Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou star in 'Mood Indigo' clip

Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou star in 'Mood Indigo' clip

PARIS, July 17 (UPI) --Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou star in a story of flowers and love in the French film "Mood Indigo."
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Dan Messe to compose score for 'Amelie' musical

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Dan Messe, the pianist for New York band Hem, announced he's composing the music for the adaptation of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's film "Amelie" for Broadway.

Kidman, Waltz, Lee join Spielberg on Cannes jury

CANNES, France, April 24 (UPI) -- This year's Cannes International Film Festival jury features Academy Award winners Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz and Ang Lee, the organization said Wednesday.

Attorney: Knox naive like movie's 'Amelie'

PERUGIA, Italy, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- An Italian defense attorney says accused killer Amanda Knox is not a diabolical schemer but merely a naive girl like one from a romantic movie.

'Da Vinci' cast heads to Cannes by train

LONDON, May 16 (UPI) -- The stars of Ron Howard's film adaptation of "The Da Vinci Code" hopped on the Eurostar in London Tuesday en route for their world premiere in Cannes, France.

'The Da Vinci Code' will open Cannes

CANNES, France, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning director Ron Howard's "The Da Vinci Code" has been chosen to open France's prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

Man arrested on British Da Vinci set

MIDLOTHIAN, Scotland, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A man trying to get Tom Hanks' autograph was arrested for entering the off-limits chapel where "The Da Vinci Code" is being shot in Midlothian, Scotland.

'Da Vinci Code' filming begins in Paris

PARIS, June 26 (UPI) -- Filming for the international best-selling "Da Vinci Code" begins in Paris this week.

'Da Vinci Code' taps Lincoln Cathedral

LINCOLN, England, May 24 (UPI) -- England's Lincoln Cathedral has been picked for the climactic scenes for the film version of Dan Brown's controversial bestseller, "The Da Vinci Code."

McKellen joins cast of 'Da Vinci Code'

LOS ANGELES, April 20 (UPI) -- Ian McKellen and Alfred Molina are joining the cast of director Ron Howard's adaptation of "The Da Vinci Code," Daily Variety reported Wednesday.

Corsica miffed about film

PARIS, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Corsica is suing Jean-Pierre Jeunet over a line in his movie that it believes defames Corsicans who died in World War I. "A Very Long Engagement" starring Audrey Tautou includes a scene in which a soldier -- who urinates in the helmets of his fellow troop

Wide open race for Oscar's Best Actress

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Handicapping this season's winner for Best Actress at the Feb. 27 Hollywood gala is tougher than usual, USA Today reported Thursday.

'Amelie' director's film not French?

PARIS, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- "Amelie" director Jean-Pierre Jeunet is fighting producers who say his new film is not eligible for French subsidies because it's backed by a Hollywood studio.

French film aid sparks controversy

PARIS, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The long-awaited premiere of a film in France has renewed controversy over Hollywood's influence over French movies, the Independent reported Wednesday.
Audrey Tautou
French actress Audrey Tautou attends a press conference for the film "Coco avant chanel" in Tokyo, Japan, on September 8, 2009. UPI/Keizo Mori

Audrey Justine Tautou (French pronunciation: ; born 9 August either in 1976 or 1978) is a French film actress, known to worldwide audiences for playing the title character in the award-winning 2001 film Amélie, Sophie Neveu in the 2006 thriller The Da Vinci Code, and more recently Irène in Priceless (2006). She, also, won the César Award for Most Promising Actress in Venus Beauty Institute (1999).

Tautou was born in the Puy-de-Dôme département of Auvergne, and was raised in Montluçon in nearby Allier, Auvergne. Her father is a dental surgeon and her mother is a teacher. Tautou showed an interest in comedy at an early age and started her acting lessons at the Cours Florent. This theatrical institution is highly prestigious and she is one of several famous actors to have passed through its doors (others including Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil and Guillaume Canet). After graduating she went on to star in some of French cinema's biggest and most famous films.

In 1998, Tautou participated in a Star Search-like competition sponsored by Canal+ called "Jeunes Premiers" (The Young Debut) and won Best Young Actress at the 9th Béziers Festival of Young Actors. Then, she came to the attention of Tonie Marshall, who gave her a role in the César-winning Venus Beauty Institute (1999, aka Vénus beauté (institut)). In 2000, she won the Prix Suzanne Bianchetti as her country's most promising young film actress.

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