From Grace Kelly to Pamela Anderson, the festival has attracted an eclectic mix of celebs throughout its eventful history. Last year saw the controversial Danish director Lars von Trier get thrown out of the festival for an ill-judged Nazi joke, while the premiere of The Artist gave the movie world an early indication of the huge success that was to come.
Copyright: WENN Lia Toby/WENN.comIn 2012, Twilight stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will bring their new films Cosmopolis and On the Road to the Croisette, and festival veterans Brad Pitt, Ken Loach and Michael Haneke return with their latest offerings.
Digital Spy celebrates Cannes's 65th birthday with 65 iconic images from the festival. This year's event runs from May 16 to May 27.
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