Created in 1977, the "Tributes" honor remarkable figures of American cinema.


Laura Dern
Actress & producer
A quintessential Lynchian muse, Laura Dern illuminates the filmmaker's works with her mystical charisma: Blue Velvet in 1986, Wild at Heart - Palme d'Or at the Cannes Festival in 1990, Inland Empire in 2006, and very recently the series Twin Peaks. With more than sixty films to her credit, Laura Dern has illuminated the works of directors such as Arthur Hiller, Steven Spielberg, Peter Bogdanovich and Robert Altman. Sublime in A perfect world from Clint Eastwood, she recently starred in The Master by Paul Thomas Anderson, or in the series Big Little Lies. She will soon be showing Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. The American Film Festival will pay tribute to him in his presence.

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Jeff Goldblum
Actor & producer  
Iconic figure of the planetary successes that were Fly by David Cronenberg, Jurassic Park by Steven Spielberg, Independence Day by Roland Emmerich, or Annie Hall from Woody Hallen, Jeff Goldblum began his career under the aegis of directors such as Robert Altman, Philip Kaufman, John Landis, or Lawrence Kasdan, with whom he will make two of his most beautiful films. Its elegance and photogenics catch the eye of directors, who have captured the emotion of his performances. Soon, he will find filmmaker Wes Anderson, lending his voice to the animated film Isle of Dogs, and will be showing the new part of the saga J. The American Film Festival will pay tribute to him in his presence.

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Michelle Rodriguez
Revealed by the Deauville Festival in 2000, Michelle Rodriguez bursts the screen in her role as boxer in Girlfight by Karyn Kusama. His performance, and the sincerity of his interpretation, greatly contributed to the attribution of the Grand Prix, awarded that year to Karyn Kusama's film. The film and its actress embody a whole generation in search of emancipation, and become the symbol of it. Michelle Rodriguez will not stop turning to roles of independent and strong women, true film heroines: in Fast and Furious by Rob Cohen, SWAT by Clark Johnson, resident evil by Paul WS Anderson and Avatar by James Cameron. Soon, she will be showing Widows, the new film by Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen. The American Film Festival will pay tribute to him in his presence.

Darren Aronofsky
Producer, director and screenwriter


In 2008, Darren Aronofsky received the Golden Lion of the Venice Festival for The Wrestler, consecrating him as one of the major filmmakers of his generation. Linking a very strong aesthetic to a visual mastery in the service of his own cinematic language, Darren Aronofsky attains the status of cult filmmaker from his first feature film, Pi, presented in competition at the Deauville Festival in 1998. His second feature film, Requiem for a Dream was applauded at the Cannes Film Festival, as at the Deauville Festival in 2000. The film, a true descent into hell from a euphoric and dependent youth, marked an entire generation with its emotional power. Since then, Darren Aronofsky has never stopped building a work that is simultaneously convulsive, hallucinated and inhabited: in 2011, he staged a heady and horrifying ballet in Black Swan, before producing a biblical fresco of a tragic extent with Noé (2014).
The Deauville American Film Festival is honored to pay tribute today to an essential filmmaker, whom he has supported throughout his career.

Woody Harrelson


Woody Harrelson systematically surprises and delights viewers and critics both in mainstream films and in independent productions, thanks to a rare blend of intensity and charisma. His interpretation of an officer responsible for announcing to families the death of one of their loved ones in combat, facing Ben Foster in The Messenger d'Oren Moverman, Grand Prix of the Deauville Festival 2009, earned him the nomination for the Oscar for Best Second Role in 2010. His rich filmography includes White Men Can not Jump by Ron Shelton (1992), Indecent Proposal Adrian Lyne (1993), Natural Born Killers by Oliver Stone (1994), Welcome to Sarajevo by Michael Winterbottom (1997), Wag by Barry Levinson (1997), The Thin Red Line by Terrence Malick (1998), The Hi-Lo Country by Stephen Frears (1998), Live on Ed TV by Ron Howard (1999), After the Sunset by Brett Ratner (2004), The Last Show by Robert Altman (2006), No Country for Old Men by Joel and Ethan Coen (2007), Rampart d'Oren Moverman (2011), Elusive by Louis Leterrier (2013) or The Burners of Anger by Scott Cooper (2013).
The actor will soon participate in the new adventures of Han Solo linked to the universe of Star Wars, as well as the film noir Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri by Martin McDonagh, with Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell, and at LBJ by Rob Reiner, in which he will play President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Robert Pattinson


Robert Pattinson gets noticed by cinema professionals in 2005, at the age of nineteen, when he joined the saga Harry Potter by playing Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire from Mike Newell. He then plays in How to Be by Oliver Irving (2008) - the film wins a special mention at the Slamdance Festival - then plays Salvador Dali in Little Ashes by Paul Morrison (2008).
The same year, he interpreted the vampire Edward Cullen in the first opus of the saga Twilight, Twilight: Chapter 1 - Fascination by Catherine Hardwicke, who immediately gained international recognition. From 2008 to 2012, the time that the franchise lasts Twilight, the five films adapted from the novels of author Stephenie Meyer bring in more than $ 3 billion in cumulative revenue and Robert Pattinson becomes one of the biggest pop icons of the turn of the century: thanks to his role as a romantic vampire, he stands out as the sex symbol of an entire generation of teenagers.
In 2015, He is playing in Life by Anton Corbijn, in which he camps the photographer Dennis Stock, who became famous for having immortalized the one who was going to become a star, James Dean.


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