of the urgency that its eternal nature imposes."


"The actress of Peau d'Âne is an embodiment of cinema, far from what is conventional or appropriate. Without compromise and always in tune with her convictions, even if it means going against the grain of the times. She is the muse of Jacques Demy, Agnès Varda, Luis Buñuel, François Truffaut, Marco Ferreri, Manoel de Oliveira, André Téchiné, Emmanuelle Bercot or Arnaud Desplechin. Her collaborations are in the pantheon of immense filmmakers of yesterday and today. Catherine is the link between them all. For more than 60 years, the greatest French star has never stopped shooting, reinventing herself, experimenting, daring to do counterintuitive work or first films. An icon who has never stood still and has kept her art alive. Deneuve embodies in her very own way the richness of the cinema that the Festival wants to defend: auteur films but also quality popular films."


"Four years before 1968, Catherine Deneuve illuminated Jacques Demy’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, which won the Palme d'or in 1964. The following year, Repulsion by Roman Polanski won the Silver Bear in Berlin. This was followed by A Matter of Resistance by Jean-Paul Rappeneau, The Young Girls of Rochefort by Jacques Demy and Luis Buñuel’s Belle de jour."


"From then on, hers will be a path of glory, studded with masterpieces and commitments that will shape the portrait of a star as well as that of a woman of convictions. For Catherine Deneuve also co-signed the "Manifesto of the 343" in 1971, demanding the legalization of abortion on one hand and a collective text in 2018 in which a hundred women reject, "puritanism, denunciation and any form of expeditious justice” on the other hand."


"Catherine Deneuve also starred in Indochine by Régis Wargnier, which remains, to this day, the last French winner, in 1993, of the Oscar for best international film. In 1994, she was Vice President of the Jury headed by Clint Eastwood which awarded the Palme d’or to Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino. In 2000, Dancer in the Dark by Lars von Trier was the second Palme d'or in her filmography. In 2005 she received an Honorary Palme d'or and in 2008, under the presidency of Sean Penn, the Special Prize of the 61st Festival for her entire career. In 2016, Catherine Deneuve was awarded the Prix Lumière which she dedicated "to the farmers", thus taking everyone by surprise once again."


"Joyful, bold-faced and romantic, a young woman with long blond hair smiles, confidently, at her future. It is a certain form of magic that Catherine Deneuve embodies - pure, incandescent and sometimes transgressive. It is this unspeakable magic that the 76th International Film Festival conveys with this timeless poster. To reiterate the glorious present of cinema and to envisage its future full of promise. Catherine Deneuve stands for what cinema should never stop being: elusive, daring, irreverent. Something self-evident: a necessity."



The official poster of the 76th Festival de Cannes was created by Hartland Villa (Lionel Avignon, Stefan de Vivies) from a photo by Jack Garofalo on the set of La Chamade, a film directed by Alain Cavalier starring Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli and Roger van Hool. Photo credits: Jack Garofalo/Paris Match/Scoop Poster credits: Photo © Jack Garofalo/Paris Match/Scoop – Graphic design © Hartland Villa

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