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Cannes 2012: Best Dressed Men – Jamie Tuohy

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last week, you’ll be fully aware that the annual Cannes Film Festival is in fully swing, with the world’s most talented and glamorous superstars descending on the French Riviera for the festival’s 65th year.

 The prestigious festival which is running until May 27th celebrates the finest new films and documentaries from around the world. For the past few days, stars such as Eva Longoria, Cheryl Cole, Heidi Klum and Jane Fonda have paraded on the red carpet outside the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, dazzling onlookers with their showcases in stunning haute couture.

Le Festival International du Film de Cannes is undoubtedly the most publicised film festival in the world and has become an important platform for portraying various genres of European film. However, the event has also become a fashion extravaganza, which is possibly even more important than the Oscars. Whilst the Oscars often present loud images of glamour and celebrity, the Cannes Film Festival is an altogether more refined occasion but it also one where style never dominates over film. The main focus is on film, but movie stars posing for photographers has become an integral part of the festival’s tradition.

 The focus tends to be on the female stars and their choice of dress, but I decided that it was only right to give credit to the gents who make an equally respectable effort to get spruced up and don their Sunday best for the world’s paparazzi. Whether they’re partying on a yacht or walking the red carpet, these guys know that Cannes is the place to garner some serious fashion stripes. There have been classic tuxedos, relaxed suits and anti-conventionalists wearing jeans (Kanyé West, I’m looking at you) and as the event culminates with tonight’s presentation of the Palme d’Or, we expect more displays of sartorial magnificence.

 Here’s my pick of the best dressed men at Cannes 2012:


Ewan McGregor


Zac Efron


Chris Pine


Robert Pattinson


Kanyé West with his new girlfriend Kim Kardashian


Brad Pitt




Last night’s 84th Annual Academy Awards saw 17 times nominated Meryl Streep scoop the “Best Actress” gong for her chillingly uncanny performance as Margaret Thatcher in Harvey Weinstein’s The Iron Lady.

It was a fantastic night for Weinstein, with both his movies The Artist and The Iron Lady winning some of the night’s top awards, including “Best Picture” for The Artist – a silent movie, described as a ‘love letter to Old Hollywood’. Jean Dujardin, the star of the Micel Hazanavicius directed film also took home the award for “Best Actor”, making him the first French-man to win Hollywood’s most prestigious accolade.

However, the night belonged to Streep, who finally received the Oscar, thirty years after winning her first “Best Actress Award” for her portrayal of a Polish immigrant in Sophie’s Choice. Despite being the most nominated actress in the history of the Academy Awards, this is Streep’s third Oscar win, previously claiming the “Best Supporting Actress” award for her performance as Joanna in Kramer vs. Kramer.


Meryl Streep accepting her "Best Actress" award at the 84th Annual Academy Awards

Dressed in a gold lamé Lanvin gown, Meryl looked sensational as she accepted her award, saying that most Americans are probably thinking “Oh no, not her again”, but in classic Streep wit, retaliated with “whatever!” Thanking her husband Roy for giving her “everything we value most in our lives”, she also paid tribute to her colleagues and her friends both “departed and here”.

Meryl Streep has previously been nominated for Academy Awards for her performances in movies like Ironweed, The Devil Wears Prada, Doubt and Julie & Julia. A typically gracious and humbled Streep acknowledged the friendships she has made throughout her “inexplicably wonderful career” and on stage last night, she admitted that this would probably be the last time she’ll be “up here again”.

Somehow, Ms. Streep, I doubt that!

Meryl, we bow down to you!



Meryl’s Oscar glory