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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.
THE SMARTEST FILM CRITIC IN THE WORLD, or something quite like it.
Cannes, Cannes, Cannes!
Lunch with Catherine Deneuve at Cannes — "Persepolis"
Guillermo det Toro & Ivana Baquero in Cannes — "Pan's Labyrinth"
Michelle Monahan & Val Kilmer in Cannes — "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang"
Robert Downey Jr. & Val Kilmer in Cannes
Jean Reno & Audrey Tautou in Cannes — "The DaVinci Code"
Neil Rosen & Cole at the Fox Searchlight Party
Angelina Jolie in Cannes
Penelope Cruz & Pedro Almodovar in Cannes
Peter Bogdanovich in NYC
Jason Ritter & Don Roos in NYC — "Happy Endings"
Paul Thomas Anderson & Daniel Day-Lewis in NYC
Richard Linklater & Eric Schlosser in Cannes — "Fast Food Nation"
Ashley Olsen in NYC
Werner Herzog in NYC — "Grizzly Man"
Wim Wenders in Cannes — "Don't Come Knockin'"
Bruno Dumont in NYC
Sam Shepard in Cannes — "Don't Come Knockin'"
Quentin Tarantino in Cannes 2004
Norman Jewison in NYC — "The Statement"
Doug Jones & Richard Jenkins in NYC — "The Shape of Water"
Lee Daniels in NYC — "The Paperboy"
Tom Hanks in Cannes — "The DaVinci Code"
Ron Howard in Cannes
Cillian Murphy & Pádraic Delaney — "The Wind That Shakes The Barley"
Mathieu Amalric in NYC
Ian McKellen in NYC
Malcolm McLeren in Cannes — "Fast Food Nation"
Tom Arnold in NYC — "Gardens of the Night"
Michael Keaton in NYC
Keanu Reeves in Cannes — "A Scanner Darkly"
Micky Rourke, Darren Aronofsky, Marisa Tomei — "The Wrestler"
Neil Cohen ("Chief Zabu") on La Grande Bouffe (The Big Feast)
Jim Jarmusch in Cannes — "Gimme Danger"
Iggy Pop in Cannes — "Gimme Danger"
Ethan Hawke in Cannes
Scarlett Johansson — "Girl With A Pearl Earring"
Elle Fanning in Cannes — "The Neon Demon"
Nicolas Winding Refn in Cannes — "The Neon Demon"
Kevin Kline in Cannes
Atom Egoyan in Cannes — "Where the Truth Lies"
Rachel Blanchard in Cannes — "Where The Truth Lies"
Sir Anthony Hopkins "The World's Fastest Indian"
Sarah Polley in Cannes
Jim Jarmusch in Cannes — "Broken Flowers"
Ken Loach in Cannes — "The Wind That Shakes The Barley"
Roger Donaldson — "The World's Fastest Indian"
Errol Morris in NYC — "Standard Operating Procedure"
Paul Thomas Anderson in NYC
Bobby Cannavale in NYC
Colin Ferrel in NYC — "In Bruges"
Ellen (nee Elliot) Page — "Hard Candy"
Mark Ruffalo in NYC — "In The Cut"
Wyclef Jean in NYC — "Dirty"
Agnès Jaoui at the New York Film Festival
Stew & Spike Lee in NYC — "Passing Strange"
Paul Bettany in Cannes
Former President Bill Clinton
Robert Kennedy Jr.
Clive Owen — "The International"
Greg Kinnear in Cannes
Mai Masri ("3000 Nights") on La Grande Bouffe (The Big Feast)
Nick Stahl — "The Door In The Floor"
Stephen King — "The Mist"
Carice van Houten — "Black Book"
Keira Knightley — "Atonement"
Talia Lugacy & Rosario Dawson
Leee Black Childers
Matthew Fox & Dennis Quaid
Taylor Sheridan, Chris Pine & Ben Foster in Cannes
Chris Pine & Ben Foster in Cannes — "Hell or High Water"
Harvey Pekar in Cannes — "American Splendor"
Geraldine Chaplin in Cannes
Richard Schickel & Geraldine Chaplin
Nick Cave — "The Proposition"
William Friedkin in Cannes — "Bug"
Hector Babenco in Cannes — "Carandiru"
Natalie Portman in NYC — "V For Vendetta"
Uma Thurman in NYC — "My Super Ex-Girlfriend"
Donnie Wahlberg in NYC
Jet Li in NYC — "Unleashed"
Tony Jaa in NYC
Robert Forster in NYC
Michael Caine in NYC
Christian Bale in NYC
Aaron Eckhart in NYC
Catherine Zeta-Jones in NYC — "No Reservations"
Daniel Radcliffe in NYC
Michael K. Williams & Ally Sheedy — "Life During Wartime"
Christopher Sherwood ("All Is Vanity") on La Grande Bouffe (The Big Feast)
Cole with Jason Ritter & Don Roos — "Happy Endings"
Michael Somerville on La Grande Bouffe (The Big Feast)
Michelle Williams at the New York Film Festival — "My Week With Marilyn"
Heath Ledger in NYC — "I'm Not There"
Don Cheadle & Emayatzy Corinealdi — "Miles Ahead"
Rick Crom ("Oh, Rick") on La Grande Bouffe (The Big Feast)
Mandy Moore & Justin Theroux in NYC
Justin Theroux in NYC
Mandy Moore in NYC
Mandy Moore in NYC
Matthew Fox in NYC — "Vantage Point"
Val Kilmer in NYC
Micky Rourke — "The Wrestler"
Vincent Gallo in Cannes — "Brown Bunny"
Guillermo del Toro in NYC — "The Shape of Water"
John Doe in Portland, Oregon
Ian Hunter in NYC
Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe & Robyn Hitchcock in NYC
Pete Thomas in NYC
Martin Scorsese — "Shine A Light"
Keith Richards & Charlie Watts in NYC — "Shine A Light"
Mick Jagger in NYC
Daniel Craig in NYC — "Layer Cake"
Kimberly Pierce — "Stop-Loss"
Cuba Gooding Jr. in NYC — "Dirty"
Leonardo DiCaprio in NYC — "The Departed"
Forest Whitaker in NYC — "Panic Room"
Gretchen Mol in NYC — "The Notorious Bettie Page"
Gael Garcia Bernal in Cannes — "Babel"
Alejandro G. Iñárritu in Cannes — "Babel"
Pierce Brosnan at The Essex House
Jeremy Workman — "The World Before Your Feet"
On the Red Carpet in Cannes!