The 2022 Cannes Film Festival kicked off May 17 with some of the world’s biggest stars and revered filmmakers in attendance.
Opening night saw Julianne Moore, special Palme d’Or winner Forest Whitaker, and jurors Rebecca Hall, Deepika Padukone, Noomi Rapace, Asghar Farhadi, Ladj Ly, Jeff Nichols, and Joachim Trier, plus jury president Vincent Lindon, unveil “Final Cut,” the latest from Oscar winner Michel Hazanavicius. As the Ukraine-Russia war continues, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky made a special guest appearance remotely via live video call.
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Wednesday’s buzziest event was the star-studded premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick,” as lead star, producer, and ultimate icon of “contemporary cinema” (according to Cannes festival director Thierry Fremaux) Tom Cruise graced the red carpet alongside Jon Hamm, Jennifer Connelly, Eva Longoria, Jerry Bruckheimer, Elle Fanning, and Kering’s Women in Cinema award winner Viola Davis.
“Three Thousand Years of Longing” co-stars Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton are expected to stun at Cannes with fashion-forward ensembles, opposite writer-director (and former Cannes jury president) George Miller. Austin Butler also debuted his return to golden locks after portraying King of Rock ‘n Roll Elvis Presley for Baz Luhrmann’s not-quite biopic “Elvis.”
And there will hopefully be no fashion “Crimes” as David Cronenberg’s body-horror thriller “Crimes of the Future” debuts at the festival later this week, with Viggo Mortensen, Kristen Stewart, and Léa Seydoux set to prove that being well-dressed really is the new sex, not surgery.
See all the stars attending Cannes so far in our updating gallery below. Check back throughout the festival for more looks.
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