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Diane Kruger May Have to Get Tattoo After Losing Cannes Bet to 'Into the Fade' Director

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Diane Kruger might be taking more home from Cannes than just an award. 

The German star, who won best actress at the French film festival on Sunday for her performance in Into the Fade, may also have to to make room for some ink.

According to Into the Fade director Fatih Akin, Kruger made a bet with him months ago that their film would never make it to competition in Cannes, much less win an award. If it did, Kruger agreed she'd get a traditional anchor tattoo, done in Akin's home town of Hamburg, Germany.

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- Scott Roxborough

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Rep Sheet Roundup: 'Lady Macbeth' Star Florence Pugh Signs With Shelter PR

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Who got signed, promoted, hired or fired? The Hollywood Reporter’s Rep Sheet rounds up the week in representation news. To submit announcements for consideration, contact rebecca.sun@thr.com.

Strong lady

Rising star Florence Pugh has signed with Shelter PR. The English actress won critical praise for her first leading turn, as the title femme fatale in Lady Macbeth, based on the 1865 Russian novel of the same name (inspired by the notorious Shakespeare character). In THR’s review of the drama, which premiered in Toronto last September and will be released in the U.S. by Roadside Attractions in July, critic »


- Rebecca Sun

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George Clooney Says People Can "Make a Difference" Amid Humanitarian Crises

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George Clooney renewed his endorsement of a million- dollar peace prize Sunday when he spoke of the power of "individuals to make a difference" in addressing the world's various humanitarian crises.

In a video address at the awards ceremony of the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, held late Sunday in Yerevan, Armenia, the Oscar-winning actor, humanitarian activist and father-to-be, to laughter and applause quipped: "I really would have been [in Yerevan] but if I came there and my wife had twins while I was there, I could never come home."

Clooney's wife, Amal, a prominent international human rights lawyer whom he »


- Nick Holdsworth

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South Korean Filmmakers Mourn Late Busan Co-Founder Kim Ji-seok

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South Korean filmmakers gathered in Busan on Monday for the memorial service of Kim Ji-seok, co-founder, deputy director and head programmer of Busan International Film Festival who passed earlier this month. He was 57.

The noon service began with a moment of silence at one of the main theaters of Busan Cinema Center, the official festival venue. Over 400 guests from near and far, including Japan, Taiwan and other Asian neighboring countries, arrived for the solemn occasion.

"It seems like yesterday when you [Kim Ji-seok] asked me to officiate your marriage, and but it pains me that you are making »

- Lee Hyo-won

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China Box Office: 'Pirates 5' Sails Off With $67.8M in Treasure

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Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has thrown open its sails to strong winds in China, making off with $67.8 million in treasure during its first three days along the Middle Kingdom's shores.

The three-day total is already more than the entire local runs of the preceding two Pirates pictures. And with China celebrating the annual Dragon Boat Festival — a major national holiday in the country — through Tuesday, the latest installment should hit $100 million this week.

Local word of mouth for the Johnny Depp-starring juggernaut has been effusive. The film currently has a »


- Patrick Brzeski

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