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Spielberg and Kidman arrive for Cannes Film Festival

Director Steven Spielberg and actress Nicole Kidman have arrived in the French Riviera for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes festival.

Spielberg will preside over the jury that will choose the winner of the prestigious Palme d'Or award. Twenty films are to be considered overall.

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The first film to be shown will be Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire.

Nicole Kidman at the photocall for the 66th Festival De Cannes Jury. Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Stars arrive for The Great Gatsby premiere in Cannes

The stars of the Baz Luhrmann film The Great Gatsby are arriving at its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

The 3D adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's novel, which stars British actress Carey Mulligan, is opening the festival in the South of France.

Leonardo DiCaprio who plays the lead role joins the British actress Carey Mulligan and director Baz Luhrmann. Credit: Briquet-Hahn-Marechal/ABACA/Press Association Images

Speaking about the event Leonardo DiCaprio said "Every time I go to Cannes, it feels like I'm entering the helicopter scene in La Dolce Vita. It's an insane experience".

"The entire town is turned into a red carpet. Every hotel is a premier. But at the same time, it is the Mecca for the world to celebrate film-making and bold film-making."

Isla Fisher poses for photographers in Cannes Credit: Briquet-Hahn-Marechal/ABACA/Press Association Images
Tobey Maguire with Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio Credit: Briquet-Hahn-Marechal/ABACA/Press Association Images


DiCaprio: We all identify with Gatsby in a weird way

Leonardo DiCaprio has admitted to identifying with his character Jay Gatsby because he was a childhood dreamer.

Directed by Baz Luhrmann, the Great Gatsby centres around a young and mysterious millionaire and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, in the summer of 1922.

Speaking to Daybreak DiCaprio said: "I think we all identify with Jay Gatsby in a weird way, we all have childhood dreams and as a youth I dreamt of being an actor, for as long as I can remember."

Speaking about the film's director, who worked with DiCaprio on Romeo and Juliet, he said: "I know Baz has a little Gatsby in him, he's created his own life according to his own imagination for sure."

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