• 'Amelie' actress Audrey Tautou given starring role at Cannes

    Audrey Tautou has been given the honour of welcoming global film stars to Cannes film festival this year. The Amelie star will host the opening and closing ceremonies for the coveted film festival, which will be celebrating its 66th year of success.   Opening its doors on 15 May, the eleven day bonanza will play host to the biggest films of the year. Kicking off in style, Baz Luhrmann's highly anticipated The Great Gatsby will open the year's official selection. The F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation sees Leonardo DiCaprio play the elusive Gatsby, and Shame star Carey Mulligan as his love

  • Tom Cruise names his mum as his ultimate hero

    Hollywood star Tom Cruise has named his mum as his ultimate hero, saying that she gave him the courage to take on new challenges. "I left the US for the first time when I was 22 to explore the world," he said. "Every new movie is a ticket to the world for me — adventures inclusive. Isn't that cool?" Tom is one of Hollywood's biggest success stories with a career that has included starring roles in action films Mission Impossible and Top Gun. He maintains the same passion for acting as he did when he started out three decades