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Spielberg urges world to "confront" history on Holocaust Memorial Day

Hollywood film director Steven Spielberg spoke at the United Nations on Monday about the importance of remembering the horrors of the past such as the Holocaust to prevent large-scale atrocities from taking root. At the annual International Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony, the Oscar award winner praised survivors of Nazi German concentration camps for their "undamaged optimism" and their ability to transform "rage and grief into a wellspring of wisdom, progress and justice."

Spielberg brings Hollywood eye to Cannes Croisette

Steven Spielberg will bring a Hollywood veteran's eye to the more art-house Cannes Film Festival next week -- but he insists he has no preconceptions and will be a strictly "democratic" jury head. The legendary filmmaker, who first came to Cannes for the premiere of "E.T." in 1982, says he is looking forward to being on the Croisette, even if he is a little "rusty," not having served on a festival jury for over 25 years.

Spielberg brings Hollywood eye to Cannes Croisette

Steven Spielberg will bring a Hollywood veteran's eye to the more art-house Cannes Film Festival next week -- but he insists he has no preconceptions and will be a strictly "democratic" jury head. The legendary filmmaker, who first came to Cannes for the premiere of "E.T." in 1982, says he is looking forward to being on the Croisette, even if he is a little "rusty," not having served on a festival jury for over 25 years.

Spielberg brings Hollywood eye to Cannes Croisette

Steven Spielberg will bring a Hollywood veteran's eye to the more art-house Cannes Film Festival next week -- but he insists he has no preconceptions and will be a strictly "democratic" jury head. The legendary filmmaker, who first came to Cannes for the premiere of "E.T." in 1982, says he is looking forward to being on the Croisette, even if he is a little "rusty," not having served on a festival jury for over 25 years.

Spielberg brings Hollywood eye to Cannes Croisette

Steven Spielberg will bring a Hollywood veteran's eye to the more art-house Cannes Film Festival next week -- but he insists he has no preconceptions and will be a strictly "democratic" jury head. The legendary filmmaker, who first came to Cannes for the premiere of "E.T." in 1982, says he is looking forward to being on the Croisette, even if he is a little "rusty," not having served on a festival jury for over 25 years.

Spielberg in Mumbai meeting Bollywood stars

US director Steven Spielberg was in India's entertainment capital Monday to meet Bollywood filmmakers and stars of the country's film industry. Spielberg and various Indian directors were seen by an AFP photographer arriving at the Taj Lands End Hotel in Mumbai's fashionable Bandra suburb on Monday evening. Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan wrote on Twitter Sunday that he would be moderating a talk with the Hollywood veteran at an event for showbusiness insiders.

Hollywood legend Spielberg to head Cannes jury

Steven Spielberg, named head of the Cannes Film Festival jury Wednesday, is a Hollywood legend and one of modern cinema's most influential filmmakers -- even if his awards glory has faded of late. The 66-year-old was named to the prestigious post days after his second disappointing awards season in two years, with his top-tipped drama "Lincoln" going home with only two Oscars out of 12 nominations last weekend. So it will come as a welcome honor to be selected to help choose this year's Palme d'Or at the world's top film festival, to be held on the French Rivieria May 15-26.

Spielberg to head up Cannes festival jury

Award-winning director Steven Spielberg will head up this year's Cannes Film Festival jury, the organisers announced Thursday, just days after he missed out on his third best-director Oscar. Spielberg, 66, one of the most powerful and respected film-makers in Hollywood, said he was flattered by the appointment. "The memory of my first Cannes Film Festival, nearly 31 years ago with the debut of E.T., is still one of the most vibrant memories of my career," he said in a statement.

Spielberg to head up Cannes festival jury

Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg will head up this year's Cannes Film Festival jury, the organisers announced Thursday, just days after he missed out on a third best director Oscar. Spielberg, 66, one of the most powerful and respected film-makers in Hollywood, said he was flattered by the appointment. "It is an honour and a privilege to preside over the jury of a festival that proves, again and again, that cinema is the language of the world," he said in a statement.

Hollywood legend Spielberg to head Cannes jury

Steven Spielberg, named head of the Cannes Film Festival jury Wednesday, is a Hollywood legend and one of modern cinema's most influential filmmakers -- even if his awards glory has faded of late. The 66-year-old was named to the prestigious post days after his second disappointing awards season in two years, with his top-tipped drama "Lincoln" going home with only two Oscars out of 12 nominations last weekend. So it will come as a welcome honor to be selected to help choose this year's Palme d'Or at the world's top film festival, to be held on the French Rivieria May 15-26.
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